A thousand dollars is pretty hefty chunk of change. Though for the top tier of earners it may not seem like that much, $1,000 is not a small amount for most facets of life. But when it comes to designer bags, it's hard to find a bag under $1,000. Though majority of designer bags sold in the luxury market are snatched up by everyday consumers like you and me, the prices continue to climb. For many, treating oneself to something extravagant is a big deal—and a big expense.
However as the years tick on and inflation and price increases come into play, it's incredibly interesting to see what three figures from top-tier brands will get you. Gone are the days of being able to snag a Louis Vuitton Speedy for under $1,000, and if you want something LV, it won't be a handbag in the traditional sense. However there are plenty of other designers that have solid offerings if you're still looking to snag a bag this year on a budget. There are mini bags and camera bags, totes and wallet-on-chains. Below, we've checked out well over a dozen of the world's most coveted brands to see what you can get for less than four figures.