We all love to have a one or two walk-in closets packed with designer bags or just a Birkin collection like Tamara’s. Since that is nowhere near possible for most young fashionistas at the moment, let’s have a look at handbags on sale at Net-A-Porter for under $300. There is one from Karl Lagerfeld, few Diane Von Furstenberg and more than a few from Michael Kors. The online store carries a large section of under $300 handbags and accessories. Three (including DVF) of the five pieces I chose are perfect for all day use, while the other two more or less for the evening.
“When designing a bag, it is important to us that it can be worn for more than just a season,” says Monica Zwirner, designer and co-owner of MZ Wallace. This signature ‘Metro’ tote is cut from incredibly light quilted shell that can be folded, rolled or packed without ever losing its shape. Perfect for running errands or heading to a gym class, this roomy designed has a leather-lined zipped pocket and three handy pouches.
A Net-A-Porter exclusive from Sophie Anderson, one-of-a-kind piece been hand-crocheted by Wayuu artisans in Colombia. Crafted from pure cotton with an eye-catching, pixelated floral print, this ‘Lilla’ shoulder bag has a drawstring top finished with charming pompoms and a thick strap. Its spacious interior will easily hold your sunscreen and flip flops.
Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘Klassik’ shoulder bag is crafted from antique-rose textured leather with polished gold hardware. This accordion-style design has two canvas-lined compartments sized to fit essentials like your cell phone, compact and wallet. Detach the shoulder strap to carry it as a clutch.
Elizabeth and James’ bag is made from white leather with a pastel-pink underlay that highlights the intricate laser-cut motif. Though slim, its twill-lined interior will hold all the essentials. Wear it over your shoulder or cross-body by the polished gold chain strap.
Not exactly under $300, but when a handbag is a favorite of models Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid, you can pony up that extra five bucks. Diane von Furstenberg’s ‘440 Gallery Secret Agent’ bag is two designs in one – a streamlined tote and a chic clutch that can be unzipped from the front. This glossy croc-effect leather accessory has expandable sides to create extra space inside and is lined in signature jacquard. Switch up the styling to suit your outfit.