This is the part of the handbag industry that’s been hotting up for years. Hitting around the £300 to £600 mark, new designer brands you can perhaps afford have been cropping up every season. With more to come for the rest of this year, it’s clear that both retailers and shoppers are responding with some real zeal.
Once upon a time, this corner of the market was pretty empty (you could maybe get something around this price point from Marc Jacobs or See by Chloé), but now, it’s hard to filter my favourites down into something digestible for you and your wardrobe. I’ve given it my best shot by grouping together the best contemporary bags I’ve invested in as well as the favourites amongst my fellow editors.