18 Fall Handbags Under $100 That Actually Look Far More Expensive

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Whether you’re working with a tight fall shopping budget or would rather splurge on cozy work-from-home staples, the good news is that you don’t need to spend a ton to pick up a brand-new handbag. In fact, we found 18 stunners all under $100 that look far more expensive than their actual price tags. There are trendy animal prints, timeless LBBs (little black bags) and a variety of shapes and styles to carry you from work to date night to the grocery store and everything in between. Read on for our favorite budget-friendly picks.

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1. Vince Camuto Kenni Satchel

This is how you carry summer’s tie-dye trend into fall. Literally.

Buy it ($60)

2. Topshop Wing Taylor Olive Tote Bag

The combination of smooth and croc-embossed leather and the elegant trapeze shape is what makes this tote look infinitely more expensive than it is.

Buy it ($35; $28)

3. Treasure & Bond Ellis Flap Crossbody Bag

You may already own a chic brown crossbody, but it’s the elongated U-shape of this beauty that sets it apart from all the others.

Buy it ($99)

4. BP Mini Faux-Leather Backpack

For those who prefer a totally hands-free approach, this backpack is sleek enough for a trek to the office and it can fit all your workout gear for a post-workday run.

Buy it ($59)

5. Madewell Canvas Transport Tote

Excellent for grocery runs, beach days, picnics in the park and toting around all your kid’s snacks—without sacrificing style.

Buy it ($68)

6. Staud Bissett Zebra-Print Leather Bag

Zebra stripes may evoke images of a hot, sunny safari, but they’ll also go perfectly with all your dark-hued winter staples (like black denim or a burgundy knit) for an extra pop of fun.

Buy it ($395; $99)

7. Un Billion Poppy Bamboo-Handle Handbag

The summery bamboo handle and autumnal green leather balance each other out to make one timeless handbag.

Buy it ($98)

8. Glamorous Exclusive Slouchy Pillow Clutch

You’ll be seeing many more of this slouchy, cloud-like handbags over the next year thanks to the rise of the Bottega Veneta pouch. Lucky for us, this woven variation (which also comes with a chain strap if you prefer to go hands-free) is 98 percent cheaper, but every bit as trendy.

Buy it ($38)

9. House of Want Newbie Baguette

This ‘90s-style shoulder bag is yet another super popular silhouette going into fall/winter. And while black patent leather may feel a little too dressed up for some, the tortoise-shell links on the strap help it feel much more day-appropriate.

Buy it ($78)

10. Kate Spade New York Robyn North-South Flap Phone Crossbody

Just big enough to fit your phone, credit card and keys. Because really, what else do you need for grocery store and coffee shop runs?

Buy it ($159; $69)

11. Truss Striped-Woven Mini Tote

OK, so this adorable mini is exactly $100, not under $100, but we think the combination of traditional fall colors, woven raffia and quasi-triangular shape make this well worth that extra buck (plus tax).

Buy it ($200; $100)

12. ASOS Design Stone Croc-Effect ‘90s Shoulder Bag

Stick a Wet One packet in the inside pocket, so you’re always prepared to clean up any sudden scuff marks or red-wine spills. That way you’ll keep this cutie looking fresh and new…all the way into 2021.

Buy it ($29)

13. My Accessories London Curved Crossbody Bag

This ice-blue shade looks like a winter dream when worn with cream-colored knits or a gray silk slip skirt.

Buy it ($35)

14. Overland Odessa Cowhide Crossbody Bag

We advise you hop on the Beyoncé-inspired cow-print trend now. FYI, this trend is only going to get bigger and bigger as we head into cooler weather.

Buy it ($79)

15. Charles & Keith Angular Flap Bag

You can never go wrong with a little black handbag, especially one with a bold gold handle and swooping geometric flap.

Buy it ($63)

16. Fossil Billie Small Crossbody Bag

Swap the sunset-hued fabric strap for a gold chain to take this dusty pink crossbody from day to night.

Buy it ($138; $83)

17. JW Pei Gabbi Bag

Like your favorite scrunchie, but in the form of a luxe-looking mini handbag.

Buy it ($79; $49)

18. Charles & Keith Two-Stone Stone-Embellished Bag

Another great day-to-night option, this forest green and beige crossbody will go with everything from your favorite pair of worn-in jeans and a T-shirt to that navy gown you plan to wear to your cousin’s wedding.

Buy it ($63)

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