The Best Designer Bags for under £300

We’ve all dreamt of that moment when we can finally afford to purchase our dream designer bag. Even those of us who aren’t driven by such ownership have experienced that moment when the perfect designer bag has caught our eye while unintentionally window shopping. From that moment on, there’s no going back. Making the bag in question your own remains a constant in your sub-conscious. You start planning outfits round it – intentionally or not. Suddenly on your radar, you begin noticing it everywhere you go. You’ve even gone so far as assessing your current budget, evaluating just how long it would take you to save for that designer bag that has your name written all over it. You’ll do what it takes to make it yours, regardless of whether or not it fits into your budget right now. But what if it didn’t have to be so far fetched? What if you could afford that bag right now or as little as a month from now? 

Designer bags are serious purchases, even if on the lower end of the pricing spectrum. For most, it’s not as spontaneous as our attitude to browsing the ASOS new in section first thing in the morning. At the same time, they don’t always need to cost your entire life savings either. There are plenty of bargains to be had, you just have to know where to look and what it is you’re looking for. 

Check out our round up below of the best designer handbags available for under £300.

Cult Gaia Ark Small Clutch, £135

Add this to the mental packing list for that winter getaway you’ve got planned.

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Cult Gaia, Ark Small Bamboo Clutch, £135 at Net-a-Porter

Kate Spade Cameron Street Hilli Leather Cross-Body Bag, £150

The perfect nude pink neutral to complete every outfit.

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Kate Spade Cameron Street Hilli Leather Cross-Body Bag, £150 at Selfridges

STAUD Shirley PVC and Croc-Effect Leather Tote, £175

Sure you could go with a high-street dupe of this cult-status bag but nothing beats the real thing, especially the test of time.

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STAUD, Shirley PVC and Croc-Effect Leather Tote, £175 at Net-a-Porter

Miu Miu Print Nylon Drawstring Pouch, £180

Multi-functional Miu Miu? Yes, please. Use for storage when packing delicates or as a little arm candy for a night on the town. 

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Miu Miu Print Nylon Drawstring Pouch, £180 at Browns

Coach Grained Leather Belt Bag, £195 

Belt bags aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. The time is now to make the investment. 

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Coach Grained Leather Belt Bag, £195 at Selfridges

Ganni Embellished Satin Pouch, £213

Pretty, pink and much more practical than given credit for. Sign us up.

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Ganni Embellished Satin Pouch, £213 at Net-a-Porter

Little Liffner Candy Suede Tote, £245 

Mary Poppins bag, eat your heart out.

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Little Liffner Candy Suede Tote, £245 at Net-a-Porter

STAUD Mini Sadie Monochrome Leather Box Bag, £270

 For the fashion forward female ready to treat herself. 

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STAUD, Mini Sadie Monochrome Leather Box Bag, £270 at Selfridges

See By Chloé Square Textured-Leather and Suede Shoulder Bag, £280

Channel your inner 70s chic with the brown suede number.

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See By Chloé, Square Textured-Leather and Suede Shoulder Bag, £280 at Net-a-Porter

Marc Jacobs Snapshot Cross-Body Bag, £285

New season neons are just around the corner. Stay ahead of the curve with this Marc Jacobs beauty. 

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Marc Jacobs Snapshot Cross-Body Bag, £285 at Selfridges
Niamh Crawford-Walker

Niamh is a full time fashion and features writer at The Style Edit. Her work has previously appeared in IMAGE magazine, image.ie and Emirates Woman.

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