If you know me, you know that I live for a quality handbag. If you go shopping with me, you also know that I will disappear in a split second the moment a bag catches my eye. Over the years, I’ve accumulated more bags than a girl could ever need…if that’s even possible. However, I always have my eye on a new bag.
When it comes to anything fashion-related, I tend to steer away from whatever is conventional or popular, unless I genuinely love a piece that happens to be in style. There’s just not as much fun in wearing something because everyone else has it. Not to mention, there are so many lesser-known designers that have an eye for the whimsical, architectural, and uncommon.
I wanted to share these bags because all of them are statement pieces that you won’t find everywhere. Even better, none of these bags are over $500. Although I do believe that a nice handbag is one of the few pieces in your wardrobe that you should splurge on, our moods change more often than the seasons and it is nice to have the option to purchase a fun style without feeling like you are making a huge investment. Of course, as a girl in college, $500 is still an investment for me at this stage in life, so I often will wait for a bag to go on sale before pulling the trigger. But regardless of what stage of life you are in, each of these bags can add a playful pop of color and a bit of whimsy to your wardrobe!