10 mid-range designer bags we’re currently lusting over

Updated on August 8 2017

While handbags from top luxury houses are a representation of heritage, exquisite craftsmanship and timeless style, they also come with an eye-watering price tag, which can be a major setback for some. The great news is, in recent years, we’ve seen a whole new generation of designers springing up to offer us alternative mid-range designer bags that are smart, sophisticated, well-crafted and most importantly, wallet-friendly. Scroll down to see 10 of our seasonal favourites.

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Coach

Creative director Stuart Vevers continues to celebrate Coach‘s all-American heritage with this ‘Dinky’ link bag, which is crafted from glovetanned leather and features a unique kiss-lock clasp purse — an archival element from the brand’s 1941 collection.

HK$6,500 from Lane Crawford

Strathberry

Characterised by its immaculately clean lines and the brand’s signature gold-tone bar closure, this leather tote by Strathberry comes in an elegant shade of green and includes two pockets in its roomy interior for all of your daily essentials.

HK$5,500 from Lane Crawford

Marc Jacobs

Featuring its new double J logo, Marc Jacobs‘ ‘Snapshot’ camera bag is crafted from saffiano leather, and features stripes of snake-embossed leather for added sophistication. It also has two top zips that open to individual interior compartments, along with an adjustable, woven shoulder strap.

HK$3,523 from Shopbop

Manu Atelier

Highlighted by the signature boxed structure and colourblock hues, Manu Atelier‘s mini pristine box bag is crafted from sumptuous suede and smooth leather, and secured through a magnetic top flap which opens to a one-pocket interior. An adjustable shoulder strap allows for more versatility in styling.

HK$3,805 from Shopbop

Furla

Add a playful touch to your fall/winter 2017 outfit with this shoulder bag by Furla, featuring a playful flamingo print on Italian leather, along with a fold-over top with push-lock closure and an adjustable shoulder strap.

HK$2,990 from Farfetch

Pb 0110

Expertly crafted from terracotta-brown vegetable-tanned leather, this AB38 crossbody bag by Pb 0110 features a modern yet retro appeal with its sleek and circular silhouette. It’s adorned with silver-tone hardware and the brand’s metallic-silver hot-stamped logo and features a suede interior in soft grey.

HK$4,260 from Matchesfashion

Sophie Hulme

Left unlined for a supple shape, this crossbody bag by Sophie Hulme is crafted from saddle leather and cam be secured through a detachable gold-plated brass clasp, which has been made into the shape of a cocktail stirrer.

HK$3,192 from Farfetch

À La Garçonne

This brown leather printed shoulder bag from À La Garçonne is petite in size and features a zip fastening as well as two pockets in the internal compartments and shoulder strap.

HK$3,124 from Farfetch

Marques'Almeida

This khaki-green shoulder bag by Marques’Almeida is crafted from lightly grained leather and comes in a sleek, contemporary silhouette achieved through a compact shape and front flap with concealed magnetic fastening. It’s finished off with added tonal lacquered edges for a polished appeal.

HK$4,234 from Matchesfashion

J.W. Anderson

The mini Pierce bag by J.W.Anderson features its signature gold-plated brass barbell ring, as well as a dusty pink hue for a feminine yet urban appeal. It also has a soft suede-lined interior with an internal smartphone pocket, and an optional chain strap for added versatility.

HK$7,848 from Matchesfashion