Straw and raffia bags reign supreme when the sun is shining and your iCal is jam-packed with beach dates and backyard bashes, but autumn calls for carryalls with a whole different ‘tude. Enter dramatic hues, rich texture, and refined finishes that serve as the perfect partner to smart, tailored jackets, button-front corduroy skirts, and block-heeled ankle boots (swoon). To put your new-season style down the path to sartorial glory, we’re bringing you 10 budget-friendly DDG handbags that are guaranteed to do your Insta following proud.
1. Mango Metallic Handle Faux-Fur Bag ($80): What better way to jazz up your fave fall jacket than with a shearling tote that’s equal parts ’70s chic and Instababe-approved? Throw in a pair of red pointed-toe ankle boots and an oversized scarf for the ultimate new season ensemble.
2. Zara Embroidered Velvet Bucket Bag ($60): Velvet is back and we’re more than okay with this repeat offender. The cool gray hue and bold folksy florals make for a perfectly balanced bag that you’ll find any excuse to take everywhere.
3. Maud Structured Mini Crossbody Bag ($44): With all those necessary extra layers, you don’t need an over-the-top sac weighing you down too. Proof that good things come in small packages, this boxy bag is more than worthy of a prime spot in your #OOTD lineup.
4. Topshop Cherry Bucket Bag ($55): A classy croco bucket bag that can be worn any which way? We’re down with that. Gold-tone hardware and a navy blue hue offer up a sophisticated alternative to the standard black satchel.
5. Chelsea28 Chace Faux Leather Shoulder Bag ($79): Chain bags are having a major moment, and this red-hot number is evidence of why. Posh and practical, it allows you to effortlessly tote the essentials in style.
6. Anthropologie Stanza Shoulder Bag ($88): A slouchy silhouette combines with caramel-colored faux leather for a throw-on-and-go shoulder bag that brings you the perfect blend of good vibes and fall flair.
7. COS Round Leather Purse ($35): Leave that much-loved box clutch at home and try this bright orange beauty on for size. Whether you stash it in a roomy tote or take it out for a night on the town, the high-octane hue is guaranteed to keep a spring in your step.
8. & Other Stories Bloom Leather Minibag ($95): What’s better than a fresh bouquet of vibrant summer blooms? Fall florals, obviously. Pop this pretty purse over a burgundy blazer, a pair of cropped denim, and snakeskin ankle boots for a killer wear-anywhere getup.
9. H&M Bag With Suede Details ($60): One spacious bag, multiple carrying options: This sumptuous suede hobo will effortlessly fit in with your girl-on-the-go lifestyle. For a touch of extra oomph, tie on a colorful scarf, faux fur charm or a handful of playful pins.
10. Free People Amber Round Crossbody ($40): Petit and packed with panache — that’s how you like to play it when it comes to your accessorizing game. With its gold chainlink hardware, emerald croc detailing, and plush velvet, this circular sac is just what the stylist ordered.
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