Looking to get the Handbags River Island model? Our team has researched and reviewed the river island shoulder bag to help you come up with a better decision. We’ve also put up a shopping guide with the features you can consider when buying satchel river island bags.
Why waste your time looking for a perfect Handbags River Island model when you don’t even know how many types there are! Is it the River Island shoulder bag or the river island satchel? These are just two of the most common ones. And which is better? Should you go for a leather one or a metallic one? Not to mention the color. There are plenty of colors to choose from and it’s not easy to pick. Before we go on, let me shed some light on what I mean by river island shoulder bag.
Handbags River Island
River island shoulder bag
Woven fabric outer
Mixed weave detail
Gold tone hardware
Interior zip pocket
Front ring tassel detail
Height: 35cm Width: 47cm Strap Length: 55cm Handle Drop: 28cm Pendant Drop: 25cm
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Affordable Designer Bags To Choose From
I know “affordable” is a relative term. And, many of these bags are still expensive.
But, I’ve chosen these either because they are a luxury brand which doesn’t cost so much as the higher-end brands, while still offering a classic, quality style.
Or, because they are bags from the top-name brands, but they are at the more affordable end of what they offer.
For more inspiration look at this piece on handbag trends 2020.
Accessible Luxury Handbag Brands
Okay, this might seem like something of an oxymoron, but the popularity of “accessible luxury” or “casual luxury” brands is growing.
These give you a feeling of luxe, and a designer label, without the same price tag as the likes of Chanel, Hermes, Prada or Gucci, for example.
Here are some of my favorite accessible luxury handbag brands
Designer Tote Bags – Tory Burch
If you are looking for a designer handbag that you will definitely get lots of use from, a tote bag is the way to go.
You can use this everyday to fit all of your essentials in. Plus it will give any outfit an instant lift and feeling of luxe.
One of my own favorite brands for tote bags is Tory Burch.
Tory Burch ‘Perry’ leather tote
Michael Kors – Black Designer Handbag
Michael Kors is, arguably, the man best known for making the “it” bag affordable.
You can still have a designer brand, with the brand name spelled out in shiny gold capitals, without too much outlay.https://c307d1d07b8d9988003ea44f6c7d0a11.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
Plus, his are definitely the kind of investment pieces that won’t date, so you can wear them for years to come.
Michael Kors ‘Sofia’ large tote
Kate Spade – Designer Shoulder Bags
Kate Spade was another designer who was a trailblazer when it came to introducing the notion of affordable luxury.
At the time, the market was dominated by really high-end options at one end and high street bags at the other end. She cleverly pushed her brand into that gap.https://c307d1d07b8d9988003ea44f6c7d0a11.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
Depending on what you choose, you can get a Kate Spade handbag for around the $300 mark, or even lower if you choose nylon instead of leather.
I love her totes, but also the shoulder bags and evening bags.
Kate Spade New York leather bag
Coach – Designer Leather Bags
One of Michael Kors’ and Kate Spade’s big rivals is Coach, which is also built on the idea that designer handbags don’t have to mean taking out a second mortgage.
Coach is a good option if you are looking for designer leather bags.
There are plenty of classic, and more on-trend pieces (yet still with a timeless quality).https://c307d1d07b8d9988003ea44f6c7d0a11.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
I particularly like the slouchier pieces, but there are more structured options to if you prefer a more classic style.
COACH ‘Lora’ whipstitch leather bucket bag
At one point the Marc by Marc Jacobs line was the go-to for affordable pieces while the main Marc Jacobs line was more expensive.
Now, to save confusion, that has been incorporated into the main Marc Jacobs brand, but you’ll still find handbags at varying price points.
You’ll find everything from classic totes to on-trend crossbody styles. Some have subtle branding while others have “Marc Jacobs” splashed across them.
The Marc Jacobs ‘The Mini Cushion’ leather shoulder bag
New York-based brand Rebecca Minkoff is one of the new kids on the block, having been founded in 2005.https://c307d1d07b8d9988003ea44f6c7d0a11.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
Her bags are known to be more fashion-forward than some of the more classic styles on the list, so you’ll find plenty of on-trend shapes and fabrics.
But also so many classic options that definitely won’t date, no matter how long you use them.
Rebecca Minkoff signature leather tote
Now For Some Top Designer Handbags
If you really love the aesthetic of a particular brand, you don’t have to go for second best.
You can think about purchasing in the sale, or perhaps opting for a different fabric or size rather than the really expensive options.
I’m going to finish my top 10 with some more affordable choices from the bigger name brands.
Vivienne Westwood – Designer Evening Bags
I don’t know about you, but I always think of Vivienne Westwood in the category of other big-name designers rather than as an “affordable luxury” brand.
But because she straddles so many price points, you can definitely find a Vivienne Westwood bag you can afford.
You can get a new-season clutch bag for less than $200.
Vivienne Westwood calutch
See By Chloé
Chloe is a French luxury fashion house, but the See by Chloé label offers a more affordable in-route to owning one of its pieces.
See By Chloé ‘Hana’ suede and leather shoulder bag
Gucci Coin Purse – Small Designer Bag
Okay, this is a small option, but it is half the price you would expect to pay for a regular size Gucci handbag
If you’re looking for a designer piece you can just pop your credit card and lipstick into for a night out, this could be a style you use for many many evenings to come.
Gucci Dionysus calfskin leather coin purse on a chain
Petra (above) is wearing another Gucci staple bag which is the Mini Marmont 2.0 leather canteen shoulder bag.
Issey Miyake bags are instantly recognizable
because of their triangular shapes. So if you want to be sure that everyone knows you are carrying a designer bag, this could be a good option.
Bao Bao Issey Miyake prism tote
A Handy Way To Search For A Designer Handbag
If you aren’t sure what brand you want, but you know you want a designer piece which will give you quality and longevity, a good way to browse is this nifty feature I noticed on Nordstrom.
It allows you to search for designer handbags under $1,500.