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2 Super Luxe And Affordable Summer Handbags That Rival My Designer Faves

2 Super Luxe And Affordable Summer Handbags That Rival My Designer Faves

Do you have high standards when it comes to handbags? Many of us do and Erin certainly does too. She really prefers to carry a bag that retains its shape, is versatile enough to carry for multiple occasions, is made of quality leather, has high-end hardware, and travels well. That’s a lot! But, we don’t want to compromise, right? Especially if you are rough on your handbags or prefer not to spend your money on a flimsy, one-season-only style. This is why Team Busbee did a collective happy dance when Erin raved about the 2 bags we’re featuring in today’s For Less Friday post…because both are luxe AND affordable.

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Leather Handwoven Convertible Clutch

“You guys, this bag is amazing!” These were Erin’s excited words during a recent team call about this all-leather, crossbody bag by Quince. She was looking for something very lightweight to pack for her trip to Vietnam & China…and it did not disappoint. Packing space was ultra-limited so the perfect bag had to carry all the essentials, but also work for multiple activities and occasions. Erin was hopeful when she brought it on her trip and was SO happy with her decision post-trip, that she was just gushing about it.

The cool thing about this bag is that it’s convertible. It’s both a clutch and crossbody…thanks to the removable and adjustable strap. The leather is A++ quality and the woven detail is something you’d see in a designer Bottega Veneta bag with a higher price tag. Even the minimal gold hardware was right on point. It has 2 interior zip pockets and the East/West orientation makes it easy to find your things on the go. This bag comes in 5 colors including the Cognac brown Erin chose. And, drumroll please, it’s just under $100! That’s a pretty great price for such a high-quality bag. Because it’s minimalistic, you can wear it with everything from shorts and tees to workwear.


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Italian Leather Shopper Tote

Because there will be those days when a crossbody or clutch just won’t cut it when carrying all your things, Erin wanted to be sure and share an equally impressive tote. Tote bags are great for travel, work, and busy moms. This carry-all is a workhorse and again SUPER lightweight. Especially considering the size. It’s also made of Italian leather and since it has no hardware at all, and is a simple design, it’s as timeless as it is chic. And it too reminds us of a popular designer bag.

It has a center zipper divider which is large enough for your device or laptop. Sometimes larger totes like this can make it difficult to find smaller items like keys, glasses, and lip-gloss, but this one has 3 slip pockets to help keep you organized. Erin has it in the Cappuccino color, but it also comes in 5 other shades. This bag is also an amazing price point for a large tote at $150. Say hello to your summer carry-all.


Are you more of a carry-all or crossbody bag fan? Or maybe, like Erin, you find a need for both? Let us know your preference in the comments below.

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