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5 high street handbags that look too expensive to be these prices


by Marie Kelly
12th Aug 2019
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There’s nothing like owning handbags other women are goggle-eyed over, especially when they’re from the high street. Here are five fabulous bags that look much more expensive than they are.


If you’re not on your summer holidays in August, then you’re probably doing the exact opposite; ie, buying those key autumn/winter pieces that you’ll want to pull straight out of the wardrobe come September. For most women, one of these items is, of course, a new handbag.

Throwing a brand new handbag over your arm in September is as close to taking a shiny new pencil case out of your schoolbag as it gets when you’re an adult. This year, I’m in the market for  plain, old-fashioned black shopper. I haven’t owned a black bag for years; navy, yes; burgundy, yes; animal print, yes; but never black.

If the high street excels in any one area, I think it’s accessories, and bags in particular. These five picks, especially, look way more expensive than they are. They make paying circa €1,000 for a handbag look a little ridiculous.

Contrast strap leather shoulder bag, €87 at Cos

 

Beaded minaudiere crossbody bag, €39.95 at Zara

 

Snake leather pattern clutch, €130 at Reiss

 

Dark red vinyl shopper, €37 at River Island

 

Leather mini city bag, €49.95 at Zara

Images: Zara


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