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Three Bright Bags That Look More Expensive Than They Are

In my denial that it is the end of summer, I have a post on bright colored bags! Everyone loves a bargain, especially if it looks much more expensive than it really is. These handbags fit the bill! Now is also the time to buy these colors. They will go on sale in order to make room for the reds, browns, and blacks of fall.

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Running into September, bags by Monica Botkier will be available at Target. This is your chance to own a designer bag for $50 or less. I have seen them start to go on sale at a few stores too!

Purple is also really hot this fall, so this bag can carry you through the summer like days of September into fall, and through the winter.

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Available in multiple colors for $78, this faux patent leather bag from Yah at Yesstyle has features lending to an expensive appearance, such as metal feet and a metal zippers. Plus, it is from Korea, so you are less apt to run into other people carrying it.  When I carry this bag, I get compliments on it right and left. I just ordered up two bags for fall from the same place. One word of warning though, YesStyle is a bit slow on shipping. But they are such a great shopping source, that I find it worth the wait!

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For around $50 or $60, you can get a bag like this sunshine yellow and white bag at Baghaus. With metal hardware and a magnetic snap closure, it seems expensive, but the faux leather keeps the price down.  Baghaus is full of bags like this.

Still looking for the perfect bag that is cheap, yet looks expensive? Here is a quick list of some items to look for:

  • Metal zippers
  • felt or leather feet
  • magnetic closures.
  • A leather look (even if fake)
  • A nice liner
  • Interesting design features for a unique look.

To avoid your bag appearing cheap, avoid: Plastic zippers and closures, fabric, nylon, plain or overly neutral colors,  lack of pockets or decoration.

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