Designer Handbags: Splurge or Save – You Decide!


Do you own any designer handbags? I own one and it wasn’t until I got my hands on it that I realized what the fuss was all about. I use it non-stop and it’s like that best friend that never lets you down and is always there when you need her. Did I just compare a handbag to a best friend? Why yes, yes I did.

While I think designer handbags have their place in a woman’s wardrobe, I’m also very practical. For myself personally, one or two splurges are perfect when it comes to something that carries around my everyday necessities. After my splurges, it’s back to practicality and more affordable handbags.

I’ve rounded up some of the season’s hottest designer bags as a splurge, but also found similar ones as a save. So, you decide if you want to splurge or save. Let’s do this. And of course, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t leave you with some cute outfit ideas featuring the designer bags. 😉

(Side note: Have you watched Amazon’s Style Code Live yet? Tonight, Sept. 19th they’re breaking down the top trends seen on the Emmys red carpet. Then YouTube star Tati Westbrook shares her beauty timesavers. Plus, Gal Meets Glam shares her top travel tip. These live shows are so fun!)

Designer Handbags: Splurge or Save

Splurge: Marc Jacobs Small West End Top-Handle Handbag

Marc Jacobs Small West End Top-Handle Handbag

Save: MG Collection Marissa Top-Handle Doctor Shoulder Bag

MG Collection Marissa Top-Handle Doctor Shoulder Bag

Fall outfit idea - pair a burgundy tunic with distressed denim, a scarf and blue handbag. Navy and burgundy are the perfect color combo for fall.

Splurge: ZAC Zac Posen Zp1701-270

ZAC Zac Posen Zp1701-270

Save: Call It Spring Rhame

Call It Spring Rhame

Fall outfit idea - Pair a white tee and cape, with black denim, black flats and a cream colored designer handbag.

Splurge: FRYE Cara Bucket

FRYE Cara Bucket

Save: Mossimo Women’s Drawstring Crossbody Bucket Handbag

Mossimo Women's Drawstring Crossbody Bucket Handbag

Fall outfit idea - Camel and black are two colors made for each other. Pair your favorite black denim with a chunky sweater in camel, ankle boots and a brown bucket bag.

Splurge: Marc Jacobs Maverick Crossbody Bag

Marc Jacobs Maverick Crossbody Bag

Save: Jessica Simpson Women’s Evette Faux Leather Bow Crossbody Handbag

Jessica Simpson Womens Evette Faux Leather Bow Crossbody Handbag

Dressy fall outfit - Give your outfit a punch with a brightly colored winter coat. Wear it over a floral sheath dress and heels.

Splurge: Rebecca Minkoff Darren Hobo Bag

Rebecca Minkoff Darren Hobo Bag

Save:  T-Shirt & Jeans Slouchy Hobo Bag



Fall outfit idea - Pair distressed boyfriend jeans with a baseball tee, plaid blanket scarf, ankle boots and a brown leather handbag.

Did any of these designer handbags catch your eye? Splurge or Save? 🙂
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