Designer handbags are now a steep investment, and while we're all for treating yourself to a Chloé Nile or a Gucci Dionysus if you can, many of us just can't imagine spending £1000 or more on one fashion item. Part of the genius of Mansur Gavriel's now iconic bucket bags was the price point, as in 2014, there were surprisingly few labels that created luxury bags for under £1000.
Four years later, mid-priced designer handbags have become a booming business—especially as the price of It bags continues to escalate to be more than most of our rent money. There are a number of buzzed-about labels following in Mansur Gavriel's path, creating beautifully crafted handbags around the £300 to £400 mark. They are still an investment, of course, but one that is more realistic for those of us not on investment-banker salaries, and they won't require months (or even years) of saving. Scroll below to see our edit of the best designer handbags for under £700.