Have you ever looked at someone’s designer bag and felt that you immediately needed that same one? Well, that happens to us on a daily basis. However, we don’t have unlimited funds when it comes to shopping, which is why we stick to purchasing bags with modest price tags. If you’re in the same boat as we are, check out these 17 best designer bags under $2000.
Unlike the bags found at fast-fashion stores, designer bags are meant to last for a much longer time and can even increase in value over time. This can be great if you plan on selling them after a few years before hopping to a newer style. It’s also important to consider that if your designer bag gets damaged, it may cost more than a normal bag to get repaired as the materials are more expensive. Before purchasing a designer bag, make sure you’re ready to treat it like one of your children.
The Best Designer Bags Under $2000
Because we feel passionate about handbags, we are starting this article off as strongly as possible with the Gucci GG Marmont Small Matalasse Shoulder Bag. It’s made with chevron-printed black leather and features a flap closure with the signature double G hardware.
The bag has an adjustable gold chain strap so it can be worn as a shoulder bag or as a crossbody bag. It comes in 17 different color variations, including bright red and baby blue, for fashionistas who are not faint of heart. The bag retails for around $1,450, which makes it one of the best designer bags under $2000.
One of the best designer bags under $2000 has to be the Saint Laurent Toy Loulou Crossbody bag. This crossbody bag is made from quilted leather and has the signature metal YSL initials on the front flap. What makes this bag unique is the fact that the strap can be removed and it can be used as a clutch for fancier events when you don’t want a strap interfering with your fierce outfit.
It has a magnetic snap closure, two main compartments and card slots inside, and comes in over five different colors (depending on the season). We love the classic black with gold, followed closely by the white and beige. The Saint Laurent Toy Loulou Crossbody Bag can be purchased for $1,450.
This bag is like a tiny piece of intricate art. The Loewe Mini Puzzle Bag was designed by Loewe’s creative director Jonathan Anderson and was inspired by a puzzle’s geometric lines. The leather bag can be worn as a shoulder bag, crossbody bag, or carried as a clutch, thanks to its removable and adjustable strap. It also features an embossed anagram and charms can be purchased and linked onto the chain strap.
The Loewe Puzzle bag has really stood the test of time thanks to its classic, timeless finish and the absence of any clearly visible logos. We believe that the tan color of the bag has also contributed to its success, as there aren’t many other tan designer bags on the market for whatever reason. So, many fashion bloggers who want to own a bag in this color opt for the Puzzle bag.
For around $1850, this detailed bag can be added to your wardrobe.
There are few bags as functional and sexy as the Saint Laurent Lou Camera Bag. It’s made from quilted leather and features a monogram in the center with a cheeky leather tassel for added detail. It has bronze-colored hardware, a zip closure, and a flat pocket on the inside to securely hold all of your cards.
The Lou Camera Bag comes in 12 different colors, making it easy to find one that suits your personal style. The bag can be yours for only $1,350.
We dare you to find a bag that’s cuter than the Gucci Dionysus Supreme Mini. It’s covered in the brand’s classic Supreme canvas that has a low environmental impact so there’s no guilt to be felt.
It has antique-inspired silver hardware with a tiger head closure and edges carefully painted by hand. Since the chain strap is adjustable, it can be worn as a shoulder bag or crossbody. It retails for around $1,980.
This bag is quite similar to the Chloe Woody Tote and we aren’t at all upset about it. The Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Tote Bag comes in a few different finishes, the most popular ones being the black canvas and the off-white and tan canvas fabric. Recently, they have also brought out seasonal colors of the bag, such as the loud hot pink Rive Gauche tote, which comes in a wool finish.
This bag can fit your life and more, making it an ideal bag for traveling, for diapers, or for the office, which makes this one of the best designer bags under $2000. As it is canvas, you’ll have to be careful not to spill any drinks or liquids on it, which is why the black version of the bag is best for moms.
The bag features the brand’s text logo on the front, along with the “Rive Gauche” text, which is an ode to the left bank of Paris. It has accordion panels, rolled leather straps for carrying, and a pocket on the inside. The bag retails for around $1,190.
If your shoulders get sore from carrying a handbag or if you find that crossbody bags get in your way, consider splurging on a mini backpack. They go great with casual looks but they can also add some edginess to fancier outfits.
The Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Backpack is covered in the brand’s signature monogram and features gold hardware, comfortable straps, an inside pocket, and a few on the outside as well. It can also be carried by a single handle at the top. The mini backpack costs around $1,990, and usually retails for slightly more secondhand on FashionPhile.
If backpacks are your thing, this cute bag will be the best designer bag under $2000 for you. It’s hard to even think about another designer backpack that has been as popular as the LV Palm Spring Mini! Can you name any?
After so many years, the Neverfull is still one of the best designer bags under $2000. Its classic design and monogram print make it highly coveted by many, and it usually retains a lot of its value on the resale market.
It’s called the Neverfull bag for a reason—no matter how much stuff you cram inside of it, it’s literally never full. The bag comes in three sizes: PM (smallest), MM (medium-sized), and GM (gigantic). Although the bag comes in multiple seasonal colors, some of which are very understated and logo-free, the classic version of the bag in the Damier Ebene, Damier Azure or the signature monogram is covered in the signature Louis Vuitton monogram print.
All of the bags come with cowhide-leather trim, a hook closure, four side laces, and classy gold hardware. The Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag in GM can be purchased for around $1,620, or even cheaper on FashionPhile.
9. Chloe Woody Canvas Tote in Medium/Large
This tote bag can hold much more than just the essentials. It can also hold your laptop, your gym kit, a bag of trail mix, water bottle, entire wallet, and sunglasses case. The Chloe Woody Canvas Tote comes in two variations: a beige canvas tote with black leather detailing and a brown canvas tote with rusty brown leather detailing.
Both are trendy and exceedingly functional so you’ll definitely get your money’s worth out of this purchase. The medium size retails for around $950, while the large will set you back by $1,050.
While this isn’t technically a handbag, it’s a must-have item for when you hit the town for a night out or when you want to leave the house without a heavy bag in tow. The Saint Laurent Large Grain De Poudre Wallet On Chain comes in three colors on Nordstrom: classic black, tan and beige.
It features a classic coin purse, slots for all of your cards, and extra room for your cell and other belongings. This wallet on a chain can be yours for around $1,550.
This one is just under $2,000 and once you see it, you’ll understand why—it’s absolutely adorable with a timeless design. The bag is saddle-shaped, paying homage to Chloe’s equestrian background.
The bag is made in Italy and features a golden ring on the front and dual straps so it can be worn as a shoulder bag, crossbody bag, or carried by hand. It’s made from high-quality leather and suede. The Chloe Tess Small Leather Shoulder Bag retails for around $1,990, with some more expensive colors (like the crocodile print ones) fetching a slightly higher price of around $2,100.
Unlike many other designer bags, Chloe bags actually go on sale at least twice a year, so you might be able to catch this one for an even better price. Why not add it to your Black Friday or Christmas wishlist?
The Louis Vuitton Alma bag is one of Louis Vuitton’s classic bags that’s been around for almost a century. It was created in 1934, and since then it’s been available in multiple different colors and sizes. The most classic version of the bag comes in 5 different designs: the Damier Ebene checkered print, monogram Vernis leather, Epi leather, monogram, and monogram Empreinte leather. Of course, there are seasonal colors and limited edition prints that come available here and there.
As we mentioned, this bag has been around almost 100 years, so you can rest assured it’s not going anywhere any time soon. In terms of features, the leather bag has leather trim, rolled leather handles, gold hardware, and a zip closure. The Louis Vuitton Alma bag costs $1,480 for the BB size, $1,660 for the PM size and $2,000 for the MM size directly from Louis Vuitton, but you may be able to get them cheaper on a secondhand website like Fashionphile.
Recently, smaller bags have reigned the fashion trends, so we recommend going for the BB size.
Can you tell that we love Saint Laurent? The Sunset bag is another great designer bag under $2,000, even though depending on the color, you might need to go a little over $2,000. By little, we really mean little: the gorgeous white croc-effect Sunset bag retails for $2,050, while the classic black is available for $1,990.
The Sunset bag is another timeless treasure that can match flawlessly with any outfit, no matter how dressy or casual. The leather bag has the classic YSL monogram on the front, with an organic cotton lining on the inside and a leather “tag” attached to the handbag for added effect. As mentioned, it comes in a smooth leather finish, as well as croc-effect finish.
It comes in gold, white or black hardware with magnetic snap fastening, and has a slot pocket in the inside for your credit card and ID. The bag is made in Italy with 100% calfskin leather.
The Givenchy Mini Antigona bag comes in black, ivory, lilac purple, and brown. All four hold the power to elevate any fashion look, even a monochrome sweat set with chunky, white sneakers.
The crossbody bag has a zipper closure, silver hardware, three pockets on the inside, an adjustable and removable strap, and a soft cotton lining. You can order the Givenchy Mini Antigona bag online for around $1,850.
If you’re not into trend bags, feel free to skip this one. With that said, this season, pouch bags have been the must-have item for every fashionista.
The Bottega Veneta Mini Pouch comes in an impressive 15 colors but if you don’t have a neutral pouch bag, prioritize purchasing one of those first. Once you have a solid neutral collection, then think about adding some funky color options. The Veneta Mini Pouch has a knotted strap and one large compartment that can be accessed by a zipper. It costs around $1,550.
Note that this bag is much smaller (and more affordable) than the original Pouch by Bottega, which retails for almost $3,000.
Both of these bags belong in the classics collection of Louis Vuitton, and have been around since 1930, similarly to the Alma bag. So, if you’re looking for a classic investment bag, you can’t go wrong with the Speedy.
Both of the sizes are clocking in at well under $2,000, so go for whichever is more practical for you. The Speedy 25 is slightly smaller than the Speedy 30 but can still carry everything you need when heading out of the house. Both size options come in several different patterns, including the three classic prints from LV.
They both feature rolled leather handles, gold hardware, a padlock, and textile lining. The Speedy 25 costs $1,140 and the Speedy 30 costs $1,160 bought from store, but you can find them for around $700 on Fashionphile.
The Chloe Marcie Small Saddle Bag comes in more than eight different colors but if it’s your first designer handbag, we suggest going with a neutral tone as you’ll get the most use out of these.
While the Marcie bag may not strike you as the most fashionable designer bag, it’s super popular among those whose style is more understated. It’s the perfect everyday bag for Southern moms, or actually, anyone who lives in the suburbs as the bag won’t attract unwanted attention with its flashy logos.
The leather bag has an embossed logo on the front as well as visible sticking and flap closure. It can be ordered online for $990 for the classic version of the bag, and $1,190 for the specialty bags with more craftsmanship, such as this beautiful tan bag.
Bonus: Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis
The Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis is slightly over $2,000 but it’s so trendy that we just had to include it. The small leather bag retails for around $2,050 and is covered in LV’s signature monogram, along with adjustable straps, gold hardware, textile lining, and three compartments in the inside.
We have four words for you: you won’t regret it. The bag is constantly sold out in stores and typically commands a higher price on the secondhand market because it’s so hard to find.
If you’re tired of the classic monogram print, you may also want to check out the Pochette Metis in Reverse Monogram Print.
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