Stealing It: Beautiful, Budget-Friendly Bags

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Haute totes, clutches, and purses abound for spring, reflecting numerous trends and personalities. For the girl on a budget, we’ve curated a temptingly affordable selection in today’s edition of Stealing It.


Snap up one of these five beautiful bags, and you’ll actually have cash left over to stow inside. Imagine that!





The Trend: Backpacks have graduated from prep school to the polished runways of Alexander Wang and Felder Felder. Pair this chevron-printed satchel with platforms and distressed denim.


Pricetag: $24.80, Forever 21









The Trend: Bags in bold brights were spotted at shows such as Celine and Roger Vivier. Add a fun vibe to spring and summer dresses via this well-priced splatter clutch by Muze.


Pricetag. $64.90 (orig. $98), Nordstrom





The Trend: Sporty-prep looks featured prominently in several designers’ spring collections. Striped wristlets by classic label Dooney & Bourke are a smart selection in this category.


Pricetag. $58, Macy’s





The Trend: Many beaded, Art Deco-inspired influences were seen this season, notably from fashion houses like Givenchy and Gucci. We envision this bejeweled mini bag by Kimchi Blue highlighting a neutral or white ensemble.


Pricetag. $49, Urban Outfitters






The Trend: Finally, animal instincts continue to rule runways around the globe, with snakeskin pieces particularly prominent. Zara’s versatile shopper would complete any easy, eclectic daytime look.


Pricetag. $49.90, Zara








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