Shop 20 totes, satchels, and minibags for work, the holidays, and beyond — all under $500

Finding the perfect handbag is always one of the most challenging fashion buys. You want to make sure the bag is stylish but also practical.

Often, good-quality handbags come at a steep price. Fortunately for you, there’s a new wave of disruptive direct-to-consumer companies offering luxurious handbags at affordable prices, such as Linjer, Cuyana, and Charles & Keith.

If you’re looking for that perfect carry-all tote for work, a chic velvety evening bag for cocktail hour, or an on-trend woven bag for the weekends, you can find your perfect bag in our shopping guide. And if you’re still stumped on what to get your mom, girlfriend, or friend this year for the holidays, perhaps consider a new handbag that we promise she will love, and it won’t break the bank either.

Ahead, shop 20 bags in all shapes, sizes, and colors for less than $500.

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<p>Shop stylish bags for day, night, and everywhere in-between. (Art: Quinn Lemmers) </p>
Under-$500 handbags

Shop stylish bags for day, night, and everywhere in-between. (Art: Quinn Lemmers)

<p>Circular Buckle Crossbody Bag, $59, <a href="http://www.charleskeith.com/us/bags/circular-buckle-crossbody-bag-ivory-ck2-80680594.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:charleskeith.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">charleskeith.com</a> </p>
Charles & Keith

Circular Buckle Crossbody Bag, $59, charleskeith.com

<p>The Market Tote, $295, <a href="https://vonholzhausen.com/collections/the-totes/products/the-market-tote_caramel" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:vonholzhausen.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">vonholzhausen.com</a> </p>
von Holzhausen

The Market Tote, $295, vonholzhausen.com

<p>Ketel Tote, $325, <a href="http://us.aritzia.com/product/ketel-tote/63715.html?dwvar_63715_color=1274" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:aritzia.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">aritzia.com</a> </p>
Auxiliary

Ketel Tote, $325, aritzia.com

<p>The Tulip Bag, $425, <a href="https://www.linjer.co/collections/women-leather-bags/products/the-tulip-bag-black-red?variant=40103980237" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:linjer.co" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">linjer.co</a> </p>
Linjer

The Tulip Bag, $425, linjer.co

<p>Top-Handle Bag, $375, <a href="https://www.cuyana.com/top-handle-bag.html#quartz" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:cuyana.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">cuyana.com</a> </p>
Cuyana

Top-Handle Bag, $375, cuyana.com

<p>Eloise Petit Tote, $395, <a href="https://www.polyvore.com/elizabeth_james_eloise_petit_tote/thing?id=226977392" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:polyvore.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">polyvore.com</a> </p>
Elizabeth and James

Eloise Petit Tote, $395, polyvore.com

<p>Mini Top Handle, $498, available at the Furla New York store, 645 Fifth Avenue </p>
Furla

Mini Top Handle, $498, available at the Furla New York store, 645 Fifth Avenue

<p>No. 7 The Lady Bag Saffiano, $178, <a href="https://neelyandchloe.com/product/no-7-the-lady-bag-saffiano/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:neelyandchloe.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">neelyandchloe.com</a> </p>
Neely and Chloe

No. 7 The Lady Bag Saffiano, $178, neelyandchloe.com

<p>Carryall, $430, <a href="https://www.popandsuki.com/products/carry-all" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:popandsuki.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">popandsuki.com</a> </p>
Pop & Suki

Carryall, $430, popandsuki.com

<p>The Limited Edition Orbit, $395, <a href="http://kozhanumbers.com/product/limited-edition-orbit/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:kozhanumbers.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">kozhanumbers.com</a> </p>
Kozha Numbers

The Limited Edition Orbit, $395, kozhanumbers.com

<p>Primrose Circle Bag, $170, <a href="https://www.thedailyedited.com/primrose-circle-bag" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:thedailyedited.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">thedailyedited.com</a> </p>
The Daily Edited

Primrose Circle Bag, $170, thedailyedited.com

<p>Le Sac Mini in Red & Orange Stripe, $200, <a href="http://trussnyc.com/shop_items/le-sac-mini-red/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:trussnyc.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> trussnyc.com</a> </p>
Truss

Le Sac Mini in Red & Orange Stripe, $200, trussnyc.com

<p>Flex Hobo in Blueberry, $430, <a href="https://www.mlouye.com/collections/flex-hobo/products/flex-hobo-blueberry" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:mlouye.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">mlouye.com</a> </p>
Mlouye

Flex Hobo in Blueberry, $430, mlouye.com

<p>Grace Bag Foggy Blue, $250, available in additional colors, <a href="https://staud.clothing/products/grace-bag-foggy-blue" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:staud.clothing" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">staud.clothing</a> </p>
Staud

Grace Bag Foggy Blue, $250, available in additional colors, staud.clothing

<p>Kyle, $425, <a href="https://cerihoover.com/collections/top-handle/products/kyle?variant=31533978826" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:cerihoover.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">cerihoover.com</a> </p>
Ceri Hoover

Kyle, $425, cerihoover.com

<p>Bell Shoulder Bag in Fog, $178, <a href="https://www.theesemble.com/collections/shoulder-bags/products/bell-shoulder-bag-fog" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:theesemble.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">theesemble.com</a> </p>
Esemblē

Bell Shoulder Bag in Fog, $178, theesemble.com

<p>Hillary Satchel, $67, <a href="http://www.belk.com/p/anne-klein-hillary-satchel/260015160469103.html?dwvar_260015160469103_color=001303213927#start=16" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:belk.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">belk.com</a> </p>
Anne Klein

Hillary Satchel, $67, belk.com

<p>Addicted Bracelet Bag, $195, <a href="https://www.parisawang.com/collections/handbag-only/products/copy-of-addicted-bracelet-bag" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:parisawang.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">parisawang.com</a> </p>
Parisa Wang

Addicted Bracelet Bag, $195, parisawang.com

<p>Farrow Bag, $280, <a href="http://www.sezane.com/us/product/winter-collection/farrow-bag" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:sezane.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp"> sezane.com</a> </p>
Sézane

Farrow Bag, $280, sezane.com

<p>Century Shoulder Bag, $298, <a href="https://www.hobobags.com/century-casual-slouch-big-leather-hobo-blue/p/VI-35659IND-1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:hobobags.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">hobobags.com</a> </p>
Hobo

Century Shoulder Bag, $298, hobobags.com

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