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10 best affordable handbags that won't break the bank

Whether you love a baguette or are a top-handle fan, we’ve found the stylish, budget-friendly bag for you

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Karen Silas
Karen SilasSenior Lifestyle Editor
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Bags are key pieces for every season, so that’s why we’ve found the best stylish bags for summer 2022 to shop now at your favourites from H&M to John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and more.

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Of course, summer is winding down – which is a good thing… when it comes to shopping, that is! It’s that ultimate time of year when you can find amazing sale bargains on summer pieces AND new-in looks that will take you from August right into autumn in style.


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The upcoming season’s hottest trends include woven bags, 90s-inspired crescents, oversized totes, Sex and the City-style baguettes and top handle looks.

So keep on scrolling to see our top 10 best affordable - but still chic - bags from summer 2022…

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Ted Baker Debossed Floral Icon Bag, was £50 now £35, John Lewis


Add a pop of colour to any outfit with this Ted Baker tote - and at just £35, the price can’t be beat.

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ASOS DESIGN 90s baguette bag with hardware, £19, ASOS


The 90s and Noughties have definitely returned. Carrie Bradshaw is back, Bennifer are married and we all need a baguette bag in our wardrobe.

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Small shoulder bag, also in black, £19.99, H&M


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Compact top handle bags are a trend that’s going strong and will take you right into autumn. We think this H&M look is giving Balenciaga vibes but with a much smaller price tag.

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JW Pei 'Eva' bag, 8 colours available, £59, Amazon


JW Pei is a celebrity-loved, California-based bag brand adored by Emily Ratajkowski and Gigi Hadid, who have the £89 ruched crescent 'Gabbi', and Anne Hathaway, who has the £130 quilted woven 'Maze' crossbody. And yes, those bags are also available on Amazon! 

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Canvas Crossbody Bag, £48, Boden


Designed to put a cool finishing touch to your look, this canvas crossbody camera bag with stripe strap has a laid back vibe that will transition you right into next season.

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Pink Raffia Shopper Bag, was £46 now £35, River Island


Oversized shoppers are a major trend, and this pink raffia look has us hooked.

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MICHAEL Michael Kors bag, was £350 now £88, The Outnet


The Outnet’s summer sale is ON - and you can find cool designer bags, like this MICHAEL Michael Kors bag, for up to 80% off.

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Leather crescent bag, £75, & Other Stories


Nineties-inspired crescent bags are a top trend for the upcoming season - we love the version from & Other Stories that comes in multiple colours.

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White Stuff Leather Cross Body Bag, £69, Marks & Spencer


Marks & Spencer’s bestselling leather bag is designed for everyday style, with an adjustable strap and detachable coin purse.

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Astrid Bead Embellished Chain Strap Clutch, £128, Reiss


The Kate Middleton favourite's chic looks are a must-have for any stylish wardrobe, and this bead-embellished bag will take you from day to night.

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