You don’t need a Celine budget to stay on trend — nor do you need to spend a fortune to find a durable shoulder bag if priority number one is a style you can shove your life into. When it comes to material quality, longevity of design and craftsmanship, however, you often do get what you pay for, making handbags a popular splurge. It’s exceedingly easy, however, to save on some styles (like a straw beach bag) and justify splurging on others (your everyday bag). To prove you have options, here’s a look at luxury and budget picks for all the most popular handbag styles this season.
TheFashionSpot's Lifestyle Editor, Sharon Feiereisen, is a freelance lifestyle writer based in New York City. Her work has been published in Newsday, The Knot, AM New York, WHERE New York, Dan's Papers, and Hamptons Magazine, among many other print and online outlets. Check out her tumblr blog, Random Happenings.