There is no doubt that handbag It is the star accessory of the women’s wardrobe and each season, no matter how trends change, it continues to crown itself as the great essential. A complement capable of lifting even the simplest looks or giving them a completely different look than they would have without it.

If we take into account the latest fashion shows and Street Style, it is a fact that the trends of the late nineties and early 2000s are more in demand than ever. The drawings come with strength in baguette format, lightweight yet storage-capable, and a short strap for under-arm carrying. There are also models with geometric shapes and marked structures that contrast with those of the XXL format in the ‘shopping bag’ (actually, they’re back) with flexible materials. Particular mention should be made of the ‘paillette’ and metallic covers, as well as the ‘fofadas’.

They all deserve a space in the dressing room for the next few months, however, acquiring them in their most luxurious versions is only within reach of the closets of a privileged few. At a time when fashion is more democratized than ever, the more affordable companies They offer alternatives that maintain the same essence, even if the quality is lower, but that can be convenient when enjoying a delicacy without harming your pocket. Here is a selection of bags that are popular with ‘insiders’ and their versions to suit all budgets.


On the left, Isabel Marant bag. On the right, Polène Paris bag

equestrian inspired bags

He Isabel Marant’s Oskan Moon It is one of those bags that a huge number of celebrities and influencers have fallen in love with. And no wonder, its half-moon silhouette, in addition to being very fashionable, is very comfortable. The model, in addition to being made of leather, has a removable and adjustable strap and two internal compartments. An ideal option to combine on a day-to-day basis with dresses and jeans. Those who cannot spend the € 690 what it costs, you will find in French brand Polène a similar design, also in leather, for half the price.


On the left, a Prada bag. On the right, a Pull and Bear bag.

glitter bags

If I had to pick the most photographed bag of 2022, it would be Cleo de Prada lined with crystals. A satin design that maintains the shape of the brand’s most iconic items and is capable of adding a touch of sophistication (and a ’90s’ feel) to even the most serious looks. From them € 3,300 they don’t make it very affordable for most budgets; Therefore, those who don’t want to give up the shine can always opt for an alternative from the brands low costlike this pull and load.


On the left, a Gucci bag. On the right, a Mango bag.

Logomania on handbags

O soon feverIn addition to the nineties, it experienced a period of splendor about two years ago and still remains. But in addition to the trends that come and go, there are brands that have made logomania part of their DNA, such as gucci. Horsebit is one of its most famous handbags, created in 1955, with several versions and which has already driven experts in the field crazy. The current design is made from monogrammed canvas and trimmed with brown leather, but its price doesn’t drop below 2,500 euros. Alternatively, mango offer your version to 36 euros.


On the left, Jacquemus’ bag. On the right, a Bershka bag.

bags for romantic

All versions of ‘Little Ones’ by Jacquemus They have been resoundingly successful. Both their shape reminiscent of ‘Barbie’ bags and the wide range of colors in which they are available. A piece that will still give a lot to talk about (and that will continue to be widely seen) that will brighten up even the simplest looks. Bershka launched its particular reinterpretation, with a shape and color reminiscent of the French, and to which it added a rhinestone detail on the front.


On the left, a Givenchy bag. On the right, a Ba&sh bag.

metallic bags

He Givenchy Voyou It’s one of those bags that will delight anyone who doesn’t stop for a minute at home. Its light weight and dimensions allow it to be used at all times, while the laminated leather it is made of makes every look that accompanies it more sophisticated. Far from 2,000 euros what is it worth, the ba&sh brand has this little bag with a cracked finish that reminds me of the French firm and whose price is 225 euros.


On the left, a Fendi bag. On the right, a bag from Zara.

baguette bags

Handbags in this format are a hit this season, and split knew how to take advantage of this by offering its model ‘Baguette’ in an infinity of shapes, colors and textures. The spring looks combine perfectly with the white and beige range of the Italian brand, which presents them in soft nappa leather with the FF with a three-dimensional texture and whose price is approx. € 2,800. The cheap alternative is available from giant Inditex, zarawhich is also reduced to just 15 euros.


On the left, a Miu Miu bag. On the right, a Parfois bag.

90’s inspired bags

He Miu Wander bag It is one of the most iconic designs of my my my, which they reinterpret season after season. A model with a cheap shape and reminiscences of the seventies that cannot be more fashionable and that, although it is available in a wide range of finishes, the three-dimensional ones are the best sellers. the portuguese brand parfois offers a version inspired by the aforementioned model, with hearts instead of geometric shapes and in an off-white color that doesn’t reach the 23 euros.

Having a trendy bag for the season can be cheaper than you think, taking advantage of the clones that ‘low cost’ brands make of luxury brands.