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Affordable luxury: 16 best designer bags under S$500

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2023 is right around the corner, and it also means the GST hike will be implemented. If you'd like to treat yourself, we think maybe one (or two!) of these affordable designer bags under S$500 would suit your budget. Thanks to trusted commerce sites MatchesFashion, SSense, MyTheresa, Net-A-Porter, Farfetch and Shopbop, we're about to add some of these bags into the cart, pronto!

The sites are giving us many reasons to smile because they're giving us 50 per cent off selected items, so we'd encourage you to get those fingers clicking. The discount will be automatically applied at checkout, with shipping to Singapore.

Looking for promo codes? Shopbop is giving you an extra 25 per cent with the promo code Breezy.

Net-A-Porter is also sweetening the deal by giving us up to 70 per cent off on selected orders for a limited time only.

Here are some of our best picks that would make you the envy of town:

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1. See by Chloé Hana croc-effect vegan leather shoulder bag

S$325 S$650.32 at Net-A-Porter

See by Chloé Hana bag. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)
See by Chloé Hana bag. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)

The saddle silhouette and braided O-ring on See by Chloé's 'Hana' bag are a callback to the label's equestrian heritage. Made from croc-effect vegan leather, this style has an internal card slot and is compact enough to keep your everyday essentials organised.

2. Mansur Gavriel + Marimekko leather-trimmed printed canvas tote

S$305 S$610.10 at Net-A-Porter

Mansur Gavriel + Marimekko leather-trimmed printed canvas tote. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)
Mansur Gavriel + Marimekko leather-trimmed printed canvas tote. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)

Mansur Gavriel's tote is part of the brand's limited-edition collaboration with Marimekko, and the partnership is rooted in a shared love of playful, vibrant colours. Made from blue and white canvas, it's printed with a motif of fish scales plucked from the Finnish design house's '60s archives.

3. Cult Gaia Enid marbled acrylic clutch

S$301 S$429.91 at Net-A-Porter

Cult Gaia Enid marbled acrylic clutch. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)
Cult Gaia Enid marbled acrylic clutch. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)

Cult Gaia often looks to the ocean for inspiration and the marbled effect on this 'Enid' clutch is designed to emulate sea spray. It's made from acrylic that's artfully fluted for a better grip

4. Y-3 Black Tech Backpack

S$244 S$387 at SSense

Y-3 Black Tech Backpack. (PHOTO: SSense)
Y-3 Black Tech Backpack. (PHOTO: SSense)

Grab your essentials and carry them in this two-compartment nylon Cordura backpack in black.

5. Marni Tribeca colour-blocked PVC tote bag

S$295 S$423 at MatchesFashion

Marni tote bag. (PHOTO: MatchesFashion)
Marni tote bag. (PHOTO: MatchesFashion)

Marni's black and blue Tribeca tote is made in Italy from colour-blocked PVC for lightweight carrying with leather top handles.

6. A.P.C. Jamie leather cross-body bag

S$236 at MatchesFashion

A.P.C. Jamie leather cross-body bag. (PHOTO: MatchesFashion)
A.P.C. Jamie leather cross-body bag. (PHOTO: MatchesFashion)

A.P.C.’s tan Jamie leather cross-body bag is crafted from butter-soft leather to a compact silhouette that holds everyday essentials, such as keys, a phone and a cardholder, then is hallmarked at the front with a gold hot-stamped logo.

7. By Far Rachel patent-leather shoulder bag

S$242 S$605.67 at Net-A-Porter

By Far Rachel. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)
By Far Rachel. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)

By Far's coveted 'Rachel' bag is inspired by styles that Jennifer Aniston's character wore on-screen in Friends. It's been made in Spain from glossy patent-leather in a sleek shape that will go with so many outfits.

8. Marc Jacobs The Traveler Medium woven tote

S$444 S$635 at MyTheresa

Marc Jacobs The Traveler Medium woven tote. (PHOTO: MyTheresa)
Marc Jacobs The Traveler Medium woven tote. (PHOTO: MyTheresa)

As the name suggests, the Traveler tote from Marc Jacobs is the perfect partner for overnight stays and weekend jaunts. Featuring logo prints on both sides, it has a zipped compartment that ensures your essentials are kept secure while you're on the move.

9. Altuzarra Watermill large leather-trimmed striped raffia tote

S$278 S$695.64 at Net-A-Porter

Altuzarra Watermill large leather-trimmed striped raffia tote. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)
Altuzarra Watermill large leather-trimmed striped raffia tote. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)

Altuzarra's 'Watermill' tote has been handmade in Italy from raffia and is trimmed with stripes of supple leather. It had a large slouchy silhouette, built to hold everything you might need on a busy day plus any extras, such as an umbrella, makeup bag or book. Carry it with you from the city to the beach.

10. A.P.C. Black Demi-Lune Shoulder Bag

S$373.44 S$584.34 at SSense

A.P.C. Black Demi-Lune Shoulder Bag. (PHOTO: SSense)
A.P.C. Black Demi-Lune Shoulder Bag. (PHOTO: SSense)

This classic demi-lune-shaped vegetable-tanned buffed leather shoulder bag comes in black.

11. Roger Vivier Crystal-embellished leather cigarette case

S$472 S$1,571 at The Outnet

Roger Vivier Crystal-embellished leather cigarette case. (PHOTO: The Outnet)
Roger Vivier Crystal-embellished leather cigarette case. (PHOTO: The Outnet)

This chic case will draw attention to you, thanks to its quirky design.

12. Altuzarra Espadrille Mini gingham crossbody bag

S$453 S$755 at MyTheresa

Altuzarra Espadrille Mini gingham crossbody bag. (PHOTO: MyTheresa)
Altuzarra Espadrille Mini gingham crossbody bag. (PHOTO: MyTheresa)

Named for its braided jute base, Altuzarra’s Espadrille Mini crossbody bag is a chic companion piece that will put you in a sunny state of mind.

13. Tila March Simple Canvas Bag

S$171 S$340 at Farfetch

Tila March tote bag. (PHOTO: Farfetch)
Tila March tote bag. (PHOTO: Farfetch)

Perfect for your shopping buys, don't forget to haul this cotton-blend bag around town.

14. Kurt Geiger London Kensington snakeskin-effect bag

S$268 S$495 at Farfetch

Kurt Geiger London Kensington snakeskin-effect bag. (PHOTO: Farfetch)
Kurt Geiger London Kensington snakeskin-effect bag. (PHOTO: Farfetch)

This trendy snakeskin-inspired bag will be a mainstay, trust us!

15. Coach Tabby shoulder bag

S$495 S$596 at Farfetch

Coach Tabby bag. (PHOTO: Farfetch)
Coach Tabby bag. (PHOTO: Farfetch)

The Tabby bag takes on a more sturdy structured line with the use of calf leather as the main material.

16. Kate Spade logo-plaque detail tote bag

S$285 S$445 at Farfetch

Kate Spade logo-plaque detail tote bag. (PHOTO: Farfetch)
Kate Spade logo-plaque detail tote bag. (PHOTO: Farfetch)

Go ahead, take a peek inside and be wowed by the adorable design.

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