8 Fall Bags Under $500—In Action!


Fall bags are right there at the top of my list when it comes to the seasonal accessories I get the most excited about. There are so many colors, patterns, and textures to play with, whether you want to add a pop or keep it dialed back with neutrals. After my post last week about what’s on my fall wish list, I had a few questions about where my bag was from and how I find stylish bags at a reasonable price point.

Truth is, I search. Like, a lot. I have a Pinterest board where I keep a visual list of sorts for seasonal outfits I’m inspired by, and every so often I’ll find a look with a bag to die over where the source is attached. I couldn’t keep all these beauties to myself, so here are 8 amazing fall bags under $500—in action!

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1. Senreve Belt Bag

I wasn’t into belt bags at all until I saw this one. Somehow Senreve gave a classic spin to this typically edgy piece. It’s vintage yet modern and—best of all—hands free. The brown is my favorite, but Senreve has every color imaginable—mint, yellow, burgundy, olive, black, white, and more!

2. Oroton Margot Bag

I mentioned in this post that I just got the beautiful Margot bag for fall! The quality is stellar for the price point, but I will say, I wish I’d gotten the ‘mini’—it has all the bells and whistles of the larger version but looks better crossbody. They also a ‘tiny’ size that’s perfect for date night!

3. A.P.C. Demi Lune Crossbody

There’s so much weight on newness in the fashion world, but this one is timeless and can be worn year round. A.P.C. brings it back annually, which is a great thing because it means you can usually score it for less at places like Farfetch, MyTheresa, and Cettire.

4. Polene Numero Un Mini

It feels like Polene took the fashion world by storm a few years ago and interest has since calmed down, which is a good thing in my book because, now, not everyone out there will have your bag. It comes in over fifteen colors, including burgundy, camel, rust, black, and so many more that are great for autumn.

5. Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag

Mansur is one of my go-to accessory brands when I’m looking for a mid-range price point and minimal branding. Both the mini bucket bag and the mini mini bucket bag are under $500 in certain leather options, and they come in dozens of colors.

6. Cuyana Backpack

You might be surprised to see a backpack on this list, but they’re so practical for fall activities, especially if you have kids or are in school. Cuyana’s has adjustable straps, can fit a small tablet, and has a zippered inner pouch to secure your essentials.

7. AllSaints Kita Bag

AllSaints is one of the best brands out there for leather, from biker jackets to handbags. The Kita bag can be worn on the shoulder or crossbody and comes in four fall-friendly colors—I love the sage for a pop.

8. Mango Mini Shopper

One of my most-asked about bags is my Hunting Season small tote (seen here), so I gasped out loud when I saw this under $50 lookalike at Mango! I just ordered the black but love the off-white as well. The entire Mango fall bag collection is off the charts, so I linked more in the widget!

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