Looking good on a budget is the ultimate fashion Holy Grail. While we'd all love to own the latest designer handbag, there are times when a bit of penny-pinching is in order and stretching our salaries is a must.
There are no rules for making something seem expensive when it isn't but as Coco Chanel once said "fashion fades, only style remains the same", we've selected 30 bags which not only appear more luxurious than they are, but will also last you through the seasons.
From bargain bucket bags to sleek totes that don't cost two months' rent, here is our pick of the best on the high street.
Fiorelli Layla Satchel Bag
Quilted Convertible Drawstring Bucket Bag
Luxe Metallic Tote (Exclusive discount for Stylist readers)
The ultimate accessory for every commuter – perfect size for your Stylist magazines and tablet (on which to read stylist.co.uk, naturally).
And as a special treat we have organised a whopping 40% off the retail price of £65 meaning you can bag this for just £37.50.
Leather bag with rigid handle
Office city bag with pocket
Black Box Zip Front Metal Trim Backpack
John Lewis Saffy Grab Bag, Orange
Hoop and bar shopper
Calvin Klein Carston Blue Large Trapeze Bag
Elisa mini tablet case
Large perforated tote bag