It’s been quite the year for standout bags as Anya Hindmarch, Charlotte Olympia, Kate Spade and Olympia Le Tan fall over trying to outdo each other. So you’d be forgiven for thinking that if you want a bag that makes a BIG style statement, then you’ve gotta shell out a lot of cash.

Wrongo: these five are all under €50 (some of ’em significantly under) and I’d carry them all in a heartbeat. Have a look to see if you would too, and then drop a comment and let me know your fave.


Real leather, this, which makes the tiny €25.71 price even more amazing. It's the Asos Pony Effect Leather Cross Body Bag and the colour is oh-so-spot-on as well. Love it. 

Honestly, I wasn't sure whether I loved or loathed this at first. Then I decided I liked it. It's Bershka's Xmas perfume bottle, €35.99, and I'm very much liking that ombre effect.

Pricey at €47, considering it's not leather, but the shape of this M&S Panelled Shoulder Bag is fab.

Doing print-on-print? Then this Parfois pick is perf. €29.95 for the Flori Cross Bag and it's yours.



Get with the cuddle clutch: this Zara one is €29.95 and is adorable.