These Are The Best Mid-Range Handbag Brands To Shop Now - The Gloss Magazine

These Are The Best Mid-Range Handbag Brands To Shop Now

They’re more affordable than the big name brands that command big money investments. What’s more, these mid-range handbag brands are garnering serious fashion kudos. Get to know them …

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1. DeMellier

London based brand DeMellier crafts its leather goods in Spain with sustainability in mind. Founder, Barcelona-born Mireia Llusia-Lindh is an alumna of Harvard Business School, as well as former consultant for LVMH and Burberry, who has an eye for a good accessory (as well as a passion for philanthropy: for each item sold, a donation is made to children’s charity partner SOS Children’s Villages). Look out for: you’ll spot the Vancouver black crossbody, €460, on the arm of many a style influencer.

2. APC

Brown Sarah zip top leather bag, APC, €410, at Brown Thomas.

French brand APC isn’t strictly just an accessories brand, however its range of leather goods – find them at Brown Thomas, Arnotts and Electra boutique in Donnybrook – which fall into the mid-range category is worth mentioning. Bags start around the €400 mark for well made cross-bodies in shades of rich tan, brown and claret. Catch them being worn by chic commuters on the Paris Métro.

3. Mercules

Spanish brand Mercules is all about excellent leather, with a colourful twist. You’ll find totes in yellow and peach, alongside striking designs such as the yin-yang design. Racer bucket bag, €235.

4. Elleme

As well as making ultra-desirable woven, faux fur and bejewelled bags, with excellent gold hardware handles, it’s the envelope style patent leather bags in shades like cognac and wine, €395, by Elleme that have heavy appeal.

The brand has been worn by Kylie Jenner and Beyoncé, and commands a niche for real leather totes at a reasonable price point.

5. Themoirè

Black Tia woven bag, Themoirè, €390;

Milan-based label Themoirè has style kudos thanks to its woven clutches which nod to Bottega Veneta – a nice bonus is that bags are made from Piñatex, a plant leather made from pineapple, which makes them a more earth-friendly choice. Shop the label at Irish owned online boutique Ecru Studios.

6. Dragon Diffusion

Tan Triple Jump small handwoven bag, €355;

Loved by fashion influencers such as Monikh Dale, Dragon Diffusion’s handwoven basket bags have fast become a staple on the style circuit. Choose from shades such as tan, chocolate, olive and forest green and wonder how you ever survived without one. The brand is stocked at New Chapter, Dublin Road, Naas, Co Kildare, W91 Y284.


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