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27 Expensive Purses That Are Actually Worth Your Money

Worth every cent that you'll never get to actually put in them. The products in this post were updated in October 2017.

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1. This Rebecca Minkoff convertible cross-body that'll add a pop of color to any outfit.

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Promising Review: "Awesome bag! Leather is very soft and in rich black. Plenty of pockets to put everything I need to carry with me. The chain is so beautiful and nicely coated in a metal-ish black tone, the same as the four decorative feet at the bottom. This bag is a classic, yet with a touch of rock style. It goes with everything and is truly good for both day and night. Adorable!" —California heart

Get it on Amazon for $104+. (Available in a variety of colors.)

2. This Longchamp shoulder tote that folds up for easy storage and transport.

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Promising Review: "I take this tote with me when I go shopping in the city. I can carry it closed, and then throw all my packages in when I buy things. I also take it with me when I travel. It's easy to store at my feet. At the resort, I can carry things to the pool or beach. I love these totes!" —Luvtoshop520

Get it from Bloomingdale's for $125. (Available in a variety of colors.)

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4. This Matt & Nat satchel with three main compartments to hold your laptop, smart phone, and basically anything else you want.

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Promising Review: "I LOVE this bag. It looks so much like leather and has the same feel. No plastic, cheap feel to the bag at all. Love the size, It can even fit my iPad Pro inside it. I just got the bag today and four people have commented on how pretty it is. When I told them it is a Matt & Nat cruelty-free vegan handbag, they couldn't believe it! I am so pleased with this purchase. I give it two thumbs way up!!!" —AZ Tammy

Get it from Amazon for $145+. (Available in a variety of colors.)

5. This suede tote for when you need a little pop of color and total functionality.

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Promising Review: "It really has a fancy hobo feel! The deconstructed suede is soft and looks great. This is definitely more of a tote than it is a mere purse. There is a lot of room for just about anything you'd want to carry. Well made." —Michael Kear

Get it from Amazon for $119. (Available in three color options.)

6. This convertible bag you can wear as a backpack or shoulder bag and hold as a handbag.

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Promising Review: "This bag is amazing! I do wish it was a smidgen bigger but it works perfectly! Everything I need for my day fits inside — computer, water bottle, purse, etc. I do put my laptop sideways to fit it better, but it still closes. The bag smushes flat or it expands to hold more than you'd think it would. Overall, it's an awesome bag and I'm so happy I bought it!" —alyssaopiela

Get it from ModCloth for $70. (Available in tan or black.)

7. This Nasty Gal trunk cross-body with the cutest floral embroidery and coolest rock 'n' roll studs.

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Promising Review: "No wallet, no period bag, no cosmetics bag. Just a phone and some carefully curated essentials are all that's going to fit in there, but every girl notices it." —AfroAsianGeekGirl

Get it from Bloomingdale's for $45.

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8. This Rebecca Minkoff micro satchel that'll become your everyday bag before you even realize it.

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Promising Review: "I love my bag! So cute, and the perfect size. I can fit a full-size wallet, glasses pouch, lip balm, etc. Perfect to dress up and down, and I love the tassels." —*Peace*

Get it from Amazon for $84+. (Available in a variety of colors.)

9. This vegan leather backpack you'll have to convince people isn't real leather.

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Promising Review: "Stylish, chic, functional — used it on a trip to Europe and will continue to use it as an everyday purse now that I am home." —alimeric

Get it from Nordstrom for $155. (Available in black or tan.)

10. This accordion-style leather cross-body that'll stay tough — even when you throw it around.

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Promising Review: "Absolutely perfect and sensible design! I love the zippered pocket, soft leather, minimalist detail, functionality, and simplicity of this bag. I have owned many crossbody bags — this one is the best. Not one detail I would change." —smzacker

Get it from Nordstrom for $395. (Available in a variety of colors.)

11. This Lacoste tote so you always have the perfect bag for travel.

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Promising Review: "I love, love, love this bag. It's huge so it holds everything! Perfect for commuters, it fits my flats, water bottle, planner, Kindle, etc. Very durable! I have had it for a year and am very rough on my bags, and it still looks great! It's perfect. I love it." —Jose Barnes

Get it from Amazon for $75+. (Available in red, navy, and black.)

12. This Ted Baker shoulder bag that's quilted to perfection.

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Promising Review: "This is my new favorite bag. I have another one Ted Baker bag, but this one is very classy. I love that it is a shoulder bag too. I think it's a beauty!!!" —lavenderlover

Get it from Nordstrom for $369.

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13. This Kayu beach bag you can take on your next tropical getaway.

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Promising Review: "I love this bag. It is a great size and goes with any outfit. It is a fun summer bag." —Helen K

Get it from Saks Fifth Avenue for $125.

14. This Kate Spade New York tote that's almost too pretty to function, but it does function...in fact, it's a totally functional tote.

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Promising Review: "I absolutely love this purse. Everywhere I seem to go, I have been stopped by other ladies to tell me how much they love the bright and fun print. Perfect purse!" —Susan

Get it from Amazon for $129+.

15. This leather crossbody because you totally need a practical AF everyday bag.

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Promising Review: "I had never bought this brand before and I have to say I'm impressed with the quality. It comes with a second strap. It has the black guitar strap (as shown) but also comes with a thinner ALL LEATHER strap, which was a very pleasant surprise. I almost didn't buy this bag because it had a fabric guitar strap, which to my opinion made it more casual. But with the second leather strap for a dressier vibe, I'll get a lot more use out of this." —KTbelle

Get it from Nordstrom for $198. (Available in two colors.)

16. A Marc Jacobs canvas tote perfect for your commute to work, or for the gym, or for travel, or for anything!

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Promising Review: "Fantastic size and great for cross-body wear. I get lots of compliments about how attractive it is, as well." —Chris

Get it from Amazon for $240. (Also available in cream.)

17. This sparkling Michael Michael Kors convertible leather clutch for your next night out on the town.

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18. This ZAC Zac Posen accordion bag with adorable leather floral details.

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Promising Review: "I love my purse and the stylish look. Only problem might be the accordion sides letting small items falling out." —Chris

Get it from Amazon for $178.

19. This camera bag guaranteed to look great in all your photos.

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Promising Review: "Love the vintage style of this handbag! I had to get this bag because It's got great details. I feel quite glamorous while carrying it. It's really small though, can only fit a small flat wallet, two lipsticks, and a phone." —mr2spyderbabez

Get it from ModCloth for $50.

20. This leather cross-body you can convert into a shoulder bag.

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Promising Review: "This bag is well constructed. It is small but well designed. Everything fits inside with room to spare. It's also very light to carry, which is a big plus for me. This will be a great everyday and travel purse." —nordstromhabituee

Get it from Nordstrom for $132.

21. This Madewell leather bag made of the richest, softest leather the world will ever know.

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Promising Review: "This bag is seriously so great! Super functional and spacious, but not too big or bulky (enough to fit a wallet, cell phone, and several other accessories). The adjustable straps are also awesome! I will definitely be using this bag for the next several years!!" —hs248709

Get it from Nordstrom for $130. (Available in tan or black.)

22. This Tory Burch nylon bag you'll wear for a lifetime.

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Promising Review: "This is a very lightweight bag. Cute and great for travel and shopping." —carole t

Get it from Saks Fifth Avenue for $195+. (Available in black, navy, gray.)

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23. This MZ Wallace quilted backpack that's so incredibly comfortable.

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Promising Review: "Love this backpack. Very light, lots of pockets, and zippers are smooth. The size is perfect on me. Didn't want something small or huge. Very comfortable, even when loaded with things inside. Backpack is versatile, you can dress it up or down. It's not as shiny as the picture, which is great." —Scarlette22

Get it from Saks Fifth Avenue for $245.

25. This cross-body built with just the right amount of compartments to fit everything you need for a day out.

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Promising Review: "I am very happy I ordered this bag before it sold out. It's great looking, just the right size to hold all of my things, and will be a great bag to use for the summer." —dotdot1

Get it from Bloomingdale's for $75. (Available in silver or rose gold.)

26. This Rebecca Minkoff chevron purse that's both incredibly chic and sophisticated.

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Promising Review: "When I first walked past this bag at Nordstrom, I literally stopped and gasped! I am so happy I've finally found 'the one.' For those who own other Rebecca Minkoff cross-body bags, this weighs and feels the same. It can be worn as a cross-body, or as a shoulder bag. Functional and practical. The tassle is also detachable. You just have to be very careful and not wear this with dark denim. It WILL rub." —CD10

Get it from Nordstrom for $195. (Available in a variety of colors.)

27. And this Longchamp backpack perfect for taking on the go.

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Promising Review: "I purchased this backpack specifically to take on vacation. The size was perfect for the walking tours, not too big and heavy, but big enough to carry everything I wanted. Also, the collapsible feature is great to pack in the suitcase and take it out when I arrived at my destination. The zipper gave extra security so I never felt that I would lose anything if I put the pack down. It's also great for commuting to work." —stregganonna

Get it from Bloomingdale's for $125 (Available in a variety of colors.)

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