Gorgeous high street bags under £50

Bonus: they look way more expensive than their price tag

Street Style - Paris - July 2016
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Let’s face it, we’ve all daydreamed of becoming the proud owner of an eternally iconic investment bag – a quilted Chanel 2.55, a Chloe Paddington, even a Hermes Birkin. But on the scale of Ikea’s Frakta bag to Balenciaga’s Arena shopper, most of us would err on the 40p side as opposed to, um, £1670.

But when the high street is teeming with affordable designer doppelgängers, it’s easy to satisfy your accessory needs without spending a small fortune. In fact, you can bag yourself (sorry) a wear-to-death, go-with-everything handbag for as little as £18 – and we're here to prove it.

We've scoured the internet and rounded up the best high street bags to add texture, colour or simple elegance to an outfit – all for under £50. There’s statement backpacks, party clutches perfect for the festive season, and even one of those super useful, bang on trend belt bags (don't knock 'em until you've tried 'em).

Simply pair with your favourite jeans and a killer pair of shoes et voila – street style chic on the cheap. You can thank us later.

Storm Buckle Mini Bag
Topshop very.co.uk
£30.00

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Lori Small Hoop Bucket Bucket Bag
Kin johnlewis.com
£49.00
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Shopper Bag
Mango mango.com
£39.99
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Gold Mini Crossbody Bag
Zara zara.com
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Pony Effect Dome Cross Body Bag
Accessorize asos.com
£35.00
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Faux Croc Cross Body Bag
Monki monki.com
£18.00
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Small Logo Taping Backpack
Dr Martens asos.com
£35.00
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Maxi XXL Tote Bag in Technical Fabric
Zara zara.com
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Petra Boxy Cross Body With Metal Handlebar
V by Very very.co.uk
£15.00
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Melt Ring Belt Bag in Green
Missguided asos.com
£20.00
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Tilt Buckle Tote Bag - Orange
Topshop very.co.uk
£22.00
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Mini hand bag
Monki monki.com
£18.00
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Shearling Hobo Bag
M&S Collection marksandspencer.com
£35.00
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Hensy Leather Clutch Bag
Jigsaw johnlewis.com
£39.00
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Semicircular Crossbody Bag
Zara zara.com
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