If your faithful old purse is looking a little tired, now is the time for an upgrade as new summer styles flood stores. If your budget is sparse and you're not into designer knockoffs, there are still plenty of bags that won't break the bank. Whether you want a super-structured satchel, casual hobo, or something in between, here are 50 summer handbags for $50 and under. (Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.)
Price: $40 | Buy it at Zappos
This synthetic color-blocked tote is polished enough for the office but casual enough to go elsewhere, whether that's out to brunch or on everyday errands. It includes four convenient interior slip pockets, an interior zip pocket and an exterior zip pocket to keep you organized.
Price: $28 | Buy it at Zappos
Perfect for those who want something fresh and fun, this little crossbody features Vera Bradley's signature bold colors and patterns. It’s water-resistant, offers RFID protection, and has just enough room for the essentials when you don’t want to be weighed down.
Price: $25 | Buy it at 6pm
Even if you don't plan on hanging out in the East Village, you can look like it with this easy boho-style hobo. The faux-leather exterior features an eye-catching tassel, stitching, and metal studs, and the three-compartment interior makes it easy to stay organized.
Price: $15 | Buy it at Target
Available in neutral tan, bold stripes, or a tropical print, this clutch is equally suited for special occasions and casual days. It includes a sophisticated tassel, gold-tone hardware, and interior compartments perfect for your phone, makeup, cash, and other small items.
Price: $40 | Buy it at Steinmart
In plush faux suede, this go-anywhere satchel has whipstiched details, polished hardware, and a removable strap. Three zippered main compartments with more pockets inside make it an organizational whiz.
Price: $40 | Buy it at 6pm
This luxe-looking floral bag is a warm-weather head-turner that will brighten up any look. Made of faux leather, it has a magnetic closure, removable strap, polished hardware and lined interior with several pockets, including two convenient zippered pockets along the top.
Price: $49.95 | Buy it at Amazon
An updated twist on a backpack, the cotton Kavu comes in a dizzying number of colors and patterns. It has an adjustable rope strap that is worn across the chest, and plenty of pockets to keep your things secure during hiking, sightseeing, and other adventures.
Price: $45 | Buy it at JCPenney
A cheerful, bold stripe makes this faux leather Nicole Miller a bag that will help you stand out from the crowd (though it's also available in basic black if you'd rather blend in). Features include gold-tone hardware and a removable crossbody strap.
Price: $30 | Buy it at Kohl's
Available in solid black or fresh floral, this versatile faux leather shoulder bag has a pleated silhouette, braided straps, and silver hardware that only make it look expensive. Inside, several zipper and slip pockets make it easy to find whatever you need.
Price: $44 | Buy it at eBags
Feel more secure during your upcoming vacations with this anti-theft crossbody, which includes a locking main compartment, RFID protection to keep your data safe, and slash-resistant straps. It's big enough for a tablet and even has a key clip with a light.
Price: $38 | Buy it at Walmart
Get two bags for less than most single handbags cost with this combo. It comes with an attractive, fully lined shoulder tote featuring embroidery, tassels and faux leather trim. A smaller matching crossbody bag has several pockets inside and out.
Price: $42 | Buy it at Lands' End
A zippered top and several bold colors help update the famous Lands' End canvas tote, tested to hold up to 500 pounds before the handles fail. It has a water-resistant base and comes in four sizes. You can even snag it with extra-long handles.