Shop Handbags For 2024

Accessorizing is the number 1 styling tip to elevate ones outfit, being that they are the right accessories for your overall personal style.  My personal style is classic, effortless with a hint of quiet luxury, which is also the most requested style Mabelle clients are looking to achieve.  This year I am going to focus on sharing more blogs and style tips correlating to accessories (keep an eye out!) This specific blog is to guide you on finding a great handbag that can elevate your overall style with out breaking the bank. If you follow designer bags you’ll have noticed the prices have risen both drastically and quickly over the past few years.

Your personal style can be anything from Lululemons for school pick up to a classic suit at the office or in between where you love a blazer and t-shirt with a pair of denim and cool sneakers. All these looks have one thing in common, a great handbag will elevate the outfit. Designer handbags can be daunting and hard to shop, especially when you don’t want to spend $3000 and up, which is what you often see in the ad’s and store fronts. There are many different brands including the OG brands like Gucci & Prada or the new quiet luxury brands like Toteme, Khatie or The Row, they all have options for under $3000. I’ve grouped some of those styles below to give you styling and shopping inspiration. The prices range anywhere from $1000-$2900. If you tap on the photo of a bag you like, you will see the brand to shop or you can always reach out directly to Mabelle Style, I can curate a customized styling package guiding you on the best choice for your next bag.

Also, a very important note if you’re reading this and thinking a designer bag is not your jam, that is okay! Not every style or every trend is for everyone. If you want to have an elevated handbag and the below options aren’t for you, I’d suggest shopping brands like Staud, Coach, Tory Burch, Ganni, Madewell, Longchamp to name a few, these are elevated brands at even better price points.


Mini Bag

This style of handbag has the most options in a lower price range, probably because they are so mini.  The sizes range in many mini options, some having space for just a lipstick and credit/debit cards & others are a little bigger & able to fit your phone, cards, lipstick and keys. The styles I’ve shown below are on the bigger side for a mini bag, as I think it’s important to have a bag that fits all the necessities!



I love a cross body bag, they are functional and look good with many different outfits.  This is the style of bag you’ll catch me in most, since I’m often in stores working with clients, french tucking, rolling cuffs, organizing clothes, I need my hands free and this style of bag really suits my personal style (both elevated & approachable.)


Shoulder Bag

If you’re someone who likes to follow trends, the shoulder bag has been a big trend lately. It started when the Y2K style made a comeback (shape and size) but as you’ll see with the images below the shoulder bag for 2024 is much more elevated and understated in comparison to the sparkly Y2K trends.  This shape and style is a nice addition for 2024 if your personal style goal is the minimalist, quiet luxury look.



Totes are the perfect shaped bag if you need to carry a lot of items outside of the everyday wallet, phone & sunglasses. If you’re someone in need of a bag for files, notebooks, tablet, laptop or if you travel often this is for you.