A black handbag is a wardrobe must-have. They’re classic, they can be worn year-round, and if you find a good one, you’ll have it for years. No matter what style of black handbag you’re looking for or where your inspiration comes from, it can be hard to find a budget-friendly black handbag that not only looks great but will also last you years. Luckily for us, so many retailers from Anthropologie and Mango to Shopbop have some incredible options that won’t break the bank. And I’m doing the hard work for you! No matter what style of black bag you’re looking for, I’m rounding up ten of the best black handbags under $250 that you’re sure to love.
Black Handbags Under $250
Shopper Bag with Buckle
Coming in under $100, this black hobo bag is one I personally have in my collection and it’s one of my most-used bags. I love the buckle strap detailing on this bag and the middle zipper-top pouch for keeping all of my small items (chapstick, keys, etc.) nice and organized.
Mini Moon Bag
If you’re looking for a black bag that’s on the trendier side, this mini moon bag is a great option! STAUD is known for its excellent craftsmanship, making the $250 price tag on this cutie well worth it. The structure of this bag is stunning and it can be carried by the top handle or with the detachable crossbody strap.
Mini System Tote
The system tote is one of Cuyana’s newest designs and the mini size is perfect for every day. With space for all of the essentials, including a side pocket that conveniently fits your phone and a detachable crossbody strap to keep your hands free. The bag also has a snap closure to make it easy to get your things in and out while on the go.
A good black clutch is a must in any wardrobe and this one is perfection. The woven detailing is absolutely stunning and it has a detachable crossbody strap, too! There is also an inner slip pocket for keeping important items handy. It’s also one of those clutches you can easily be styled for drinks with the girls or for a wedding.
Italian Leather Crossbody Bag
A black crossbody bag is a classic. I love the gold detailing on this crossbody bag, it gives it a designer look for a fraction of the price. This structured shape makes it the perfect bag for day or night, can fit all of the essentials, has an adjustable strap, and is under $200.
Suede Bag with Chain
I cannot even begin to tell you how obsessed I am with this bag. I love the contrast of the gold chain strap against the black suede of the bag. It’s the perfect bag for a night out with the girls and gives me major designer vibes for just $130. Adding this to my cart ASAP.
Simple, slim, and spacious, this leather hobo bag is perfect for everyday wear. It features an adjustable strap and is made from organically sourced prickly pear cactus, making it one of Everlane’s first plant-based material to be used as a leather alternative. Very cool!
Mini Studio Bag
If you haven’t noticed by now, I am a sucker for a good mini bag. They’re a great option for everyday when you just need to carry the essentials on you. This one is no exception, either! With an adjustable strap, it’s quick and easy to switch from a crossbody to shoulder bag in just seconds. The folded leather detailing on the front pocket is gorgeous, too.
Woven Tote Bag
How darling is this woven bag for spring and summer?! Pack it with all of your beach must-haves on the weekends and the essentails for the office during the week. I just added this to my wishlist and plan to style it with a simple black midi dress and sandals for brunch!
If you love the Bottega Jodie bag but hate the price tag (or maybe you just want to try the style before splurging!), this woven satchel from Anthropologie is going to be your new favorite bag. This size of this satchel is so good, too, and it’s under $150. Will definitely be adding this one to my collection this spring!
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