Mid range luxury handbags are fast gaining traction. With what seems like the cost of living rising by the second, it’s not a wonder these brands are making waves. Clearly we want to be fashionable. However, we don’t want it to cost a months pay check. Furthermore, we want to invest in trends that won’t go out of fashion in 6 months. With this in mind, I’ve curated a list of 6 mid range luxury handbag brands that have been making waves in the last few years. These timeless designs are my favourites. They’re available in a wide variety of vibrant and fun colours. Alternatively, you can click on the links and see what else is on offer on each brands website. I’m sure you’ll find something you like.
Jacquemus Mini Chiquito bag has cult status and is currently making huge waves on the fashion circuit. The dinky mini Le Chiquito leather bag is a fashionista favourite. Thankfully, the beautiful, playful and elegant Parisian chic Chiquito bag comes in 5 sizes and multiple colours. If you love the design, but can’t justify splurging on a micro bag that’ll only take a lipstick and bank card, you can get it in one of the more functional bigger sizes. Le Chiquito, Prices from £385 – £620
Mlouye (pronounced Me-Loy)
Mlouye mid range luxury handbags are a merge of industrial and fashion design. Each handbag is made with quality leather and materials, with a focus on craftsmanship and sustainability. I absolutely looooooove these bags, they’re functional, practical, exceptional and fun. Furthermore, each design comes in a wide variety of bold and exciting colour ways. Without a doubt, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
It’s quite difficult to decide on which is my favourite, but I totally love the Stormi and Naomi handbags! Stomi is an object of art. It represents constant swirling energy and that’s me! Stormi comes with two straps, a longer leather shoulder strap and a shorter acrylic chain. Perfect for night and day.
“Quality is the result of intelligent effort.” That’s clearly what the Studio clutch/ shoulder bag design is. Carry it on your shoulder or as a clutch by removing the shoulder strap. This is multi functional statement bag is definitely a must have!
DeMellier is a mid range luxury brand that gives back through it’s permanent A Bag, A Life initiative which supports vulnerable children worldwide. The brand’s beautiful and finely crafted handbags are inspired by the founders love of art and architecture. All designs are made meticulously with the finest Italian and Spanish materials and named after cities all over the world.
My favourite is the Montreal which is made from soft cowhide leather and comes in 3 sizes, Nano Montreal, Montreal and Maxi Montreal. With its minimalist aesthetic, the Montreal is a beautiful, modern, functional and timeless handbag.
Scottish mid range luxury handbag brand Strathberry greatly benefited when Meghan Markle was first pictured carrying their Midi tote bag back in 2017. Consequently and thanks to Megan Duchess of Sussex, Strathberry have to risen to highly coveted international status.
The brand was founded in 2013 by husband and wife team Guy and Leanne Hundleby with a focus on creating timelessly elegant and contemporary midrange luxury leather handbags. All bags are handcrafted in Spain using the finest leathers. I particularly love the minimalist aesthetic of the East/ West shoulder bag.
Launched in September 2020, NEO 87100 is a British mid range luxury handbag brand made in a small Italian artisan leather goods factory. This luxury collection of handbags is made from the finest quality Italian calf leather. In addition to being beautifully made, Neo 87100 handbags are versatile, stylish, vibrant and timeless. Definitely worth the spend!
The Piccolo bag is a mini version of the Alice bag. It’s made from soft calf leather and closes magnetically. The inside of the bag has two interior pockets and it comes with and extra longer shoulder/ cross body strap. Dimensions H: 24cm, W: 10cm, L: 21cm.
I’ve added Ibeka to this list even though they’re a small and relatively unknown brand. Nonetheless, their designs are so beautiful, they’re worth the mention. I stumbled across Ibeka on Instagram, these beautiful bags remind me of the ladylike and stylish bags carried by the 1950s fashionistas of the time. My favourite is the mini Amivi in the metallic blue shade. All Ibeka bags are hand made near Florence using the finest Italian cow leather for exceptional quality. The bonus is, the mini Amivi is currently on half price sale!