If there's one celeb-loved fashion item you should add to your wardrobe, it's a great handbag. As our favorite A-listers know, the right purse can elevate any look and, unlike pants or a top, be worn every day. There's no need to drop thousands to secure an accessory that's been spotted on a superstar. We've found 9 sleek options that are celebrity-approved and happily affordable. From the roomy Longchamp tote bag used by Kate Middleton to the versatile $45 crossbody Oprah named as one of her Favorite Things, there's a bag listed below for every type of budget and style. Happy shopping!
Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag
K. Carroll Kelsey Crossbody
JW Pei Women's Gabbi Ruched Hobo Handbag
Longchamp Large Le Pliage Tote
Cuyana Classic Structured Tote
Kate Spade Sam Icon Leather Small Tote
Coach Pillow Tabby Shoulder Bag 26
Senreve Alunna Bag
Strathberry Mini East/West Leather Shoulder Bag
Everyone from Kristen Bell to Lucy Hale has been spotted wearing the coveted Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag. Perfect for heading to a workout or running errands, the casual fanny pack holds much more than you’d expect. Plus, it’s water-resistant and has multiple pockets to keep everything organized. See all 13 colors and styles!
Oprah’s favorite crossbody bag is an organizational wonder with three zippered exterior pockets and two roomy compartments. “I lost count of this vegan-leather crossbody’s compartments. That’s a good thing, because it means it can hold all your essentials. And hooray for all the color options! Also, at $45, this is what I call bang for your buck,” said the media mogul.
Celebs like Gigi Hadid, Megan Fox and Emily Ratajkowsi love this JW Pei bag so much that they own it in multiple colors. Made from vegan leather and recycled water bottles, this eco-friendly bag is big enough to hold your essentials and has a magnetic closure to keep everything safe and secure inside. Its ruched design and short, scrunchy-like strap, give the otherwise minimalistic bag a fun fashion-forward twist.
Looking for a classic and durable tote bag that you can wear everywhere from work to weekend getaways? Consider the Longchamp Le Pliage Tote. Even the future Queen of England, Kate Middleton, is a fan of the sleek and versatile handbag. Its heavy-duty nylon material is water-resistant and will last for years to come, while the leather trim and handles give it a more elegant feel. Perhaps best of all, when not in use it folds up into a compact size making it a great travel bag.
Meghan Markle first wore this simple Cuyana tote back in 2019 and has been spotted carrying it several times since then. The Italian leather bag is produced in Turkey at a woman-owned factory, and it is LWG Gold certified — meaning the leather is tanned responsibly and sustainably. Even better, you can customize it with up to three large letters or eight small ones. Meghan herself has the black version (which you can pre-order for an April delivery) that's inked with a tiny gold “M.”
Emma Roberts recently carried this beloved Kate Spade bag that has been sought-after for 30 years! The boxy silhouette will hold more than just the essentials, and it comes in a variety of different colors, so you can easily find one that suits your personal style.
This sleek shoulder bag from Coach is so soft and stylish, even J.Lo is a fan! "I really like the feeling of the Pillow Tabby," she once said about the bag. "'Feeling' it as in loving it, but also as in touching it and squeezing it and hugging it.” There are three classic colorways to choose from, and it can be worn in two different ways!
Kristen Bell and Sarah Michelle Geller both own this multifunctional Senreve carryall and are living proof that it can be worn at any occasion. Sarah carried it as a top-handle bag at a red carpet event and paired it with a stylish dress and heels. While Kristen kept it casual and wore it as a crossbody while she ran errands in jeans and sneakers.
Both Katie Holmes and Meghan Markle have worn this cute boxy Strathberry bag, and it’s easy to see why. Along with two compartments, the crossbody has a slip-flap closure, and an interior pocket for added storage. We love the elegant gold hardware and the fact that the pull-through chain strap makes the bag fully convertible. You can wear it as a crossbody, a shoulder bag or a clutch.