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Oprah’s crossbody, Kate Middleton’s tote and 7 more affordable handbags celebs love

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You don't have to spend thousands to score a celeb-approved bag! (Photo: Getty/Samir Hussein/WireImage, Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images, Amazon and Nordstrom)

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!

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This popular belt bag always sells out! Snag one while it’s still in stock.
$38 at Lululemon

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!

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The 7.5-inch Kelsey crossbody bag is RFID-protected, 100% vegan and available in a dozen colors and patterns.
$45 at Amazon

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.

This top-selling shoulder bag comes in 17 hues!
$80 at Amazon

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.

These classic totes have been popular for decades and never go out of style!
$155 at Nordstrom

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.

You can customize this classic tote with your monogram.
$248 at Cuyana

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.”

This iconic Kate Spade bag has been popular since the brand launched in 1993.
$298 at Kate Spade

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 Jennifer Lopez–approved bag is the perfect everyday accessory!
$550 at Coach

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!

This sleek bag can be worn four different ways! It easily converts from a top-handle bag to a shoulder bag, a crossbody and even a backpack.
$645 at Senreve

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.

This celeb-approved carryall is made in Spain using supple calf leather and soft microfiber lining.
$645 at Nordstrom

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.