Posted on: November 23, 2023 Posted by: Comments: 0

When it comes to shopping for accessories, and bags in particular, there are a few things that we always look for whether we’re investing in a designer purchase or a savvy high-street find. Firstly, quality–we have to know that the craftsmanship will go the distance. Secondly, price–does the cost per wear make the purchase worthwhile? And last but not least, style–will it look just as good in a year’s time as it does now? Well, as someone who spends an awful lot of time scrolling through new-in styles, there is one bag in particular that ticks a lot of these boxes, and has recently garnered a lot of attention—first from thousands on TikTok, and then subsequently from our editors once we’d discovered it (and tested it for ourselves). But it might surprise you to find out that, no, it doesn’t come from a luxury design house. In fact, you can shop this designer-looking bag at premium high-street store, Anthropologie. And right now, you can get it for less in the Black Friday sales. 

A sizeable shape, crafted from vegan leather, and in a style that references one of the most iconic designer bags in recent years (and in very well-executed style I might add). Enter the Melie Bianco Brigitte Satchel. Now available in a plethora of colours, sizes and finishes, it’s the perfect option for those who love Bottega Veneta’s Jodie bag (but not the price tag). The brand is one to watch in the area of affordable luxury accessories: All of their bags are made from premium vegan leather in a cruelty-free, animal-friendly environment, with Fairtrade principles, so what’s not to love?

The TikTok-viral woven shoulder bag has become so popular, that it’s had a pretty consistent waitlist since its launch—with buyers having to wait months before their order arrived. The good news? They’re currently fully back in stock (hooray!), and there’s the new Drew, a mid-sized version available in chic pastels. 

Should you be looking for a new, affordable yet luxurious handbag that will go with just about everything you already own, Melie Bianco’s bags at Anthropologie are seriously strong contenders. And right now, it features na added discount of 25% off for Black Friday. Keep scrolling to see and shop the bags we’re convinced are fashion’s best kept secret.

The large black version is so classic, and is the most popular among editors. 

This gorgeous petrol blue is a new shade, and I think you’ll find it will elevate neutral outfits. 

The cream also feels very expensive. 

For a pop of colour, try the green. 

This is a smaller version in shimmery copper. 

The mini black version is incredibly elegant. 

This sunny yellow will brighten up any outfit. 

The black version is so timeless. 

I love this new matte grey style. 

This will go with everything. 

This comes in baby pink, soft violet and lemon yellow too. 

Sure the Jodie is a classic, but the Sardine’s handle sets it apart from the rest. 

The inspo and style that started it all.

The perfect city-to-beach bag. 

Seriously chic. 

I’ll be dreaming about this bag for the foreseeable. 

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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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