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Under-$500 handbags

Shop stylish bags for day, night, and everywhere in-between. (Art: Quinn Lemmers)

Shop 20 totes, satchels, and minibags for work, the holidays, and beyond — all under $500

Finding the perfect handbag is always one of the most challenging fashion buys. You want to make sure the bag is stylish but also practical.

Often, good-quality handbags come at a steep price. Fortunately for you, there’s a new wave of disruptive direct-to-consumer companies offering luxurious handbags at affordable prices, such as Linjer, Cuyana, and Charles & Keith.

If you’re looking for that perfect carry-all tote for work, a chic velvety evening bag for cocktail hour, or an on-trend woven bag for the weekends, you can find your perfect bag in our shopping guide. And if you’re still stumped on what to get your mom, girlfriend, or friend this year for the holidays, perhaps consider a new handbag that we promise she will love, and it won’t break the bank either.

Ahead, shop 20 bags in all shapes, sizes, and colors for less than $500.

Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:

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