If you haven't had a chance to check out my 'Best Under $500' video you need to stop reading right NOW and check it out HERE !! My motto in life has always been to spend on classics and go cheap and cheerful on the trends. It's so easy to get caught up in the latest and greatest designer handbag; I mean how can one hold back when it seems like everywhere you go all you see is the new Chloe Nile bag?! I'm legit dying for that bag but I will not succumb to the temptation of a trend bag!

With that being said; there are so many amazingly affordable brands out there that not only focus on style but also have the best quality construction (in a world of designer bags lacking in quality lately).

I know a lot of you come to me to hear about my extravagant shopping finds, but keeping all of our budgets in mind, I have come up with a series of handbags that will satisfy your buttery soft leather needs at an affordable price point. Here is my rundown of the "Best Under $500' handbag edition.

Vere Verto Dita Bucket Bag (melsoldera15 for 15% off)

The Stowe Katie Mini (melsoldera15 for 15% off)

Kozha Numbers Mini Safe (melsoldera15 for 15% off)

Kara large backpack

Dylan Kain LSC (melsoldera15 for 15% off)

Rudsak Phebe

Dylan Kain Rodriguez (melsoldera15 for 15% off)