Many of the purses on the market cost as much as a mortgage. Really, though. A recent study estimates that the average woman’s purse and its contents totals more than $700. But you don’t need to drop hundreds of dollars on a bag that’s only function is to hold your wallet and keys. As deals experts, we know plenty of cheaper options that look designer but don’t come with the designer price tag.
We scoured Amazon to find the most popular Amazon handbags under $25, and there are some surprisingly chic options. (Note that Amazon prices tend to fluctuate, so please bear with us if the prices change after publishing). As always, we make sure to only recommend highly rated products that are beloved by real shoppers like us.
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The Best Amazon Handbags Under $25:
1. Shoulder Bag Mini Clutch Purse
This clutch purse ($13.98, Amazon) is the perfect size for quick outings or a night on the town. It’s available in 18 colors and patterns. Made from a faux leather material, it looks chic for a fraction of the price of genuine leather. The inside of the purse has both a pocket and zippered area so you can tuck away valuables while keeping your phone or wallet within reach. More than 1,200 5-star reviews rave about the quality.
The price of this purse doesn’t ever seem to change, so you can snag this for a great deal at any point.
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2. Lightweight Medium Crossbody Bag with Tassel
With more than 23,000 5-star reviews on Amazon, this crossbody bag ($17.95, Amazon) is a pretty safe bet. It’s on sale quite often, but the normal retail price sits at around $22.
The purse is extremely versatile and is available in 37 different color options. It has zip pockets both inside and outside, as well as an adjustable shoulder strap. Reviewers comment on how much the 10″ x 9″ bag can hold for its size: the main compartment is large enough to hold a water bottle, while the inside pocket can accommodate a small wallet.
3. Amazon Essentials Shoulder Bag
I’ve had great luck with fashion items from the Amazon Essentials brand, and this bag ($18.14, Amazon) seems to be no exception. At 16″ x 13.5″ it’s the largest bag on this list. It’s made with faux leather that’s soft but durable, so it’s sturdy enough to hold just about everything. In late January 2022, we’ve seen it marked around $21 and $18, which is about half off its original price of $35.
4. Small Quilted Crossbody Shoulder Bag
I bought this crossbody bag ($19.99, Amazon) a few months ago, and it’s turned into my go-to purse. The price doesn’t fluctuate much. It comes in 21 colors and is made from eco-friendly vegan leather that looks really high-quality and has held up well. The material is anti-scratch and tear-resistant, so the bag should last a long time, even with consistent use. And it’s easy to clean. Just wipe it down with a damp cloth. It’s not huge (7″ x 5″), but it’s perfect for evenings out when you don’t need to store more than your phone, wallet, and keys.
5. Crossbody Vegan Leather Purse
If you’re someone who carries a lot in their purse, this crossbody bag ($20.99, Amazon) is a good option. While it originally costs $32.99, it’s often on sale around $20. At 11″ x 11″, it’s big enough to tote around a lot at once without looking too bulky. It has a removable shoulder strap, so it’s like having two bags in one. While it’s made by a small business, we like that the purse comes with free Prime shipping. Compared to boutique prices, this is a steal!
6. Top-Handle Cross Body Handbag
This handbag ($21.99, Amazon) is pretty enough to be a designer look, but it’s made to be sturdy and functional. While it’s originally listed for $29.99, it often goes on sale for $8 off. It features a zippered pocket across the top and inside to help you stay organized. The shoulder strap is removable, so it won’t flap around if you choose to use the bag’s handles instead. It has metal rivets on the bottom of the bag for protection when you set the bag down. Plus, it can hold up to seven pounds.
7. Montana West Vegan Leather Shoulder Bag
Versatility is a star feature with this bag ($22.99, Amazon). It can double as your work bag and your everyday purse. This faux leather number comes in 20 colors, and more than 2,450 5-star reviewers say the material is incredible quality for the price. At 15.5″ x 12″, it’s one of the largest bags available for less than $25. It also comes with a free 90-day warranty.
8. Shoulder Tote Bag Weekend Handbag
We have another versatile shoulder bag ($24.99, Amazon) on our hands. It’s a pretty good dupe for the Longchamp Le Pliage tote. But you can score this one for a tenth of the price! I like that it’s large enough to hold a 13-inch laptop, but it’s not heavy. That’s thanks to its lightweight nylon material.
9. Small Shoulder Bag with Adjustable Strap
This shoulder bag ($24.99, Amazon) has rave reviews comparing it to designer handbags. “It can pass for real pebble leather,” says one review. Made from environmentally friendly faux leather, it will stay in good shape a lot longer than real leather. Plus, Amazon often offers a 10% coupon on it, even on top of other discounts, since this often goes on sale.