Here’s hard proof you don’t need serious cash to make a big handbag statement. Singapore-based brand Charles + Keith is making waves in the usually elitist fashion world with their affordable totes, shoes and wallets.
This box bag, for example, would look just as at home on a fashion blogger outside fashion week as it would over jeans and a white crop top on the weekend.
Sling it across your chest and you’re set for any summer music festival – the space inside is just big enough for wallet, hairbrush, portable phone charger and shades. (PS. GRAZIA knows firsthand.) Remove the shoulder strap and you have a cute clutch for cocktail hour too.
Charles and Keith, chain detail front flap bag in clay, $79. SHOP NOW
Best of all, it will set you back a mere $79, surprising given how high-luxe it looks and feels up close, something that usually eludes budget brands but Charles + Keith have mastered.
And should burnt orange (referred to by the brand as Clay) not be to your taste, it comes in bright blue, blush pink and this lilac purple shown below too. At this price, you could almost scoop up all four.
charles and Keith, chain detail front flap bag in lilac. SHOP NOW
Photography and GIF: Omar Merced