It's something that those in the fashion industry espouse time and again when giving criticism of a garment or accessory — whatever it is, it needs to look expensive. However, look is the operative term here; those of you who are fans of all things sartorial will already know that you don't have to spend a lot of money to look expensive. Luckily, for those of us who love a well-appointed handbag (but also equally love being able to feed ourselves on a regular basis), the many handbag selections available for winter 2016 mean that pulling-off that high-luxury look is not going to leave you penniless. Here, we have selected our two favorite expensive-looking bags for winter 2016.
The Dooney & Bourke Montecito Serena Drawstring Bag - $350
The smooth, creamy - looking leather of this minimalist bucket bag looks so deliciously covetable, it literally made us want to try to take a bite out of it as if it were a rare candy apple or a perfectly whipped cream. Roomy and pragmatic, this sporty, go-anywhere design will lend a quiet sophistication to anything you choose to wear it with.
The Fossil Sydney Satchel - $198
This mid-priced bag is truly a bargain hunter's dream bag. Drawing-upon the very popular double-handled satchel styles of the past few seasons, this amazing bag is one part Prada Saffiano tote, one part 3.1 Philip Lim Pashli satchel, and one part Louis Vuitton Alma satchel. This satchel is available in solid colors ranging from neutral to bright fuchsia as well as some limited edition patterns and color-blocking options. This elegant, understated, yet modern bag could very easily become your day to day favorite.