12 Best Bags Under $500 to Shop on Sale


These Nordstrom Designer Clearance Sale bags are too good to pass up.

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Although designer goods are usually priced high, if you know the best times to shop, you can often find the same styles at a much more affordable price.

That’s why the Nordstrom Designer Clearance Sale (store here in Canada, store here in the USA) is one of our favorite annual sales to score designer finds on a budget.

Included in the sale, you’ll find everything from jeans and dresses to shoes and accessories, all with up to 40% off.

Ahead, we’ve rounded up 12 of the best sale bags to buy in the Nordstrom Designer Clearance Sale – all under $500.

Strathberry S baguette bag in Loch printed Saffiano leather.  Image via Nordstrom.

Strathberry S baguette bag in Loch printed Saffiano leather. Image via Nordstrom.

A favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge, Strathberry’s stylish bags are a perfect addition to any handbag collection. This shoulder bag features a print inspired by Scottish landscapes in silver.

$550 $330 at Nordstrom Canada

Mansur Gavriel mini cloud leather clutch.  Image via Nordstrom.

Mansur Gavriel mini cloud leather clutch. Image via Nordstrom.

If you’ve been waiting to buy one of these trendy leather clutches, consider this your sign. The strawberry hue of this popular Mansur Gavriel bag is now 40% off, making it a total steal.

$459 $765 at Nordstrom Canada

Isabel Marant Darwen striped tote bag.  Image via Nordstrom.

Isabel Marant Darwen striped tote bag. Image via Nordstrom.

When you need extra space to carry your everyday essentials, this roomy tote is for you. A zipped interior pocket keeps your valuables safe while a large interior compartment offers room for everything else.

$282 $470 at Nordstrom Canada

Rosantica Alba medium crystal shoulder bag.  Image via Nordstrom.

Rosantica Alba medium crystal shoulder bag. Image via Nordstrom.

On your next night out, opt for this shimmering, all-crystal embellished shoulder bag. A gold chain shoulder strap adds the finishing touch to this glamorous choice for summer.

$403 $672 at Nordstrom Canada

Stand Studio Diya leather top handle bag.  Image via Nordstrom.

Stand Studio Diya leather top handle bag. Image via Nordstrom.

The mini bag trend is still going strong, and this chain shoulder bag is a standout pick for the season. The padded leather construction brings an added fun element to this design.

$357 $595 at Nordstrom Canada

JW Anderson Crochet Shopper.  Image via Nordstrom.

JW Anderson Crochet Shopper. Image via Nordstrom.

Bags don’t get much more summery than this woven tote that comes in two fun hues: green and orange. Pair it with a bikini and you’re ready for a day at the beach.

$330 $550 at Nordstrom Canada

Small Alexander McQueen Skull Faille shoulder bag.  Image via Nordstrom.

Small Alexander McQueen Skull Faille shoulder bag. Image via Nordstrom.

Adorned with McQueen’s signature skull detailing, this shoulder bag combines both an edgy and feminine aesthetic. This bag is also available in blue, red and coral for those who are not afraid to experiment with color.

$474 $790 at Nordstrom US

Small denim business logo tote in off-white.  Image via Nordstrom.

Small denim business logo tote in off-white. Image via Nordstrom.

Perfect for your next casual outing, this denim tote bag adds the finishing touch to any look. It features both shoulder straps and top handles for comfortable carrying.

$423 $705 at Nordstrom US

Strathberry Mini East/West crochet leather shoulder bag.  Image via Nordstrom.

Strathberry Mini East/West crochet leather shoulder bag. Image via Nordstrom.

Crochet trim brings a fresh twist to Strathberry’s classic East/West bag. A wide shoulder strap and carefully designed interior ensure this is a bag you’ll want to reach for time and time again.

$420 $700 in Nordstrom

Coperni Mailbox Cow Print Genuine Calf Hair Shoulder Bag.  Image via Nordstrom.

Coperni Mailbox Cow Print Genuine Calf Hair Shoulder Bag. Image via Nordstrom.

The playful cow print on this eye-catching bag is sure to stand out among the crowd. Its envelope-inspired design gives a structured, modern feel that will stand the test of time.

$428 $1,070 at Nordstrom US

Dauphinette stamp tote.  Image via Nordstrom.

Dauphinette stamp tote. Image via Nordstrom.

Collect and carry your own special treasures using this clear quilted tote that preserves a unique array of vintage stamps and real pressed flowers. Leather trim adds the finishing touch to this unique tote.

$315 $525 at Nordstrom US

Stella McCartney x Ed Curtis Shared 3 Logo card holder in faux leather.  Image via Nordstrom.

Stella McCartney x Ed Curtis Shared 3 Logo card holder in faux leather. Image via Nordstrom.

A hand-painted graffiti logo by London-based artist Ed Curtis elevates the look of this compact leatherette card holder with a handy shoulder strap.

$327 $545 in Nordstrom

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