For those who covet them, the world of designer handbags can be a bit daunting. Dream as we may, many of us will never be either willing or able to shell out $5,000 for a classic Chanel flap bag, or even upwards of $2000+ for a timeless Prada tote. And, before I’m called out of touch, I realize there are also many people that could never even afford a $200 handbag… and still others simply not interested in spending that kind of money. However, there is an attainable area of these high-end designer bags for people that don’t necessarily have the means to spend thousands, but do have the desire and ability to splurge a reasonable (within the fashion world) amount on a designer bag that they’ll use for years to come. While still higher-end, I’ve intentionally excluded brands like Rebecca Minkoff, Kate Spade, Coach, and even Michael Kors from my selections. Yes, they all have bags that are classic in styling and are high in quality, but they’ve become so mainstream that, at least for me, they don’t have the same luster of the bags I’ve picked here. I also kept my selections to bags that could be used for daily wear, no clutches or cross-bodys. If this is a splurge that’s to be utilized for years, it should be something that can be worn and loved day to day. With that distinction being made, I’ve compiled a selection of my favorite bags from over the past few years. These bags are a bit more exclusive and higher-end, but still at an attainable price for those of us that don’t fall into the 1%, yet still have the desire and ability to do a bit of saving to splurge on something top of the line. Or, perhaps just has a significant other looking for nice Christmas gift ideas…because diamonds are not always a girl’s best friend, as my husband learned early on!