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Until they start making women’s clothes with functional pockets, the ladies in your life are going to be needing handbags. Whether you’re looking for functional space or trendy statements this Black Friday, Amazon has you covered with great sales, many over 50 percent off.
Purses are ideal gifts for the holiday season because they make great presents for ages 12 to 112 and it’s basically impossible to have too many purses. Virtually no one is going to receive a handbag and think, “Oh, I have enough purses already.” That’s just not a thing. You always need new options to match new outfits and the styles change each season.
That said, there’s no reason these have to be gifts, so if you’re here shopping for yourself, you can spoil yourself at half the cost.
If you aren’t up on the trends from New York Fashion Week and are shopping for someone who might be–let’s run down some of the biggest trends for the winter of 2017 to 2018.
Chain shoulder straps. I’d say the biggest trend this season is the chain strap. Big and flashy or thin and matte, metal straps are the look to go for.
Tassels give even the sleekest bag a carefree, beatnik feel to them. You’ll be seeing tassels and even fringe, on lots bags this year.
Metallics and bling.
Everyone loves being shiny right? This coming year, keep an eye out for metallic fabrics and sequins accents.
Forget plain black or tan purses. Look for embroidery, appliques, graphics, and bold geometric patterns.
Looking for more great deals and gift suggestions? Check out my guides to the Best Beauty Gifts for Christmas 2017, Best Christmas Gifts for Feminists, and Amazon Black Friday 2017 Deals: Gifts for Women.
I’ll be updating this post throughout the day to keep these deals current and accurate. These extreme sales go fast, so I’ll be glued to my screen (and my coffee mug) to keep you up to date.
Last Updated: 3:56 EST.
1. 45 Percent Off Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac Cross Body in Grey
Normally $136.50, this Black Friday deal can save you over $48. This velvet bag in a slate grey combines a few of the biggest trends right now with its clutch-like design and chain strap. It has small signature legs on the bottom of the bag that keep it elevated for a more elegant look that has the added benefit of keeping your bag clean when you need to set it down somewhere. The black chain strap is removable and has a strip of matching fabric where it sits on your shoulder for comfort and the closure of the front pocket is unique and eye-catching. Cross body bags are practical, comfortable, and look great with many different styles. It’s nine inches long and 6.25 inches tall, a prefect size for a mini bag.
A blue version is also available.
Price: $87.75 (45 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac Cross Body in Dark Cherry here.
2. 30 Percent Off Whiting & Davis Women’s Gold Quilted Tassel Bag
Save over $58 on this 30% off quilted purse, down from its everyday price of $195. Rocking bright metallic mesh, chain strap, and metal tassel, this mini bag is going to be very on trend this winter and the coming spring. Perfect as a statement bag, this purse will stand out in the crowd whether you’re dressing it down or dressing it up for a night on the town. The gold chain is long enough to wear as a cross body bag and the chain is removable (with hidden clasps) so you can use it as a clutch. This comes with a dust bag for storage.
Price: $136.50 (30 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Whiting & Davis Women’s Gold Quilted Tassel Bag here.
3. 55 Percent Off Rebecca Minkoff Women’s Isobel Phone Cross Body Bag in Acai
Originally 145, this leather cross body bag is on sale for 55% off for a savings of over $79. The Isobel may be small, but it holds the only thing you really need these days when leaving the house: your phone. The cross body strap is adjustable, not something you see a lot of with these chain accented shoulder straps so that’s a huge plus for me. The two leather tassels add some serious style while a magnetic closure and slim pocket on the back make for practical storage. At four inches wide and 6.5 inches tall, it’s a good size for your phone, ID, and credit card. What else do you need?
Price: $65.25 (55 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Rebecca Minkoff Women’s Isobel Phone Cross Body Bag in Acai here.
4. $60 Off Whiting & Davis Cage Minaudiere Clutch in Gunmetal
This purse is loud. Not in sound, but in design. If you’re shopping for someone who likes to be fashion forward, this is a purse for them. Originally $198, this chic clutch from Whiting & Davis has a textured metal case for a punk effect in contrast with a rounded design and high gloss of the slick crosshatching. It opens at the top with a push of a button and the interior is fabric-lined. Also hidden inside is a thin chain strap to convert the clutch into a cross body bag. This is another purse that you can dress up or down depending on the occasion. This look is straight off Fashion Week.
Price: $138.60 (30 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Whiting & Davis Cage Minaudiere Clutch here.
5. 30 Percent Off Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch in Floral
Save on this floral Leo Clutch originally priced at $75. This purse is a great example of the heavy graphic pattern trend that will be big this season and next season. These flowers are bright, stylized, and dense. It’s a true clutch so there’s no chain on this one and it’s significantly flatter than the others for easy carrying. Made out of quality leather, this clutch has a unique zipper trim around the edges that offsets the ultra-feminine. The closure is magnetic and opens to a pocket with six card slots. It measures at 7.5 inches long and 10.75 inches tall.
Price: $52.50 (30 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch in Floral here.
6. $173.54 Off Zac Posen Eartha Iconic Soft Top Handle Mini-Denim Handbag
While not specifically part of Amazon’s Black Friday deals, this is one of the best deals on purses available on Amazon at the moment. At 59 percent off the original price of $295, this is an eyebrow-raising sale. The mini bag is made of denim and extra soft calf leather for an interesting mix of textures. There’s a thick, comfortable upright handle as well as detachable leather and chain straps long enough to be worn as a cross body bag. Four bright brass colored feet on the bottom keep the purse upright and raised from whatever surface you’re putting it on. A high shine lock closure balances out the chain strap with this otherwise fairly neutral bag.
Price: $121.46 (59 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Zac Posen Eartha Iconic Soft Top Handle Mini-Denim Handbag here.
7. $134.75 Off Rebecca Minkoff Women’s Midnighter Medium Cross Body Bag
This real leather Rebecca Minkoff cross body combines a trendy chain strap and bright studs. Normally this bag goes for $245 so the Black Friday deal gets you over $134 off. You can definitely dress this up or down and it’s not so small it couldn’t function as an everyday bag. It has a back pocket magnetic closure, leather shoulder comfort strip, and the strap is removable to turn this into a cute clutch.
Price: $110.25 (55 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Rebecca Minkoff Women’s Love Cross Body Bag here.
8. $170.56 Off Kate Spade New York Women’s Stewart Street Little Joy Tote
Although not part of the official Amazon Black Friday deals, this sale is too good to not include. This small tote from Kate Spade New York was originally $328 and is currently on sale for 52 percent off. The bold colors and graphic stripes fit right in with the styles of the season. It’s made of cotton so it’s much lighter than leather bags–something I always appreciate as I have a tendency to try to bring my whole apartment with me in my purse. The leather shoulder strap is adjustable and there’s a zippered pocket that divides the inside of the bag into three sections for better organization.
Price: $157.44 (52 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Kate Spade New York Women’s Stewart Street Little Joy Tote here.
9. 30 percent Off Splendid Women’s Reversible Tote
If you like versatility and lots of space, you’ll love this Reversible Tote by Splendid. Any other day, this bag goes for $108 but Black Friday is taking over $32 off. The tote is faux leather and has an open interior of white and navy canvas stripes so you can either sport a brown leather tote or turn it inside out for a light, beachy white and navy tote. This is the largest bag on the list at 14.25 inches wide and 12.5 inches tall. You can fit a lot in here which I love. It’s available in this cognac color as well as in black. If this tote is a little big for you, the mini version of this bag, in cognac and black, is also on sale for 30 percent off this Black Friday.
Price: $75.60 (30 percent off MSRP)
Buy the Splendid Women’s Reversible Tote here.
10. $79.75 Off Rebecca Minkoff Women’s Biker Wallet on a Chain
The bright cornflower blue of this mini purse will not go unnoticed. At 55 percent off a normal price of $145, saving you over $79, this deal should turn a few heads too. This wallet-purse’s bold blue leather accented with shiny studs is a marriage of the practical with the trends of the season. It has that clutch design to it but the bright chain is offset by an adjustable leather strap that can be worn cross body. There’s one easy to reach pocket on the back and inside is a zippered pocket, eight card slots, and two cash slots. It also has an easy magnetic closure.
Price: $65.25 (55 percent off MSRP)