The following is a guest post from one of our favorite shopping destinations, Decadestwo.

These days, the handbag you carry is just as important as what you keep inside of it. A beautiful bag isn’t simply arm candy—it can transform the entire look and feel of your outfit. But the search for the right bag can feel like Mission Impossible—especially when you’re trying to locate a trendy-yet-timeless tote that costs less than your mortgage payment. That’s why we’ve selected a few that are unique, yet can withstand fashion’s whims from season to season. Take this Lanvin cognac suede handbag priced at $660 (center). It’s very haute, constructed of rich, supple suede, but the fringe adds just a touch of hippie to the mix.  Or this YSL Muse, priced at $825 (left). The combination of chic plaid canvas and black matte leather take this oversize tote from the beach to the bar in no time at all. Lastly, it goes without saying that every girl needs a Bottega Veneta bag. Featuring Bottega’s signature hand-woven butter soft leather, this bag, priced at $450 (right), has a triangle pattern that riffs on the classic.  For further information or to purchase, please contact lizzy@decadestwo.com.