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#nylongirlproblems: finding the perfect purse

tote in style without breaking the bank.

by rachael wang

Got fashion questions? We've got answers. Welcome to #nylongirlproblems, where every week our Market Director Rachael Wang answers your most pressing style quandaries. Need help? Tweet us your issues using the hashtag #nylongirlproblems, then check back to see what she says. Yes, it's that easy. You're so welcome.

The Question:

Where can I find a cute purse to wear everyday that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?

The Answer:

I'm really into my

Baggu basic tote in mahogany

right now. It's light, comes in great colors and the minimal design is just right. Here are some other great options all under $250. 

Coach Classic Janices Legacy Bag -- $248

Zara Structured Leather Tote -- $179

Melie Bianco Satchel Handbag with Removable Strap -- $59.99

Cambridge Satchel Company 11 Inch Satchel -- $180

Cath Kidston Floral Bag -- $42

Milly Crossbody Bag -- $169.60

River Island Black Tassel Bag -- $80

Baggu Drawstring Purse -- $140

French Connection Rucksack -- $98

Vince Camuto Janet Drawstring Purse -- $178