Cheap & Colorful Handbags for Spring (Under $50)

Colorful handbag featuring elephant pattern

Ready to toss your dark and dreary winter gear in favor of brighter, upbeat pieces? While you might feel like emptying your closet to make room for all-new stuff, your bank account might not support that strategy.

Alternatively, you could get a quick color boost by spending just $50 on a new purse. A bold, colorful handbag has a way of refreshing your whole wardrobe — you carry it with you everywhere and with every type of garment, after all. And when you rely on the bag to deliver a P.O.C. (pop of color), no one even notices the rest of your outfit anyway!

So take a moment to get inspired by these fun and affordable colorful handbags, all priced under $50 a piece.

Colorful Clutch Bags

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The clutch is a must-have for any formal or semi-formal event. Even so, there’s a place for a colorful version of this classy handbag. A bold red clutch paired with a grey gown, for example, would be stunning. Same goes for a patterned clutch with a simple, neutral dress.

Colorful Crossbody Bags

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Crossbody bags are your daily workhorse. They’re often best for casual, on-the-go occasions. That’s why you’ll see so many bold, over-the-top patterns in the crossbody style — you have more leeway to make a statement when the rest of your outfit consists of jeans and a t-shirt.

Colorful Tote Bags

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A tote bag for less than $50? You bet. These are mostly the printed canvas variety of tote, which give you a lot of bang for your buck. Take a colorful tote to the beach or use it as an upgraded gym bag or diaper bag!

Colorful Hobo Bags

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The hobo is the slouchy cousin of the tote, and it’s also ready to haul around all your necessities. The hobo does beat out the tote with a more secure enclosure — most styles have either a zipper or flap enclosure to keep your stuff from spilling out.

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    Catherine Brock

    As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine,, Refinery29, and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.

    Blog Comments

    That’s a hot handbag. I love the colors and the price is right

    I think bright bags for the spring is an absolute must for a fashionista! You make a great point when you say that one shouldn’t be scared to pair a bright bag with a bright ensemble. I personally like to use the color in the hand bag that is represented the least amount and revolve my outfit around that color to make it really pop and stand out in the handbag! For example, for this Banana Republic colorblock bag I would wear a dress or blouse in the peach color around the buckle to really make the color stand out.

    I am so glad that bright colors are in! Just got a colorful spring handbag and I am excited.

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