Target red satchel bagI have a confession to make. I'm somewhat of a handbag snob -- but in the sense that I just can't seem to justify shelling out a ton of cash for something that is going to wind up with crushed crayons and goldfish crackers in the bottom of it.

Yes, I'm saying I refuse to carry anything but cheap bags (at least until my kid turns 18 or whatever). That being said, you would not believe how many people think the red satchel bag I currently carry around is designer -- and they're simply floored when I tell them it cost $34.99 and I bought it at Target.

Like seriously -- people look at me like I have two heads when I tell them it didn't cost a fortune.

And then they want to kick themselves for spending so much on purses when there is really no need to. Check out these photos to see six stylish handbags under $35 that will fool even the toughest critics.

To see even more fashionable yet affordable bags, head on over to The Prowl for some colorful, fun purses to choose from!

 

 

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