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Copy celebrity style with these affordable designer bags

They don't have to cost an arm and a leg.
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We all want to dress like our favourite stars, whether that’s Bella Hadid or Kim Kardashian, but affording a celebrity’s designer wardrobe is just about impossible for the average person.

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Fortunately, there are ways to incorporate A-lister’s designer pieces – or styles that look just like them – into your own wardrobe without putting yourself into debt.

Affordable designer bags are becoming more and more accessible for the average woman and they’re the perfect investment piece that can elevate just about any outfit.

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Whether it’s a timeless black Coach clutch or a more unique style from Love Moschino, a favourite of Gigi and Bella Hadid, these designer accessories will help you up your fashion game and they’re surprisingly affordable… if you know where to look.

The best way to get your hands on iconic designer items without the insane price tags is to shop second hand.

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Chic designer bags like this can go for hundreds or thousands of dollars. (Credit: Getty)

Not only is it a more sustainable way to stay fashion-forward, buying preloved designer items can save you more than 50 per cent of the regular retail price, depending on the style.

If you’re on the hunt for second hand designer bags in Australia, eBay is a great place to start with dedicated sections for a number of big-name brands.

Plus, the site offers an authenticity guarantee on many of its preloved items, so you know you’re not getting ripped off.

Shop some of the most iconic designer handbag brands preloved on eBay below:

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You can find styles like Kendall Jenner’s favourite Prada bag for cheap when buying second hand. (Credit: Getty)

Of course, we can’t always shop second hand and sometimes it’s hard to find the exact style you’re looking for preloved.

That’s when you’ll want to go bargain hunting on sites like The Iconic and The Outnet, which carry a range of designer styles for a discounted price.

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Keep an eye out for sales to snap up bags from brands like Michael Kors, Coach, Moschino, DKNY and many more at 50, 60 and sometimes even 70 per cent off.

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite affordable designer bags below so you can look like an A-lister without the wild price tag.

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Ginny metallic woven leather crossbody, $569, Michael Kors

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Coach soft pebble leather bag, $345 (usually $575), THE ICONIC 

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Oroton Maine medium tote, $263.20 (usually $479), THE ICONIC

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Nanushka Vegan croc-effect leather shoulder bag, $240 (usually $588), The Outnet

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Love Moschino white quilted shoulder bag, $168 (usually $280), The Outnet

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STAUD Tommy tiny beaded shoulder bag, $276.16, Net-A-Porter

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Acne Jade mesh-panel shoulder bag, $120 (usually $235), The Outnet

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Devon small canvas bucket bag, $299 (was $599), Michael Kors 

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Coach cross-grain leather Wyn wristlet, $237 (usually $395), THE ICONIC 

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Armani Exchange top handle bag, $203 (usually $290), THE ICONIC 

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DKNY red faux leather shoulder bag, $104 (usually $202), The Outnet

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By Far pink Rachel snake-effect shoulder bag, $160 (usually $437), The Outnet

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