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These Affordable Statement Handbags Will Last You Through 2018

#1: Mar Y Sol straw clutch, $105 (S$142), www.shopbop.com
With its fun, bohemian vibes, this is the season’s answer to the perfect clutch bag. #2: Rebecca Minkoff leather backpack, $245 (S$332), www.shopbop.com
Everyone needs a trusty and chic backpack just like this that can go with any outfit. We love the zips that accent the curved side pockets. #3: PU tote bag, $39.90, Zara
Clear bags have always been a bold statement, with all your belongings exposed to the discerning eyes of the public. And if you’re not one to be proud of that, you can always slip a stylish pouch (containing all your belongings) in, and that will do the trick. #4: Cult gaia bamboo tote, $209.47 (S$285), www.netaporter.com
We all know the deal with foldable bags, and this one here, the least assuming suspect, actually folds completely flat, which makes it the perfect travel accessory. #5: Aldo PU-blend crossbody bag, $83.30, www.robinsons.com.sg
We’re huge fans of the statement bow that absolutely takes centre stage on this compact colour block bag. #6: Aldo polyurethane crossbody bag, $49.50, www.robinsons.com.sg
Get ready for the resurgence of neon colours in fashion with this fun and quirky bag that is perfect for adding a pop of colour to outfits. #7: Rebecca Minkoff leather crossbody bag, $179, www.robinsons.com.sg
Complement a black look with this gorgeous shade of olive. #8: Mis Zapatos bag, $71, www.tangs.com
Need we say more? Artsy graphic print bags make great conversation starters everywhere you go. #9: Polyamide crossbody bag, $44, www.pomelofashion.com
Another super fun clear bag, but this one comes with a detachable coin pouch in the same rich shade of yellow. #10: Polyurethane crossbody bag, $64, www.pomelofashion.com
The ark structure this bag has is especially huge this Pre-Fall, and the bold colour it comes in is a huge plus. #11: Leather and pu handbag, $89.90, Zara
This versatile, earth brown city bag features interesting stitched detailing around the edges. #12: Polyester-blend handbag, $54.95, H&M
For a pop of colour, try this bright red, small handbag in sturdy imitation leather. #13: Pu bag, $89.90, Mango
This faux leather bag has two short handles with circle shaped holes for a modern and geometric vibe. #14: Leather handbag, $345, Massimo Dutti
Invest in quality with this leather handbag with knotted detail in a beautiful, deep garnet shade. #15: Pu tote bag, $49.90, Stradivarius
A classic black bag can never go wrong – this timeless, medium tote bag works for all occasions. #16: Pu tote bag, $69.90, Bershka
This elegant and functional tote bag is great for the office, but also effortless enough for the weekend. #17: Pu tote bag, $45.90, Pull & Bear
Sometimes we just want a roomy bag that is big enough to fit all of our stuff, and this nude one is ideal. #18: Leather cross body bag, $249, Topshop
This premium leather cross body bag has a slight vintage feel with its camel tones and suede flap.   Main image: Showbit.com