Of course we'd all like a $35,000 ostrich skin Birkin bag with pave diamonds by Hermes, but unless you're a billionaire heiress, it just might not be reasonable.
Alternatively, the best way to build your designer handbag collection as a teen is to begin small -- never compromise quality -- and work your way up as your level of success increases.
Here are our picks for the top 5 handbag designers for teens.
LeSportsac was founded in 1974 and revolutionized the world of accessories with it's line of nylon parachute luggage and handbags. These days, LeSportsac is the official bag of Fox's hit television show, 'The OC' and teams up with different designers like Gwen Stefani and Tokidoki, to create youthful Japanese streetwear-inspired handbags. Prices range from $88-160.
If you see Louis Vuitton in your future, then Dooney & Bourke is a great starting point for you! Dooney & Bourke dominates the "affordable luxury" niche market with product prices that range from $20-625. Celebrities that have officially endorsed this brand include Emma Roberts, Mischa Barton, Lindsay Lohan and Michelle Trachtenberg.
BCBGirls is the casual, more affordable little sister to designer Max Azria's famous midscale 'BCBG' line. BCBG is an acronym for the French saying "Bon Chic, Bon Genre' which in English, translates to "Good Style, Good Attitude". Prices range from $129-198.
"Betseyville by Betsey Johnson" handbags are designed with the free-spirited, over-the-top girly-girl in mind. Bags are adorned with crystal tiaras and feature prints such as florals, skulls and animal prints. Prices range from $48-395.
If you already own a Dooney and are looking for an instantly recognizable bag to add to your collection, this is the brand for you! Coach began as a family-owned business in 1941 and their leather goods often last over 15 years when cared for properly. Prices average around $300.