This is going to be a photo-heavy post but I thought I would mention some less well-known bag brands that I like.
Some of these are more pricey, others are mid-level. For great bags I would recommend having a look at Debenhams (particularly Designers at Debenhams) for great lower priced bags by famous designers. Other of my favourite haunts for good quality bags that don’t make your wallet scream for mercy are RedDirect, ASOS, Zara and Accessorise. Karen Millen also does nice mid-price handbags. If you want to go up a little in price without entering the high-altitude zone, Marc by Marc Jacobs does investment classics at a much lower price than his main line.