Secondhand stores, thrift shops, and the Salvation Army are all great places to look for handbags. These stores can often be hit or miss meaning sometimes you may not find any bags that suit your style, but every so often you might come across one that you fall in love with. And because these handbags are all used (some gently, some not so gently), it's most likely you will be able to get them cheap. Definitely check out as many of these stores as possible and dig around through the clothing and accessories. Stores like New England's Second Time Around will buy sellers old handbags from them and re-sell them to the public at a fairly low price. Check for these type of consignment stores in your area. They often carry very high end brands like Louise Vuitton and Prada.