Stumped for a Valentine's present? Start your search with this list of totes, satchels and shoulder bags. Image Credit: Unsplash/Tamara Bellis

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, you might be thinking of your partner, sister or mum who has a penchant for timeless handbags. Gift them the chance to update their bag collection with new designer pieces for wherever they're headed this year - whether travel, casual outings or black-tie events.

Amazon has some stunning handbags by well-known designer brands currently on sale, which our list helps you take advantage of. Between offbeat, experimental silhouettes and classy totes, there are a lot of trending variety to choose from.

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Get up to 40 per cent off on select watches, jewellery and handbags ahead of Valentine's Day, on Amazon.

We picked out the best Valentine's Day deals on bags from the likes of Coach, Guess, DKNY and more – see which piece flatters your loved one the most. Make sure to shop with a Prime subscription so that the bag will arrive well ahead of the occasion.

1. Best Overall: Coach Soft Tabby Shoulder Bag

Check out this amazing deal on Coach's Soft Tabby shoulder bag, an iconic reimagining of the brand's 1970s design. Just as the name suggests, it's a little less structured and more relaxed, looking exceptionally classy for everyday wear. The smooth leather bag has a snap closure that's finished with Coach's signature 'C' hardware, as well as zip pockets inside and out. The wearer gets to style it as a short shoulder bag or wear it crossbody with the detachable 54.5cm-drop straps. According to reviews, it arrives with a dust bag, so it's ready for wrapping and gifting.

Bonus: Buy with 0% instalments and pay Dh108.42 for 12 months with select banks. 

2. Best Leather Tote: Frye Melissa Tote

Practical totes are currently all the rage, and they come in all silhouettes and colours to suit people with different tastes. If your recipient needs a roomy handbag that's trendy as much as sophisticated, your best bet is the handcrafted Melissa Tote by Fyre. Thanks to its pull-up leather construction, the bag is meant to look better with age, which means it will survive busy office days and packed airport commutes flawlessly. It's also the perfect size for a weekend getaway. The Melissa Tote, which retails at Dh1,000 and up, has been gifted multiple times, as reviews tell, mostly wrapped for mums and spouses who have several things to carry daily. Due to the authentic leather and antique hardware, however, the bag can get heavy.

Bonus: Buy with 0% instalments and pay Dh61.17 for 12 months with select banks.

3. Best Shoulder Bag: Guess Noelle Saffiano Shoulder Bag

You can never go wrong with a classic shoulder bag, one that fits snugly under the shoulder and elevates every jeans and white t-shirt pairing. The Noelle Saffiano bag by Guess keeps it simple with a small logo triangle on the front and a single exterior zip pocket on the back. The top zip opening curves ever so slightly, keeping in line with the crescent-shape trend. It usually retails at Dh500, so this is a fantastic deal at the current price. Do note that the outer shell is faux leather, and there are no crossbody straps included.

4. Best Casual Tote: Lacoste Concept Small Zip Tote Bag

It's not too bulky or too petite - meet Lacoste's small tote bag that makes carrying daily essentials a breeze without cramping anyone's style. With the exterior made from PVC, the tote is lightweight and sporty, featuring Lacoste's embroidered crocodile on the front. The single main compartment has an interior pocket. The bag can be hoisted over the shoulder or held in the hands by the stiff, long handles that always remain upright. Reviewers love that they get to wipe down the exterior after use to keep it clean. Even during rain, the contents inside managed to stay dry, they add.

5. Best Travel Bag: DKNY Women's Elissa N/S Crossbody

If they're looking for an easy travelling companion, this is it. DKNY's Elissa North/South crossbody bag, which sells for over Dh500, lets travellers wander about with minimal baggage, restricting contents to a mobile phone, keys and cards only. It’s covered in pebbled leather, featuring a secure magnetic closure and the brand's logo charm hanging from the flap. Reviewers confirm that the bag just about fits their phones and a cardholder, so outings should be planned accordingly. They say that it even comes in handy for weddings where you only need a few belongings.

6. Best Hobo Bag: The Sak Sequoia Leather Hobo

Sequoia Hobo looks like a gold vintage find, except it's brand new and in mint condition. This bag by The Sak is made from premium leather with antique brass-tone hardware. It has a single shoulder strap that lends the bag the perfect 'slouch' that's been trending on social media lately. There's plenty of room and pockets to stash away books, a small laptop, lunch and any other everyday essentials. A detachable keychain fob on the main compartment zip is adorned with the brand's signature charms, so your recipient can add their own. Buyers call it a must-have wardrobe staple, with those who've had it for over six years vouching for how well it's held out. Again, it retails at Dh700 and up, so snap it up before stocks run out.

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