Due to my growing midsection, looking at the coming fall fashion is slight depressing. But that doesn’t mean I have completely given up on shopping. Instead, I am trying to focus my energy on accessories. More specifically, I am on the hunt for haute handbags.
Sometimes people balk at the expense of bags. And not just those from top tier design labels. I understand this, because quality bags aren’t cheap. That being said, I think the price can be justified.
Well I am so glad you asked:
1) Quality Handbags have longer shelf lives. Don’t get me wrong. There are definite trends in the world of bags. Remember the satchel craze? That being said, handbag trends have much shorter cycles and even if you buy one at the peak of popularity, there is a good chance you’ll be able to carry it again after a few seasons- at which point you we feel vintage and not dated. Plus if you go for a bag that’s shape/detailing/etc. is iconic in its own right, you may be able to carry it for years and years without trend disruption. When you consider the amount of wear you can get out of a quality bag suddenly the cost-per-wear goes way down.
2) Good Handbags are built to last. This is good news- especially if you are planning to carry a bag for many years. Handbags need to be built to take a lot of abuse. Let’s be honest: we put too much in them, we carry them half-hazard and we place them in somewhat precarious locations. Do this with a poorly made bag and you’ll be lucky to make it through a season. So buying a bag with quality craftsmanship is key. After all, who wants to be out running a day full of errands only to have their shoulder strap snap?
3) Handbags can elevate any outfit. So you are wearing your uniform of jeans and a white button down or you have nothing to wear but you every day lbd. That’s okay! Add the right handbag and suddenly you are making a statement. Venturing outside of the basics? Don’t spend a fortune on a seasonal trend, but bump up the piece with the right bag. Mixing high and low pieces is a key style tactic and when you want to embrace fashion, but are doing so on a budget.
So tell me, what do you look for in a handbag?