Do you ever buy a purse that doesn’t break the bank, and you fall so in love with it, but after a few months, it falls apart? These lower-end purses are not made with as much care and detail as highen products and are made to only last so long. So rather than replacing your non-designer purse more than twice a year, maybe it’s time to invest?
We invest in our clothes so that what we wear isn’t fast fashion – so why not do the same with your purse? Designer bags can come in a range of prices, from reasonable, to those coveted bags that are a bit on the pricey side. With a designer bag, like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and more, yes, you are paying a bit for the name, but you are paying for so much more than that.
One thing you are definitely paying for is the quality. These bags are made with the best materials around – hence the higher price tag. Much more than that, they are made with love. Many designers hand make their products, rather than outsourcing to huge factories. There is so much more precision and care put into the creation of these designs that a machine just does not have. The higher end materials mean that after a few months of use, it won’t fall apart on you. It will stand the daily wear and tear that you will put your bag through.
Let’s not forget about how beautiful designer bags are. They can be basic, or a fun, unique design. If you want a piece to help you stand out – a designer bag is for you. Invest in a piece that is durable, but also super fashionable.
With all these reasons, why wouldn’t you want to invest in a bag made with love? If you have some money to spare, and you really want to treat yourself, pick your favourite designer and invest in a bag of your choosing. If the price is a factor, try going to a consignment store for a gently loved bag. Not only are you helping the environment by reducing waste, but you are also investing in a bag that may have only been used a few times before.
By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette