You have checked your bank account, counted your piggy bank savings and you finally want to take the plunge and buy your very first designer handbag.
Buying your first designer bag is not just making a purchase, it is investing in a piece that will transcend time. It is so important to choose the right designer handbag because it is like a milestone in your life.
Here are few tips and guideline so you can make the right choice.
1.Choose Your Favourite Designer
Narrow down your favourite designer or the bag that you have been eyeing for the longest of time. It can be Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes or any other brand. Study about the brands aesthetics, look at pictures of that bag from different angels on Pinterest so you get a better idea of the bag. Do as much research as possible. This will help you make up your mind.
2.Classic or Seasonal?
You might be tempted to buy a hot pink or an extravagant print handbag that your favourite celebrity was spotted flaunting. When buying your first designer bag opt for more classic ones. Reason being you can use the bag for a longer period of time and is not restricted to season or trends.
What will you be using the bag for? Work? Special occasion? This most practical decision to make before splurging for the bag. Given that you are spending a fortune for this bag I bet you want to use it every single day and for every occasion possible. Although one bag can’t do everything. Ideally I would suggest for a first luxury bag that can to take you to work and from work to lunch and then off course shopping and finally into the beginnings of your evening.
How much are you willing to spend? Make sure you choose your designer according to your budget to be less disappointed while browsing through. Stick to your budget. There is no reason to go into debt in order to have some shiny, new arm candy.
Always remember if you are looking at classics you would need to shell out more.
Choosing to buy from big designers like Chanel, Hermes and Louis Vuitton comes with its own perks. They hold higher resale value over others, over time. When deciding which bag to get, do study price trends. If the price for the bag you have been want has been dropping over the last few years, perhaps its not the best investment. When buying bag it is an investment so you should consider its resell value. Classic have a better resale value than trendy ones.
6.New Or Pre loved?
This is a personal choice. I would recommend to opt for new one as its going to hold a sentimental value for you. If you do choose to buy pre loved make sure you are buying from a reputed site. The internet is filled with people wanting to rip you with knock offs. Do make sure your purchase comes with an authenticity card and receipt.
7.Where To Buy?
If you have the designer store in your city then definitely you should buy from the store. Buying a luxury item is not just about acquiring the item but merely the experience. If you are buying online make sure you read about the authenticity of the product before making the purchase.
If you are travelling or know someone travelling to Europe, you can ask them to buy for you as you can save quiet a bit from tax refunds. Compare prices before making the purchase.
Hope this information would be helpful before making your big purchase milestone. We would love to hear about you bag wish list or about your first designer bag.