"Investing" In: Classic Handbags

 
It's no secret, one item we are A-OK to splurge on is a great bag. It's definitely my biggest shopping weakness, but I seriously can't get enough. Just when I think, "Okay, I'm done for a while," I'll spot another one I want to save up for next. I would rather splurge on a bag than shoes...simply because the wear on shoes is much harder than on a bag, and I think it's easier to buy shoes that LOOK expensive than it is with bags. Bags are easy to re-sell, and if you choose the right one, you can often get a lot of your money back (sometimes even more...but that's definitely rare). One question I get asked a lot is what is the best bag to splurge on? And I think that certainly depends on your style/personality. Here's a look at some of our favorite bags...
 Chloe 
 Celine 

If you are saving up to splurge on one bag, and one bag only...I think it is important to buy a classic that will hold it's value as well as it can, and look great forever (aka no trendy elements like studs). I also think if you are looking for one great bag, you need to go with black (for a leather bag), or a true classic (like the LV monogram). One great way to get a great bag without paying full price is to purchase from a second-hand store (so many great ones in NYC), or online shop like Fashionphile or Portero. I haven't purchased anything from one of these sites, but have friends who have - they are very reputable, and both offer returns if you are not 100% satisfied. I have my eye on this little mini...swoon! Here are a few bags that I think would be "worth the splurge" if you are looking to get your hands on a new bag...


9 comments:

  1. http://www.yoogiscloset.com is another great consignment site!

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  2. I have one classic bag, and its a celine. I love my precious bag. I make sure to keep it its dust bag and such. I don't wear it with dark colors because of transfer. I would love to have a Givenchy :D

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  4. hi ladies - is this the rose beige gucci soho disco bag??? I thought i wanted a red but this one is neutral and will be perfect for all seasons!

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  5. It's no secret, one item we to splurge on is a great bag. It's definitely my biggest shopping weakness, but I seriously can't get enough. Just when I think, "Okay, I'm done for a while," I'll spot another one I want to save up for next. I would rather splurge on a bag than shoes...simply because the wear on shoes is much harder than on a bag, and I think it's easier to buy shoes that LOOK expensive than it is with bags.creative investor

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  6. What a Handbags Home. I'm looking to replace the purse I bought last year. I love it but the handles fell apart. Thought they were leather, obviously not!

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