So, you've saved your pennies and you're ready to buy your first designer bag, it doesn't come around often. Unless you've got a superb job or you've got a disposable income - if not then it's a pretty big decision with what you'll be wearing around your arm. I know a lot of my followers are 17-28 years old, and not everyone can just drop 2k on a bag every day. So here are my top five tips to think about before buying your bag!
Firstly, Don't feel awkward or ashamed to go into a luxury store to try on a bag you like. Write down each bag you desire and then go into the store and try them on all on, try them on as much as you like! Take photos, save them, and go through them later and figure out which one you have your heart set on.
Secondly, buy something that's going to be timeless. My first luxury bag was my mini Marmont Gucci. It's small, the leather is buttery soft and I have no regrets of buying it.
My second purchase was a pink Gucci bag, and at the time I thought it was a big costly regret. Although colourful bags are beautiful, you might get upset like I did that colour transfer can happen. You'll have to be extremely delicate and precious with your bag, and that's not the person I am. I want to wear my bags every day without worry. Thankfully I was able to get a credit note due to another leather error in the bag and bought this classic padlock bag instead.
Thirdly, make sure the bag suits you. It's ok to buy the smaller bag, the other might be $200 difference and a little bit bigger, but if it doesn't suit you or sit correctly on you, you'll be unhappy. You want at least a good 5 or more years out of your bag, you don't want it to be locked away and forgotten!
Fourthly think about where you'd wear the bag, is it an event/occasion bag, or are you after an everyday bag?
And lastly, wear that bag proud, you deserve it and don't let anyone tell you otherwise
Till next time Foxes.