5 Tips on Choosing Your First Designer Handbag
Okay, so you’ve finally decided that now is the perfect time to treat yourself to one of the gorgeous leather purse/handbags that you’ve had your eye on for months now, only to find that you’re overwhelmed and are struggling to make your mind up about which to purchase.
Women’s designer purses and handbags come in a variety of shapes, sizes, materials, colours, and designs, so choosing one which is ideal for you is certainly not a quick process, especially considering the price.
While buying women’s designer purses and handbags can be intimidating and overwhelming, if you know what you’re looking for, the process can be a lot more straightforward and a lot more enjoyable.
To help you choose your dream designer handbags or women’s purses, here are some useful tips to make your first purchase much easier.
Choose The Right Size
One of the first things you should do when shopping for your dream handbag or purse is to decide upon the size.
As previously mentioned, bags and purses come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs, so it is down to you to decide which one to choose.
When it comes down to selecting a purse or handbag, consider the size of the bag you’re looking for, consider when you plan on wearing it, and consider how much care and maintenance the bag will require.
Women’s designer purses and handbags come in different sizes, so be sure to consider this when making your selection. Think about what you will be carrying in the bag and think about how much weight you want to be carrying.
If you know that you need to carry a lot of items, I.E makeup, phone, keys, charger cable, cosmetics, money etc, obviously a mini bag or clutch purse will be out of the question. On the flip side, if you know that you leave the house with the bare minimum, if you do like the look of a mini bag or small women’s purses, you can get away with going with a smaller bag that still appeals to you from an aesthetic standpoint.
Choose The Right Brand
The designer handbags and women’s designer purses market is very lucrative and as a result, is very competitive. While this is generally a good thing for the consumer, it does mean that there are a lot of brands to choose from.
When you’re on the market for a designer purse, make sure you buy from a reputable luxury manufacturer such as Salvi Earth.
Once you find a brand that you like the look of, take a look at some of their other products and see what other people are saying about them.
At the end of the day, if you are buying from a luxury brand such as Valentino Garavani, you know the quality is going to be immaculate, which is why it’s so important to find and choose the right brand in the first place.
Decide On A Budget
Luxury designer handbags and purses are made from the finest materials, the craftsmanship and attention to detail in each product is second to none, and you know that heaps of love, care, and attention went into making each product.
While all of the above is very important and hugely beneficial, it does mean that the price tag for luxury women’s designer purses is going to be up there.
Each person’s financial situation is different so we of course can’t tell you how much to spend on a purse or bag. What we will say, however, is never spend more than you can afford. A luxury purse or bag is there to bring you happiness and joy so the last thing you want is to be worrying about being able to afford it or getting yourself into debt.
Choose The Finest Quality Leather
When choosing your dream purse or handbag, it all comes down to the material. Of course, different products are made from different materials, but more often than not you’ll find that the material in question is leather.
When you’re spending so much money on a designer purse or handbag, you of course want to ensure that the product lasts a long time and looks its best, which is why top-quality leather is so vital.
Typically, luxury designer products are made from different types of leather including:
- Caviar leather
- Suede leather
- Crocodile skin leather
- Lambskin leather
Poor quality leather will crack and wear down after a few uses whereas, with care and attention, top-quality finest quality leather will last much longer and will look much better.
When choosing your purse or bag, providing it is indeed leather, make sure it’s made from full-grain genuine leather of the finest quality.
Consider Its Purpose
Another very important consideration when shopping for a new purse/bag is its purpose.
When you buy the bag/purse, are you looking for one that you will wear and use on a daily basis, or would it be a treat to be used on special occasions only?
If you plan on using the bag on a daily basis and perhaps taking it to work with you, or when out and about, you’re going to want a bag that is durable and versatile, but that also goes with a variety of different outfits, including casual ones.
On the other side of the coin, if you’re going all out for a smart event such as a wedding or an awards ceremony, you’ll want a bag that is more upmarket. If the bag/purse is for a formal event, make sure you either already have your outfit planned so you can ensure that bag/purse goes with your outfit, or make sure that you style your outfit so that it goes with your bag.