It’s way past your bedtime, you’re on your laptop, and the bag of your dreams is waiting for you in your shopping cart. But for some reason, you just can’t get yourself to click on the ‘Purchase now’ button... Sound familiar?
This oscillation between ‘it’s totally worth it’ and ‘this will cost as much as my rent’ is a dilemma many of us go through when looking to purchase a designer handbag.
Although spending your hard-earned money on a luxury purse may seem frivolous, investing in designer bags can actually save you a few thousand pounds in the long haul.
The quality elevates every look
First thing’s first, a designer handbag will make all the difference when looking for a much-needed glow up to your outfit. Whether you are dressed to impress or looking to feel more comfortable in what you are wearing, having a quality designer handbag will take your look to the next level.
A timelessFendi bag paired with blue jeans, a white t-shirt, some cute sneakers (or heels!) will upgrade your look tenfold.
Resale value and cost per wear
Fashion houses, such as Chanel and Hermès, design bags that only go up in value over time. In 2005, A Chanel Classic Flap Bagwould retail for £1,200. Fast-forward to 2021 and the same quilted leather handbag goes for no less than £3,575 when purchased brand new. This means that, much like buying property, designer handbags can be a profitable investment.
And even if you are not looking to part ways with your beloved handbag, think about the amount of money you will have saved over time by investing. Fast fashion ultimately needs to be replaced every couple of months, which is unnecessarily expensive, not to mention, far less sustainable.
So, next time you find yourself shopping online at 3 am, invest in yourself and buy that fabulous bag!