Your Handbag is an Investment
I own a lot of bags. Close to 40 of them. The cheapest bag was free and the dearest was around the $350 mark so the last thing I want to do is be neglectful and destroy my bags through overuse or no care. I didn’t start with 40 odd bags tho, I started with one and built my collection up from there, and this one bag is where I learnt the value of looking after my bag and also choosing the right one. In my opinion it is important to look at the purchase of a bag as an investment. You want it to be visually pleasing, match majority if not all of your wardrobe and to be practical too. You’ll be using it nearly everyday so it also needs to last. Here is what you need to consider when you are making your investment choice.
1. The Purpose
2. Your Style
3. The Color
4. The Price Point
Check that it sits comfortably on your shoulder, does it slide up and down your arm easily? Does it bump or hit you in annoying places whilst you walk? Are the handles easy to grab when you pick the bag up? Do you need to be doing other things, such as picking kids up when you have the bag on? Does it have the versatility of a shoulder strap so your hands and arm don’t fall off at the elbow? Can you jog with the bag? (Chances are you will need too at some point, say late for an appointment, kids make a dash for it or it’s raining…) Can you wear this bag with ease?
When you head out to shop for your bag (or if your cruising online first) check all these factors before you lay down your hard earned money. Doing so will help you feel confident in your choice, as well as ensure versatility with your closet and that your bag gets worn.
What do you look for when bag shopping?
If you are ready to start investing your money in more than fashion, talk to a financial advisor such as Ascent Private Wealth.
Jac is a personal stylist based out of Canberra, Australia and is currently studying to be a make-up artist as well as working on the start of a clothing line.
She is creative, vibrant and enthusiastic and has a deep passion for boosting women’s confidence and self-esteem.
I try to keep my number of bags low so I look for a bag that will fit my daily needs and go with most of my wardrobe. I have 3 bags – black tote, tan tote & satchel.
Jac Lambert says
Sounds like you have chosen your bags well Tre! Great work, versatile choices indeed xx
I am always after the purpose and wearability. If it feels comfortable wearing and looks good on me and I have a budget for that bag, I’d most likely to buy it.
Jac Lambert says
Oh I love you Michelle, a woman willing to spend if it’s worth it. Great to hear xx