Raise your hand if you regret buying a particular handbag!?!?!?
If you’re with me on this, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. That bag that just sits there in its dust bag, or that bag that you put next to your most popular handbag so it reminds you to use it next? You probably spent a good amount of your hard earned money on that item, yet you came to realize you actually don’t like the bag.
Too many times have I seen people purchase a bag at the store, go home, actually use it for a couple of days, and then store it away because they realized they made a huge mistake because the bag either:
1. Does NOT fit their style.
Meaning, they thought the bag was beautiful at the store and probably forced themselves that they could incorporate the bag into their wardrobe. However, you should never force yourself to think something!! A bag should be easy and bring joy, not stress you out.
2. Is Not Functional.
So your SA says you can fit a baby in the bag, but once you get home, you realize all your items can’t fit! Or, they pitch that there’s 16 card slots on a WOC, but do you really want to utilize those or still keep a wallet on hand?
3. Is Too Trendy.
I always recommend to stick with classic pieces when purchasing a more higher priced handbag. Trendy handbags may be highly desirable at one moment, but when you realize your clothes can’t fit your bag swag, then that bag will never see the light of day after that season. Also, your cost-per-wear is a lot higher than a classic bag you can use almost every day.
4. Not Researched.
I highly encourage you to do your research before you go out and buy a bag! Look up what kind of leathers it comes in, the different sizes, wear-and-tear of the bag, etc! You’ll get a better understanding of how the bag might perform under your possession. I don’t want you to go home and realize the lining of a bag is hard to care for and then store it away out of fear!
Do you agree?! I personally have purchased handbags that I regret. Of course, I don’t regret it 100% because at one point I thought it was a beautiful bag, and I can still appreciate its beauty. However, after actually using them for a while, I’ve come to realize that I probably could’ve done my research more or visualize the bag and see if it jived with my aesthetic a little better.
I really hope this helps you with your next handbag purchase. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them here and I’ll try to get back to you!