A designer bag is a huge investment. These bags can set you back thousands of dollars. Many women collect these bags because they love status symbols. If money is not an object and you want to purchase a designer bag how do you choose the right one.
The choices are overwhelming and it can make choosing a designer bag very intimidating. First you have to put in a lot of time looking at different bags. A department store usually has collections from top designers. You’ll be surprised at the types, colors, and numbers of bags out there. Setting a budget is a good idea to limit the numbers of bags you’ll be looking at. More important things to consider when buying an expensive bag are quality, style and size. The style should be timeless so that you can enjoy wearing it for many years and the size should be in proportion to your body. The material (leather) and workmanship should be high quality.
Our accessories are an extension of us and complete our look. A simple style bag in a neutral color, without a lot of embellishments and hardware, are the best investments.
What is the most coveted handbag?
Probably the most coveted handbag in the world is the Birkin Bag by Hermès. It was designed in 1984 for the British film actress, Jane Birkin. The Birkin bag is a wedge-shaped, flat-bottomed bag made by a single craftsman, who spends 18 to 25 hours making it. The Hermès Birkin bag is larger and considered less-formal than the Kelly Bag. Hermès artisans can only make about five Birkins a week. Ttraditionally the Birkin was made out of brown crocodile but now available in many luscious colors. It is the iconic symbol of fashion, luxury and wealth. Recently a crocodle Hermès Birkin bag with diamonds sold at auction for $222,000.
What handbag colors are most versatile?
The handbag colors that are the most versatile are brown and black. These colors should go with your basic wardrobe neutral color. For example if one of these colors: black, brown, grey or navy is your wardrobe neutral a black leather bag will work. If your wardrobe neutral is gray, brown or beige a brown leather bag will work. If you can only afford one or two handbags look for simple style bags without embellishments like logos, fringe, a lot of metal trim etc. A classic handbag is an investment so purchase the best quality that you can afford. If you are looking for a colorful purse to ramp up an outfit or add a POP of color any solid color (red, orange, yellow, green, or metallic) are options. A colored handbag will work with any neutrals and also work with some colorful clothing. When selecting a handbag be sure it is large enough to hold everything you need to carry with you.