There’s no doubt that designer handbags are one of the highest value fashion investments out there. Think about it – if you divide the total cost by the number of times you use it, other items of clothing just can’t even compare.
However most women don’t have the money to buy designer every season – nor is it advisable to do so. I’m a firm believer in investing in timeless pieces that will hold their value or give you a good bang for your buck, but only if it will stand the test of time.
Kitschy slogans? Fringe detailing? Bold embellishments? While they may be top trends, the novelty factor is sky high – which means they’re likely to be stuffed under the bed within a season or two. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t carry this season’s trends on your arm – just stick to buying it on the high street!
Just because it’s a fraction of the cost, doesn’t mean it has to look like it. There are plenty of brands that offer great quality with a much more affordable price tag, just because they don’t carry the designer label. In fact, you’d be surprised by how many brands are made in the very same factories with VERY different prices tags.
If you a fashionable piece of arm candy this season, here are my top picks for designer details that won’t blow the budget…
Fringe is MEGA this season. Go for an oversized shoulder bag.
The Polka-Dotted Bucket Bag
These bucket bags add an extra edge to the classic design with metallic hardware.