3 Tips For Investing in a Designer Handbag

So, how did you pick out that Dior?

In one of my most recent posts, one of my readers asked me why I chose to buy a certain Gucci handbag. Since then, I've noticed that a lot of you have been wanting to know why I choose certain bags and what are the key tips to know when investing in a designer handbag.  Well, you've asked and I've listened! I have a major weakness for bags and shoes. Of course, it helps that I am able to rummage through my mother's amazing collection, but over the years I've been able to make some incredibly thoughtful purchases myself. With Instagram constantly feeding you new pieces to want and magazines telling you what's "in" and what's "out" it can be so hard to sort through the noise and make a good choice.  I've come up with the three most important things to keep in mind when investing in a designer handbag. Follow these three tips, and it will never lead you wrong - a guaranteed happy investment! 

Fashion blogger Shloka Narang of the The Silk Sneaker shares three important tips when investing in a designer handbag

Although a lot of my bags are classics (I have a mix of classics with seasonal adds!) I have a few bags that are totally out there. The Dior one I'm sporting above was a special birthday present - I love it because it's so unique!

The key words in this first question are for you. Every designer creates a bag that is both classic and seasonal. It might even be a classic shape with seasonal adjustments (Think Chanel - their classic quilted bag goes through a makeover with almost every season!). I highly recommend investing in a bag that is a classic, or in a classic shape. At the same time, if you feel like the seasonal piece is incredibly you, fits in perfectly with your personal style and you would really wear it every day, then go for it. But just ask yourself, will you still love it a year from now? Could you pass this bag down? 

This is a really important point. Although you might adore that Dior tote that went down the S/S 2018 runway (trust me, I loved it!) could you really match it with everything in your wardrobe? I prefer to invest in bags that match with everything. I think that's actually why I chose my Gucci Dionysus! Although the wasp motif on it is quite bold, it's a classic shape with classic and subtle colors. I can match it with virtually anything! If it is your first designer handbag, I suggest going for something neutral like a tan, brown, or black! These are colors you really can't go wrong in. Depending on your wardrobe, you could also try a blush pink! 

My blue Kelly came with me to fashion week - it matched with all of my day time outfits! I wear a lot of neutrals so I can make bright pops work!

Fashion blogger Shloka Narang of the The Silk Sneaker shares three important tips when investing in a designer handbag

It's my mum who has a love for Chanel which has clearly oozed into my closet a bit! The orange Lanvin is another great classic!

With Instagram taking up most of our free time, we are constantly exposed to a hundred different people telling us exactly what we should want and not want. So ask yourself, and answer honestly, do you really love that Louis Vuitton handbag, or do you only love it because you were told to do so by social media? Don't worry, we've all been there. I've bought so many clothes because I thought they looked so cute on Instagram but when it comes down to it, I realized I loved it because I was told to love it, not because I really did. Once I figured that out, I've been true to my personal style and it has never led me wrong. The same stands for investing in a designer handbag, you have to love it even when it's a season old and everyone else has a new one! 

These are some of my favorite handbags that I think are worth the investment at some point in your life! What are your favorites?

Fashion blogger Shloka Narang of the The Silk Sneaker shares three important tips when investing in a designer handbag

I hope these tips were helpful for you! Are you thinking of investing in a designer handbag? Feel free to ask me about it and I'm happy to answer any more questions for you guys in the comments below!

  • Dulce Partida

    Even though right now I can’t afford the designer bag I want. Your post is really helpful! Now I’m decided to go forward on saving and buy my dream bag! Happy Wednesday!

    Dul.

    • I’m so happy to hear that! I’m glad that you are still confident in your choice and I’m sure that the bag is gonna be amazing! which bag is your dream bag? x

  • I love this post! Great advice 🙂

    Xx,

    @WanderLustGirls
    http://www.thewanderlustgirls.com

  • Very good tips! And you are right that it has to match as many items in the wardrobe as possible.

    xoxo Corina
    http://unbouquetdamour.com/five-ways-happy/

  • I kind of really want your collection 😉

  • Great tips! 😀

    Daniel x

    The Daniel Originals | Instagram: danielpoonvignez

  • Sarah Denzer

    I love your post<3

    We wish you a lovely day.
    Kiss
    http://www.swisstwins.ch/

  • Such important questions to ask! Going to have to refer back to this when I make the investment in a designer bag!
    xx

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

  • Emilie Mckenzie

    Great post! Especially loved question three, because with the constant stream of Instagram images of the latest bags flooding our feeds, it’s easy to get caught up in a hype of what you think you should be wanting. I am definitely a classics girls, even though I have to confess I am currently obsessed with Gucci’s bolder motifs and colours! x

    http://www.mes-dames.com

    • I am so glad you resonate with what I said! Of course – it’s totally okay to be obsessed with that and also I love that they do it on classic shapes! It makes the bag more wearable simply because the shape is classic and you know they will do it again!

      x

  • Mes Voyages à Paris

    Nice tips darling!! great pics!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
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  • When it comes to investing in designer pieces, I like to splurge on handbags. Love your guide – so useful and practical.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Thank you jess! I totally agree – I think that accessories are always worht hte investment!

  • Wow these are all fabulous picks! I have to say that I am leaning towards the Puzzle bag because you can style it in so many different ways! What did you finally decide on?

    x

  • So true but now you can make sure you have one that you’ll love forever! x

  • laura franco

    great post! I did ask myself those 3 questions right before purchasing my DKNY black handbag, which I wear for almost everything! Office, dinner, family lunch, shopping, even peaceful demonstrations lately taking place in Barcelona! 🙂

    xx
    lau
    http://www.malibluemymind.com

    • That’s amazing Laura! I’m so glad to hear that and I’m so happy to hear that it’s serving you well! x

  • Those are great tips to follow when investing in designer pieces. I always try to follow the same rules and I think I did a pretty great choice with the Prada one. Now I’m just trying to figure out if I should get a JW Anderson one, hehe. Wishing you a great day. xx

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

  • As a bag addict myself, I just loved your tips! Also the visuals are so fun and just to die for 🙂