There is no doubt that the right handbag or bag can complete your outfit and give you the look you want.
The right handbag or clutch can make all the difference as to whether you look classy,chic, elegant, trendy, fun, sassy and more. The wrong bag will make you look and feel uncomfortable. So how do you go about finding ‘that’ perfect bag?
Don’t rush out at the first opportunity, however tempting it may be and buy the first great looking designer bag that comes into view. Just because it’s a LV, Chanel or Dior and beautiful, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the one for you.
Read and remember these simple rules and then go and get your perfect bag.
1. Decide your budget.
You need to decide on how much you want to or can spend on your gorgeous new bag. Stick to your budget and buy the best bag you can for your money, it can be the real deal designer luxury or designer inspired bag or Italian leather or whatever your budget allows.
2. Decide on size.
A large bag or hobo that looks great on a tall model may make you look insignificant and even hide you. As much as you love a bag, you wear it, don’t let it wear you. A great handbag or purse complements your look it doesn’t, or shouldn’t dominate it. Ask a friend or family member to help you. Take a selection of bags you already have (yours and those belonging to your friend) and try them for size. Be honest with yourself and listen to your companion as to what sort of size suits you best.
3 Decide on style and fabric.
Real leather, false leather or fabric? Do you want an intricate embroidered or printed bag? What kind of shape do you want? Again ask your friend to help on shape and what looks best, shoulder bag, handbag, hobo, tote style, which suits you more?
4. For what occasion do you need the bag?
For what occasion will you be using the bag? Is it a special occasion such as a wedding, every day, elegant, casual or evening? Decide on what you want to use the bag for.
What colour bag do you want? This is linked to the occasion and also the season that you’ll be wearing the bag.
6. Designer luxury bag yes or no?
Designer luxury bag or purse, designer fake or inspired, that beautiful Italian designed bag. Do you want a bag with a well known name like LV, YSL, Jimmy Choo, Miu Miu? If your budget doesn’t run to the real thing, try a designer inspired. There are also some beautiful superb quality bags which haven’t got that designer name but are stunning in both design and workmanship.
Now that you have your plan of action and a budget, you are ready to shop! Where do you go?
There are of course many, many shops and out-lets in cities and suburbs but you can find more bargain bags and shop from the comfort of your own home on the internet.
When buying on the net, a good site will have photos of their handbags, as well as details on it’s construction. A good online shopping site will also have a returns policy, just in case.
You can get a great authentic designer luxury bag online for sometimes up to 60% off the recommended retail price or RRP.
How do the internet retailers keep their prices so low? Simple, they cut out the middle men. The more stages from manufacturer to shop means more price increases.
What about the high street bag shops and handbag stores? Yes you can get some great handbag and purse bargains at outlets or if you are patient, you can wait for the sales. The big rule here is DON’T IMPULSE BUY. The shop or store assistants can often be very persuasive. If the assistant says you look great, fine but that’s his or her job. They want to make the sale. You know what suits you, you’ve already decided. STICK TO THE PLAN. Buy something on impulse and you’ll regret it.
So finally, whether you’re a shoulder bag, or handbag girl, tote, hobo or backpack fan, follow the simple rules above to help you find your perfect purse / bag at the perfect price.