My collection of designer bags certainly did not appear overnight. In fact, it’s something that took a few years to build up. Before I acquired my first designer piece, I was always drawn to handbags and accessories. I found it so intriguing that a simple piece can transform your outfit, which is why I eventually took the plunge and invested in bags. I definitely consider myself lucky enough to have acquired some beautiful, luxurious pieces that make great additions to my wardrobe. As I mentioned on the blog before, I am inclined to designer bags because I know my money is being spent on a piece that is carefully crafted and made to last. If you’re ready to build your designer bag collection, I’ll be offering some tips on how you can do it without regret.
Begin with the Classics
My advice to all those who are just starting to acquire designer bags is to pay attention to the kind of bags you already use on a regular basis. Oftentimes, classic pieces like a tote, satchel, or a chain bag is best because they’re chic yet practical. A timeless, functional design ensures you will be able to wear it for years down the line. Sticking to neutral tones is also ideal so you can seamlessly incorporate it into every outfit.
Shop for the Best Deal
Once you have established the designer piece you want to invest in, it is time for the fun part – actually buying it! When I know the next designer piece I want to add to my collection, I like to browse the listings on eBay to see if I can get a great price on a pre-owned style. Given the fact that these are investment items, the price points are inevitably higher, but this also means the goods are made extremely well. Chances are, you can find a consigned version in really good condition on eBay for a fraction of the regular price. I have no qualms about buying used bags especially if I know they’re real.
In the past, I spoke about eBay’s Authenticate program for luxury accessories like designer handbags, jewelry, and watches. This means that any listing bearing the badge “authenticity verified” was screened by an expert team so you can be 100% sure you’re receiving a genuine piece.
Incorporate Trendy Pieces
Shopping for luxury pieces is a little different than your average trip to the local mall. However, once you have secured one or two timeless pieces, you can branch out into trendier and exclusive items that you have been coveting. No matter what the style is, designer brands tend to hold their value much more than others, primarily due to their label and level of quality. Although trendier pieces are used less, you can expect them to have a place in your wardrobe – and if you think it’s time to let it go, you could always re-list it on eBay!
I have quite a bit of classic designer bags in my wardrobe already, so this time, I opted for a patent leather Chanel tote (similar style here). I love the glossy look and fun texture it adds to a normal outfit.
I hope this was helpful for my readers who are just starting to embark on their designer journey. I highly encourage you to check eBay for that designer you have been eyeing because they carry all the latest trends and brands for your luxury needs.
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