Buying an Investment Bag should be anything but impulsive. There is so much to consider and a retail price for +800€ definitley needs some careful thinking!! It took me over a year to get my first investment bag, since I tried hard to choose very wisely. Here are 5 Tipps that will help you finding the perfect luxe bag:
KNOW YOUR PREFERENCES.
First of all you should consider whether you like to invest in an everyday bag or in something more special (like a unique clutchbag for special occassions). If you choose a bag that can be worn on a daily basis don’t forget to keep your preferences in mind: You like to wear shoulder bags 24/7? Go for a crossbody bag like my new Université Bag by Saint Laurent! Or do you need more space for all your shenanigans? Choose a roomy Tote or Bucket Bag instead…
COLOUR & MATERIAL.
When it comes to buying expensive pieces, I would always recommend a neutral colour! Opt for black, grey or nude because these are timeless colours and can be worn with anything. Step away from Suede, Silk or Canvas because these materials are really difficult to manage. Choose a classic leather bag instead – it will last for years!
FIND YOUR DESIGNER.
In my opinion the brand of the bag is quite relevant, because the design should reflect your aesthetics. Do you already own a pair of shoes/ a jacket from your favorite Designer? Then the bag will definitely fit into the rest of your wardrobe! For example I love bags from Saint Laurent, Céline and Givenchy because of their understated, timeless designs. That absolutely matches my style aesthetics. I think Fashion is all about sending a message and I showing your personality – so let your handbag underline that.
LESS IS MORE.
Keep the hardware to a minimum. A studded or crystal adorned bag maybe isn’t something you’ll like for the rest of your life. Keep it simple and timeless.
Once you’ve chosen the right bag for you, start searching for it! In my opinion a luxe bag doesn’t necessarily need to be brand new. Vestiaire Collective for example offers hundreds of pre-owned investment bags that are as good as new. I found my Chloé Faye Bag at Vestiaire in a mint condition for a fracture of the price and I absoltuely love it! Same with my „new“ Saint Laurent Bag: After a 6 months search I finally found it at Vestiaire. So keep looking, girls!
– In Collaboration with Vestiaire Collective –