February 20, 2016 by Drafts & Crafts
Getting down on a sensitive subject, saving vs. splurging on designer handbags. Plus, the details of some awesome Chloe dupes.
If you follow along with me, than you probably know that I have a thing for designer handbags. I do believe if you are going to invest in an expensive wardrobe item, it should be a “stable” purse. For instance, a black, beige, cognac, or grey high-end bag is always a good investment that is worth saving for. You should be able to carry a staple bag for years AND it should go with most outfits you wear.
The thing with designer bags is there is quite a LARGE price range when you think about it. Purchasing a designer bag does not mean each bag was $500-$1000. The designers that I find most affordable and often have AWESOME sales are Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, and Coach. If you are patient, these designers bags do go on sale for around $200 and less. Great times to search for sales are the major holidays and long holiday weekends.
Now when you are talking prices of Chloe, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel, it is a whole different ball game. My beloved Chloe Drew bag (wearing a dupe) ranges anywhere from $1,200-$3,000. With a baby on the way, buying a home, and not having a 6-figure job, this purse is not AND will not be in the budget any time soon. If I wanted to save for years, the purse could be attainable, but once I saved $2,000 for a handbag, I could think of several other things that I would like to do with that amount of money…. home renovations, a family vacation, investing in a college fund for the baby, and so on.
With that being said, the above purse was a no brainer for me, SAVE!! I have linked 2 Chloe dupes that are under $100. This is the only dupe bag that I feel would be worth owning. It really does look very similar and at $30 you can’t go wrong! What are your thoughts on saving for designer bags? If you are looking to invest in a designer bag, do check out my favorite companies that I listed above: Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, and Coach. Do you have a favorite hand-bag designer?
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