Deciding to take the plunge and invest in a designer bag is kind of a big deal, as far as fashion purchases go. And whether it’s your first one or your fifteenth, it’s still pretty thrilling. That said, there’s a lot to take into account when making such a significant purchase, and if you want it to be one you can wear for years to come, the purchase carries even more weight.
Since I live in a city that’s devoid of many places to purchase a designer bag in person, the majority of my bag purchases have been made online. For that reason, I’ve really honed my bag-shopping skills and have a list of things I look for when considering a bag. I’ve found that there are certain aspects of a handbag that may not initially come to mind but that you may find cumbersome once you’ve lived with it for awhile.
Below, I’ve compiled my shortlist of bag-buying mistakes that are surprisingly easy to make so perhaps they can help to inform your next bag purchase. Read on for the list and to shop designer bags that definitely aren’t mistakes in my book.