There are many expensive hobbies, but most of them, in general, require disposable income to get the necessary materials and tools that you need. For example, if you like watercolor painting, you need good watercolor paper, good water colors, and good brushes, and while you can watercolor with cheap materials, really nice watercolor paints can sell for upwards of 20 dollars a tube, and if you paint a lot, it really adds up.
But no one would ever say that spending money on good tools and materials is a waste of money if painting is something you truly love. Painting is a fine art, and a beautiful watercolor is a treasure worth the time and money put into it.
The question of designer handbags, however, is slightly more fraught. For many people, the idea of dropping upwards of a thousand dollars on a bag can seem like an absurd expense reserved only for the super-wealthy.
However, investing in a good bag is much the same as investing in good brushes and paints. For the modern woman (or man! Rock on if that’s your thing, fellas), a good bag is a staple of daily life. Nearly all women carry some sort of bagaround all day to tote our essentials, and no outfit is really complete without one.
A smartphone, wallet, notebook, and a little makeup are the tools of the modern woman, and it’s a known fact that women who wear makeup and dress well are more likely to be promoted. A good bag is a part of that sense of confidence that lets women achieve in male dominated environments.
On top of that, a beautiful handbag is a joy to hold, can be a major mood-booster, and improve your quality of life. So, with all that in mind, this blog post will outline some of the best facets of designer handbags, because, like it or not, sometimes more really is more.
One of the most touted benefits of owning a designer handbag is that they’re just made better than other bags. The rise of flash fashion at low costs (think Forever21 and H&M) has made trends and style experimentation more accessible to more people, and that’s great! But with that, the quality of fashion pieces has dramatically declined in the last decade.
Quick clothes simply aren’t meant to stick around as long as high quality items, and there’s simply no way around the fact that high quality things require more expensive materials and better construction, often by hand.
In no industry is this more true than in the world of designer handbags. While you pay more for a brand name (there’s no dodging that one), the bags themselves are designed with generous warranties and intended to last for years and years. You won’t have to replace it.
The market of secondhand designer bags speaks to the volume of long lasting bags that have endured from decades past, whereas you very rarely see trendy bags priced quite inexpensively on the vintage market. This is simply because they don’t exist. Because they stick around, you can sell them later.
Designer handbags earn their keep in the form of their resale value. Designer handbags age well, not only because the durability of the bags themselves will stand up to the decades of use when handled with good care, but also because vintage bags are a commodity and there’s a demand for the classic styles that good designers produce.
The third criteria that makes owning a designer handbag so special is harder to quantify: a nice handbag makes you feel confident and put together.
A good quality piece that is timeless, well made, and beautiful gives your look and attitude a leg up that is achievable only though outfitting yourself with an item that is really, truly, special. Designer handbags are beautiful and quality, and that reflects itself in the attitude of a person lucky enough to carry one.
A nice handbag is the final and most essential piece of any wardrobe, in that it carries the most important things in your life and allows you to move through your hectic world with grace and style. Many people don’t give a lot of credence to this philosophy, but, if fashion is at all important to you, owning a beautiful thing can really turn a day around.
That improvement in quality of life is nothing to scoff at, so go ahead and invest in a good bag and take good care of it, and it will treat you right for decades to come.