With the many affordable brands on the market, I don’t broach this subject lightly, but in the spirit of fall shopping, I’m going there. When there’s something that I can get at Zara or the like that’s just as lovely as the $1k designer version (i.e. a black blazer), I absolutely will order the affordable version. But the thing that I’m always supportive of splurging on is a designer bag. If you take good care of it, it’ll last forever, and we’ve reported numerous times that many investment bags hold their value over time.
Early fall happens to be my favorite time of year to shop for a new bag, but it’s worth pointing out that I tend to gravitate toward versatile bags that can be worn year-round. It certainly makes the cost-per-wear lower. When it comes to handbags, I’m all about quality over quantity, and I choose my bags carefully. One of the ways in which I go about choosing them these days is, of course, Instagram.
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