Designer Purses – Are They Worth It?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

sarathemermaid :  Cute purse!!! I’ve never owned a “real luxury” bag (ie one that would cost more than a thousand), but I am super fond of Kate Spade, as well as some Michael Kors and Coach. I like quality leather but simply can’t bring myself to spend more than a thousand on a purse. We are starting to save up too for a home so that can ones first. When I shop for purses I tend to look for certain colors, silhouettes, and unique prints instead. I’ve been super into Loungefly lately due to my Disney/Star Wars obsession haha, and their purses only retail for ~$50. One day though….the dream is a Chanel! I’d much rather get jewelry though haha.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If you are invested in carrying something that is regarded as a symbol of status, then yes, I guess it would be worth it. For me, not really. If someone wants to gift me a Chanel classic maxi flap bag in black with silver hardware I won’t complain though.

I tend to carry bags that are hardy and classic, but don’t go over the $400- $500 mark. My current faves are Modalu Pippa bags, and they aren’t badly priced at all, I have one that is three years old and looks new. 

I like your bag, well done on snagging a bargain!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I guess compared to that $1000+ bag, my neutral toned, all weather leather Dooney bag isn’t the same level of designer 😂 I love my Dooney and probably won’t ever carry another brand. It’s my first designer bag and the quality just impresses the hell out of me

Post # 7
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392 posts
Helper bee

I don’t have any super expensive 1k and over bags. I think the most I ever paid for a bag was 600 and I’ve gotten a lot of years out of it. It’s lasted me a lot longer than bags that I’ve paid 100-150 for. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

sarathemermaid :  I have two Pippas, one black, one brown. I get asked about them all the time, as they aren’t common where I live. As for finding bargains, it is the best. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

Depends what ‘worth it’ means. Really it’s just a way to lug all your crap around with you isn’t it so a bucket or plastic carrier bag would do the job. 

That said I do like my designer bags. I’m a mulberry fan and have several mini lilys, a baby del ray and a few others. My LV Groomsmen has proven to be a brilliant everyday shopper/workbag to put laptop in too/likely to be a useful nappy bag soon. 

That said, I buy a lot secondhand and keep all paperwork etc. I’ve recently sold a few that I wasn’t using much and sold them for at least what I paid. So in that way they aren’t a bad investment as I’ve got use out of them and still come away with the money. 

 

sarathemermaid :  a Tods is a good classic bag. I’m surprised you’re not loving the quality. I have some Tods shoes and definitely notice the difference. Where did you get yours from?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

If you have the splurge money for it, yes. If not, no. I don’t really regard them in higher quality (duration, etc). The main purpose is to make you feel nice. I personally would never spend more on $300 for a purse, but I think that’s even a pretty big amount. My purses get beat up fast. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I can not justify spending more than $150 on a purse, and actually even spending $100 is tough for me to do. I don’t see the point. I like Fossil bags, which can be found on sale at Macy’s pretty regularly.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - historical mansion

In my opinion, no, it’s not worth it. I buy purses at Target, Kohls or TJ Maxx and never spend more than like $30 and they are good enough for me! They wear out and I buy a new one. 

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t think that one needs to spend 1k+ for a quality handbag.  I have a leather Rebecca Minkoff hobo that I spent less than $200 on and that thing is a work horse that I take on vacations and beat up.  It gets tossed around, stuffed in suitcases, rained on, and still great condition.  I also have a small collection of around 1k purses that I do take better care of, so they last a long time as well (I’ve had some as long 10-15 years now that still are in excellent condition).  I don’t think they are “worth it” as in quality bags can be found a lot less than 1k, but I have a thing for them so it is for me. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I don’t carry a purse, ever. So for me to invest in one is silly. However, some designer fashion will increase in value. Also depends on how much you use it. If you spend $600 on a purse and use it daily for 2 years it was less than $1 a day. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Is there a difference in the quality/workmanship of a $50-$100 bag vs a $300-400 bag? Absolutely. Is the difference as apparent between a $300 bag and a $1000 bag? No. Once you get about a certain price point you’re paying for the brand, prestige, etc. 

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