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Why Designer Handbags are Worth the Extra Investment

Some people would say that designer handbags are not worth the extra money. However, there are many people who feel the opposite. Designer handbags are, in most cases, always worth the investment, especially if you have the right designer bag and you care for your handbag the way you should.

In caring for your handbag, you want to make sure that you do not allow it to ‘outlast’ its season, and when you do put it away for the season you should make sure it is clean and free of dirt and debris. A good conditioner should be used on your handbag once you have cleaned it with a mild cleanser made specifically for that purpose. Finally, you should encase your handbag in something meant to keep it dry and unexposed to the elements. So long as you are taking proper care of your handbag, you should be able to protect your investment.

Buying a designer handbag can be an investment. Depending on what type of material you are purchasing and who the designer is, it can cost you anywhere from five hundred to well over a thousand dollars for a designer bag. Some handbags are in the five thousand dollar range! Certainly, with a price tag like this you will want to know that you are making the right decision buying such a hefty item.

The designer’s name and label is a reason in and of itself. People pay top dollar for a Versace or Gucci bag is because that particular designer is synonymous with quality. For example, you will never find a Versace or Gucci handbag that does not have impeccable lines and perfect stitching. Not only is the stitching beautifully done, but it is done in such a way that guarantees there will be no frays, pulls, or coming undone of the handiwork.

The materials used will be the finest quality, with leather generally from Italy or France. There will never be any dark spots, blemishes, or parts of the leather that seem discolored or in some way shaded differently than the other parts of the bag. The leather should be extremely soft and pliable, yet it will also hold up and stay in its originally strong condition for years to come. One other consideration is the metals that are used. Even if the handle is not metal, chances are there will be metal clasps at the very least on your handbag. If you go with a designer handbag, you can make certain these are also of the finest quality.

A designer handbag is a welcome accessory to almost any outfit, and is more easily transferrable than some other handbags. This makes it a better investment than your ‘average purse’, because it is interchangeable with casual jeans and the fanciest of dresses. Especially if you happen to have a black designer handbag that is not too large, this type of bag can be so versatile and you will get the most mileage out of this bag.

Another reason you want a designer handbag is that it generally comes with a warranty and you can register your specific handbag. This is because each one is specially made, and the designers stand behind their product. Since it is not mass produced or sold at stores like Target or other inexpensive, huge market places, you can rest assured that your bag will get the special attention it deserves right from the very beginning.

Your handbag will also get the attention it deserves just by virtue of the fact that you are carrying such a thing of beauty on your arm or shoulder. Let’s face it, the real reason we want to invest in designer handbags is because of the way they look! First and foremost, it’s all about the looks. You can ‘get away with’ a lot more in a handbag if it is made by a noted designer than you can if it is made by your average Joe. You can wear a brighter, more dazzling or bolder bag than you would be able to if it didn’t bear that special designer’s name.

It helps, of course, if you have recently seen your bag being carried by someone in the rich and famous circle or walking down the red carpet with your bag on her arm. Many times, this alone will cause someone to make that investment but this should not be reason enough for you. The truth of the matter is these bags are worth it because of the time, care, quality and style that true top designers bring to the table. If you can afford a designer handbag, it is well worth the extra investment. You will be sure to enjoy it for years to come.

Megan Hazel is a freelance writer who writes about a variety of topics including celebrities and fashion, often discussing specific items for women such as designer handbags. http://www.joannhuth.com

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