Designer bags are beautiful things, and really fun to shop for and own, however, they are also one of the most expensive things we tend to add to our wardrobes, and so it can feel really important to make the right decision when investing in a new one. Whether this is the first time you have splashed out on a luxury bag or you are just looking to add a new bag to your collection – perhaps for the new season or to fill a different role in your rotation (for instance, an evening bag for special occasions, or a roomy day bag that you can fit your laptop in for work), having some tips in mind to help you pick the one to buy can help.
Here are a few things to consider:
Don’t Go Too Trendy
One of the good things about classic bags from highly sought-after designers is, that while there may be new designs and collections released all the time, you never really have to worry about the bag that you own going out of fashion. However, there are some bag trends that come and go, and if you buy a bag in an unusual colour or shape just because it is hot this season, or go for something bold that tends to go in and out of fashion like animal print, then you do run the risk of having a bag that will look very dated a year from now.
If one of your aims when choosing your new bag is to be able to get years of use out of it then it is always best to go for something chic and timeless, for instance, the elegant Sac du Jour day bags in the Saint Laurent bags collection at SSENSE. The collection of ladies bags by Saint Laurent stocked at SSENSE actually includes a lot of modern classics, and SSENSE is a great place to browse, compare and buy high-end bags online.
Put Practicality Before Looks
That’s not to say that a bag shouldn’t look amazing, but when you are spending a lot of money on it, you do need to actually be the bag you choose of the kind you need. If you fall in love with a small bag but really need to be able to carry your tablet around most of the time, then you’ll be causing yourself frustrations down the line by not choosing a bag that better suits your needs.
Consider How You’ll Take Care of It
Some bags need more care and maintenance to stay looking their best than others. If you walk outside a lot, then you probably don’t want suede, for example, which can very easily become disfigured if it gets rained on. If you choose leather or other materials that can be protected with special treatments, do this, and always follow any care instructions that come with your new bag carefully.
These are a few things you should have in mind when you are trying to choose from all of the gorgeous designer bags out there!