If there is one question that I always hear when it comes to purses it’s, “What should my first designer bag be?”
There are so many ways to answer this question. But I think the bottom line is this, your first high end bag should be something that you absolutely love. Probably a purse that you’ve eyed for months or even years. You have likely saved for sometime to get your first “high end” bag, or maybe you’re celebrating a special occasion in your life. Either way, it’s something you want to have forever, or at least for a good while.
These my suggestions for your first purchase:
1) Quality. Choose a bag that is made of a material that won’t wear down after a lot of use. Being that it’s your first bag, you’ll be so excited that you probably won’t want to use any of your old bags. Pick leather or something that will last. That being said, avoid denim, fabric, PVC, and anything that might wear out easily.
2) Size. Choose a bag that is not too big, and not too small. This makes your transition from day to night easier than with a small clutch or a large tote.
3) Budget. Keep to your budget. There is no point in having a bag that you can’t take anywhere because you’re broke. Even if you’re tempted to get something else, go in with a plan and stick to it.
4) Value. Expensive does not mean quality. Research various bags, and see what others experienced when it comes to how well they’ve lasted. The purse/brand may be just a fad and you shouldn’t waste your money on something that isn’t worth it. A great resource is the purse forum/purseblog.com, where thousands of purse lovers will give you great advice!
5) Color. Neutrals are best. Stick to a neutral purse and can be worn frequently. The purse should be versatile and not something that can only be worn occasionally.
My top choice for a first designer handbag would be the Louis Vuitton Speedy.
I know it’s very popular, but there is definitely good reason for that. It’s a great transition purse, has exceptional quality, and is lightweight. I have found that even when I stuff it, it surprisingly does not feel heavy.
What was your first designer purse, or what do you want your first high end purse to be?