If you know anything about designer handbags, then you know you’re going to pay a nice chunk of change for a nice handbag. It’s most important to do your research and understand the value and whether or not the investment is worth you spending your money on. Often times, buyers are not as educated on the value the handbag will hold over time. If you’re in the market for a designer purse investment, you need to first understand the value they will hold. Do your research and know what you’re investing your money in.
Designer handbags were historically made for women, however, designers have tapped into men’s designs as that has become a large market for designers. These men collections have opened doors for designers to do more work and gain a different audience than the traditional women focused audience. Target audiences are important when designers are considering their collections. Certain collections will sell more or less in different geographical areas. This is important to understand as well when you’re deciding on purchasing a designer handbag. You may find the perfect bag for yourself, then realize it’s only available in another country or maybe a limited edition which the designer is only selling in a certain region. This is why knowing where the design originates is important to ensure you have access to actually purchase the perfect handbag you’re looking for.
Doing your research is one of the most critical tasks that should be done while looking for the perfect investment. You want to ensure you are completely knowledgeable about the product you’re purchasing. What is the history of the brand? Is it a new brand that is up and coming or has the brand been around for years with a rich history? Rather it’s a new brand or an existing brand, you need to understand its history and understand the designer’s vision. Learning about designers history can help you in your decision-making process. Most are open to sharing their vision and purpose as this is something they put a lot of time and effort into creating. Certain pieces may be created for a particular cause or purpose that may hold dear to your heart. All of these factors make a difference in your selection process with a large investment such as a designer handbag.
While there are plenty of bags that you can choose to invest in, the Louis Vuitton collection is one of the most popular collections known around the world. Louis Vuitton is one that has a rich history and background. It has been prominent in the designer fashion world for many years. This collection has been one of the fastest selling collections; with its signature designs that never go out of style. That’s one thing to remember about designer handbags. More times than not, the signature look holds the most value and tends to sell out the fastest. The signature design is one that makes the brand what it is. If you were to see the brand on the street, you would be able to immediately recognize it and be able to make out who the designer is. That is the beauty in a signature brand; its value is high and makes your investment worth it.
Designers are making their purses with more options these days. As signature bags will forever sale and hold their value, it is important to add flair to designs. This keeps consumers like you and I interested and the brand relevant. With the ever-changing fashion and design industry, designers are aware of the need to connect with all types of audiences. For examples: new Mom’s who are searching for diaper bags now have the option to select designer diaper bags, which you can imagine would cater to a large audience. Men are carrying backpacks and laptop bags to the office, this is a large market for designers as well. Handbags are not the only type of bags designers are in the business of creating. Designers have tapped into other sectors such as luggage travel sets, women’s and men’s accessories, accessories for handbags such chains, pendants and scarves, eyewear and even shoes. The options are endless when it comes to these designer brands.
High-end brands work hard to ensure their products cannot be duplicated or replicated for sale. As you know, there are tons of non-authentic suppliers, which are making money off replica or fake handbags. As a consumer who is interested in investing your money and time into a high-end designer, you need to understand how the bag is made and what makes it authentic. The best way to do this is to purchase directly from the designer itself. Most designers have online websites where most of their merchandise is for purchase. There are select designers that do not allow for online purchase. Having the option to only purchase the product directly from a certified store eliminates the idea that you may be purchasing a replica.
As you’re doing research, you will learn there are several different ways to spot a replica. Anything from the stitching, bar codes, labeling, and even color can determine rather or not you’re getting the real deal. If you’re purchasing from a reseller it is always important to do your research on the bag to ensure you’re not making a blind purchase; leaving you with a fake instead of the real deal. Designer handbag companies work hard to ensure their customers are receiving the best and most authentic pieces. Special edition or exclusive pieces are even more sought after because the return on investment can be greater within 5-10 years.
Find a collection or designer that sparks your interest. It can be difficult to narrow designers down as there are so many up and coming designers who are making fabulous handbags. If you’re looking for a more established brand, search for collections that have been in the business for a while. Once you’ve narrowed down your designer, this will allow you to focus your research specifically on what it is that you’re looking for in your next purchase. It may be color, size, shape and even the value the handbag holds. Check reviews and consult with a sales representative for the brand. Sales representatives are trained to answer and consult with customers who are interested in the business.
Know your price point and what you’re willing to pay. Again, this will be a large investment and you want to ensure you’re making the best decision for yourself. If you plan on wearing it for a while, make sure you have the proper tools to care for the handbag. Most designer handbags come with a dust bag to store it in. These dust bags are designed to preserve the bag and keep it from collecting scratches or scuffs. Most bags are made out of genuine leather and can easily be cared for. If you plan in re-selling your handbag in the future, it is imperative you take care of the handbag to the best of your ability. This will ensure your investment is worth it. Chances are you’re going to be pleased with your purchase if you’ve done extensive research and you’re committed to keeping the handbag in the best condition possible. This will allow you to get the maximum use out of your purchase.