When it comes to buying designer bags, the “what looks good must be good” rule does not apply. There are too many factors to be taken into consideration before you go ahead and make the purchase. You need to make sure that you get your money’s worth. Keep in mind that designer handbags can cost you quite a bit, especially if you want to buy handbags made by the Tier-1 brands. Here are some tips to get you started on buying designer bags.
1. Make your buy from an authentic source
The biggest and yet the most basic hurdle when you decide to buy a handbag is choosing the right handbag from the many fake women’s designer handbags. Imitation bags exist on the shelves, especially in online stores. Minute differences between real and fake handbags are hard to spot, especially if you’re a new buyer. You should know that there are tons of people out there trying to fraud you by selling you fake handbags. To prevent this, first, try using the internet to only browse through a catalog of handbags. If you find a wholesale seller, you may want to check prices. It will give you an idea of the reductions in price that are available. If you are making an online purchase, check the seller’s authenticity guarantee and return policy. However, it is always better to buy from authentic retail stores if you want to be absolutely safe. Plan to pay at or near full retail prices.
2. Research well before buying your bag
Going directly to the store to look for handbags or not seeing enough of them before choosing one can lead to loss of money! You must realize that in the excitement of looking for a new bag, almost all designer bags would seem to appeal to you. After a while of seeing various catalogues of bags on various websites or in various stores, rationality kicks in and you usually take a while to assess which option is better. Therefore, it is advisable to do some preliminary research before buying the bag.
3. Take a friend with you while you shop
Sometimes, other people can tell us better about our own physical appearance. As long as the person accompanying you is not a control freak, he or she would respect your opinion and subtly chip in with their own frank, intelligent and helpful opinion. No doubt, it is a great idea to take someone along with you while you shop! Apart from these factors, you should make sure that the designer bag you choose goes with your personality and above all, fits your budget.