Style & Design

5 Reasons 2019 Is The Year You Buy A Designer Handbag

By Sophie Oddo - 08 Nov 2018

If you’re reading this, you’re looking for an excuse to justify turning that dream handbag of yours into a reality. 

Good news is, so are we. So we’ve got five flawless reasons you should stop dreaming and make 2019 the year you invest in the handbag you’ve always wanted. Repeat after us: versatility, durability, practicality. Oh, and style.

#1 Cost Per Wear

You’ve heard it all before but if you’re here, it means you’ve forgotten the age old shopping formula. If you buy a designer handbag that’s versatile and practical (as you should), you are able to use it with almost any outfit, for any occasion, on any day.

So that means whether you’re spending a few hundred dollars, or a few thousand, the cost per wear is a fraction of what you purchased. As opposed to the $800 dress you thought you needed for that wedding but have only been game enough to wear once. We know we’re not alone.

#2 Invest In Quality

Much like a couch or a bed, it’s essential to invest in quality. There’s a reason that all your previous handbags have lost their shape, peeled their lining, or the stitching has flown away. It’s because you didn’t invest in quality material and a brand that’s going to serve you for years to come (and whittle down that cost per wear too).

You don’t have to clear out your savings to ensure quality. Look for all the basics like stitching, material and lining. If you’re a modern day Mary Poppins, do yourself a favour and check you have the adequate number of internal compartments as well.

#3 Complete Any Outfit

In the words of handbag mogul Michael Kors, “Accessories are the exclamation mark of a woman’s outfit.” No one wants an ensemble that’s not packing a punch, so it’s best you invest in the perfect exclamation mark.

So if you’re ever not digging your look, just add your designer handbag in the mix to take the outfit from zero to 100. The best part is, your wallet can take a rest from buying more clothes to supplement your wardrobe while your new bag does the hard yards.

#4 It’s Time To Downsize

The era of fast fashion is turning and it’s about time we stopped cycling through fashion pieces in a bid to keep up with the relentless pace of trends. Think of your handbag as an investment to last for years to come, not as a flavour of the month. Taking this approach not only means your wallets get a break, but so does our beloved planet earth.

Lowering your handbag consumption is easy, trust us. Ensure you purchase your with the three ‘ilitys’ in mind; durability, versatility and practicality and you’ll find yourself with less clutter and more closet space.

#5 Because How Can You Resist These?

Sometimes you just need to treat yourself, and after a long hard 2018, there’s no time like the new year to give in to your temptations.

So we thought we’d serve you up some of our favourite designer bags available right now.

For The Fashionista

Cainster Bag, Zimmermann
Price: $350
Available for purchase at Zimmermann, QueensPlaza

Saddle Belt Bag, Zimmermann
Price: $395
Available for purchase at Zimmermann, QueensPlaza

Mascot Round Crossbody, Tommy Hilfiger
Price: $349
Available for purchase at David Jones, QueensPlaza

For The Minimalist

Metropolis, Furla
Price: $699
Available for purchase at Furla, QueensPlaza

Cometa, Furla
Price: $709
Available for purchase at Furla, QueensPlaza

Polished Pebble Camera Bag, Coach
Price: $450
Available for purchase at David Jones, QueensPlaza

For The Colour Lover

Mesozoic Garden Cross Body Bag, Gorman
Price: $119
Available for purchase at Gorman, QueensPlaza

Blaze Suede Clutch, Gorman
Price: $109
Available for purchase at Gorman, QueensPlaza

For The Big Spender

J’adior Calf Skin Clutch, Dior
Price: $2,250
Available for purchase at Dior, QueensPlaza

Saddle Calf Skin Bag, Dior
Price: $3,050
Available for purchase at Dior, QueensPlaza

Editor's Note: This article was produced in partnership with QueensPlaza. To find out more about who we work with (and why!), read our editorial policy here.

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