I’ve gone through a few designer bags in the last few years.
It all started with a Louis Vuitton Monogram Pouchette, gifted to me by my darling Aunt in the late 90s. Then it moved on to a Burberry obsession a year after that and then it was the beginning of the Luella-loving era. With a pink Luella Gisele, a ivory Chloe Paddington, a black Luella Stevie, then my current bag of the moment a whiskey Chloe Edith.
And to think it all started with a small LV Monogram Pouchette.
But I need to talk myself out of this “need” for a new designer bag, because let’s face it; the Chloe Edith is only about 3 months young. So I guess I should start my 4 step program to get out of my ‘must buy’ rut.
Helen’s 4 step program to talk yourself out of buying a new designer bag
1. If Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton or Nicole Richie is snapped carrying it…
I need to wipe it off my ‘must have’ list quick smart. I don’t want to run the risk of the bag (a) hitting the over-rated ranks, (2) being copied, or (3) just seen to death. For the price I’m willing to pay, I want a bag that people will adore but not be sick of looking at.
2. Will get be “so last season” in 3 months?
Brands are releasing designer bags in different colours, leathers, and materials. When it starts to come in more than 2 different styles (think of the Chloe Paddington and the Paddington satchel, Paddington hobo, mini Paddington, Paddington clutch, and Paddington shopper to name just a few) it could be time to pick another bag. As they say, too many cooks in the kitchen is never a good thing. Or something like that.
3. Monitor eBay listings and see how hot they are.
If there are too many listings someone must be making copies of it already. Ask yourself if you really want the bag after all…
4. What else can you buy?
If you’re willing to spend over US$1,000 on a bag, you could just as well pay for a vacation somewhere fabulous? Airfares are really cheap these days and wouldn’t it be nice to go on a weekend trip instead?
Well I hope this helps someone out there, because I think I want a Chloe Bay bag in tan/caramel. Now who do I know will be in Europe soonâ€¦
This post was inspired by How To Girl, a hilarious satirical blog.