Picking the Perfect Handbag
When it comes to handbags, there are so many options that it seems very daunting at times, so here are some tips to help in selecting the perfect handbag.
First, decide on a style that works best for you – a satchel, crossbody, tote or hobo.
Satchels are perfect for those of you who want something small and hand-held (most do come with a shoulder strap so that you are not limited to just holding the bag) with a stiffer body to stay upright.
Crossbody bags are great for long-time wear as the straps are longer to go across the body and provide more security for your bag and the contents.
Tote bags are ideal for carrying a lot of things and for anyone who wants a basic bag, generally with just one large compartment. Many tote bags come in firmer materials so that they stand on their own, similar to satchels.
Hobo bags are a wonderful option for those who want a bag that is large like a tote bag but pliable. Most hobo bags have one main compartment and many can be worn as a crossbody as well.
Once you have picked your perfect style, you will need to decide on the brand and/or price point that you are looking for. You can get any bag in wide range of price points, depending on whether you want an unbranded handbag, a name brand handbag or a luxury handbag.
In the world of unbranded handbags, you can get almost any style in price ranges from $10 to $100, depending on the materials. If you are looking to have multiple handbags to go with all of your different fashions, I would recommend unbranded faux-leather bags.
In the world of name brand handbags, the price ranges are going to be anywhere from $70 to $900 and include brands such as Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Coach and MCM. These bags are manufactured by big, mid-tier fashion houses and generally follow the styles that are popular in the Fashion Industry, so you are sure to be in fashion with these handbags.
In the world of luxury handbags, the prices range from $1,000 and up and include brands such as Prada, Saint Laurent, Celine and Gucci. These handbags are high-fashion and tend to change styles more quickly. These bags are also made in limited quantities so finding these brands at discounted prices is very difficult and the number of fraudulent bags in this world is tremendous. Purchasing these brands should be done with reputable retailers that work to verify authenticity of their products and if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is!