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To Bag Splurge or Save? That is the Question…

to bag splurge or save

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A designer bag carries the same things as a normal one does, but it also carries reputation and status. However, is that enough of a reason to spend 3 months worth of rent on a tote of leather with a little high-end insignia on it?

The Chanel Boy, the Givenchy Antigona, the Celine Nano; all of these names have one thing in common: they are an instant symbol of ‘chic’. Speaking about seeing the latest un-affordable accessory already puts you on a certain level of fashion know-how, and actually having one swinging from the crook of your arms puts you on a pedestal. Girls who know all about these bags but can’t afford them will look at you with envy, and girls with the same tote will eagerly try to decipher if yours is fake or not.

Purchasing one of these beauties has lifetime value; it is not just a purchase, it is an investment. But when we really stop to think about it, is this investment worth it? For the price of one Chanel purse, we can afford a wide variety of more affordable dresses, shoes and accessories. For the price one Louis Vuitton, we can pay the rent for two months.

It’s no doubt that status and popularity are important in today’s society, but buy a ‘big-buy’ bag because you actually find it beautiful, not just to gather fashionable friends and foes because of the vehicle you tote your things around in.

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