I’m so excited about my latest purchase—my new Marc Jacobs tote bag! I’m sure it’s 100% authentic, but I was a bit worried when I first ordered it. After all, it was half the price of a real one and seemed too good to be true. As soon as I received it, I could tell there was nothing fishy going on here—it felt, looked and smelled just like the real thing.
This isn’t the first time I’ve considered buying a designer bag, but it’s certainly the first time I acted on it. Now, I can’t stop carrying it everywhere. It’s perfect for shopping trips and working days—it’s big enough for all my stuff, but looks so elegant and stylish. Plus, it has these great handles that don’t hurt my shoulder when I’m carrying it around for too long.
What’s more, it matches with almost everything in my closet. A black bag always comes in handy; you can basically wear it with anything and it will always look good. And it’s one of those replica bags that gives a finishing touch to any outfit.
The Only downside? Everyone I know keeps asking me where I got it, and I can’t help but feel a bit smug when I tell them it’s a Marc Jacobs tote and that I only paid half the price!
The best advice I can give to anyone looking to buy a designer bag on a budget is to always do your research beforehand. You must double check the provenance and quality of the site you are buying from to ensure they are selling the real deal. There are some online stores that specialize in selling fake bags designer bags, and the best way to avoid them is by always looking for reviews before making a purchase.
This experience has truly been a learning curve for me: never assume anything and always do your research. Luckily, this Marc Jacobs bag was the real deal, and I’m one happy customer!
Having said that, it doesn’t hurt to add a little bit of personality to your bag; something that doesn’t necessarily cost lots of money. Why not add some personalized keychains, or a gorgeous pearl shoulder strap? Those simple embellishments can make all the difference.
Nowadays, I’m all about accessorizing my bag with different materials. There’s gold, leather, silver to choose from, plus you can even find some fun, kitschy options! Don’t be scared to experiment and make your bag unique—it’s totally worth it.
Next up? I’m on the hunt for a designer wallet to complement the look. I’m finding out that when it comes to designer pieces, it’s always a good idea to mix and match but always in the same colour palette.
When shopping for designer items, it’s always important to know the basics. Timeless pieces, such as the classic Louis Vuitton Neverfull, will never go out of style and will always remain in fashion. They are also more resistant to wear and tear, so you can be sure they will last you years.
Not to mention, timeless pieces will never go out of fashion, so if you’re looking to make an investment, it’s best to buy something that’s classic and versatile. I’m yet to buy my wallet but I already know it has to be black, just like my tote bag.
One thing I’ve learned over the years is that I don’t have to spend a fortune to get designer pieces. Sure, you could splurge on a well-known brand, but you can also find cheaper options with the same quality. I usually do my research online and look for coupons or discounts to get a better deal.
Lastly, be aware of the materials used in the product. Most designer items are made of high-quality leathers, canvases and other materials, so you can always check the composition to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth.
All in all, there are a lot of do’s and don’ts when it comes to purchasing designer items. But with just a bit of caution and research you can make sure you get the real thing.