Once I labored the company life, yearly through the time my bonus got here round (sigh…i miss that bonus), I’d go splurge on one very nice factor for me. One time it was diamond earrings, the following yr it was a luxurious bag and anytime I would like slightly insider data on whats the low down on which bag to buy- I flip to my buddy Esha (bear in mind her from the P&B Panel?) . 5 years later- this tiny human being has two youngsters on one arm and a pleasant luxurious purse on the following (All I can handle is an orange bar in a single hand and my cellphone within the different) . So I knew I needed to get her to spill the deets on what to search for in your first buy.
My First Luxurious Purse
Hello! I’m Esha & the primary luxurious purse I purchased for myself was manner again in 2008 (this nearly appears like an AA assembly – besides its an habit to baggage) . I did personal a few them earlier than this however they have been items from my household and a part of my wedding ceremony trousseau. It was a Gucci open tote bag with metallic bronze end, no zip however very spacious. I purchased it from the Gucci showroom in The Oberoi, New Delhi as a result of DLF Emporio hadn’t opened then. I nonetheless have it, it nonetheless is one in every of my on a regular basis baggage. Its in good situation; I can resell it however I preserve it for sentimental causes.
Right here’s what to bear in mind earlier than shopping for:
- Life-style – For those who work in a company surroundings then try to be on the lookout for a sturdy work bag like a tote bag from LV , Fendi or Gucci. However if you happen to don’t need an on a regular basis bag , you may decide for a night shoulder bag that you just’ll solely stick with it particular events. The workers at these shops is kind of useful. For those who inform them its your first buy they information you on whats most acceptable.
- Funds – Chanel and Dior baggage are on the upper finish (1 lac+) whereas Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, LV and Gucci have assortment within the vary 60okay – 1 lac. Do your analysis and ideally ask somebody who’s travelling to Europe to get one for you. I received a LV Neverfull from Paris for round 63okay.
- When to purchase (gross sales): In Delhi, DLF Emporio goes on sale within the first two weeks of December so if you happen to can wait go forward and purchase presently . Some shops by no means go on sale, however some do (Edit: Mehak right here now…I did this- i purchased my Fendi tote on sale for like45Ok , discounted down from 65Ok)
- Physique + Age – When you have a petite construct, buy a shoulder bag / cross physique bag as a substitute of an enormous tote. Ladies of their 20s choose totes that they’ll carry round in all places. Gucci, Fendi and LV are good choices to begin your assortment with as they’re youthful and stylish.
- Classics – Hold longevity in thoughts, strive and go for evergreen basic designs slightly than particular version baggage. Virtually talking, you’ll be utilizing them for a very long time (and spending a large quantity) so get one thing you gained’t develop out of or one which gained’t exit of pattern anytime quickly. Instance – Chanel Traditional Flap Bag.
- Materials & Colours – Lambskin, caviar leather-based, crocodile pores and skin are dearer and the extra inexpensive choice is Canvas baggage. Canvas is kind of sturdy and material. Suede baggage are very excessive upkeep so I wouldn’t suggest them. If you wish to get most use out of your first luxurious purse, attempt to get a color that matches most of your outfits. Each lady’s wardrobe has an underlying color. Decide a bag that matches this color. Or you might stick with black, brown and nude which are secure bets.
Luxurious purses have wonderful high quality and might final simply for 10-15 years (if you happen to deal with them properly). Storage is essential. At all times, all the time, all the time retailer them within the mud baggage you get throughout buy. Hold the stuffing in place as properly. I’ve had mine for about 10-11 years and none of them present any indicators of damage and tear.
After sale providers
If something occurs to the of the bag, you may go to their official retailer to have it repaired / changed (no further cost). In the event that they ship it again to their manufacturing unit it might take up-to three months so that you can get it again however its completed with utmost professionalism. Having stated that, if the bag is worn down resulting from negligence / carelessness, they won’t provide this service.
Skilled Purse Care
I’ve personally availed the providers of The Shoe Men in GK II to get my purses refurbished. They do an honest job.
Good marketplace for Pre-loved baggage
There’s an enormous marketplace for pre-loved luxurious purses supplied they’re in good situation. Louis Vuitton and Gucci have a excessive resale worth. For instance, the LV Neverfull was for $600 in 2009 and now it retails for $1200. At the moment there are plenty of web sites / apps on the market like Couture Confidential that assist bag homeowners promote their baggage.
My Prime 7 Luxurious Purses
(1) Chanel Flap Bag in Black (Medium) – I’ve it within the caviar leather-based end + gold and it’ll by no means exit of fashion. In truth its worth retains rising yearly!
(2) Dior Diorama in metallic gold – It’s a protracted chain bag that can be utilized as a cross physique in addition to a shoulder bag. Nice for formal outings.
(three) Dior bag in nude leather-based + gold – It has a button up closure.
(four) Chloe Drew bag in Nude Pink – Nice for a pleasant girly lunch or semi formal outings.
(5) LV Saint Michel – Medium measurement cross physique bag of their signature monogram canvas physique and black epi leather-based flap. Its the newest Summer season 2017 launch.
(6) LV Damier Canvas Trevi PM bag – Very spacious, nice for journey and taking my youngsters to highschool. LV Completely and Fendi Mia chain bag – For while you need to carry your world with you.
(7) Jimmy Choo Sweet clutch – Within the Champagne color which is a gorgeous silver gold. Good night bag and choice as a primary designer buy.