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A Guide to Buying Your First Luxury Bag

A lot of us have been dreaming of a Prada Tote, an LV Monogram handbag, a Chanel Purse, a pair of Louboutin Heels, or any other luxury brand bag or shoes. These items are luxurious and also serve as status symbols. Having these luxury items is not just a mere accessory but can also be an investment and a store of value. For some brands, the value increases over time depending on their scarcity and demand.

Splurging on your first high-end designer bag is a major moment in your sartorial life. Once you’ve decided to spend on an item, the next step is looking for which brand and style to purchase. To help you navigate this journey, we have compiled everything you need to know before selecting your very first luxury bag.

Choose a Classic

Some bags have their moment, some bags are seasonal. However, imagine having a bag you can still use 10, 20, 30 years from now. One you can hand down to a future offspring or a favorite niece is a good first choice for a bag. You can never go wrong with a classic bag!

Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 Monogram Canvas

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Chanel Large Classic Handbag in Grained Calfskin & Gold-Tone Metal Black

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Start with Something Small

Small bags are the best entry-level choices for purchasing your first luxury piece. Smaller bags are easy to match with your wardrobe and they are often more affordable than their larger versions. Small bags are versatile too and are easy to use.

Tory Burch Kira Camera Bag

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Gucci Soho Disco Leather Bag

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Be Practical

As much as possible, do not purchase a bag just because of its aesthetic value. Sometimes a bag may be beautiful, but is it functional? Ask yourself this question: Can I use this bag for a long time? Will it look good in many styles? Purchase a bag not just for its beauty but also for its purpose.

Women’s Hacker Small Handbag In Coated Canvas

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Women’s Classic Small City in Black

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Match your Bag and Brand to your Personality

Are you the type to carry a lot of things when going out? Or are you the type who prefers to carry little items? Know your own style and find the right bag that will suit your personality. Remember, your bag says a lot about your personality.

Dior Book Tote

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Medium Lady Dior Bag

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Stick to Your Budget

There will always be a nicer bag that will match your budget and your style. Be patient! Sticking to your budget is one of the most important things to do to assure sustainability.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Favorite PM Bag

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Givenchy Nano Horizon Bag

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This Lunar New Year, buying your first-ever luxury bag can be one of the things that you can try. Make your first luxury purchase memorable when you choose to follow what your heart and mind says!

Keep in mind to bring your luxury items to Doctor Leather and have them maintained and restored so they can last a long time!

Feng Shui 101

According to Lok, for optimum luck and wealth, hold your bag on the left: this increases what goes into it and decreases what goes out. The right side of the body is a strong “white tiger,” while the left is a “green dragon” and brings power.

Get yourself some bags that will not just bring you good luck, but also good style and would serve as a good investment as well.