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Old 07-03-2016, 08:35 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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If you could only own high-end designer handbag, what would it be? I'm talking true designer bags upwards of 2K+. Would you buy it just for looks? Practicality? Or primarily as an investment piece?
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Old 07-03-2016, 10:09 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Sorry, but I would not spend over $2000 on a purse.


What would be your choice? Why would you spend that much?
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Old 07-04-2016, 02:26 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I currently own several, just curious as to others' opinions. My most expensive is a Chanel 2.55 reissue double-flap. It was an investment. I bought it for $3,300 back in 2012 and it is now worth at least a thousand more than that. Mind you, I don't use it as an everyday bag and rarely carry it as it's too stressful having to worry about damage.

I also have a Balenciaga City Bag that was a graduation gift. That one was far less expensive, about $1,500.

The other one, that I carry most, is my Prada Saffiano Tote. It was about $2,800. The leather is more durable so I'm not as scared to carry it. Why do I spend that much? Because I choose to. What I've learned is that the higher-end the brand, the more value it seems to retain. Just wondering, should I be sorry for asking?
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Old 07-04-2016, 02:48 AM
 
Location: The Crocheted Cauldron
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None.
Our money is put to more practical use which is our choice.


That *retained value* doesn't pay the mortgage or buy food when you have lost your job or taken ill.
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Old 07-04-2016, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Home in TN:)
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That is interesting. I never knew there was a market for used designer bags like that. Do you buy yours used? I imagine that would be an even better investment if they really do sell for the prices you see.


As for me…no I would not buy a purse more than $20.00 or so. Personally I don't see the value in it and I am certainly not in an area where anyone else would pay that kind of money. Hypothetically if I was a woman who did buy designer items it would be all about what I liked. I don't like name brands on my clothes, purses or accessories.
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Old 07-04-2016, 05:06 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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I would want one of those $40,000 Birkins so I could sell it and laugh and laugh.
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Old 07-04-2016, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Will I be judged on my bag... oh dear how sad the world has become.. wouldnt dream of owning anything over a few quid, why would I?
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Old 07-04-2016, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Home in TN:)
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I would want one of those $40,000 Birkins so I could sell it and laugh and laugh.

That is crazy…here is one for you "on sale" for only $59,750.
grey Exotic leathers HERMÈS Handbag - Vestiaire Collective



I am amazed at the ugly things people will buy and they get to pay insane amounts of money. It seems the more that is spent the uglier they are


Seriously I can build a house for that. Stupid waste of money.
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Old 07-04-2016, 06:12 AM
 
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I have no interest spending that kind of money on a purse. Sitting in the closet for an investment??! As I tell my husband, it is not worth anything until you sell it.
We all have our choices of where to spend money--spending money on purses is not my thing.

For me--my Challenger II Backpack from Kipling (~$89) is my most prized possession that I use for my adventure day trips. It comes with me on every trip I take. I have a blue one and a khaki colored one--one for the Summer, one for the Winter. Washes well, takes a beating and still looks great!
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Old 07-04-2016, 06:56 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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If you could only own high-end designer handbag, what would it be? I'm talking true designer bags upwards of 2K+. Would you buy it just for looks? Practicality? Or primarily as an investment piece?
I would NEVER spend over $100 for a purse just because some designer's name is on it. If you gave me a $5K handbag for free and it had Michael Kors name all over it I wouldn't use it - I would give it away for a charity to auction. Back in the late 70's when these "designer" purses first came on the scene it was Gucci. The damn things weren't even leather and they were over $100 (this was almost 40 years ago). It's ridiculous and only helps the rich people get even richer just because their friggin' name is on something.


I feel a little sorry for women that feel they must have these purses. In my opinion it shows they are lacking in confidence or common sense.
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