Stretching the Dollar: How to Get the Most Out of Your Wardrobe With Accessories
The fashion scene has changed, affected by the recession, designers, retailers and consumers have changed their priorities. But that does not mean that people have stopped buying. In fact, accessories, especially luxury handbags, have gained greater prominence. Brands like Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel seem relatively unscathed from the economic climate. Instead of buying trendy clothes that quickly go out of style, consumers turn to accessories to get more out of their wardrobes. Handbags, unlike most clothing and shoes, can last a lifetime. For example, a designer handbag made by Hampton & Co. becomes an heirloom piece to pass from generation to generation. What’s more, a good bag is really all you need for everyday use, which is why women choose wisely and opt for investment bags that will last a long time.
Trends in bags
So what are the most popular luxury vegan handbags styles in the recession era? Comfortable, durable and versatile bags are the most requested. The oversized, structured leather bags easily fit all your belongings and are perfect for work, school, or a day at the mall. Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, and Marc Jacobs handbags fall into this category, with a variety of luxury handbags to choose from. A bag instantly transforms a plain black dress from a one-trick pony into several different styles. Inexpensive scarves and jewelry also create additional style options. Leather bags in bright colors add interest to an outfit without being overwhelming or forcing you to commit to daring pieces that can go out of style in a few months.
One thousand uses
Multifunctional bags are also a good buy at the moment. Dual-function bags hold your laptop or reading material on the beach during the day or your essentials for a night out. Designer backpacks, drawstring bags, and women’s laptop bags are popular with students, travelers, moms, and professional women.
Choosing the right bag
While consumers buy less, they make every purchase count. If you are going to invest in a bag, you want it to last. First, look for structured leather bags made from high-quality, durable materials that have been treated for better resistance. Soft leather looks beautiful at first, but it gets dirty easily and suede bags can get dirty. For your everyday purse, choose one that is durable and buy novelty, less expensive handbags and purses for occasional events.
Taking care of your designer bag
You can help retain the shine in your bag by protecting it from moisture, makeup, food, and oil-based products. When you first get your bag, treat it with a leather protector, which will help prevent stains from settling. Be sure to read the label of any cleaning or protective agent before using it on your leather bag to make sure it does not damage the type of leather used to make your bag. It is also a good idea to store your bag in a protective sleeve or in a felt or satin bag to avoid scratches and other damage.
Bags are a great way to express your individual style and get more out of your wardrobe, and there is so much to choose from. Happy shopping!