After posting this week about Dunedin Street Style, and realizing the importance of a really great bag, I’ve had to scour the internet for some fabulous bags to share with you. As you well know, I’m a budget sort of girl. But a large, high quality bag adds so much strength to an outfit that I’m going to suggest sucking it up and saving it up to invest in one [I’m not talking about spending thousands on a Louis Vuitton or Prada anything – that is a type of conspicuous consumption that I’m not a fan of]. Read on to see what I mean.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you may have picked up on the fact that I refuse to wear cheap shoes. I do far too much walking, so durable, well-made comfortable shoes are an absolute must. Generally this means genuine leather (sorry if you’re reading this and you’re vegan or anti-leather). The same applies to bags. Genuine leather is the only way to go (in my humble opinion). I would also avoid light colours because if you’re anything like me, your bag will quickly start to look a bit, er, filthy. Not a great look to be sure.
I’ve tried trademe for bags before and have had mixed luck. Sometimes you get something great (like my 2 witchery bags) but often times you get junk. It’s difficult to determine size, quality, etc. I would suggest that getting bags on trademe only works if you are already familiar with the brand. Here are a couple of auctions that look interesting:
However, sites like Amazon, etc. are quite good as well. So here are some other bags worth noting: