Yes, you read that correctly. I bought my first designer bag! You might have seen it already in my latest outfit post or on my Instagram, but I also wanted to dedicate a full blog post to it. I think it’s so fun to read about bags of others, what bag they got, why they got it and what they think about it. Why not share my own experience with getting a designer bag? So, say hello to my new, beautiful bag!
Just to clarify… Some people only consider bags from brands such as Chanel, Gucci and Louis Vuitton as designer bags. I don’t. I just think these designer bags are a lot more expensive and considered a really high end brand. That’s why I am referring to this bag as a designer bag in this blog post.
The bag I got is from Kate Spade and it’s called the Margaux Satchel. There are three different sizes of the Margaux Satchel but I went for the medium one. The small one would be a little too small for all the sh*t I always drag with me and the big one I wouldn’t be able to wear as a crossbody bag because it would be too big. So, the medium satchel is just perfect! It has a compartment in the front & back and in the middle there’s a compartment with a zipper (which is always a must for me). Conclusion: it has tons of room for the essentials I want to take with me. With the bag comes a crossbody strap and it has two top handles. Why did I go for a black bag? Well, a black bag is very classic and since I wear a lot of neutral colors, I wanted a bag I can wear with any outfit.
Now onto the price… Most people don’t tell these things, but why? Everyone is able to find the bag online and see the price. Besides that, I wanted to share this because I think it’s important to know what you would pay for a bag like this. The Kate Spade Margaux Medium Satchel is €350,-, but… and here it comes… I paid €245,-. How? I bought this bag on Black Friday! On Black Friday Kate Spade had some really good deals and since I wanted to get myself this bag for my birthday, this was the perfect moment to get it.
Why buy a designer bag?
Everyone has different reasons for buying a designer bag (or not). From an investment to just liking that specific bag. Mine is kind of both. The Margaux caught my eye a couple months before I actually bought it. When I found it, I decided to save up for it and wanting to gift it to myself for my birthday. That’s an important part: only buy the bag if you actually have the money. If you don’t have the money, save up for it! This way it will feel so good when you finally get it. I can tell you, it is worth it spending a bit more money on a bag. With the Kate Spade Margaux Satchel I bought a timeless bag and I know I will be wearing it A LOT the next couple of years!
“Life is short – buy the bag.”
Tips when buying a designer bag
Of course I had to make a list of my tips when it comes to buying a designer bag, maybe even your first, or just when spending more money on a bag.
#1: Do a lot of research. Before I actually bought the Margaux, I did tons of research. I watched unboxing videos, first impressions and read so many reviews. It’s so important to research the bag before getting it, because it can look pretty but it might end up not being what you look for. So, do your research!
#2: Personal style and wearability in one. Choose wisely when buying a designer bag because you are about to spend a lot of money. So, keep your personal style, what you want to use it for (wearability) and the material in mind. Some types of leather will scratch very easily, so think about that when buying a bag.
#3: Also look at maybe getting a bag second hand. Currently there are so many websites and stores that sell (real) designer bags that have had a previous owner. If I would ever get a bag from even more luxury brands, I would definitely look into getting one second hand.
Lastly, I want to end this blog post by saying: not everybody is into designer bags. Everyone has their own taste and wants to spend their money on different things. That’s okay. Buy what you want and don’t be afraid to wear your designer bag. Be proud that you were able to buy it and saved your money for it. My absolute dream bag is definitely the Givenchy Antigona. The Margaux has somewhat the same look as the Givenchy one but in a different price range. So, you could say I like specific kind of style haha. Have you ever spend a lot of money on a bag? What is your dream bag?