Are Designer Bags Worth the Price Tag?

by GR0 Collaborator / Mar 01, 2020

For the SENREVE woman, there is nothing more sophisticated and exquisite as a new designer handbag. A luxury handbag is not just an accessory, it is also an investment. Paying hundreds or sometimes even thousands of dollars for a single item can seem intimidating at first, but designer handbags are special in that they last a long time while also retaining value. In fact, when you purchase a high quality, leather designer handbag, it will not only retain its value over time, but it will last you a long time with the proper care. 

If you are teetering between the decision on whether or not buying a luxury handbag is worth it, read on to learn more about why to us, there’s no question about it. 

5 Reasons Why Designer Handbags Are Worth It 

1. When it comes to handbags, durability really does matter. 

If you’ve spent too many years carrying around a cheap, low-quality purse, then you know what we mean. It’s easy to think that all handbags are made the same and that the brand doesn't matter. But that isn’t true. When you invest in a designer handbag, you are getting something that will truly last a lifetime and is of such high-quality that it will easily stand up against all of your day-to-day activities, easily resisting wear and tear that will quickly appear on lower quality products. In fact, SENREVE even carries an entire collection of everyday designer handbags specifically designed to accommodate your everyday needs, featuring tons of interior pockets and storage, and the ability to convert the bag from a crossbody to a backpack and more. 

2. You can actually get designer handbags repaired if they do get damaged

Much like a high-quality pair of heels, designer handbags are able to be professionally repaired if they encounter any accidents. In fact, they are usually able to be repaired at a much lower cost than you think, and certainly at a lower cost than what you originally paid. A designer handbag is not a disposable accessory, which is why SENREVE offers a Two-Year Limited Warranty that is as easy as sending an email. 

3. Designer handbags maintain their resale value.

A luxury bag is an investment, and like any investment, understanding the item’s ability to be resold is important. Designer handbags keep their resale value over time, meaning you can usually sell them at a very reasonable price when you are looking to switch styles or clear out your closet. 

4. Designer handbag companies usually offer extremely high levels of customer service. 

Usually, a warranty is offered with a high-quality designer handbag. If you find yourself needing to use that warranty, or even if the handbag malfunctions unexpectedly, you can usually rely on the customer service of the company to resolve your issue. Designer manufacturers truly care about the quality of the product and want to make sure you are happy. Like we mentioned earlier, SENREVE is proud of our Two-Year Limited Warranty, as well as the amazing customer support we offer with it. 

5. Finally, if you consider the cost per use of a designer handbag versus the cost to continually replace cheaper purses, you will find that you save money in the long run. 

This means that owning a luxury handbag is not really a splurge at all, it's actually a wise investment decision that will quickly pay off. Buying a truly high-quality handbag and making an effort to take care of the leather will truly pay off, not just in money saved from not having to buy many lower-quality handbags, but also in the utility, style, and overall class that a true designer handbag should offer. 

See the worth for yourself by browsing through SENREVE’s collection of high-quality, 100% Italian leather handbags and accessories. With many interior pockets, a wide variety of styles and colors to choose from, and quality that will last you for years to come, it is a great investment. If you want some additional tips to help you decide which bag is right for you, keep reading.

Tips for Choosing Your First Designer Bag

Remember that you don’t have to spend a large amount of money to get a high quality designer bag.

In fact, you can get a gorgeous handbag from a top designer for less than $1,000. Usually, these will come in the form of camera bags, totes, or clutches, but not always. Do your research and set your budget up front to make the search process easier.

Again, your budget doesn’t have to be that high. But it should be high enough to ensure you are getting your desired level of quality. When it comes to leather, it is often true that the higher the price, the better the quality. Know your budget up front and don’t be afraid of the price tag. 

Pick a few designers up front that you want to do more research on. 

Maybe you’ve heard of a few from friends or family, or maybe you’ve seen advertisements in your initial searches. Keep your budget in mind and create a list of designers based on that budget, rather than the other way around. We may be a little biased, but we think SENREVE’s Bestsellers is a good place to start.

It’s okay to buy something that is trendy today

It will still retain its value over time while adding the flair and style you are looking for. However, we recommend that you consider something that offers the type of versatility that can take you from the office to a cocktail party with ease. The worst thing you could do when buying your first designer handbag is buy one that is good for only 1 or 2 occasions, meaning you won’t get to wear it as often as you might like. When it comes to your first designer handbag, choose something you plan to use every day. 

While you might have your heart set on a very specific bright color or unique pattern, we recommend choosing something that fits with the color scheme of your current wardrobe. 

In general, an everyday bag should easily coordinate with your closet, no matter what your closet looks like color-wise. For this reason, your first designer handbag should pair nicely with the kinds of tones and color schemes you wear most. If you often wear muted earth tones, a black, brown, or orange will work well. Conversely, if you wear brighter colors, a bright handbag will pair well with your wardrobe and accessories. 

Functionality is truly key when it comes to your first designer handbag. 

It’s important to consider upfront what the essential items are that you need to carry with you every day so you can find the right style and size handbag to meet your needs. If you need pockets for cash or public transportation passes, make sure you know that before you start researching. If you need something that fits your laptop, a bigger handbag is likely a better option for you. If you sacrifice functionality upfront, you will find yourself quickly frustrated with your purchase and its lack of usability. 

Our personal recommendation is our classic SENREVE Maestra Bag. It has 8 interior compartments, including a padded sleeve that can fit up to a 13”  laptop. It’s also extremely unique because it is convertible and can be used as a satchel, tote, crossbody bag, and even a backpack. It’s available in over 30 different colors, all designed to match your specific wardrobe. It’s the perfect first designer handbag.

Comfort is important.

If the bag is too heavy, cuts into your shoulder, or lays awkwardly at your side, then you will immediately have buyer’s remorse. A bag that is comfortable for you will make you feel more elegant and confident. You will find yourself naturally standing up straighter and using your handbag as a true accessory to accentuate your unique style. 

Choose the right bag type

As mentioned, functionality and comfort are all a part of making sure you choose the bag time that’s right for you. Read about each different bag type style and its intended purpose and make sure that that style represents not only your budget, but also your needs. 

Bottom Line

A handbag is an investment, but the amount of value you will get out of using it will quickly provide you with a return. For example, if you purchased a handbag for $300 and wore it just 50 times, that would take the cost per wear down to $6. The more you wear it, the lower the cost. Because designer handbags last a lifetime, you will quickly drop that price, making the investment worth every penny.