Not every item in your wardrobe needs to be designer. Indeed, if you are reading this post it's very likely that you’ll want to steer clear of plastering yourself if designer logos just for the heck of it, and require a little more thought and substance to your fashion purchases.
However, there are a few select items where choosing the designer options is the right choice. Read on to find out what they are and why.
One of the most compelling reasons to choose a designer when buying a handbag is that it can be an excellent investment. Indeed, with many of the most classic styles such as the Chanel Flap Bag, the Dior Saddle Bag and the Louis Vuitton Never Full Tote increasing in value as time goes on you can make a pretty penny when it comes time to update your wardrobe.
Of course, to ensure the best return on your investment you will need to make sure you take good care of your designer bag as you use it. This means keeping it in a dust bag while it's not in use and getting any minor damage repaired. It's also a good idea to keep your original receipt from the store, as this will serve as provenance if and when you decide to sell.
Jewellery is another item where buying a designer is better, for many reasons. The first is that designer items tend to be made to a much higher standard and made from much more valuable materials, something that means you can buy a piece and expect it to last a lifetime.
Additionally, when it comes to particularly meaningful pieces like designer engagement rings, knowing that someone at the top of their field has used their experience and devotion to craft a piece that you can wear every day and never get bored of is crucial. After all, it's not just a decorative piece of jewellery but a symbol of one of the most meaningful promises you will make in your life.
Scarves and Shawls
Designer scarves and shawls also tend to be savvy purchases, as once again they often appreciate in value over time. This is because leading designers like Hermes tend to offer limited runs of certain designs, which makes them rarer and harder to get hold of.
Additionally, while anyone can purchase a scarf from the high street, the materials and craftsperson ship that goes into designer items are far superior. Not to mention that other fashionistas will be able to spot your style chops when sporting a designer from miles away!
One of the best reasons for opting for designer footwear is that along with the hefty price tag you can expect cutting edge styles that are still practical and even comfortable to wear. This is because, unlike the cheaper high street knock-off, some serious thought and engineering go into making a high-end shoe, something that your feet will thank you for at the end of a long night out!