It just so happens that I'm in the market for a new handbag. But I always have the problem of wanting to buy a purse because it's pretty or stylish, but then I never actually get around to using it. I always end up realizing something is wrong with it later on. Maybe it isn't big enough for all my things, the snaps are annoying, there aren't enough different compartments, and so on. So I did some research on how to buy a purse I'll love and really use. I think it's pretty important to choose the right purse. It's one of those things that is worth spending money on, simply because we use them so much. And as we all know, a great well-maintained handbag can make or break an outfit. And a high-quality purse will last for years if you take good care of it.
There are some things to consider when looking for a great handbag. For one, no matter how cute it is, don't buy a huge bag with a thin shoulder strap. The weight of it will cause the strap to dig down into your skin and be very uncomfortable.
If you're buying a handbag for everyday use, then make sure the snaps and zippers aren't too complicated. You want something stylish, of course, but you still want it to be practical. You're not going to look very put together if it takes 10 minutes to pull out your credit card or car keys. I know from experience, after using a handbag like that for a day or two it will be banished to live out the rest of its days in the back of a closet.
Don't buy a small handbag or clutch unless you're one of those people that can travel very light. Let's face it, you can't fake that ability. No matter how hard you try to be that person, you just can't do it. So use common sense when looking for a purse. If you always need a million things with you, then you'll end up wasting your money on a purse that you'll never use. If you have to take a ton of things with you to work, then you might want to consider buying a smaller handbag to put in your work tote. Then you could pull your smaller bag out if you want to be more stylish when going to lunch or meetings.
Always inspect the material and the condition of any purse that you're thinking about buying. There could be some issues with the seams where the stitching wasn't done very well and that can cause rips and holes to form. You certainly don't want any of your important items falling out.
These are the tips and tricks I've used as a guide for years now when looking for a new handbag. These guidelines have prevented me from wasting money and they've helped me find some great purses. I hope you like these tips and I hope they help you spend your money wisely.