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If the popularity of the handbag has died, The Bravo TV Housewives certainly brought them back to life! Never before, or since, has so much attention been given to the ultimate accessory…the handbag.
The clear winner for the designer handbag of choice among the Wives? Drum roll please….. tada…the Hermes Birkin!
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The Hermes Birkin bag is one of the most sought-after handbags by the rich and famous, running between $12,000 and $300,000 a bag. This is certainly an over the top luxury item, and I don’t know about you, but there is NO way I am willing to wear an accessory that costs more than my house! That’s just crazy, and I’m putting that mildly.
In addition to the Birkin, there are a few other popular Housewives’ handbag brands that are making an impact on the fashion community. For instance, the iconic Louis Vuitton is making a huge comeback, as is the classic Chanel logo bag, and the always popular Prada, and Fendi handbags. These bags are all classy and classic but if you’re not a millionaire then they’re probably too expensive to add them to your accessory wardrobe.
Oh, what to do if you love a good bag but your eyes are bigger than your wallet? I have found what I call my happy medium solution. I either buy great bags that look like big brand name bags or if you’re a label lover then you can shop online secondhand deals. They may not be exactly the same as brand new, but it’s definitely better than taking out a second mortgage on your house! For those of us who like to think we’re fashion-forward but still frugal – this is a compromise worth investigating.
First, you’ll want to start by following fashionistas on different media platforms; TV, Instagram, YouTube, etc. who have the inside scoop on everything trendy. Take note of what’s in style and appeals to you.
Second, “shop the look.” Google the bag you love to see all of the options available. For example, I love the Birkin that my girl Dorit is glammin’ but of course, that luxury just ain’t in the budget, if you get me. So, I found a similar-looking item on Overstock.com for a tiny fraction of the original’s cost. It’s not the real deal but to the average person, no one would ever notice.
I found other similar items for Prada, Fendi, and Chanel styles as well. It will certainly take a minute to troll the various sites to find the perfect bag for the perfect price, but I promise you will be more than satisfied!
Third, another option, if you absolutely must have an original is to buy them used. No judgment here. Gently used originals are equally as trendy, and even old purses need love, right?
Check out this YouTube video by fashionista Shea Whitney. She does a great job highlighting what’s in style and on-trend for handbags. There are many other videos like Shea’s that you can watch to gain the latest fashion insights.
Below is a summary of Shea’s video of the latest handbag trends for 2019:
Top Hot Types of Handbags:
Top Hot Styles for 2019:
Now that you have found your pièce de résistance, how will you store it to keep it safe and clean? Try using one of these incredible handbag organizers from mDesign! I love the variety of options they make. Each of my beloved handbags is thoughtfully kept safe and organized. Life is finally complete.
Joyce Colovas is a content writer at mDesign
and an avid lover of all things fun and fabulous!
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Oct 10, 2019