Tuesday, March 24, 2009

How much are you willing to spend on a handbag?

I went handbag shopping just now after work. I have not been shopping for one for a while now. But my current one is already giving way and I thought, why not.

I must admit that I am one of those who is very rough with bags. And so, I cannot afford to buy expensive ones only to be scratched by me later, very heartache. I usually go through 2-4 bags in a year, depending on how tough they are.

Lately, I have begun to explore with raw leather. And I like the fact that it is not smooth and therefore minimizing the chances of scratching it. I only use the shiny ones for work. And because my raw one is still in good condition, I went looking for a shiny one and found one : ) in under 30 minutes. Yay!

I don't have a camera with me, but it is a medium sized one, white with short straps. It also has gold buckles and zips, making it look good and easy to match with my clothes. But I know I will scratch the buckles in no time and for sure white is easily stained.

Sigh, I will see how long I can upkeep it ... in these trying times, every cent count and making a bag last longer will help me with that goal ; )

And btw, how much are you willing to spend on a handbag? I have never gone beyond RM300, that also only once. I know, some friends call me "kiam siap" (translated as frugal?)

4 comments:

Penny said...

I'm quite extreme, and you may even think I'm weird. Sometimes my budget is only RM50 but at some points, I've spent 4-digit amount on a bag. I can't explain it...just a girl thing?! But definitely no more luxury bags like that for me! I think if you go through so many bags a year, spending less than RM300 on each seems fine. I'll help you keep track on how long the bag lasts you. Hehe.

Anonymous said...

What a co-incidence! I oso have the RM300 limit for handbag as I always scratch my handbag too. But I only change it once a year. :)

Kiasu Mom said...

I have bags ranging from RM50 - RM300. My most extreme is a Coach which I got from hubby for my birthday. That was the most extreme for me. Didnt use it initially (heart pain ma) but after a while got used to it. But I am not someone who will buy expensive bags all the time. 1 or 2 bags will do :-)

Anonymous said...

i think handbags are definately a girlie thing. My husband definately don't understand why i need so many handbags. Anyway, i am also quite extreme coz my budget ranges from RM10 to RM4,000 (i couldn't remember how much is the most expensive bag i bought but definately not more than RM5k).

But this year, i have made a resolution, no more new handbags... for 2009.:-)