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?)