There comes a time in any fashion loving girl or guys life when they will finally bite the bullet, close their eyes whilst they swipe their credit card and purchase their first designer bag. This bag will be worth a few pay checks and sum up to a lot of Sunday brunches BUT there is that little voice inside of you who desperately wants it and knows damn well that you deserve to 'treat yo self.'
Here at X NIHILO, we understand that you would have a lot of questions and thoughts when considering this pretty massive purchase so we thought we would help you out by giving you some of our top tips before purchasing any investment bag.
THE INITIAL GUILT
It is totally normal to feel a bit guilty or unsure about purchasing such an expensive bag, as we all know there are more important things the money could go to like food, bills, rent, a new wardrobe, life etc BUT if you have done your research, observed the styles you like and your gut feeling is still telling you to go through with it, then you should be pretty confident that you are making the right decision for you. Plus, if you really couldn't afford the bag you would not even be thinking about it #FACT.
"A bag is all about function it has to work for you; you should not work for your bag"
Looking into what type of materials you want to wear is extremely important. Because leather is a natural animal product, it is highly recommended to research on the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of the company. Recently X NIHILO has been approved by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) as fur and angora free retailers. We are also continuing in communication with related organisations, for guidance and knowledge on how we can do better and ticking the ethical boxes as X NIHILO continues to grow as a brand.
When you a purchase a bag that uses high-quality leather, it should always be considered an investment. Why? Because everyone needs a bag and you will always use one whether you are 15 or 85 years old. The better quality the leather, the greater chance it will last, meaning you will be able to see yourself 30 years down the track still being able to wear it with confidence. A good bag very rarely goes out of fashion, especially designer. As it ages it becomes vintage rather than dated and we have never seen a designer bag lose its impact when worn, no matter how old it is. Once again, the key is to choose the right bag that will last and function specifically for you
If you have considered all these tips and are still dreaming about that bag, then damn gina go buy that bag, you very well deserve it!