In the world of fashion there can be pressure to keep up with the latest trends, to constantly be buying new styles. The more relentless the push for innovation, the more that the adage rings true: fashion comes and goes, but style is eternal. This is rarely truer than in the world of handbags. And yet, we all know a classic bag when we see it. Here, I’ll explore some of the reasons to buy a classic preloved handbag, rather than just getting the latest fad. From environmental reasons to style ones, there are tons of incentives to buy a handbag that has previously been owned by another stylish fashionista.
1 Better for the environment
Buying a preloved bag is far better for the environment than getting a new one from the high street. When we buy fast fashion, it means more good need to be manufactured, and ultimately more waste is created. One of the biggest concerns in the fashion industry right now is how best to respond to growing environmental concerns. If you buy a handbag that has already been owned by someone else, you’re helping to save the planet’s resources. As shown by Emma Watson in her efforts to support sustainable fashion, green actually does look good on everyone.
2 Timeless pieces
When you shop at a boutique like Bagista, you know that the expert curators there have selected pieces that will withstand the test of time. A handbag is a foundational part of any fashionista’s wardrobe, so it’s essential to get it right! You’ll get a great accessory that you can mix and match seamlessly into your existing wardrobe, and that won’t look dated in years to come.
3 Budget friendly
Preloved bags can be far kinder to your budget than buying new. You can enjoy the hunt for the perfect piece, and find amazing deals on top brands like Mulberry, Chloé, and Louis Vuitton. You can cement your style credentials, without decimating your bank account! Why spend extra when you could get a beautiful accessory and still save up for that trip to Bali you’ve always wanted to take? You can have your cake and eat it too! Plus, who hasn’t been stung by buying something full price, only to later see it massively reduced in the sales? You can avoid that feeling by knowing you’re getting a good deal in the first place.
4 High quality
A modern woman’s bag needs to withstand the wear and tear of hectic life. By getting a bag someone’s already owned, you can already see how the quality holds up with use. If you just pick something up on the high street, you can’t always tell whether it will keep looking good with everyday wear. The craftsmanship on these bags is impeccable, and because they’ve already been loved by someone else it’s obvious that they will age far more gracefully than cheaper pieces.
With these things in mind, how could you resist the opportunity to browse the collection at bagista.co.uk? Go on, you deserve it!
Article written by Melissa Chaplin- visit her Instagram account @theacademichic