’Tis the season of giving, but that doesn’t mean it can’t also be the season of saving. My grandparents and parents instilled in me a love for the finest things in life, as long as they were purchased half-off. I am allergic to paying full retail. Fast fashion has its time and place (thank you, UNIF, for this fluffy rainbow sweater!), but when it comes to handbags, quality really matters. I see a luxury handbag as a collectable--an investment piece that I will G-d willing, pass on to my daughters one day. If that’s not a good enough reason to splurge, here are a few more justifications that help me with my spending guilt:
- A bag doesn’t get worn out like shoes.
- It always fits. You can gain and lose weight and even get pregnant and it does not affect your handbag.
- Even though styles and trends change, a gorgeous designer handbag will almost always stand the test of time. Even if you put it away for a couple years, when you bring it back out, it’s like an old friend. My mom has a phenomenal collection she started when she was my age. She still regularly uses the Judith Leiber bags my dad bought her in the 70’s and 80’s!
So, what am I getting at here? How can you avoid paying retail for a luxury, designer handbag this holiday season? The answer: Trendlee. Trendlee is a highly-curated site featuring pre-loved, luxury bags from brands like Hermes, Chanel, Fendi, Celine, and many more designers, at up to 80% off their retail prices. The bags are in pristine condition and you would never know they were previously owned. The only problem? Deciding which one to choose!
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About the Look:
We have been seeing the unconventional use of fur with accessories like handbags and shoes from Gucci, Fendi, Derek Lam, Miu Miu and many other designers. This fur Fendi bag is festive for the holiday season as seen here with metallic pairings and a chunky sweater, but will still be on-trend in the spring when worn with a retro-printed dress or ruffled blouse.
Bag: Fendi via Trendlee, Sweater: UNIF, Skirt: RE:NAMED, Necklace and Ring: Erickson Beamon (e-mail me for inquiries), Shoes: Whistles