Now I don’t quite frankly have anything against mid-priced designer bags such as Coach (Mind you I do mind that they’re made in China).. but I find that for the same amount of money a person can get way better “investment value” if they try other brands that aren’t typically readily available in North America or your typical store for that matter. Opt to buy pieces online and save a bit more money while retaining more Wardrobe Value!
Some of the my favorite ones include Furla, Rebecca Minkoff, Alexander Wang.. but I also enjoy Vintage bags from Celine, Gucci, Chanel which are a bit more “beat-up” but if you take it to a good leather cleaner no one can really tell
$336US available at Furla.com – Medium shoulder bag with a weaved ribbon fabric chain strap in vintage finished leather and leopard printed pony hair and shiny leather trim. A sophisticated and unique style, Guggenheim is an iconic piece for the season.
$423US available at Furla.com - Zaffiro is a medium shoulder bag with a crossbody strap in springbok leather with a shiny leather trim perfect fot the contemporary woman.
Vintage Celine – $229US BIN on Ebay
There are a multitude of Japanese sellers on Ebay with great feedback from buyers who’ve already had experience with them… there is an amazing amount of vintage celine bags available online that are all leather or monogram depending on what you like.
Vintage Celine – $1.04 Auction on Ebay
Monogram Celine in Beige over-the-shoulder style. Honestly the price of this one is only due to the fact it was just listed. It will probably go for around $50 – $100.
Vintage Celine – $138US BIN on Ebay
Monogram Celine Bag LOT of 2, in light beige and dark brown shoulder bags. Albeit extremely aged but there isn’t anything wrong with the bag closures, easy enough to clean and you get two bags for the price of one!
Vintage Celine – $51 Auction on Ebay
Monogram Celine Bag in the style of Kelly Bag. Classic styling with wonderfully aged handles.