Let’s keep it real. When it comes to shopping, bargain hunting for your next designer purse is the name of the game. We all love to own purses. Our closets are full of all sorts of Designer Names like Fendi, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Christian Dior, Prada and Chanel. We even have some older Coach, Cole Haan and Dooney & Bourke lurking in our collection. Nonetheless, when it comes to making the final decision, we base the purchase on realistic factors, not whether or not we can refinance our home to own a new designer purse.
Here’s what the average shopper looks for when making a designer purse purchase: price, authenticity, style, color, design, functionality, craftmanship, versatility, availability, mood, impulse and status. The topics listed below are not arranged in order of importance or priority. They are just factors which come into play when a person gets ready to purchase a new designer purse.
In 2004, the average price tag of a high-end designer bag sitting on the shelves at Neiman Marcus or Saks Fifth Avenue was around $2000. Today, according to a Designer Handbag Sales Person at Neimans in Beverly Hills, the average ticket price has risen. As a matter of fact, there’s nothing on the shelves today with a price tag less than about $1800. That will make the average cost hit around $2500 – $3000 each or more! Wow! We need resources for discount authentic designer handbags.
Online shopping seems to be the best way to find what you want fast with ease and convenience. There are search engines like Google.com where a shopper can enter the search terms “designer handbags” or “designer purses” and receive a list of potential ecommerce sites for making an educated, cost-effective purchase.
An unlimited list of websites selling discounted brands have surfaced over the past several years like Overstock, eFashionHouse.com, Smart Bargains, and others. Sticking to sites like these with longevity is probably a bargain hunters best bet. These sites have been online for over ten years and are considered Internet Pioneers.
If price doesn’t matter, eLuxury sells many of the name brands at full retail prices. As does Neimans and Saks. And, there are sales to hit frequently throughout the year, but most of the time the full-retail sites’ prices are still out of reach for the average shopper.
We contacted some of the discount websites about price points. EFashionHouse.com’s average sale is about $200-$300, and the majority of discount shoppers spend around $200 – $500 for their everyday handbag.
Price points rise to the occasion, and when it comes to special events or certain brands even bargain hunters will pay a little more for brands like Chanel or Hermes. This includes some of the high-end Chloe or Chanel bags that range in an off retail price of about $900 to $1900 each. Keep in mind, full retail for the same items range from about $2000 to $4000 each. Chanel jewelry items sporting the iconic CC logo are also collector items. The jewelry items become part of the owner’s collection and are handed down through the generations just like the famous designer handbags.
Some people say the authenticity of a designer item doesn’t matter, but it really does matter. I’d bet 99% of the people who own a fake designer purse would say it doesn’t matter. In my opinion, 1% are being honest and the other 99% are telling a lie.
It also makes sense to assume in most instances, the person who purchases a fake designer item doesn’t know it’s fake until well after the purchase is made, if ever. Maybe the shopper does not know where to purchase authentic items at an affordable price. Or, thinks they can’t afford to buy a real designer item.
If all you’re looking for is something to carry your stuff, then authenticity doesn’t matter. If you are a true designer handbag appreciator, then it matters big time.
Anyone who owns a fake bag knows it’s a fake. So, what does that say about the person? Are they living a lie? Is their life a fake? Isn’t how we show up in life a statement of what we are about? We are what we eat. So, if we carry a fake designer handbag, then we must be a fake.
Counterfeiting is illegal. It defacing the image of the real designer, and most designers spend their entire career building their credibility and image. It’s not politically correct to deface the logo of a designer without the designer’s permission. Besides, fake designer products are made poorly and won’t last past one season’s wear. MK bag on sale