Good reflexes before buying a handbag
Here are some tips and advice on how to make a wise choice
when buying your handbag!
EVALUATE YOUR NEEDS
When you want to get a handbag that will last through the
years, it is important to ask yourself questions before shopping. Don't rush
your purchase. Take the time to make a list of your needs (size, type, colour,
material, etc.) and to take a look at your previous handbags. Get inspired by
looks you love and current trends.
Ask yourself these following questions:
1. What do I really need? Do I use it for work or on
2. Do I like to change my bag or do I always wear the same
3. Do I need compartments?
4. Do I wear it across the body or over the shoulder?
5. Which handbags have I loved and worn the most? Their type?
6. Am I ready to invest in a quality bag?
7. How long do I want to keep my bag?
8. What is my budget? How much am I willing to put? Is it
By establishing the following criteria, you will be able to
direct your search much more precisely.
MATERIALS AND FINISHES
The manufacture of the bag and the materials used are of
great importance when looking for a bag that will hold up and cope with the
elements of everyday life.
Choosing a genuine leather bag is choosing quality and
durability. It will age well over time and become more flexible. This is why
the Style So Original bags, in full grain leather, are THE best choices. This
part of the leather is considered to be the most noble and of the highest
To be checked:
The finishes of a bag is as important as the quality of its
leather. What is the point of investing if the seams are poorly sewn and the
linings are of inferior quality? What we want is a handbag that will be sturdy
and that will follow us day after day. These finishes are what makes Nina
Heyer's bags so strong. Quality inside and out.
TAKE INTO ACCOUNT OUR FIGURE
Are you little?
Best option: A small bag that is not too long so as not to shrink and disproportionate your figure. Instead, favour a medium-sized bag or clutch. Small bags won't hide your waist.
Misstep: The huge bags! Avoid getting them too big, as they will crush your figure!
Do you have large hips?
Best option: A higher bag to avoid accentuating your
Misstep: Choose a bag that is too big or a bag that falls
directly on your hips which will add volume.
Are you a wider upper body?
Best option: Carry your handbag over the shoulder and choose a longer bag.
Faux pas: Avoid very short bags at the shoulder and at the
level of the bust which will add volume to the upper body.
Are you plus sizes?
Best option: It is important to respect the proportions of your body with a bag that is neither too big nor too small. The graphic bags will structure your silhouette.
Misstep: Massive bags that will weigh down your figure.
Choose the colour of your bag according to your lifestyle,
your style and the predominant colours of your wardrobe.
For a bag that you will use every day, bet on more neutral
colours like black, white, gray, beige, navy blue, etc. They'll match easily with
most outfits and will go through the years with ease. Timelessness is your ally!
If you want to get a bag for special occasions
(outings, weekends, weddings, etc.) it is always possible to choose a coloured
bag (take into account your outfit) or a bag in metallic tones (gold and
The trendy colours of the season (fall-winter 2015-2016):
The price of a real leather bag varies greatly from company
to company. High profile brands sell their bags at very high prices, but high
price should not be confused with quality. We sometimes pay for the name on our
Synthetic handbags: $ 10 to $ 100
Large designer leather handbag: $ 500 to + (some bags, at
Louis Vuitton for example, retail for more than $ 3,000)
Less publicized company leather handbag: between $ 150 and $ 500
Opting for a genuine leather bag whose price is unaffected
by a media circle is a golden option for those who wish to pay a more than
In addition to offering quality bags, Style So Original
offers a whole variety of them. You will find among their selection a model
that will suit you! Happy shopping!