How to Buy the Right Handbag or Purse

How to Buy the Right Handbag or Purse

January 6, 2019 0 By Katrina Love

Aside from shoes, handbags are definitely the Achilles’ heel of every female. Women go gaga over many kinds of handbags, and they even take pains in matching their handbags with their shoes.  Buying a bag can be a major decision for any woman even though she may already have a dozen or more in her closet. Women can never have enough handbags.

Those who have money to spend can splurge on bags of all shapes, colors, and sizes. However, for the budget conscious who love handbags, it is wise to decide which bag would fit an already existing wardrobe.

How will you wear the bag

When buying bags, consider where it is going to be used so that you will not be easily swayed into buying any bag that catches your fancy. Ask yourself whether the bag will fit into your existing wardrobe. A fashion conscious woman will always know how to mix and match her wardrobe with her bags, shoes, and accessories to make her wardrobe more cost-effective. Handbags and shoes, when mixed and matched with different dresses, will create a new wardrobe just by mixing different handbags and shoes.


Put a ceiling or a price range for your target purse so you will not be tempted into buying anything that costs more than your budget. Except if the price is already a bargain and it can be mixed and matched to several outfits. This characteristic will, of course, make the price of the bag more cost effective in the long term.

Fashion victims would always look at magazines and follow the newest craze in handbag designs and colors. Wise and elegant dressers will always go for the classic look. Going with a classic look will mean your bag will outlast the newest craze and can be worn anywhere and anytime.

Tips on the Size of the Handbag

There are however a few rules that would have to be followed before buying a handbag. A petite woman should avoid very big bags as this will tend to make her look more petite than she already is. Bags can also hide body imperfections so be sure to know which body parts you want understated before choosing a bag. If you want to avoid getting attention on your big hips then choose a shoulder bag. If you have big breasts or broad shoulders then a waist bag is for you (one that drops with a long strap almost to your waist).

Bags can come in all types like pouch bags, hobos, satchels, shoulder bags, tote bags, flap bags, evening bags and many others. It can also come in various materials like leather,  faux leather, satin, velvet, denim or nylon. There are as many handbag designs and materials depending on the creativity of bag makers.

Enjoy, Stay Beautiful
Katrina Love
President & CEO
Love Our Glamour, Inc.