Depends on the quality of the brand. Some designer brands are actually really cheaply made like Miumiu (includes bags and clothes) despite the fact that they costs like $2,000. Also a lot of designer sunglasses for instance are made in the same factory as H&M. It's just different materials (sometimes) but same factory. But there are times where the bags last for a long time, I've especially noticed it when it comes to Louis Vuitton travel bags, they last for decadess. Chanel tends to last for a long time as well. But sadly, majority of the time designer bags are pretty much just for show, and some are goregous but majority look so ugly. 😂
I don't know. Im like you and find it ridiculous of the amount of money women spend. We don't notice it. Well I guess I do but then I'm like do I really wanna date a chick who only makes $15 an hour spending a few grand on a purse? I ain't saying she's a gold digger...
The whole point of this is social status. The clothes you wear, the car you drive, your education, profession, your house, accessory it's just one giant big way of bragging to people that you are better than them.
Hence, why people will pay extra money for well known brand name shoes/shirts and so forth even though it's no better in material than another line that's cheaper.
It's actually an investment, my parents gave me a limited edition Chanel bag for my birthday a few years ago and I could sell it for much more than its original price now. Maybe in a decade or so it's worth will have doubled. Think of it as stocks, and of course they're also a great status symbol for people who like to show off :P
I don't personally see a point. I get investing in a decent bag that wasn't made by some severely underpaid soul, but 1000's of dollars? Donate to charity or put that away for a rainy day, screw the purse.
Some people are just materialistic. My dad for instance swears he will never be satisfied until he has the biggest house, the nicest cars, the perfect family, the highest income. This makes absolutely 0 sense to me as we're all gonna die anyways. For me, if the item does what it's supposed to I am satisfied. My biggest goal in life is to be comfortable, so long as I have a roof over my head, clothes on my body, food in my stomach, and water in my cup, none of the finer details matter.
So someone makes $20,000 a month and decides to spend $1,000 on a bag while another person makes $2,000 a month and decides to spend $100 on a bag, is one person really more irresponsible or is that just your viewpoint? Some bags are stylish and classy and maybe they just like them. I don't see the problem.
Hmm I never understood it until I was in high school, when I started song my bag a lot. But When I would get a cheaper bag it would last me only a few months. I have deigned bags from 4 years ago that still look brand new. It's an investment in my opinion. However, I don't know if I could ever justify a michael kors