Girls, how did you afford your first designer handbag?

So all of my clothes and bags are from Charity Shops or The cheaper stores like Primark etc, I’m a carer for my kids ( Autistic) so I’ve never been able to afford anything expensive as I I’m only on carers allowance. One day when I return back to work hopefully I’d love to be able to treat myself to a nice handbag but I wondered how ladies that do own a designer handbag how did you save? Or are you just quite well off and a managed to sludge all in one go xxGirls, how did you afford your first designer handbag?

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  • Get It as a Gift , Treat Myself now and then I tend get lot of stuff for Christmas I don’t ask for it.

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  • I saved for my first one when I was still living at home and didn’t have expenses like rent and bills and insurance. I had a goal to buy it in Paris from the store on the Champs d’Elyse and upper the saving when I was simultaneously saving for my Europe holiday.

    I love my designer bags but I am much more about quality over quantity. Nowadays I fall in love with a bag, make sure I love it, and then gradually save up. I think it makes me cherish them all the more. I don’t understand people who have hundreds and then don’t even get the chance to use them all!

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  • The girls on here saying they don't like designer bags are broke asf lmao

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  • You can sell your kidney buy designer stuff and look good/feel good, a winwin situation

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  • I only have two.. My first one was my Ted Baker - I'd gotten money from my godfather for my 21st (£100, because I don't see him alot) and put the other £30 in myself. There was a huge sale on, the bag I bought was usually £200+. My second one is my Coach - bought it in the York Designer outlet. Usually sold at £200+ too, got it for £90! So a mixture of having been gifted money and sales hunting.

    Good luck in finding the bag of your dreams! ❤️

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  • Well my mom bought me my first one when I was 5. Then my aunt gave me a LouisVuitton one when I got older.
    Then my mom bought me several more when I first started highschool.
    I never bought one of my own but I want a Gucci one even though I hate purses.

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  • I don't own designer handbags. The most expensive I own is a Fossil crossbody bag. It was a gift.
    You can find them at some second hand shops though.
    Just remember, if you can't afford 5 of them, don't get 1 of them. Live within your means, don't go broke buying something you don't need.

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  • I dislike them, feels like a waste of money. Never understood what people were trying to schieve by flaunting some impractical piece of leather.
    I got my brother's old backpack for free since it happened to fit my laptop perfectly. I think it was about 80 bucks new.

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  • I don't care about designer purses, I mean can't you just get a regular purse? I don't see a need for those things and probably never will, I'm just more of a minimalist than I am materialistic. It's an expensive sack of leather for God's sake, why would I spend a thousand dollars on that thing?

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  • Why pay so much for the skin of a tortured animal? you can pay for torture way less or maybe not at all.
    If the design is what you care about you can gind plenty of similar bags. I own one that was similar to a Celine one, faux lether and I love it.

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  • My mum and dad got me one for my birthday it was Paul's Boutique. Now I look back it was a very chavvy, tacky brand but it was very popular at the time at school and mine was limited edition so all the other girls were super jealous

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    • Try ailexpress it's a great website with really good designer knock offs no one need know it's a fake

  • I've never paid full price for a designer bag. I go to outlet malls to buy them. I also go to the "wealthy" neighborhoods in nearby cities and visit consignment stores there. They will often have barely used designer bags for a fraction of the cost. I once paid $50 for a $300 Michael Kors bag that still had the original tags on it. Granted, you may not be able to find the exact bag or brands you want at a consignment store, but I'm not picky and when I see something I like, I can at least afford it that way.

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  • Zalando lounge has designer clothes up to 70% off. Or you could go to a designer outlet

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  • Often times we are blind sighted by the things we don't need, your bank account go fast (I think)... Since i don't shop like that.
    Since i don't buy what i don't need, i have no prob. saving for what i like to treat myself.
    i understand most women buy a lot of diff. handbags thats add up to one good bag.
    So i buy one good bag rather than 20 reg. bags that would combine to about $50. - $100. each = $1k - $2k in a yr. to 2 yr. time frame.
    so i spent $1 - $2k on a nice bag.
    Also having so many bags will drive me nuts, too much clutter.
    Quality vs. Quantity.

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  • i dont care about designer bags but , the only reason i have them is from my aunt when she asked if we want them to sell or keep

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  • Is it bad that I've never had one? Lol I only ever use backpacks

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  • I don't have designer bags and I don't want any either. It's a waste of money, often bought for superfical/materialisc purposes.

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  • I could afford one but I don't want to. I rather save my money for travel

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  • I worked to afford my first designer handbag.

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  • It was an anniversary gift from my husband.

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  • I’ve got friends in high places.

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  • Got a used one I thing

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  • It was a gift from a boyfriend.

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  • I don't have nor do I need designer bags.

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  • I always used the thrift shop. So far.

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  • I bought mine off postmark and vinted

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  • Poshmark lol

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  • First few ever: my parents bought me 1 Pravda and 1 lv after high school graduation. family friend bought me another one

    Others: I bought it by working

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  • I don't own any designer handbags and even if I had the money, I wouldn't buy one as I think they're not worth it
    You can buy a hundred things instead of spending $300 for a bag

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  • By popping this pussy

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