Friday, January 25, 2013

Designer Handbags 101: Get More Bang For Your Buck!

A few CSM readers have reached out and asked me about tips on how to buy designer handbags so I've decided to share my approach to designer handbags in today's blog post.  My central focus when I embark on the hunt for finding the next treasure to add to my handbag collection doesn't initially start in the handbag section.  My search always starts in the fashion accessories department.  Majority of the high end designers have fashion accessories in addition to their handbags that are much more affordable than their handbags are.

Cosmetic pouches, large wallet size pouches, etc all fall under the classification of fashion accessories.  Many  of these pieces are actually the size of a clutch but are only a small fraction of the cost in comparison to an actual clutch.  Remember my Alexander McQueen pictured below (post here)? Well here's a secret, it's actually a coin purse.

Alexander McQueen 

Check out the following designer fashion accessories that you can definitely carry as a clutch.  Which one will you be adding to your collection?

3.1 Phillip Lim 

Alexander McQueen

Alexander Wang



Proenza Schouler


  1. love these bags!! so cute!! xx

    1. I know right! Caitlin I'm seriously still trying to decide which one out of the Givenchy, Alexander Wang & 3.1 Phillip Lim need to be in my closet. xo