I know women that have a handbag for every day of the week and then some, but regardless of whether you only want one or two, or if you are one of those that has to have them in all shapes, colors and sizes there are some basics to follow. Many women will see something they think they are going to love; only to get it home and find out it really only goes with the outfit they were wearing when they bought it! So it ends up sitting the closet collecting dust along with the collection of once worn shoes. If you follow a few guidelines you can eliminate a lot of these issues. You see someone wearing a bag that you just have to have or you find one on the internet and you can't wait to get it.
STOP! The first thing you need to ask yourself is, "Is this going to look as cute on me?" Let's face it, just like with jeans and dresses there are some women that can look good carrying a brown paper bag. Also, is it really your style or are you wanting it just because everyone else has one? It needs to go with more than one outfit in your wardrobe, unlike all those extra shoes. Are you going for the cute and sexy look or do you want a more conservative style? Having one bag for work and another for going out is perfectly acceptable especially when you may have some white collar job where you have to be reserved and your true personality needs a bag that screams, "Look at me!" Another thing you want to keep in mind as I mentioned earlier is to consider your own body when choosing a handbag. You want to choose one that is flattering to you, if you are a little heavier you don't want a bag that you can barely get over your shoulder, cutting off the circulation in your arm, just because it is cute. Next, think about what you are going to put into the bag. Is the bag you like up to the task? Will it hold everything you need it to hold? The key word is NEED! Also, be sure that it going to be comfortable.
What is it worth to you? This is a much bigger issue than just price. Are you going to use the bag on a regular basis? Is it worth what you had to sacrifice to buy it? If you are happy with the price and feel it was worth it to you then it was a good price.
Gregg Hall is a business consultant and author to many online and offline businesses and lives in Navarre Florida. Go to http://www.collectionofhandbags.com for a great selection of handbags.