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While I haven’t yet ventured down the luxury designer bag route, a lot of my loved ones have. As for me, jewellery and digital prints are my poison, so I’m the person who spends a lot of money on that. When people find out how much we’ve paid for something, there’s usually a horrified glance mixed in with some judgement as well. They always ask why. The typical response? “It’s an investment.”
It may be difficult to see how a designer bag or necklace could be an investment, but let’s stop comparing these items to houses and cars, and look at these purchases from a slow fashion perspective. People who spend a lot of money on particular fashion purchases are buying the brand, yes, but they’re also buying for quality. It’s the whole quality versus quantity argument. What would you rather have – six wallets that you like well enough individually or one wallet (that cost the same amount as the aforementioned six combined) that you absolutely love? When you’re shopping for things that last, quality and a timelessness of design are key, and if that happens to be an item that is incredibly expensive, then so be it.