I watched Transformers 3 last night and since I absolutely LOVE that franchise and the most-recent film, the next few blog posts will have their share of Transformers references. I apologize in advance.
The scene in Transformers 3 which should crack up all the female members of the audience is where National Intelligence Director Charlotte Mearing (a.k.a. “don’t call me maam”) yells at her assitant to remove a file from her “green ostrich Hermes Birkin”.
Now the one mentioned here can set you back US$10,000-15,000. Quite outside of the reach for those not working with Michael Bay’s costume and accessories budget but it got me thinking, how much is too much for a handbag?
While I adore fawning over designer bags, I still haven’t been able to convince myself to buy one. I’d much rather spend that cash on a new Apple gadget or jewelry. The highest profile name in my handbag collection is Coach and I’ll usually limit myself to one or two bags a year. I like Coach for their large variety, soft leathers, and quality manufacturing. Since I usually shop online/outlets, my bags are usually in the $250-300 range. Say that I carry my bag for 300 days for a single year, that comes out to less than one dollar per use. Quite economical I would say!
On the other hand, I once made an impulse purchase of a fake LV Alma for $200. In the year that I’ve had it, I’ve maybe used it 10 times? Not exactly a good use of money.
So it comes down to this for me, if I’m buying a bag for daily use, I think it’s good to splurge on something pricier. But if it’s something that will spend a lot of time in your closet, save your money and splurge on that iPhone instead.