May 21, 2009

Designer Or Not?

I have been debating about whether or not to splurge on a designer purse. I have many nice purses from Marshall's (Sisley, Nine West) that do the trick, but I have been feeling like investing in a nice piece to use as my standard and perhaps getting rid of the other cheaper, less quality options. I perused Cole Haan and Coach, but I have been seriously looking at a Marc By Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Teri in Light French Grey ($299 from Piperlime, which is a good deal). But I need some help - is this a waste of money or a good investment in my wardrobe? Is the color too bland or nicely subtle? Friends, I need opinions!

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  1. Okay, I'm a total shopping enabler here, but I say GO FOR IT! Marc by Marc makes beautiful bags for surprisingly reasonable prices--and you will always treasure it! Plus I love this one in particular. It's just gorgeous! And the craziest thing is, with stores like J Crew and Banana Republic charging a few hundred for bags these days, you might as well spend just a little more and get designer!

  2. Thanks, Anne! I like your line of rationale ;)

  3. I LOVE that bag em! Soft leather, funky lining, adorable hardware, oh yum. And Marc by Marc is a great more affordable alternative to real marc jacobs. Maybe some day we'll be able to drop some G's on bags, but until then marc by marc is just the ticket.


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