Handbags are a surprisingly difficult accessory to shop for. We’re all for choosing a classic but budget-friendly style, but sometimes you find yourself considering a much higher-end bag — the kind you can picture yourself lusting after for months or even years as you try to decide whether the extravagantly high price tag is worth it. You probably already know what your friends (or your mother) would say. But ultimately, you’re the one in charge of your budget.
So how do you decide whether or not an expensive handbag is worth it? Typically, a big purchase is going to take a lot of research and consideration to get right. Start by asking yourself the following questions. They’ll help you determine if you’re at the right point in the wardrobe-building and style-defining process to consider a pricy handbag and will also help determine if the style you’re considering is really the right one for you.