Cheap Designer Handbags: The Endless Fashionista's Quest
As a self confessed handbag addict, I can say with confidence that finding designer bags on a small budget is an endless quest. Whenever I am on the internet I am trolling search engines for wholesale sites or maybe even, dare I say it? Knock offs. When you want a particular handbag style you are willing to go to almost any lengths to get it. I know I am. I am a regular on eBay and Craig's List, I frequent yard sales and swap meets. Anywhere I think there may be a chance that I can score a deal on a designer handbag.
If a company were giving away handbags, and in order to get one you had to wade through cow manure barefoot, I would be the first in line taking my shoes off. My quest for handbags has gotten that far. I will spend literally hours on eBay looking through the different categories, I have even found a website that helps you find auctions that are misspelled. When an auction is misspelled it is less likely to get viewed as many times. So I won a Louis Vuitton backpack at a fraction of the cost. It was so cheap I almost felt guilty! Keyword there, being almost.
Estate sales are a great place to find cheap designer handbags. Usually the people hosting those do not want alot for the items, they just want to get rid of them. One estate sale was like a gold mine, it was for someone's dear Aunt Lydia who had passed away three weeks ago and they were overwhelmed with items. Lucky for me Aunt Lydia had a thing for designer handbags. I expressed my condolences while I'm elbow deep in Aunt Lydia's closet. I came away with an Aigner and another Louis Vuitton. Both at a steal of a price and in excellent condition.
One of the best things about having several cheap designer handbags is that you can swap them around and carry them a little each time so that no one purse shows too much signs of wear. I have rubber maid containers that are designated by season. Each rubbermaid container is currently stuffed way beyond capacity. If the handbag has a dust cover than I keep it in the dust cover stored away while I'm not carrying it. That way if anything happens, like total utter financial ruin, I can sell some off and get the most amount of money I can for them. I rationalize some purchases in my head like that. I'm not adding to my collection of handbags, I'm building a possible nest egg!
I see my never ending quest for cheap designer handbags as a hobby. It is something that brings me joy and occupys my time. I get happiness from finding awesome handbags. If cannot afford a handbag at the time, no matter how cheap it is, I do not buy it. I never put my love for handbags over my love for eating and living indoors.