- What is your criteria?
How often are you going to use it, is it for a special occasion or everyday use? This might seem obvious but it’s what sets your mental criteria. Having a specific colour or use in mind can be restrictive or mean that you are going to get a bag you are looking for.
- Just go for a browse and spend your time.
This totally contracts with my first tip but I love going for a browse – even when I’m not looking for a new bag, as it can actually help to set out your criteria. This post is about buying for luxury so spending your time means you are less likely regret your purchase.
- Quality over quantity.
I personally don’t own many bags because the more luxurious ones I’ve splurged on are loved, looked after and often I’ve taken my time over picking them out. But it’s the quality of these bags which means collections can be built over time.
- Sales or pop-up shops can be your best friend
Sometimes waiting to buy the bag at the right time or opportunity is worth it as you can find yourself making saving. Sales are an obvious place to start but pop-up shops can be worth finding out about. Pop-up shops often have sample sales and can be a goldmine for a good find.
Earlier this week I was invited to Tusting pop up store in the iconic Old Truman Brewery, on London’s Brick Lane. I’m always looking at new brands I haven’t heard of before so I was excited to find out more. Tusting is a five-generation luxury leather goods with a pedigree of over 130 years in the leather business. Founded in 1875 by the great-great-grandfather of the current directors, Tusting is a family business which hand-crafts their luxury products in their workshop in Buckinghamshire.
With over 60 styles to pick from there is something for everyone, from classic men’s briefcases, to luxury luggage, trendy backpacks and the ladies autumn range is to die for! So if you are looking for a new bag or even a Christmas gift for a loved one why not check out Tusting online or visit their pop up at The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL (closes today, 13th November).