The Deets You Need to Know When Buying a Luxury Handbag


Hello my Fashionsistas!

I’m back with a new episode of ‘Ask Marina’. This week’s question comes from Amelia in San Francisco, Amelia writes:

Hi Marina,

I’m going to start investing in luxury handbags.  

I’m ready to purchase my first one but I’m scared I’ll make the wrong choice.

I want a classic bag that can be used mostly for fall and also for spring and then in a few more months I want to buy another one just for spring.

I love luxury handbag brands like Chanel and Louis Vuitton, can you please give me some advice on choosing a bag.  


Watch below to hear my tips on buying luxury handbags

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I hope this video has helped you figure out what you want in a luxury handbag! When you make your purchase, be sure to tag me on Instagram (@MarinaDeGiovanni) so I can see it!

And remember, you don’t need to be a model to look like you’ve stepped off the runway – you just need a killer wardrobe and some lipstick!

Big love,
xox Marina

Can’t watch this video right now? Here are all my tips xox

Go for a classic style

When buying a luxury handbag always keep in mind that you want to stick to a classic style. You aren’t going to get as much longevity from a seasonal piece - you may get one or two seasons, but sticking to a classic timeless piece will last season after season.

Stick with base colors

I would definitely stick to colours like black, beige, grey and even tan. They are really timeless and pair well with everything too. You can wear them with a lot of different outfits in either spring or fall.

Know what you like

When choosing a handbag you really need to think about what you really like. I wouldn’t just walk into boutique and just buy a bag you think you like. You really need to understand what you like, because you are going to have the bag for a long time.

For me personally, I prefer:

  • A bag I can carry on my arm rather than on my shoulder
  • Leather
  • Four feet underneath the bag. This is something that is really important to me those little feet underneath a bag helps protect the bag from scuffmarks when you place your bag on a chair or when you happen to place your bag on the floor (oh I never!)
  • A zipper because I put so much stuff in my bag
  • Lots of compartments. I carry so many things with me so I need the organisation within a bag.

It’s really important to know what you love and what is important to you when buying luxury handbags that you’re going to spend a lot of money on, you don’t want to fall out of love with it, you’re going to want to use it every season and you get excited when you take it out.