by Kyla Camille, Negosentro.com |
Most people envy high-end couture. Of course, they are elegant and they have a name associated with them. Whether you are buying that fashion item to lift your spirits, improve your self-esteem, or keep up with your peers, or because you can afford it, you should ask yourself if you really need that item.
There are so many fashion items that you can buy, so before you buy the latest Givenchy, Prada or MK fashion items, you must consider the following factors:
- Future financial implications
The biggest problem with buying expensive fashion items is that you will not be able to get a higher value for that item later on in life, unlike investing in real estate, for example. The latter will have a good ROI later in life.
You should also consider that you have bills and possible loans that need to be repaid. Ask yourself if by buying that bag or pair of shoes you will still be able to meet your financial obligations. Putting off a loan payment or exceeding your credit limit could affect your finances later.
- Your style
How many times have you bought fashion items that do not math your style? Sometimes you buy an item just because it is fashionable and trending at that time. However, you should avoid making decisions based on your environment. Find a purse or a dress that will match your style now and a month later. You should be comfortable in that item.
- Construction and design
How has the bag or suit been constructed? You have the money, so, you deserve the best. But, is the construction worth that money? The item should last a long time and this will only be possible if its seams and finishes are tough.
- Material used
The price you pay for a big brand-bag should make economic sense in terms of the material used to make the bag. An expensive leather bag is a better purchase than one made of nylon at the same or a higher price.
What do you need it for? If you are buying high-end purses for sale then, you should do it, but only after undertaking thorough market research on who will buy and if they will buy it at the price you have in mind. If this is the case, then you can get the shoes, suits, handbags.
If buying one item for personal use, then it should be an item that you will use often and is realistic to use often, if not daily.
- Identify cheaper alternatives
Can you find a cheaper bag or Louboutin? There are many online stores that sell these branded fashion items at discounted prices. There also are stores that sell used items. You will find a cheaper item, same brand, at a lower price, sometimes more than half the current price.
- Influencing parties
If you are buying a high-end fashion item just to get more Instagram followers and likes or to look as cool as your friends, then you have it all wrong. You should be yourself and not try to impress others.
In conclusion, most high-end fashion items cost an arm and a leg. Some of the items can only be worn once or for one season. Unless you have a lot of money, you should always consider these factors before buying any expensive and high end item.