If you’re like most women, you want a designer handbag or two…or ten! Not only do they look great, but they also tend to last much longer than similar knock offs you might find for less money.
However, when buying a designer handbag, you may have some questions. Read these FAQs about designer handbags to find out what you should know before buying a designer bag.
Q: How do you know if you have an authentic bag?
Even if you buy the bag from a purported dealer (for example a Prada store), you should always make sure that you have an authentic bag and that Prada has authorized the store to sell their products.
Typically, bags come with a serial number that you can authenticate with the manufacturer before purchasing.
In addition, you should also make sure that the manufacturer has authorized the dealer from whom you buy the bag. This means that if you have any problem with the bag, the manufacturer can fix it.
Q: When should you buy the bag?
A: Extremely high-end designer bags typically do not go on sale at the manufacturer’s store. However, if you buy it at a department store, you should try to buy the during the off-peak season.
This means after Christmas, Black Friday or another time when stores deeply discount their items. That way, you can enjoy a great bag without having to spend a fortune.