Okay, let’s start with explaining the headline of this post. I know a lot of people who are into fashion justify their purchases by saying “Oh, it’s an investment”, or “Let’s think about the cost per wear, at the end the price tag is worth it”.
Fashion items are not really what I’d call an investment, as the more you wear them, the more they depreciate (with some small exceptions), but what I want to discuss with you today is the mindset of choosing quality over quantity.
In the past months I have spoke about this, but I feel strongly about the subject and wanted to continue the conversation.
The more I get older, the more I appreciate putting my money into the right places. When I was a student or when I had just graduated university and doing an internship (we all know these are not the highest paying employment options), I was always looking for the best bargain. And of course this makes total sense- when you don’t have lots of money you look for the best way to provide for your (basic) needs.
However, I was not so happy to see that even after I got a better job, I was still spending my money on cheap fashion. My breaking point came one day when I decided to reorganise my wardrobe and found multiple barely opened packages with clothes that I had never worn (and quite frankly would never wear as they looked so different from the photos online).
This is when I filled a couple of huge bags for donations and made the decision to start getting smarter with my money. Here’s the best time to ask whether you’d be interested in a more detailed blog post about the way I plan my spendings on fashion?
So a couple of months ago I decided to pull the trigger and invest in my first designer bag.
I am talking about my Louis Vuitton bag. I went for the Pochette Metis in Empriant Leather, colour Noir. Well, there’s not much to say besides the fact that I absolutely love the bag. For its relatively small size, it fits a lot of things (if you don’t believe me, check out some YouTube videos, like this one). It’s of great quality and I just cherish it because it’s the kind of bag it’d pass down to my daughter one day.
Usually, this LV model is really difficult to find, but I find that the Empriant Leather is a less popular choice than the traditional canvas. However, I prefer the leather as it just has a look that would suit me better in my opinion.
If you have any questions, or would like to see my own “what fits in the Pochette Metis” blog post, don’t hesitate to let me know 🙂