More people are buying high-end Mulberry handbags again as economic uncertainty wanes and consumer confidence grows.
But that doesn’t mean everyone’s buying a new one each season; consumers are still shopping conservatively and trying to make their handbags last.
Here’s how to get a designer bag for less — and take proper care of it so it lasts.
•Bang for your buck:
If you’re hard on your belongings, or you measure longevity in decades instead of years, it may make the most sense for you to go right to the source and spend a little more up front. From Louis Vuitton to Coach Inc., specialty retailers always carry a variety of their own latest Mulberry bags.
Even better, some makers will repair their wares at little or no charge. Michael Kors will repair a defect for free within the first year; Kate Spade will make free repairs for manufacturer defects within two years. And Coach Inc. will make any needed repairs for a $20 shipping and handling charge for as long as you own one of its Discount Mulberry bags (and many other Coach products, according to the company’s website). Beauty and fashion expert Rebekah George advises knowing repair policies before you buy and holding onto receipts, just in case you ever have a problem.
But if you want to save up front there are lots of options.
The best way to make your new Mulberry bayswater last is to treat it well. Each week, empty it and shake it out upside down, then clean the lining with a lint roller, suggests George.
Don’t overstuff your bag because that stresses the straps. Keeping your Mulberry alexa also helps prevent small items and the lining from getting stuck in a zipper. Try not to carry scissors or pens, and keep makeup in a separate pouch inside your purse.
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