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You know what one of the most clicked affiliate links is on my blog? The Gucci Disco bag*. And I can’t blame anyone for clicking. Maybe you want to invest in one yourself. Or maybe you’re just curious how much it costs. Whatever it is, I figured that if you’re in the market for a practical designer bag, I might as well tell you why the Gucci Disco bag is a great wardrobe investment piece.
IT FITS A LOT
The Gucci Disco bag is the OG camera bag that made it THE practical designer bag to own. I remembered when I first saw it, it was the simplicity that pulled me in. The bag is made of sturdy leather with a canvas inside and a leather strap.
But what really made me purchase the bag is how much it fits. It can fit my Olympus E-PL7* (Dutch link* to the latest model) — a must for me — and my daily essentials. So that means cards, keys, phone and a little pouch with beauty items. On a daily basis I don’t have my camera with me but it was important that it fit inside. For anyone wondering, the bag is 21 x 16 x 8 cm.
Before I purchased the Gucci Disco bag, I did my research on the internet. Especially this video by Lily Pebbles is what made me decide it would be a great purchase.
THE PERFECT EVERY DAY BAG
It’s a small bag but still spacious, which makes it the perfect every day bag. It’s the bag I grab when I’m going for lunch or visit another city. Plus it’s also the perfect bag when you go to the airport to hold your boarding pass and passport.
Another thing that makes the Gucci Disco bag the perfect every day bag is that it comes in very neutral colors. You got black, red or nude. I went with black because it’s my go to color for anything classic and it goes with everything. Personally, I don’t wear bright red. And nude is much more of a summer color for me. I wanted a bag that I could wear all year around with anything.
MAKING YOUR OWN INVESTMENT
When I bought this bag I made an investment. Designer bags for me are always an investment: an investment for my wardrobe or/and a financial investment. I think it’s important to do research and make a well-thought through purchase. It’s a lot of money you’re spending so you better make a good choice.
TIPS TO MAKE A DESIGNER BAG PURCHASE
Here are my tips for when you’re making a designer bag purchase — whether it’s the Gucci Disco bag or something else:
• My number one tip to decide whether an every day designer bag is for you, is to think of all the stuff you carry with you on a daily basis. The bag needs to have the right amount of space. For me it was important that the bag could hold my camera so when I would go on a short trip I could carry it with me.
• Second is the material. Suede is beautiful but it’s high maintenance. If you’re not maintaining it, it would be a waste of money. Do your research before your buy on how you need to keep it in perfect condition. The Gucci Disco bag is made of calf leather that’s textured. It’s super soft but also durable. The leather is also known for being abrasion resistant which makes it perfect for every day use.
• Like I said in the investment blog post, I think you should always see if it fits your budget. It’s fine when you need to save up for a designer bag but it needs to reflects what you earn. I do have to note that designer bag prices rise almost every quarter. When I bought the bag a think a year ago it was 790 euro and now it’s 890 euro.
• Another question to ask yourself, is: will it retain its value? Designer bags are investments. If you grow out of the style or you get into money troubles, you can sell your bag. So think about whether it’s a style that will keep its value. A couple of years ago I sold my Louis Vuitton Speedy 35. It’s not the common style — that’s the Speedy 30 — but I did sell it for almost the same price I got it for. Designer bags from Chanel or Hermes will sell for more money.
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