No all bags are created equal. Just because you buy an expensive bag does not mean you will make a profit reselling it at a later date. In most cases you won’t make a profit, but not only that, you will probably suffer a significant loss on your initial purchase price.
This old chestnut. People have a tendency to splash around the word ‘investment bag’ like holy water. But when you do the math, true investment bags are few and far between.
Here it is.
Here they are.
However, there is much less of a preloved and vintage scene here than in Australia or the USA. It is more about shiny new Birkin’s than the vintage Chanel clip-on earrings. In short, there aren’t many stores. You have to work hard to find the shops themselves, let alone the treasures. That being said, I am rarely defeated and did manage to walk away with some great finds.
Hanging out in Rome
I have been visiting Rome since I was a teenager. The hustle and bustle and constant energy of the city keeps you on your toes and your senses occupied. To this day, Rome never fails to draw me in.
At first blush visiting an outlet sounds like a shopping heaven. Luxury labels as far as the eye can see … at 80% of the RRP.
Once you actually arrive you will very quickly realize that all is not well in shopping heaven. Outlet stores exist because manufacturers cannot sell these garments in their flagship stores. Ponder that for a minute!
The other thing with outlet shops is they are designed to make you buy as much as possible. This is stock that they just want to get rid of! Sales assistants will do everything except wash your windows to entice you to buy stuff. I know this sounds obvious as all retail is designed to make consumers spend… but this push to sell, sell, sell is amplified in outlet shops. It is the Olympic games of impulse shopping.