I don't know if anyone else out there does this but I have a tendency to categorize bag purchases into investment grade vs. fun for a while only grade.So gal pals calls me asking for my opinion about a new bag she has her eyes on. She likes the Classic Q Huge Hellier by Marc by Marc Jacob. This tote is not a new model, rather it's an update with new colors and has been around for a couple seasons already. She thinks this will make a great diaper bag in case she needs to take her little one out. It's a classic but conservative bag which offers much utility. But then she tells me she thinks this bag will be good for about 6 months after which might become a give-to-younger-cousin piece.
With that in mind, I suggests she should have some fun and buy the Turnlock crinkle patent leather hobo also by Marc by Marc Jacob instead. I thought it's more modern and fun comparing to the Classic Q style. The chain detail just adds the right touch of style and flair. The previous tote is just a little too conservative for her. And, in keeping with the bag purchase rule, this purchase falls into fun category so what do you think, which one? They are both about the same size; the one on left measures about 16 x 16 x 5 inches and right, 19 x 15 x 3 inches. Also both of the prices are similar, left is $498 and right is $428.
I have surveyed my gal pals abut bag purchase rule, not everyone has my rules. Some gals just buy whatever they want regardless of price point. But then, they have bigger budgets. So let me ask you this, do you spend more money on classics and less on fun bags?