About 6 months ago, I made the decision to save for a designer bag — something like a LV, Goyard, or Givanchy. I’ve never owned a designer bag that costs thousands, but I figured if I was going to spend that much money on a bag, I might as well buy something that I’d use every day.
But after I saved enough money for a bag I started getting pre-buyer’s remorse. I do this — I go to buy something that I know I’ll use every day and then begin to panic because, “Is it really worth the money?”
Nonetheless, I went to the Louis Vuitton store a handful of times, and it took about five trips to the store to realize that no stores had the bag I had planned on buying. This couldn’t have been pure coincidence, right? Was the universe trying to tell me that I didn’t need to spend over $1,500 on a bag (i.e. RENT!)?
It may have. So cue: Cuyana.
Let me just tell you — I love, love love, love, LOVE this brand. The philosophy behind the brand, Fewer, Better Things, is something that I can really get behind. (I mean, hello 200 square foot apartment — I don’t need things anymore.) Their focus on quality at an affordable price point is something that I respect as well as crave. Because I’m client-facing at my job and attending a lot of meetings I need something that can stand up to everyday wear and tear without costing as much as rent while being timeless and professional looking!
I first heard of this brand about two years ago, and after dropping some major hints Dave surprised me with this travel set for my birthday! It was simple, practical, affordable, and had a tasteful monogram — honestly, what more could I want?
Since then I also invested in one of their wallets, but truth be told I had never wanted one of their soft leather bags. They seemed too flimsy and not professional enough for client meetings – just something I would want for running errands on the weekend.
But about a year ago I noticed they came out with their structured totes, and that really changed things for me! I stopped by Cuyana’s NYC location and after gawking at the bags (and other accessories) for an hour, I knew it was game over for my work-purse search. And at around $200, I’m telling you that you honestly can’t beat the price. It’s simple and classic – the two tone goes with everything.
Not saying I don’t foresee a high-end designer bag in my future, but my bank account and wardrobe are incredibly satisfied for the time being to stay the least.
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