|My Bulga Studded Leather Satchel|
The first thing to inspect is the bag’s closures. If the manufacturer makes security too complicated a process with how the bag opens, it might take you longer than you care for undoing straps along with another metal closure, perhaps, just before you reach inside. Ask yourself how much time you want to spend before getting into your bag.
On the other hand, some manufacturers are too lax about securing a bag with no real closures. Closures serve a purpose of keeping your valuables safe whether from potential thieves or if your handbag accidentally takes a tumble.
|Examine inside your new handbag|
|It's important to inspect the entire bag. This is the bottom of my Bulga Studded Leather Satchel.|
The straps are also critical when thinking of comfort. A chain strap may look trendy, but they can also get very cold on your shoulder as well as leave welts. Length and thickness of a strap also deserve thought. A heavily padded wider strap with beautiful stitching that you envisioned looking so sensational hanging from your shoulder could end up being too bulky or a tight fit under your arms.
It’s good also to keep size and function in mind. Remember that the shallower the bag is, the easier it is to search through. Whereas, the deeper the bag, the longer you will hunt for whatever you’re searching for inside. If you consider yourself impatient and highly organized, it might be better to opt for a bag with lots of sections and pockets more than one such as a hobo bag.
Another important point to consider is the hardware of the bag. Ask yourself what you wear more of gold or silver jewelry? After all, you don’t want to clash every time you go to your jewelry box if you can help it.