For people who are not very familiar with buying bags and purses, it can be a little tricky to pick the right thing. It's different for seasoned buyers, as they can have a better idea about the aspects that make a bag/purse worth it or not. It's kind of like what it is when buying a front pocket wallet; you need to know what to look for and what stuff to avoid.
In this post, we are looking at some things that you should keep in mind when purchasing a bag or a purse.
One of the main things that you should look for in a potential product is the material from which it is made. The manufacturing is a different aspect; you first need to make sure that the actual body is capable of surviving a long time or not. If the material is not very sturdy, then it's not going to help even if the stitching is done professionally or if the seams are well put.
Some good materials that you can look for include leather, nylon, jean, etc.
Once you find that the material is satisfactory, the next thing to see is how well the product is put together. To do this, see how the stitching is done and what other customers have to say about its durability and toughness. Listening to the testimonials and opinions of other customers, by the way, can be really helpful, and it can help you focus on aspects that are easily missed or overlooked.
Zips, Clasps, and Buckles
Here, you want to look at three things: how many of them are there, what they are made of and how sturdily they are built.
A good bag/purse is one that doesn't come with too many zippers and buckles, but at the same time, it doesn't have so little that it creates inconvenience for the user. If there are a lot of unnecessary decorative elements on a wallet, it can end up looking needlessly frilly.
Furthermore, when making your purchase, it is advisable to check all the zippers and clasps to make sure all of them are properly working. It can be an added bonus if the zippers are all hollow at the top, because that way, you can put a keychain key holder or some other keychain accessories in them.
Straps and Handles
Bags and purses are usually carried around with their straps and handles. The stitching at the point where the strap meets with the bag/purse should be especially strong and reinforced. If it's weak, the strap can tear away at any time while you are carrying or wearing the bag.
Similarly, you should also see the number/type of straps and handles on the bag or purse you are looking to buy. Ideally, there should be two short handles that you can use to hold the thing in your hand, and a long strap that you can use for slinging it over to your side.
Pockets and Compartments
Having different, small-sized pockets can be a great way to keep your things neat and organized. Instead of just one large space where you are supposed to pile everything up in a disorderly way, it can be far better to have smaller spaces and slots.
But at the same time, it is equally important that the central space is sufficiently large. Women usually keep a small wallet inside their purses, which can be around the size of your average slim minimalist wallet. Doing this could be difficult if the space in the center is too narrow and there is an unnecessary number of pockets all around.
RFID-enabled cards, if unprotected, can be accessed remotely by hackers. Since they don't need to be in physical contact with a scanner in order to send and receive data, a person with an RFID reader can maliciously make away with precious details without the other person being aware of it.
While such incidents are rare, they are still possible. When making your purchase, try and find out whether or not the product comes with RFID protection. If your heart is set on something that does not come with this feature, then at least get a smaller RFID steel wallet to put your cards in so that they remain safe from hackers and cyber thieves.
And there you have it. The next time you want to go shopping for a bag or a purse, be sure to check the abovementioned points before making your purchase. Nowadays, most people shop online, and if you're in the same category, try reading some of the customer reviews before placing your order.