5 under £400 – bag edition

When it comes to fashion, I always try to prove, that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to be ‘fashionable’ and spend thousands to look great.

When I thought about creating this post, I didn’t mean pieces you wear for few weeks, to then throw it away and get a new one – it’s called fast fashion, and most of the fast fashion retailers release products dayli, in a limited amount to create a strong need in costumer. It’s smart move, as our brain gets extra high on new information, in this situation – clothes. It’s also smart move to get quick money and save you some money, but it’s extreme when it comes to condition of our one and only Mother Earth. You, as a costmer, should also ask ‘Why the price is so low?’ as slavery and pollution is a BIG problem in the fashion industry, which we, as yes, costumers, but most importantly residents of this planet, should solve for the sake of us and our Mother. I don’t want to demonize the fast fashion brands, but I want to spread awareness, as because of hiper-consumptionism, we, consciously or not, support unsafe and inhumane work places. And tones of clothes are being thrown away DAYLI. I, myself, do buy pieces from fast fashion brands, but I always ask myself a main question – how many times will I wear it this year and if I’m still going to be able to enjoy them for the next few years.

When you get deeper into designing process you also will find out that fast fashion brands get highly ‘inspired’ (aka knock off) by work of designers, who need to be paid properly for their hard work and knowledge (hence the higher pirces set by original brand).

You will also agree with me that we, people tend to be more respectful towards items we spent more money on, whether it comes to cars, furniture or clothing, as we easier see the walue of literally everything with our wallet being lighter. It’s not the behaviour I’m a fan of, but that’s the brutal true. And as we magically see more value, we take better care about these things, which is perfect, because we can enjoy and use them for longer, keep it for other generations, or sell it second hand with better price.

£400 is still a lot, although it’s a price in between very cheap fast fashion bags and high fashion designer bags. I do want to focus on investing in timeless, original pieces, but still be able to pay my bills and enjoy life! So… here are my top 5 bags under £400!

Acne Studios Mini neon leather shoulder bag

Acne Studios
Mini neon leather shoulder bag
£350

Loeffler Randall Aurora zebra-print cotton-blend moire tote

Loeffler Randall
Aurora zebra-print cotton-blend moire tote
£255

STAUD Moon lizard-effect leather tote

STAUD
Moon lizard-effect leather tote
£270

Loewe Medium leather-trimmed woven raffia tote

Loewe
Medium leather-trimmed woven raffia tote
£295

See By Chloé Joan mini printed textured-leather shoulder bag

See By Chloé
Joan mini printed textured-leather shoulder bag
£300

What do you think about my opinion on fast fashion? Would you like to see more of 5 under £400? Should I make it a series?

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