When I first started working in the professional world, I used to carry a small purse to work and an additional grocery bag for my lunch. However, after working for a few years, I’ve discovered that carrying a satchel bag looks more professional and can also fit my lunch. I’ve shopped on Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Macy’s websites for the perfect satchel bag. However, the thought of paying $200-$300 on a bag made me cringe. I went shopping with my mom one day during the holiday season at TJMaxx and found the perfect satchel bag for only $30. As you can imagine, I was relieved not to spend a truck load of money on a work bag. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s perfectly fine to invest in a work bag, but with so many satchels on the market, no one will be able to notice if your bag isn’t designer. My usual trick is to buy a designer accessory and then mix it with a lower-end brand. It creates what I like to call “the rich effect,” which basically means that you can look rich without breaking the bank. Below are a few designer bags that inspired my “low-end” purchase.
The Rich Effect:
Just call me Mary Poppins:
Just when you thought I was joking about Mary Poppins….I’m really not. It’s one of my favorite scenes in a movie.