You know how certain people buy things just because they are of a certain brand name? I'm kinda like that cept I dont buy certain things because they are of a certain brand name. I have a weird aversion to handbags by shoe designers. Of course, some design houses are just better in one area than they are in other areas. Fendi and Gucci, for example, kick ass in the RTW but get big, fat F's when it comes to handbags. However, lets imagine the day when Fendi and/or Gucci finally come to their senses and design a fabulous purse. If it was to my liking, I would buy it immediately. The same cannot be said for Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo. I would drop upwards of $1500 for shoes by CL and JC but as right now, I would never, ever consider getting a purse from them. Lets take a moment to ponder at the following examples:
Mona tote by Jimmy Choo
Pillow Satchel by CL
Both purses are around $2000, both purses are decent in design, both purses are by designers famous for their shoes, both purses I would never spend money on. But if I take into consideration that most designers start off specializing in one area and through the years, branch out into different arenas, shouldn't I give them the benefit of the doubt? Shouldn't I trust that eventually CL and JC will make a name for themselves outside of shoes? I guess I could but I'm just not willing to risk the money. If I spend $2000 on a purse, I want it to be a classic. I want $2000 to be spent on something that has already been proven to be able to withstand the ever-changing whims of fashion. $2000 on a CL with zippers or $2000 on a hand-weaved BV? The answer is obvious to me.