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Cost Per Wear: Handbag Edition

Continuing on my cost per wear series, today I’d like to share some of my best and worst cost per wears in the category of….handbags.  Yes…I have a lot of bags. They’re a terrible addiction for me. But honestly, you can wear them so much more than clothes…as evidenced especially for me in the last few months, where I’ve felt like a water buffalo otherwise. I haven’t been able to fit in any of my clothes…but I could still wear and enjoy all of my bags. That’s proof of versatility, right?

Bags Cost Per Wear


Lowest (best) cost per wear: Hermes Evelyne bag, FEED tote bag.

My FEED bag that I bought from Target a year or two ago was $25 full price, so it had an advantage from the start. My cost per wear at this point? Pennies. I’ve worn this bag a ton though – it’s the perfect crossbody size to throw around and go to the farmer’s market with, on a casual walk, etc. The only thing that would make it absolutely perfect would be a zip pocket inside and a zip on top, but I’m guessing that it’d make this more than a $25 bag then. Target no longer has my exact bag, but you can find more on the FEED website. Another one of my favorite canvas bags that supports a good cause is this tote from TOMS – tons of pockets and light as a feather (and under $70).

My Hermes Evelyne bag (reviewed here) deserves a mention as well, for my “luxury” bag with the best cost per wear. I use my plain black Evelyne all the time, and love it so much that I’m continuously toying with buying another. Fabulously easy to use.

Interestingly enough, both of my best cost per wear bags are crossbody and on the casual side. Something to keep in mind! Continue Reading