Yuppies Alert – Tips For Shopping For Designer Handbags For Urban Professionals!

April 30, 2023 By Isabelle Sophie Martinet

Well, the term yuppie need not have negative connotations! If you are one, it simply means that you are an innately handsome, professionally successful, emotionally self-reliant and financially secure individual. Not to mention, that designers and retailers love you for your spending ways!

Indeed, you can say that designer handbags for urban professionals are designed specifically with your discriminating tastes and demanding needs in mind. No shoddy craftsmanship, no second-rate materials, no has-been designs, and no been-there-done-that trends. With designer handbags for urban professionals, form and function most often rule over fashion and fads; but if you can discover a designer handbag that fits all four F’s, then lucky you!

Right Shape, Right Size

That being said, you will do well to take these tips in choosing the right designer handbags for urban professionals the next time you go raiding the stores, ahem, shopping for bags:

Your handbags must flatter your body shape. (And here you were thinking that only clothes were necessary to flatter-fit into your body!) Look for handbag shapes that are the exact opposite of your body shape – round and softly structured handbags for the tall and thin bodies; rectangular and tall handbags for round and voluptuous bodies.

Of course, this is not an ironclad rule. You can step outside your bag boundaries but proceed with caution. Since most bag stores now have full-length mirrors, you should look at yourself carrying the bag from all angles and determine if you feel comfortable with it.

When it comes to handbag size, you have to work in the opposite direction of handbag shape. Your choice of designer handbags for urban professionals must be in proportion to your body shape. If you are petite, try to avoid oversized handbags that drown you out. If you are tall, go for bigger handbags.

Of course, you can always go outside this basic guide. As with your professional and personal life, choosing the right designer handbags for urban professionals is a matter of balance between form and function vis-à-vis fashion and fad.

Tip Types

If you are new in the arena of handbags, then you have to familiarize yourself with the variety of handbags out there especially when you cannot seem to make head or tails of them. Here is a short alphabetical guide:

Baguette – No, not the French bread though it does resemble it with its long and rounded shape.
Cigar box – Like its namesake, this is a small and boxy bag with a hard structure
Clutch – Obviously, you clutch this small, handheld bag though its larger cousins can be tucked under the arm. You will see this often in the red carpet and in gala affairs where nig bags ruin gowns and cocktail dresses
Kelly bag – Named after Princess Kelly of Monaco, this Hermes bag is a structured handbag
Hobo bag – favored by the likes of the Olsen twins, this is a crescent-shaped bag
Pouch – Sounds like pooch and you can cuddle with it too, what with its being soft and small

When choosing any of these designer handbags for urban professionals, look at the color, materials, hardware, features, and price to determine if you really need them and if you can afford them. This brings you to the next topic.

Designers Galore

You can choose from many bag designers who offer unlimited choices. If you are fortunate to have unlimited caches, then you can have unlimited choices, that is. Thus, it is important that you choose wisely before you spend your bonus and max out your credit card on any one of these designers:

Chanel is known for their timeless yet trendy designs; especially its chain handled quilted leather handbags that are as popular as they were 50 years ago. When you see the signature interlocking double Cs, you know that your designer handbags for urban professionals will last you for years amidst fickle fashion.

Hermes, also popular for its line of scarves, is favored by celebrities like Kate Cruise. It popularized the Kelly bag and the Birkin bag.

Botegga Veneta is best known for its hand-woven leather goods with a classic palette.

Of course, there are other notable designers but check these designers first. (Or it might be a case of bias) Be prepared to shell out hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars into these designer houses but be assured that it will be worth the trouble and the expense.

And oh, if you live in New York City, be very sure that you only get authentic designer handbags for urban professionals. Remember that if Paris is to shoes, New York is to handbags!