There are genuine designer labels and then there are all of the knock-off brands. You can often save quite a chunk by going with the off-brand or imitations, but at what cost? Some things you can get away with, others not so much. Who makes your accessories does matter, and so does the quality of the construction. Here are some examples of accessories where designer labels are worth the investment.
It is hard to find a good purse that will last without buying name brand. The difference in the construction, the materials, and the craftsmanship is worth the extra money to have a bag for years rather than months.
Think of it this way: a leather purse can last for nearly a decade (not that you should carry it for that long), while a knock off special may only last for a few months. Your purse is an investment, and designer labels mean more than just status.
Buying new shoes is fun. There are so many choices between styles and colors, but the comfort of your feet matters a lot, and cheaping out means shoes could hurt your feet and that the shoes probably won’t last long.
Stick with the name brands, those whose origins and materials you are familiar with to get the shoes with both comfort and durability to go with their good looks.
We already mentioned leather when it comes to handbags and shoes, but the same is true for belts, wallets, watch bands, and other accessories. If it is made of leather, name brand matters. From the quality of the leather itself to the stitching and construction, buckles, and more, a lot of things affect how long an item will last.
The thing about leather is that it is usually an investment. These items are not cheap, at least if the material is real leather and not a pleather imitation. Even knock offs can be relatively expensive. So choose name brand so you know what you are getting both in genuine materials and the quality of other components.