When making certain purchases, many people tend to let the price of the item be the deciding factor in whether they are going to buy or not. While it’s always smart to live within your means, sometimes it pays to invest in higher-quality items that will hold their value and last longer. This blog is all about finding luxury for less and shopping smarter not harder. When it comes to buying certain items such as handbags, furniture, or even makeup, it’s better to splurge on the higher quality item. Here’s why:
Higher Quality Items Last Longer
When you invest a little more and splurge on quality, in most cases, those items will last you longer. I used to buy sunglasses from the $10 section in Urban Outfitters all the time and they would break after 2 weeks or I’d lose them. Then, I bought a pair of RayBan Aviators and I wear them all of the time, take better care of them and I’ve had them for years. Most times, things of quality last longer and are more durable. With quality, durable materials, come a higher price tag.
You End Up Buying Less
Since what you’re investing in lasts so long, you end up making fewer repurchases. Would you rather have 1 pair of high-quality sunglasses of 1- pairs of flimsy sunglasses? I choose the latter. When I was buying my $10 sunglasses and breaking them, I’d have to replace them, which really started to add up. Once I finally purchased the designer sunglasses, because they were so well made, I had no desire to buy anymore for a while.
High Cost Per Wear
I naturally gravitate towards anything that’s well made, so all of my high-end luxury pieces usually get used way more than others. I think it’s silly to save them for special occasions because I like to make every day feel a bit more special. Since these items are more durable, I feel confident wearing them more often without much wear and tear.
Another benefit of investing in quality pieces is their resale value. If you’re anything like me, your taste changes with the seasons. Imagine me growing tired of my collection of $10 sunglasses; what can I do with them? Nothing but give them away. With my RayBans (no this is not a sponsored post, just using them as an example), I can sell them and still get some of what I paid for them back because they are a well-known, high-quality, classic brand.
Often, the thing that costs a little more tends to look better to the eye. This is not the truth in some cases, that’s why I shop for quality and visual appeal at the same time. However, depending on what it is, most times the higher quality item is more visually appealing than the lesser. Being a creative and visual person, this fact makes it easier to choose quality over quantity in the end.
Those are benefits of investing in quality when it comes to your style, home, and life. Let me know what helps you decide to make the splurge on certain items below.