Cast Your Vote:

    • Sure why not? -- Votes: 13
    • She has no business with one! -- Votes: 17
    • I don't even own a designer purse! -- Votes: 38
    • It's my money and I will spend it any damn way I please!! -- Votes: 11
Tasha & Nika 2 kids; San Jose, CA, United States 16053 posts
Feb 23rd '13

My husband just got me a beautiful Furla purse for Valentine's Day.

Anyone who says the quality of the raw materials used to manufacture that, is no different than something at Walmart .. is well, simply wrong.

I find that designer items come with a quality guarantee that you simply cannot get elsewhere. If a wristlet I got at Target busts after a month of use, I wouldn't be surprised. This doesn't mean I don't own 'brandless' items, it just means that I don't expect much from them.

Having said the above. My daughter is 5, and has designer purses, and guess what.. she knows their value and treats them very well. If she wasn't gentle on designer items, I wouldn't buy them for her.

Here's us last weekend, she's sporting a Vera Bradley mini purse and that's the Furla DH got me :)


Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59395 posts
Feb 23rd '13

Yes, I would. I normally only buy Coach and when I do they're on super markdown clearence at Macy's. I've gotten some as low as $30 before. If she wanted a new clearence one, sure I'd get it for her. I kind of have this thing where I think I don't typically wear target/walmart/kmart shit, why would I put it on my kids unless it's to knock around in? Same for accessories and shoes and such.

Rafael's Mommy ♥ Texas 764 posts
Feb 23rd '13

I would never lol. Why would a young kid need a designer purse? Completely pointless IMO.

Maia's Mama 1 child; Washington 283 posts
Feb 24th '13

Sure. My DD takes good care of her stuff and I can afford it, so to me there's no difference between a plastic Hello Kitty bag and a Coach purse. They're used for the same thing after all.

As is, she is in love with her plush Totoro bag and doesn't care about designer stuff, maybe part of being homeschooled? I don't think she'd know a designer purse from a dog carrier, LOL.

Smash Fins ; 2 kids; Denver, Colorado 1479 posts
Feb 24th '13

If I had a daughter I would not buy her anything designer unless she worked for it. If she worked her butt off with good grades or saved all her allowance money, I would have no problem with getting her one.

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
Feb 25th '13

I don't have a daughter, but if I did I would have her earn her first purse or save from chore duty. If she was then able to demonstrate that she could properly care for the purse, that she earned or purchased herself, then I wouldn't have an issue purchasing them in the future.

DS is 3 and treats his toys like shit, so we rarely buy new and when we do it isn't expensive. And maybe I'm an a*****e, but I don't plan on just giving my kids stuff they want simply because they want it. I'm going to need some sort of incentive (chores, savings, good grades) to even consider buying or going in half on a big ticket item.

Eli&Elliot's Mommy! 2 kids; Brooklyn, New York 2109 posts
Feb 25th '13

If I had the money, I would. Otherwise no.