Are you planning to buy a designer purse for yourself or maybe as a gift for a friend, but realized you do not have enough money? What you can do is to buy a designer inspired purse. Designer style purses or other kinds of bags are handbags that use the design of a popular designer handbag. The designer will use cheaper but quality materials and hardware to pattern the designer inspired purse from the original product. And this is what makes it cheap.

So if you want to be fashionable and trendy at a much cheaper price, you need to look at designer style purses. Here are some things that you need to know before you buy one for yourself or your friend.

Compared to buying a fake designer purse, buying designer style purses is not illegal because these bags are not claiming to be the real thing. The manufacturers do not try to cheat people into believing that their product is original. Sure, the style or design looks very much similar but all people, not just the rich ones, should enjoy a good bag design, shouldn't they? So buying a designer inspired bag or purse lets your enjoy what rich people or celebrities can enjoy at a much lower price.

These purses are available in many shops at the mall, especially the department stores. Another great source of designer style purses is online auctions or shops that have purses and handbags for sale. You have many options online but you have to make sure that you are only buying a designer inspired product, not a fake one. You should also first check the shop or auction site to see whether or not they are reputable sites.

Check the quality of the purse, especially the sewn parts, zippers, and insides. Make sure that there are no loose threads, stuck zippers, or damaged hardware. This is to make sure that you are getting your money's worth because designer style purses are also not cheap. They are cheaper than the authentic ones but they are still more expensive than ordinary bags.

Before you buy anything, do some research on the kinds of purses used by celebrities or created by top designers in the handbag industry. Some claim their products are designer-inspired but it is very difficult to recognize which design they are imitating because you are not familiar with the current trends. Know what's in and hot so that you know you will be getting only the latest fashions and trends when you shop for designer style purses.