Classic Coach Black and White Stripe Tote (25295)A girl's first designer handbag is one of the great milestones in her fashion life, a true right of passage. It is probably the first time a girl will spend that large of an amount on anything material, and I am pretty certain that whatever handbag she decides to buy, it will be treasured forever. It's as memorable as the first date or the first boyfriend, and the great thing is, this purchase will never give you any heartbreak unless you destroy or lose it!

When a young woman decides to purchase her first designer bag, there are three things she should take into consideration – the price, the style and the brand. Once she knows how much she's willing to spend, it is much easier to decide on the styles and brands to consider. The price range for designer bags is high and wide, and there are literally hundreds and hundreds of choices to choose from. For first time buyers of designer handbags, I always suggest that they mull over the purchase of a Coach handbag first. Coach handbags are always classy and chic, but not flashy or flamboyant. They're always fun and never too serious. If you want an everyday designer bag, choose the Coach bag with the classic coach logo. On the other hand, if you want a more classic looking handbag, you can also check out the more satchels of Coach which are made of beautiful leather in basic colors.

For a more mature designer bag, you should check out Louis Vuitton. Louis Vuitton is very popular not only because of its history and known prestige in the world of leather goods, but also because of its celebrity clientele. Celebrities are always seen toting Louis Vuitton luggage through airports, clutching Louis Vuitton bags in their everyday appearances, and stepping out in Louis Vuitton shoes. The most popular Louis Vuitton handbags are the Speedy and the Neverfull. A Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 in monogram canvas retails for approximately $715 dollars whilst a Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM in monogram canvas retails for approximately $700 dollars. These handbags are available directly from their website ( or various high end department stores and online retailers. If you intend to purchase these handbags online, it is strongly recommended that you purchase from a reputable merchant. Selecting a well known online merchant will ensure that you are buying an authentic designer bag.

If you like logo handbags but are a little wary of Louis Vuitton handbags because they have become so popular, then you must definitely check Goyard handbags. Goyard is a French company which has been making quality luggage since 1853. Goyard handbags are still rare and unrecognizable by the greater public, which is its biggest appeal especially to fashionista's in the know who do not want to carry bags which are similar to everyone else's. Fashion icon Gwyneth Paltrow is a known fan of Goyard, as is Calista Flockhart.

Whatever handbag you decide on, make sure that it suits your style and that you're not buying it to copy anyone else's style. Your first designer handbag is a big investment, and you have to be certain that it is something you won't fall out of love with after just a week. After all, these designer handbags do not come easy and cheap, so plan a purchase you will love for the long term.