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Unless the piece is constructed well and a unique piece from a respected designer that I am not likely to see again; like the above piece, I am not willing to spend a great amount of money.
I view most accessories as throw away pieces.
I’ll spend a lot on a coat, because it is an item I plan on keeping for years; but accessories not so much.
I have tons of bags and sunglasses from places like Urban Outfitters, because the last thing I want to worry about while on the run is ruining a pair of sunglasses or a bag.
I usually just throw my sunglasses into my bag when not using them. IF they were a designer pair, I would be crushed if they broke apart, but at $10-40; not so much.
I also like using bags for a variety of activities, so I like having many options on hand.
I use different bags for work, running to the dry cleaner’s, going to the library, etc.
Scarves, beanies, gloves, belts, etc. You get the idea.
There is a revolving cycle of these items that arrive in stores every season, so I really do not see the purpose of buying them at a high price unless they offer something special like the fall 2007 Dior Homme runway sleeves.
Because of the affordability of pieces like this, I recommend buying them in multiples if you like them enough.
I do this with H&M socks during the winter. Their long socks work amazing with boots and contribute to such a great look (jeans tucked into socks peaking out of boots).