me too. im wondering how the brands pie-section out into the percentages of woman surveyed. there's cheap target stuff, liz clairborne, fossil on teh low end of the scale...all those weird pleather and plastic bags at ross....and then after $100 you gradually get into key namebrands
LOL @ the 42-54 dollar bag comments. Although, I have spent just 46 bucks each for two all-over Italian leather handbags by Michael Rome. The bags had to go through one sale and three clearances to get to that price!
I am a little disturbed @ the stat of 1 out of 10 women are upscale handbag buyers or willing to spend 150 bucks or more on handbags. I mean 150 dollars is not that much, relatively speaking. I wonder what "inexpensive," "midrange," or "expensive" is now in general, not just for someone who is like the average tpf'er.
Tink it really depends on the demographic base that the survey was conducted on, think women in different demographic groups will have very different avg spends
I thought the stats of avg $40 to $65 per bag sounds resonable, as women who bought high-end bags will have their spend divided among the rest of the women surveyed, and think most women probably don't buy high-end bags.
Personally, just last year, all my bags are around or below the USD 65 mark
Count me in the corner that is well above average, as well!
I see a lot of cute bags less than $50 at TJMaxx (not leather), and a lot of women buying them. To each her own. The weird thing about averages is that to get to $65 there has to be a lot of them less than $65 to balance out even one designer bag. I wonder where they get their numbers.