When shopping for branded totes, it’s best to find out their actual value. Some originals are actually priced way more than their worth. So, be a discerning bag-aholic. Our formula for stripping an item down to its naked value is simple math: divide the actual cost by its lifespan (the number of days you can flaunt your find without embarrassing yourself). For example, you scored a designer bag worth P20,000. Using it everyday for a year means spending a meager P54 a day for a quality, high-fashion brand. Determine your own fashion formula, considering your estimated time of usage and when you can get your money’s worth. The 50-buck daily expense might be a better option than a shabby P200 alternative with a mere two-week lifespan.