I want you to do something for me. It's not a big ask. Think back to how many times you bought tights, undies, socks and little 'bits' from Penneys. You probably spent €60 in one go without even realizing it! And now count how many designer handbags you own! Not as many? Now imagine this. According to the Independent, the average cost of a night out in Dublin is €81; that's factoring in €41 on pints and the rest on chips, taxis, nightclub entry and babysitters! If you cut down on the nights out, (house parties are where it's at, don't you know?) in just 24 weeks, you can afford one of our most expensive bags, the Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Ascot tote. Not only is one hangover better than two, wouldn't you rather have one quality night out on Saturday with the girls and spend some quality time with bae on Fridays? Light the fire, turn on Fargo or Made in Chelsea (we don't judge) and veg for the winter months. It's only getting colder!


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2. THE CHANEL 2.55

Want to look better and feel better and bag yourself some designer arm-candy while you're at it? Forgo the daily Dart/Luas/Dublin bus journey which costs on average a hefty €122 per month and you can afford a Chanel bag in 16 months. It might seem like a long time but we all know how quickly time flies by and imagine how fit you would feel both mentally and physically if you cycled to work every day? Not to mention avoiding the rush-hour crush! This Chanel 2.55 classic bag could be yours.........

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Most of us eat out once once a week, right? We have birthdays, weddings, date night, the list is endless. For a mid-range meal in Dublin, the average price is €60 and that's without starters or desserts! So, if you make like Nigella and start making your own dinners and lunches, in 23 weeks,  you can afford this Celine Pebbled Leather Phantom tote and probably be a lot healthier too!



Gigi Hadid has it, Miranda Kerr has it, have you GOT IT? No, we're not talking about a rocking' bod or your mojo or a hot ex bad a la Joe Jonas or Orlando Bloom. We're talking Prada. The hot pink Prada Saffiano lux double zip tote. If you give up your twice-daily latte which costs us on average €2.80, in 30 weeks, you could afford this bag, which if you wear every day for one year, costs only €3 per day! Not bad, eh?

Prada saffiano tote


If you splash out on one takeaway a week, whether it's Chinese, Indian or Mexican, you're probably spending €15, factoring in your prawn crackers and can of coke. Well, eschew your weekly splurge and in 66 weeks, you could have your hands on the inimitable Hermes Her Bag. This iconic leather and canvas tote will be the envy of all your friends and we can sacrifice the local chipper for that, right?



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