Sunday, November 14, 2010

My loves: bag collection

For the girls who wanted to see my bag collection, this post is for you =) Warning: image overload ahead!

My cousin bought me my first expensive bag. I'm not even sure if agnes b is considered a designer, but I believe they are really popular in Asia. I was surprised, giddy, and grateful, all at the same time. It's so practical and low-maintenance, I seriously carried it everyday in college.

The first bag I bought for myself is the Coach Signature Demi Pouch in green optic. I think everyone and their mother had a bag from Coach's signature collection at one point haha. It was small and cute, perfect for hiding under my college graduation gown. Over the years, I've been gifted with many other Coach bags, but this is the one that's always stayed with me.

A few years later, I discovered The Purse Forum. Yeah, it all went downhill from there lol. I decided to start out "small," and after reading rave reviews on the design and leather, I bought the Rebecca Minkoff No Strings Attached clutch in whitewash/gold. I don't use this one as much as I'd like, but it's my go-to for special occasions.

Another designer that many likened to Rebecca Minkoff was Jenny Yuen. I finally found the perfect color, but couldn't imagine it in a bigger bag, so I went and bought the Jenny Yuen Cleo clutch in metallic rose. Another clutch you say?! "It's more casual and has a strap" was how I reasoned with myself =P As it turns out, I use my JY clutch more than my RM.

How did I live without a black bag up to this point, I have no idea. When I look back, I realized I was being super picky. I wanted something classic, but with some detailing so it's not overly boring. The day finally came when I saw Lindsay Lohan toting around a black basketweave bag with blue zippers! The next thing I knew, I had bought myself a Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Mini in black basketweave. This was also the first bag I've bought at full price. At $550, my bank account was hurting, so I promised myself no more bags for a long while. To this day, this is still my go-to bag during rainy days. Because I don't really baby my bags, this one has been through a lot!

About a year later, about the same time as when my love affair for gray began ;), I turned to Balenciaga. It seemed like the next natural step (the cost is certainly not natural! haha) for one who appreciates nice leather. I had my heart set on a Balenciaga City in galet with regular hardware, but I couldn't find the color anywhere. When one finally popped up on HGBags, I went click, click, click, checked out, done! I couldn't stop petting the leather (does that sound weird?) when I received her, and would seriously be content just holding her all day =P

I honestly thought my bag spending threshold would stop at Bal. Little did I know that I would succumb to Chanel's price raising scheme. Before their ridiculous 30%+ increase this past season, I gave in and bought a Chanel M/L Classic Flap in caviar with silver hardware. I know I would only have one Chanel in my lifetime, so it was a decision I agonized over for weeks. "What color, what hardware, what type of leather?" went round and round in my head. But when I finally decided and received my newest love, it was well worth it =)

It was nice taking a trip down memory lane. Every one is precious and dear to me and I refuse to pick a favorite ;)

11 comments:

  1. I'm insane for your Balencegia, it's crazy!!!

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  2. Love your bag collection. I am drooling over your Chanel bag. Thanks for sharing your loves with us :)

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  3. Oh droool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a gorgeous collection, super jealous of the Balencegia and the Chanel!

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  4. Ahhh the bag collection! Thanks for posting your beauties! tPF led to my first RM, Bal, and LV bags - it hurts my wallet but I love it :)

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  5. Love your bag collection but I must say, the Chanel is my favorite. I love Chanel!!! I have that but in gold hardware...:)

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  6. Great collection and awesome variety Cee!! I love them all. What's next in the future? An Hermes? It seems about right after Chanel. lol.

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  7. Great bag collection but my fave would have to be the Balenciaga...the leather looks so soft and buttery. So jealous! =P

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  8. Wow I'm so jealous of your bag collection. I would love to get my hands on your Chanel, Balenciaga, and Coach bags! *drools* :)

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  9. @Callandra - Me too! =D

    @PetiteLittleGirl, @curls-and-pearls, @PetiteXXS - Thank you, it was fun!

    @SewPetiteGal - Oh tPF, it's an addiction I can't get enough of ;)

    @Really Petite - I love your flap in GHW!

    @JenlovesBal - Haha, I'm trying to stay far, far away from Hermes! Once that bridge is crossed, there's no looking back, so I need some self-restraint. I've been eyeing another RM, but we'll see if I get my wish this holiday season ;)

    @Stylepint - Bals are totally worth it!

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  10. I really like your RM basketweave! I've never seen one w/ that texture before.

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  11. I would love to be the charity that you donate these bags to, should you ever wanna! LOL Especially in love with the Balenciaga and the Chanel. *drool* <3

    xx The Little Dust Princess

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