Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Search for the Perfect Bag

I have a lot of generic bags. Hahaha. You know, faux leather, designer inspired bags. I have one for Mulberry Alexa, one for Proenza Schouler PS1. I have a duffle and a murse. I also have a Givenchy Parfum duffle bag which was free. I'd like to think it's my first "Designer bag" LOLZ!

Now, I am saving up for a real, legit designer bag. My criteria
1. Big size (I put a lot of things in my bag, ask anyone)
2. Durable (I'm a use and abuse when it comes to bags)
3. Lots of space (I'd like to be organized)
4. Chic and understated (No LV monograms for me)

Now, here are my top 5 and my one I WOULD HAVE TO STARVE TO AFFORD IT
1. Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Bag
- I was intrigued by the name and when I saw it, it was love at first sight. Affordable and it has a downtown chic look. Lots of pockets and lots of ways to wear it.
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Price: 550 USD
Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Bag MAB in Black
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Moto Satchel
- I super love that it can look rugged and elegant at the same time. It kinda looks like a briefcase to me. I love its unique opening with the zipper on the side and it opens up. Hehehehe
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Price: 548 USD
Marc by Marc Jacobs Moto Satchel Black

3. Alexander Wang Eugene Satchel
- What do you expect from Alexander Wang bags? Coolness of course! And I love this Eugene satchel. I was contemplating on the Rocco but there are too many fakes and Eugene has not been replicated yet. Hehehehe. I love that it has a lot of pockets and the straps are chain with leather. PURRRRFECTTT!!!
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Price: 850 USD
Alexander Wang Eugene Satchel in Black

4. Proenza Schouler PS1 Large
- There's this ongoing battle between Mulberry Alexa and Proenza Schouler PS1 and for me PS1 wins big time. First, Mulberry has that awful back leather connector on the side where it is attached to a stud that can come off. If it does, it makes your bag look cheap. Also, PS1 has more compartments and the leather feels supple.
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Price: 1995 USD
Proenza Schouler PS1 Large Leather Black

 5. Givenchy Pandora Bag
- Out of all the Givenchy bags, the Pandora is the one that struck me the most. It looks so cool and unique that I gotta have it. They now come in a box bag which has a sturdier frame but I still prefer my bags slouchy. :)
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Price: from 1810 USD above

Givenchy Pandora Bag in Black
And the bag I would give an arm and leg (I'll just put the bag in my other arm LOLZ)

Yaaaassss!!! The ultimate marriage of the Speedy and the Keepall in a chic way. This bag is timeless and LV has recognized that. It is still available. I love the red wine color but would go for black as well. Oh Lord!
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 Price: starts at 4,295 USD

Louis Vuitton SC Sofia Coppola Bag 

As you can see, I prefer the black ones because I don't like seeing dirt in my bag. Although for sure, I will have them restored but still.

What are your dream handbags? :)