Sunday, July 14, 2013

Eights Years Later and Another Luxury Handbag

Many moons ago, I went to Chicago on a "love" weekend.  Money was good and I decided it was time to get an "investment" piece for my wardrobe.  It brought back all the feelings of when my folks would give me $200 at Christmas to buy clothes and I found it almost paralyzing.  What to get, what to get.  If I buy this I'll only have so much left.  It was borderline tortuous.  In Chicago, it was between a Burberry Trench or a Chanel Bag.
 
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I went with the bag.  It is quite lovely but still wonder if it was really worth the price.  In eight years I believe I have used it maybe six times.  It's not the bag.  It's me.  I feel rather pretentious when I pull it out.  I have decided to let those feelings go and use the hell out of it. 
 
Hunter, not to be left out, purchased a similar piece from Stephen Rolfe Powell.
 
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Ours is better.
 
Okay, back on track.  Like most I have been using pinterest to pin items I'm interested in but not ready to purchase.  I had decided to invest in another bag and really like one from Burberry and another from Reed Krakoff.  Didn't like the price though.  Well, time passes, items are forgotten, pinterest is revisited, and lo and behold sale time comes.
 
This is the Burberry:
 
 
So beautiful...So expensive
It went from $1300 to $300 BUT was sold out and I could not find it anywhere.  But this baby...
 
 
Original price was $1290 (still selling it for that price at Nordstroms) and is now $645.  I wanted this for a travel bag.  It is too big for me for everyday use but I do believe it will be perfect for travel.  They do sell a smaller version, The Boxer. 
They had it all wrapped up and to me within five business days.  You do have to sign for it.

See how much better my robe looks just with one simple accessory
 
 
Front pocket
 
 
Back pocket.  Does have a snap.


 
Inside are two open pockets and one zip.
 

 
In one open pocket you have two small accessory pockets (phone, tissue) and a small zip.

 
The other open pocket has a larger side zip area.


 
The zip pocket is just wide open.
 

 
Side detail.
 
It is beautiful and functional.  Although this will not get everyday use I am looking forward to taking it on it's first trip...Vegas baby!


19 comments:

  1. I love this! I bought a very nice Christopher Kane a couple of years bag which is only really useful for travel, but the leather is like butter and it is really fun! well done!

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    1. Well, she sits in her own bag waiting to be free.

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  2. Great bag BB!
    I was looking at the boxer bag from Reed Krakoff,but never pulled the trigger.
    I have three investment bags(LV speedy,chloe marcie and paraty) and love all of them.Not sure what my next one will be:)

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    1. My next will be a fab clutch like the Burberry one. Hopefully I do not have to wait another eight years. You have chosen wisely.

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  3. First of all I would like to say I am loving that you are going to use the hell out of your Chanel bag! Use it every single day! It's a beaut.
    And the new one sets my heart aflutter. Loves it. Won't it have a good time in Vegas too?

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    1. I do believe she will fair well in Vegas. Unfortunately that will not be until November. By then she will really be ready to let loose.

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  4. That is an a absolutely stunning bag, I don't like very many posh bags these days but that one is perfect.
    My Chanel bags give me the heebie jeebies,I feel like a pretentious git carrying them! I think mine have been carried about 5 times.

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    1. Well I'm glad I'm not the only one about Chanel. Going to try though and if it doesn't work out I'll have one nice item to pass on to my daughter.

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  5. Seriously nice bag!!!
    My girlfriend just bought herself a large Chanel bag and uses it everyday. She feels like queen using it. And why not? If it makes you happy, go for it.

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    1. There is something about leather...and the lambskin on the Chanel is wonderful. Love my new bag!

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  6. Your new bag is wonderful! Yours is much more posh of course, I have a large bag with similar compartments and find it perfect for travel. It's enough but not too many separate pockets and zippered sections with a good balance of security and easy in and out.

    Enjoy it/them!

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    1. Hey, you described my bag perfectly :)

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  7. Very handsome bag! I like the different colors and the structure. Hobo bags are not good for travel as you're always rooting around in them. Enjoy. I'd get that Chanel out with my jeans.

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    1. The Chanel will venture out soon and with jeans it will be.

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  8. Goodness that's gorgeous! Nice acquisition :)

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  9. I love this, such a gorgeous bag! Looks amazing on you, great size. You should be my shopping buddy, you havea great eye!

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