It Bag Alert – Fendi Monster Backpack

Fendi Monster Backpack

It will inevitably happen and it is happening now. Backpack meets Bag Bug and the result is a brand new potential It bag to lust and chase after. Fendi might have just created the most popular and sought after backpack after the Chanel Graffiti Backpack. Price starts from SGD7,000 for this full leather Selleria version at NeimanMarcus.com.

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Backpack Galore on SSENSE

 McQ Alexander McQueen Razor Embroidered Backpack USD272 Saint Laurent Tiger Backpack USD623Versus Pin Backpack USD275

 Proenza Schouler PS Backpack Small USD838Alexander Wang Prisma Backpack USD648 Stella McCartney Fallabella Backpack USD520

The year 2014 has become the year when backpack came back alive and it seems like the momentum will remain strong in 2015. Here are some interesting backpacks to invest in. And Oh… They are on Sale!

Top Row From Left: McQ Alexander McQueen Razor Embroidered (USD272), Saint Laurent Black and White Tiger (USD623), Versus Pin Backpack (USD275).

Bottom Row From Left: Proenza Schouler PS Backpack (USD838), Alexander Wang Prisma Backpack (USD648), Stella McCartney Fallabella Backpack (USD520).

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Alexander Wang, McQ Alexander McQueen, Proenza Schouler, Saint Laurent Paris, Stella McCartney, Versus, YSL

McQ Alexander McQueen Manga Zip Clutch

McQ Alexander McQueen Zip Clutch

Manga always holds a special place in my heart. After all, I grew up with it as one of my few closest friends. I have never really liked or owned anything from McQ Alexander McQueen as I have always found the design derivative and the prices not really justifiable. While this zip clutch might not convert me right away, it has stood out and become one of the most interesting print zip clutches around. I got my Balenciaga Clip finally and I am just happy with it now. If you like this one, price is on 30% discount at SSense for USD206.

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The Best Bags of 2014

With just another month to go before we leave 2014 for 2015, here are the 10 best and best selling luxury handbags of 2014. Generally, there are not many new It models launched in 2014 and the momentum of some older bags launched in 2012 or 2013 just continues to get stronger, quickly becoming classic staple of the label and with that, price has increased tremendously too.

1. Saint Laurent Sac de Jour

Saint Laurent Sac de Jour

It was on the list last year and it is definitely in again this year. Saint Laurent introduced size mini which became a big hit and it also reduced the classic large size from 40cm to 36cm. It also introduced more leather variations along the way and the bag feels now sturdier than ever, an apparent classic material of the Parisian label. The price also jumped by a considerable amount over one year from SGD3,900 to now SGD4,940 for the size large.

2. Fendi Peekaboo

Fendi Peekaboo

Fendi had an amazing year in 2014. Its Peekaboo reached the classic status and the brand re-affirmed its position as the most powerful Italian label in accessories in 2014 with the introduction of the Bag Bugs and Karlito. By now, the new Qutweet is being pushed as the newest version of Bag Bugs too so Fendi really does have a lot to offer and prosper from. Fendi also released size mini for the Peekaboo, making a strong come back for the bag and it is now available on thicker and sturdier, more expensive materials. The Peekaboo is also available for men this year. It is too big for me but not for other men with taller and bigger build. The most sought after model of the Peekaboo bags this year is probably the Bag Bug Peekaboo, which is available in both men’s and women’s sizes, limited and only available via special order by now.

3.Chanel Graffiti Backpack

Chanel Graffiti Backpack

Backpack has become a serious bag model to be reckoned with thanks to MCM. I myself succumbed to a Givenchy backpack but 2014 is all about the Chanel Graffiti backpack. The bag was sold out in a matter of days and never really did get a replenishment. All style makers had to have one and it became the De facto bag for everyone to be seriously considered a fashionista even at USD3,400 a pop.

4. Givenchy Lucrezia

Givenchy Lucrezia

If 2013 was all about the Antigona, 2014 was all about the Lucrezia. The simple Boston bag was spotted often with celebs and Givenchy created numerous versions of it and sold them like hot cakes too. The Lucrezia is so successful commercially, Givenchy has spun off the men’s version too.

5. Coach Borough Bag

Coach Borough Bag

The first Coach bag released by Coach under Stuart Vevers is critically acclaimed for its originality and desirability. Putting this bag in the hands of Sarah Jessica Parker was a smart move too. The Borough is now available in almost 10 variations of sizes and pocket arrangement but all sleek, very well made and all priced under one grand, which is the reason we love it very much.

6. Louis Vuitton Petite Malle

Louis Vuitton Petite Malle

Nicolas Ghesquiere’s Petite Malle received lots of LVOES from fashion bloggers and editors. The prohibitive price of this mini trunk clutch might have hindered it from becoming a commercial giant success but then if it is meant to be exclusive, it is working well. Still, the Petite Malle has quickly become Vuitton’s new staple product.

7. Fendi Mini 2 Jours

Fendi 2 Jours Mini

The Fendi 2 Jours was a giant commercial success for Fendi in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, it released the mini version, which made the bag one of the most sought after pieces around the world, especially in Asia, where the mini bag craze could no longer be contained. Fendi really had a fantastic year with Mini 2 Jours and it seems like it still is going strong towards 2015.

8. Fendi By The Way

Fendi By The Way

Did I say that Fendi had a really good year in 2014? With the Peekaboo, Karlito, Bag Bug and Mini 2 Jours, the new Fendi By The Way bag also became a favorite for fashion editors and bloggers. Fendi has been releasing the bag in many variations like the new Baguette. I am now feeling the bag too for its originality and chic appeal.

9. Moschino Leather Jacket Flap Bag

Moschino Jacket Bag

Moschino in the hands of Jeremy Scott has realized its full potential and was one of the most exciting brands to watch in the year 2014. While the brand has come up with many desirable pieces ranging from clothing to accessories in 2014, the classic Jacket Leather Flap bag remains the most worthy piece to invest in. Especially in this Barbie Pink, fashion has never been so fun yet classic.

10. Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag

Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag

Lastly, the Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag has become everyone’s favorite’s bucket bag with its clean line and design. Priced under USD500, the bag has been constantly sold out. While there were quite a number of strong bucket bags from Moschino, Vuitton, Dior and Saint Laurent too, Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag was marginally the winner.

Yes, we missed Prada, Miu Miu, Gucci, Celine, Bottega and Dior in this list. Everyone in the handbag department better works harder next year to catch up with Fendi.

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Chanel O Case with Printed Interior

Chanel O Case

The Chanel Quilted Zip Case in size large is one of the most elusive pieces ever. For the latest Cruise 2015 collection which has just hit the stores, the classic quilted case is available in black with a very exciting colorful print lining. Measuring 24cm x 35cm x 3.5cm and priced at SGD1,190, this is probably one of the most worthy pieces around to invest in. I would have marched to the store right away and get myself one if I had not just committed myself to a black Balenciaga Clip, which is also one of my classic favorites. Go buy this before you regret not buying it.

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Coach Page Shoulder Bag in Camo Leather

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Coach has consistently churned out desirable bags that take heavy cue from the industry classics but with its own signature details and finishing. The Page shoulder bag might have reminded some of the classic Hermes Constance but it is a beautiful and functional bag in its own right. While the standard leather option goes for USD425, for extra USD100, you could get it in this undeniably gorgeous Camo print leather.

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