By the look of it, this is the Gucci bag I have really wanted in a loooong time. I love a simple, utilitarian shoulder bag with nice thick nylon strap and this Gucci is exactly it, plus it comes with a spare leather strap too for a more formal look. Price is USD2,600, which I feel a bit too much for Gucci but if I really “feel” it upon touching, caressing, trying out and smelling it, it will most likely be my next Gucci bag. Ironically, will also be the only one from Frida Giannini’s era and it happens to be her last collection. This blue color is also sick with the gold hardware combo. I am smitten.
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My Bag $$ will probably go mostly to Loewe this year. The Puzzle Bag is already high on my wish list and I am in total love with the Loewe Amazona 75 from the first collection, which I have not bought. Now, fresh from its Men’s AW2015 collection, there is Amazona 75 North-South bag. I have been wanting to get a North-South bag for the longest time and this seems to just be the perfect one. Will it be too much to get three bags from Loewe altogether in a year? I would normally say diversify but when it comes to anything from JW Anderson, who am I to say no? -_-”
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I have been using my trusted Prada Galleria bag (Size 35cm) for work for 3 years now. It has served me well but I am now looking for another bag with similar size and characters. I like my bag to be subtle, sturdy, around 35cm to less than 40cm and could stand by itself. Could you recommend a few new models below S$4000? I hope I could a popular model but not too loud with big logos around.
This would be pretty easy. At this moment, 4 bags, iconic to its brands came to mind and they happen to be all from respectable and desirable brands of the moment who do not usually flash their logos. The retail prices of Saint Laurent Sac de Jour and the Bottega Veneta Milano bag are above S$4,000 but check out Reebonz for deals under $4,000.
Personally I love both the Sac de Jour and the Bottega Milano bags the most. Givenchy Antigona is never wrong in any circumstances and the Alexander McQueen Heroine bag is a serious contender too, especially when there is crazy good deal at Reebonz.
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The bad boy of Parisian fashion in the 1990s is making a comeback. At least that is what I am hoping because I just adore his creations, besides perfume. This 14#01 pretty much sums up how a Paco Rabanne bag should look like. The bag has been put together using smooth calfskin leather discs and metal rings, making the construction of this bag supposedly intricate. Price of the bag is USD3,000 (reasonable, I think!) at Barneys.com. It is available in both black and military green.
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MCM newest Milla bag seems to be on its way to be one of its staple bags this year. Available in many beautiful colors, the bag is crafted in quality leather and lined with suede. There is a little hint of homage to Hermes Birkin or Prada Galleria on this bag but the design is quite unique by itself to stand out from the two bags. Price is SGD835 for the size Mini (18cm wide) in grained leather and USD2,306 for the size large (37cm wide) in smooth leather. You could check it out from your nearest MCM stores or Luisaviaroma.com.
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There is no question that if Celine made a comeback in 2012, Saint Laurent in 2013, Louis Vuitton owned 2014. Nicolas Ghesquiere did an excellent job revitalizing the brand image from making the Monogram Canvas desirable again to sending models with adorable irresistible Petite Male Mini Trunks that went viral and became fashion bloggers’ ultimate style weapon. The Vuitton business still largely depends on their bags and leather goods and with stronger brand value, Vuitton could command higher prices on their bags, finally detaching itself from best selling its lower-end range to higher value bags such as these four.
If you think of buying a Vuitton bag now, chances are it will be one of these four models and the price starts from USD1,590 for the Alma BB in Epi leather. I have personally always been a fan of the classic Alma GM. In grey Ostrich, it is simply divine.
Top Row from Left: Alma GM in Ostrich USD12,300 and Soft Lockit PM USD3,650.
Bottom Row from Left: Speedy 30 Bandouliere in Monogram Impreinte USD3,050 and Capucines BB in Croco USD30,500.
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Fresh from the Burberry Prorsum runway is the all new Burberry Carryall that is very simple but really irresistible. Just in case you are not aware, you could order anything from the runway right away in most countries’ Burberry website now. Every pre-ordered pieces will come with a tag personalized with your name so the item is truly yours. That is the perk of being an early decisive being. The Carryall is available in many variations. I personally love these three to dead. Price starts from SGD3,095 for the suede and canvas, SGD4,295 for the full leather version and SGD49,995 for the alligator skin version.
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