Sunday, 5 January 2014

My Favourite Bags

Happy Sunday, lovelies! I'm so gutted the weekend is over because it means I have to face all the stress in the coming week. (Just kidding, I have Christmas holidays ha! I gained 4 pounds by stuffing my face with food and sitting on the couch for 12 hours, followed by a ten-hour sleep. My life is AWESOME at the moment.)
I was mulling over what my next blog post was going to be about and I came to the conclusion that I'm going to show you my all time favourite bags.
For some women it's their shoes, for some it's their make-up and for me it's definitely the bags. I often find myself looking at some on the internet or sometimes I watch "My handbag collection" videos on Youtube, and I can't help but wish that those were all mine.
I sadly do not own any of the ones below, although I'm trying to change that. I'm currently saving for one of the listed bags and it might ONLY take 2 years to go! Woohoo!
Please note that I'm very aware of their price and I do know it's a lot of money!

I have mostly used neutral colours for the collages as I haven't decided yet which exact colour I would be getting. Also, those are only casual everyday bags. I could also do this kind of post with evening bags, if you wish!
So here we go. My all time favourite bags in no particular order because they're all my babies:

1. Mulberry - Effie Satchel
I think every Eleanor Calder style blog knows this bag by heart. It's available in two sizes and three different colours, black, red and oak. Those are the standard colours but I think they do come out in seasonal colours as well. If I remember correctly it was a peachy one at the beginning of this year/end of last year.
It's a crossbody, so quite convenient as both of your hands are free. You can also wear it on your shoulder or on the crook of your arm if you like. 
A very nice bag that can be worn for casual days, as well as special occasions. 

2. Mulberry - Alexa
This one's named after my fashion idol Alexa Chung and is one of the most iconic bags from Mulberry. Personally, it's my absolute favourite and I'm actually saving for her. (Yes, it's a she!)
I have read many reviews on the Alexa and as far as I know, it doesn't look as structured as it looks like on the website. Due to the soft leather, the bag is slouchy but that also depends on what kind of leather you're going for. Some are stiffer and some aren't.
There are many versions of this bag, for example the Mini Alexa, the Alexa satchel, etc., and there's a wide range of colours and leathers to choose from as well. The one that I'd like to get, is the "Mulberry Alexa Oak Soft Buffalo" with the golden hardware.
Again, the bag comes with a strap so you can sling it across your body or you can also use the handles.

3. Chanel - 2.55 Classic Double Flap
I'm almost positive that everyone has seen or heard of this bag before. It's so popular, it's hard to not know it. I don't see myself getting that bag anytime soon, as I'm still in school and obviously don't have the money but I would absolutely love to own it one day. A great investment as it's the most classic bag there is, and I'm sure it will never go out of style. 
The quilted bag can be purchased in many colours and patterns and in four sizes, I think. You can choose between the golden hardware and the silver one and also the kind of leather. If anyone's considering getting this gorgeous bag, I'd recommend you getting the caviar leather since it's very resistant compared to the lamb skin. You literally have to be careful not to run your finger nails over it, otherwise there will be clear scratch mark visible.

4. Alexander Wang - Rocco
Available in two sizes, the smaller version being the Rockie, is the elegant, classy and sassy Rocco bag. The studs at the bottom of the bag give a rocky edge, one of the reasons why it was the "It" bag of 2009. Not entirely sure if I'm getting it someday because I've read some bad reviews on this one. Apparently it's extremely heavy for its rather small-ish size and I heard it lacks shape. Nevertheless, it's a wonderful bag to look at!

5. Givenchy - Antigona 
To be honest, the Antigona hasn't been on my wish list for long. Only recently I discovered my love for it when I saw my cousin using it. I had seen bloggers wearing it and it never really caught my eye, but up close it is such a lovely bag.
The leather is to die for, I could literally run my fingertips over it the whole time.

6. Prada - Saffiano Lux Tote
Another beauty I only fell in love with recently. I guess, it's a rather well-known bag. Very spacious. Elegant looking but the two zippers make it casual at the same time. I can imagine it's rather impractical to wear because the bag doesn't come with a strap, so you basically have to carry it on your arm the whole time. 
But I think the shape is beautiful and it's also so structured. Basically that's a good enough reason to me for wanting it.

7. Mulberry - Bayswater
I know. Another Mulberry bag. I guess I have a weak spot for them. To be fair, the Bayswater is gorgeous! 
The iconic bag looks very professional and sophisticated, and I think it’s a good basic piece for any wardrobe. 
It’s very appropriate for work and business meetings but it can also be styled casually, if you get it in the colour Oak for example. 
Again, I wouldn’t get this bag any time soon. Perhaps I’ll consider it after I have graduated university which won’t happen in at least 7 years.

8. Balenciaga - City Bag 
This is the best selling bag from the fashion house Balenciaga and I’ve been dreaming about this one for ages. Perfect for your everyday life, not too fancy but quite the eyecatcher at the same time.
I have seen many bloggers getting it in purple and I’d love 
to get it in the same colour. Normally, I would go for a more subtle and simple colour but it looks really good in purple! 

9. Michael Kors - Selma
I think this is the least priciest one from my list and it would make more sense, if I got this one as my first bag but I already have my heart set 
on the Alexa. Who knows, the Selma might be my second one? 
It’s very simple and classic, and excuse me if I’m wrong, but I think it’s saffiano leather, so extremely scratch-resistant and waterproof. 
I don’t see any major reasons why I shouldn’t get it, other than the fact that so many girls at my school already own it.
*sigh* The struggle of not becoming mainstream. 

10. Saint Laurent - Cabas Chyc
This one is my all time favourite from Saint Laurent. It’s sophisticated, neutral and not too trendy. I really like it in pictures, but I haven’t seen it in real life yet. Next time I see a Saint Laurent store, I might go in and have a look. 

 11. Miu Miu - Bow Suede Tote
This bag is so cute and girly with the feminine bows on the sides. It’s convertible and can be carried to complete your daytime look but also for chic occasions. I would absolutely get it in this rose colour as well because it just adds a romantic touch. 

12. Proenza Schouler - PS11 
A really popular bag that is sophisticated, timeless and perfect for any occasion. The shiny metal gives it a urban and edgy look. I must admit, I wasn’t a big fan of it at first but the more I look at it, the more I fall in love. I love the fact that it’s the perfect classic shoulder bag. 

Sorry, if this post was too long. I wanted to keep it short by only doing six bags but I ended up adding more and more. Also, bear with me if you spotted any typos. I'm too tired to proofread. Anyways, I hope you have a wonderful day/end of day!


  1. Wonderful choice. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

    1. You are too lovely to me. Thank you! x