MY HANDBAG COLLECTION:  6 FAVORITE HANDBAGS I OWN & WHY

Handbags are my favorite thing to collect.  Well, let me rephrase.  Handbags and shoes are my favorites to collect.  A bag can make or break an outfit.  There are a few in my wardrobe that I gravitate towards a little more than all of the rest.  Here are my 6 favorite handbags I own with a quick chat about why I adore each of them:

 1.  Louis Vuitton Pouchette Metis:

When I purchased this handbag, it was on a whim because they were so hard to get a hold of.  I didn’t really have the chance to mull it over as it was so rare at the time.  While I thought it was adorable, I wasn’t completely sure as to how it would apply to my wardrobe.  After about a year of ownership, I can safely say that this is one of my favorite bags.  It’s stayed strong and has VERY minimal signs of wear despite my constant use.  My favorite thing about it has to be it’s organizational component.  It has 3 different sections that help you to keep your bag organized.  Also, it fits more than you ever thought that it would!  It actually fits just as much (if not more) than my Chanel Jumbos!

2.  Chanel Jumbo in Black:

You know how there is the epic little black dress?  Well I also think there should be an LBB, little black bag.  When I’m not sure what bag to use or am having difficulty pairing a bag to my outfit, this is my go to.  It’s effortlessly chic and pairs well with anything you mix it with.  It looks just as stunning with a dress on your way to a gala as it does with destroyed denim & kitty flats.  This is the holy grail handbag.  If I could only choose one handbag in my collection, this would be it.

3.  Vintage Chanel Jumbo in Cream:

My second love for my handbag collection is without doubt my Vintage Chanel in cream.  Simply put, they don’t make anything like they did vintage Chanel?  Did you know that the hardware on vintage pieces are actually coated in real gold,  whereas the newer versions only have gold colored hardware?  A simple way to identify if a “vintage” piece is old enough to have real gold hardware is by looking at the gold logo hardware on the front of the bag.  If the logo has a small square in the top left hand corner of the CC, it’s gold plated and you’ve found yourself a gem!  If maintained well, vintage pieces have the ability to look even better than newer selections.  Due to their craftsmanship, character and rarity, I much prefer vintage Chanel to what’s currently in stores.

4.  Goyard Tote:

The Goyard tote is by far my most used handbag.  It’s incredibly practical and can make going to work a breeze.  Days when I have trainings/meetings where I have to take my laptop & additional supplies, this is my go to.  This was also an incredible bag to have while teaching.  It held everything I needed to carry home and had room to spare.  This is also a great bag to travel with.

5.  Prada Double

This is one of my bags that still steals my heart everytime I see it.  The blush color with the darker pink inside is enough to make any girly girl smile with glee.  The overall structure of the bag and option for a shoulder strap is worthwhile as well.   The structure of it makes it to be an excellent work bag but it also looks incredible when dressed down with denim.

6. Saint Laurent Monogram Tote: 

I love a good tote.  This one has the ability to sit in the crook of your arm or on your shoulder.  It looks chicest when carried in the crook of your arm.  The chevron detailing gives it some interest, while still having such a beautiful classic silhouette.  The neutral color makes it pair incredibly easily with all outfits.  In addition, the caviar-esque leather is ideal as it prevents scratches during daily use.

Those are my favorite handbags as of late.  What are some of yours?  Which ones are you currently dreaming of adding to your collection?

xoxo,

Abbie

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2 Comments

  1. Karen
    January 28, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    Love your vintage Chanel!! Do you know the name of it? Which sites do you prefer for preloaded? Thanks!

    • February 12, 2017 / 9:52 pm

      I’m not 100% sure on it. If you search Vintage Chanel on fashionphile.com you’re sure to get great bags! I personally use them and adore them!

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