Having said that, I am not investing a substantial sum on these, they are accessories that are functional.
I am off to Seattle soon and the idea of a new bag has crossed my mind more than once, maybe something summery?
If it were you....what would you buy? Would you research and plan? How much would you be willing to spend?
My humble collection...
Furla Carmen Shopper
Elliot Lucca leather bag
Italian Berge leather tote
Vintage eel skin evening bag
Reptile vintage evening bag
Banana Republic leather clutch
Every day Roots cross body bag,
aka the workhorse!
Spencer and Rutherford leather wallet
Does the bag that I can afford to carry label me?
I say a resounding YES.
I am of the opinion that bags send signals, they scream of economic class, taste, and are quite possibly the most important accessory for a woman.
I recognize the classics Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermes...however they are not on my radar, with my humble budget and lifestyle they would seem out of place...(unless of course I found or was gifted a vintage one, and it would need to be genuine, never a fake or knock off!)
A few months ago, while at the Market, in front of me at the check out I spied a Chanel black leather quilted bag...carried by a lady of style, older, adorned by diamonds, and large pearls, clad in classic black, nothing screaming or too obvious...but she did open that lovely bag to pay for her purchases and I must confess there was a moment that I held my breath...maybe I made a sound, because she turned to look at me and smiled.
I wonder if there is a Chanel in my future...a girl can dream!