I think every girl has something they love to collect or what they need to purchase every other time. Some girls like to buy new shoes every month and others makeup. At the moment I like to buy makeup, but when I was young I had another big addiction: designer bags! Wanna see my collection?
When I was young I didn’t really know how to spend my money, I had no bills to pay and I already owned enough makeup. Beside school I worked part time in a sushi restaurant. So I started to look around for affordable designer bags. I payed almost every bag by myself, except 2 bags which I got from my mom and dad.
Louis Vuitton, Neverfull MM in Damier Ebene – This is my everyday bag, I love that its “never full” because you can throw anything in it without getting it full. But be carefull, thiefs can easily reach out for the items you put in the bag because it is so wide and open. I purchased this one at the Louis Vuitton boutique in Amsterdam in the Bijenkorf. I think I payed around €550 for this one a few years ago, If you purchase this model now you will get a little pocket zipper with it (but you will also pay more for the bag).
Prada Tote Bag – I got this bag for my 21th (?) birthday from my mom, she paid the half of it and I did the rest. Maybe you recognize this but in my family we never celebrate each others birthday. But the moment my mom got cancer she started to celebrate everyday she had. Thats why I suddenly received this big gift from her. Otherwise she will never give me this or came with this idea. Me and my mom purchased this Prada bag at the Roermond Outlet Store for €650.
Mulberry, Bayswater in Natural Leather in Dark Blue -This is my most delicate bag, the leather is so soft that you can see every &@#^%$# scratch! If I could turn back time I would purchase the Bayswater with the Grain Leather, which is more durable. Beside the leather this bag is so heavy without any stuff in it. It’s because of the Natural Leather which is more heavy than the other leather finishes. So please take time to decide when you purchase the Bayswater. I purchased this bag because my dad hated my travel bag at that moment (it was the LV Speedy 35). So he offered me to pay the half of this bag so he would never see that ugly LV Speedy 35 again. It was sale that time so I payed €900.
Louis Vuitton, Speedy 35 in Monogram – This is the bag my father hates so much, he named it “doggy bag”. To be honest this is my least favorite bag, I only use this when I travel because it can survive everything: heat, rain, dirty ground etc. The inside is also really difficult to organize because it is one big hole on the inside, so I purchased a bag-in-a-bag pocket so I can reach easy to particular stuff. I purchased this bag in Amsterdam at the Louis Vuitton Boutique in the Bijenkorf for around €550 at that time.
Miu Miu, Tote Bag – This is my latest purchase I did last year. It is a simple tote bag which you carry around your shoulder. Maybe it was the moment but I didn’t need this bag, it was just because I was at the Roermond Outlet store again and I couldn’t leave without a bag. I looked for another Prada bag but I didn’t see anything. So I came home with this bag because it was affordable and I don’t own anything yet from Miu Miu. I purchased this bag for €280 at the Roermond Outlet Store.
Alexander Wang, Rocco in Pink with Gold hardware – This is my most precious and amazing purchase! Normally you pay around €880 for a Rocco bag but I payed (I think) €380/280 for this baby! Oh men, it was just meant to be: I accidentally went shopping before going to work and I always visit the Bijenkorf, and suddenly they had a rack with sale items. The whole rack was loaded with Alexander Wang bags that were on sale for at least 50%! I couldn’t pick which bag I would take home, but the soft pink had my attention. Only negative thing is that the color is so light and the leather so delicate, that you will see every stain. I have to clean this bag regular because my jeans will leave a stain on it.
I am not rich or getting funded by my parents, I just had a periode in my life were I didn’t know how to spend my money. I never went on vacation or went out with friends so I had enough to purchase something like this in the last 8 years. As you can see, most of the times I find the good deals or buy them from an outlet store.
The next bag on my wishlist is a YSL or another Prada bag: what is on your bag wishlist?
Thanks a lot for reading x