Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Everywhere, Everyday Bag

Its easy to get carried away with shopping and spending. Thats an outrageous understatement coming from yours truly but my point is...once you start, its hard to stop and sadly, all too easy for your shopping expenses to increase exponentially :) While I would never advocate for the "Chanel flaps are way too much money for a piece of leather" idea, I do think that we all need a good everywhere, everyday bag that wont cost us a whole paycheck..or two. Lately, I've been shopping for a nice canvas and/or nylon (gasp, yes, thats and nylon...) tote in the area of $150 or less. My current picks:

Anya Hindmarch Shopping Tote $98

Yes, the Anya Hindmarch "I'm Not a Plastic Bag" craze got a bit out of hand but theres little doubt that AH continues to churn out some of the best and most affordable totes. The question isn't where can you wear this purse to, it's where can't you?? This would probably only stay home when you're at a job interview or your nights out.

Longchamp Nylon Tote$125-$145

While I despise Prada's nylon purses, I am a big fan of Longchamp's nylon totes. Probably has something to do with the fact that Longchamp has the decency to sell nylon at reasonable prices. More classy chic than some of Anya Hindmarch's totes which means you can even take this to interviews! Yay...that means this bag would really only stay home on your nights out. Sweet.

Miss Marc Tote $188

$38 over my budget but so adorably worth it.

I'll keep looking for just a bit longer but most likely going to go with the Longchamp :)


Renée T. Bouchard said...

I have a tendency to fall in love with the most impractical bags- the whites, the pastels, all in suedes and leathers- basically anything that gets dirty really easily and is hard (or expensive) to clean. Maybe nylon is what I should start looking for. :-)

Robin said...

I don't think you will be disappointed at all with the Longchamp. I have a black one and love it. It is useful for everything! What size and color are you thinking about getting?

Thavasa said...

Hi Jenny~ After I read that you LOVE that Dior tote, this morning I got this email from BG features almost excactly same bag, but even better... it's lady Dior in bright fuchsia!

just thought you might be interested :)

Thavasa said...

Silly me...forgot to give you the link :P

Purse Addict said...

Renee - Yea, whites and pastels esp if the leather is untreated, is basically impossible to keep clean :(

Robin - Most likely going to go with a black or red in the large size :) Can't wait to get it!! How long have you had yours?

Thavasa - Thank you dear!! I seriously contemplated that bag for a quick minute. LOL, for now, I have to be good but I'm adding that onto my wishlist :)

chic things said...

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