We’re coming to the end of 2020 with just a couple of months left to go. I’m sure we can all agree it hasn’t been the best year to say the least! Buying bags has just not been on my list of priorities (well let’s be honest, it should never be a priority, there are far more important things in life!). However, I’m thinking positively and looking ahead to 2021. If I find myself wanting a new bag and I have the funds to buy one, it will probably be one of these
Louis Vuitton Montsouris MM Backpack
As you will most likely know, I am a huge Louis Vuitton fan, especially when it comes to their older vintage pieces. I own a Kate Spade backpack and I love it, but it’s black with leopard print sides and is quite structured. I love the casual, slouchy look of the vintage Montsouris backpack – I think the MM size would be perfect for me. The brand new Montsouris backpacks are gorgeous, but will set you back around £1800! I think I could pick up a vintage, preloved one for around £500.
Givenchy Antigona – Smooth leather, Small
I have wanted this bag for the LONGEST time, I am just very reluctant to pay full price for it! A lot of websites will often sell this bag for a discounted price in the sale, or around Black Friday etc. I never really see this bag on the preloved market which I guess is the sign of a good bag – when people buy it, they never let go of it! The Antigona is available is a grainy or sugar leather, as well as the smooth. I prefer the smooth – it just looks so luxurious and sophisticated, but at the same time it works beautifully with a casual/edgy outfit.
Vintage Chanel Flap
A vintage Chanel is the holy grail for me. For whatever reason, I’m just not drawn to the current styles. I find the Chanel flaps these days to be a bit too “puffy” and round – I’m much more drawn to the square, structured look of the vintage versions. A brand new, classic Chanel flap from the store will cost you between £5000 – £6000. I think, if I used my bargain hunting skills, I could get a decent quality preloved one for around £2000 or less. Not bad when you consider how much the bag will increase in value over time.
Prada Re-edition Nylon Bag
This is the one I’m least sure on out of the five, because it is a more trendy style. I tend to stick with classic bags that will stand the test of time, and I’m just not sure if this one will. 90s shoulder bags are very “in” right now, but this one also double as a cross-body too. I don’t own anything from Prada, but I’ve heard great things about the brand. It would be a good to throw on for those casual days running errands, an easy grab-and-go type bag.
Loewe Puzzle Bag
Most of the bags in my collection are black leather or canvas, I don’t really have any colour. Tan may be a very neutral colour but I think it would be a great addition. I love how casual this bag looks (can you see a theme here?), it would go with so many outfits. The leather looks incredibly robust and durable, and as though it would soften up a lot over time. It’s also very subtle, not many people would know it’s designer unless you’re a real handbag fan. The only thing is the eye-watering price, £1850 for the small and £2150 for the medium. I’m not sure I could justify that, so this might be only I just over from afar.
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