I can’t be the only one who gets googly eyed at the idea of a closet full of designer handbags. Unfortunately, as I am sure many share the sentiment, I do not have the budget for it. I have always dreamt of owning Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, and Fendi handbags. I am a very classic and simple 24 year old but I kind of have an older lady style, very the devil wear prada-chic.
I remember being younger and I loved borrowing my mom’s LV to go out for special events. It was handed down to her by my grandmother, and I was lucky enough to be allowed to borrow it from time to time. I remember asking for a LV for my 15th birthday, and was quickly taken down from my dream cloud because it was not realistic to get it as a gift in that moment. At least, I was lucky enough to get to travel all across Europe as my 15th present and I had an amazing time.
It was there that my handbag collection began. I could never afford an LV in that time but I did get a Tous bag in Madrid, Spain. It was my most prized possession at the time. After that my uncles got me another Tous bag from their next trip to Europe and so on. That was the simple beginning of my handbag collection. I am still a newb 10 years later, because it hadn’t been such a priority to me until recently to actually look and plan into getting more high priced designer bags.
Last year I got my first Michael Kors for Christmas, and my second a few months later. I absolutely love them. The second one I got for a steal at a Macy’s sale and it came out at $70 from a retail of over $200. I use it almost all the time because it gives any outfit a pop of color and it’s the perfect size for any day. The first one was a gift from my mom and it’s a classic gray tote and I love it for the clinic and any professional setting. The only con is that it can get a little heavy. This year, since I am in rotations and I have classes, and need to carry a lot of equipment, I got a bag specific for my needs this year, and that has it’s own post here and here.
Now, as I start to plan the next stage of my career and personal life I think it is the perfect moment to begin planning the next step in my collection, luxury designer handbags. I have seen a lot of amazing handbags on pinterest and researched which are the best classics to invest in and I have a few that are at the top of my list. So far, my plan is to get one of the top 3 as a gift for myself upon graduating medical school, and the others to plan for future purchases.
So enough story telling, let’s get into handbag heaven!
Finally the Valentino… this bag… this is the epitome of edgy elegance in a bag. A few months back Casey Holmes was snapping I believe about watching inthefrow’s designer handbag collection and she showed one that caught my attention so I headed to inthefrow’s channel to watch the video. Somewhere in between bags she showed this beauty in blue I believe and for me it was love at first sight. This bag in that video turned on that handbag switch to the next level, luxury designer handbags. Just like that I was embellished in planning and finding classics to make the list that will set me on track to start my collection in the near future.
I do not know what it is about this bag that just blows my mind and takes me to handbag heaven. It serves as a clutch or cross body bag and the studded detail makes it edgy enough to be unique yet elegant. I think it is timeless and it gives you an amazing variety of styles to work out with your outfit. From what I remember in the video it is fairly spacious for a clutch and this one is definitely a collectible. They have brought out a variety of colors but I would look into black, cream, grey, or navy just because I am more classic that way. Although if when the time comes to purchase it I find a statement piece color I probably would not hesitate to buy it.
Well, there you have it. This obviously is not the entire wishlist, but it is definitely the top of the list. I have some savings from when I worked and money I got as presents that I have put away for emergencies and stuff but when I start working in July 2018 I will combine everything and take the plunge to start my collection. I am so excited to keep building it with Michael Kors, Tory Burch and Kate Spade in the meantime.
What designer handbags do you own or plan to own in the future? Which one is your favorite? Which one should I get?