Thursday, May 17, 2012

Certified Purse Nerd does Bucket Bag-o-Palooza

I have a birthday coming up soon. 
And you can bet it's ALL about a new purse. 

I've decided to invest in a bag I can love for a long time and have spent time analysing my favourite purses—the shape, the pockets, the straps—making me 
a Certified Purse Nerd (CPN).

During this extensive research process I decided I want a purse that I can shove everything into, while keeping my hands free, but not looking like a traditional "work" bag.

My CPN Conclusion? The Bucket Bag.  

Max Mara at Bloomingdales, $755

Lanvin at Kirna Zabete, $2490


Michael Kors at Bloomingdales, $170


Saddlers Union at Saks Fifth Avenue, $890

Diane Von Furstenberg at Nordstrom, $545

Alexander McQueen at Net-a-Porter, $1555

Elliott Lucca at Nordstrom, $168

Jeffrey Campbell at ssense.com, $275


Sydney Love at bags, $54

Alexander Wang at ssense.com, $825
Marc Jacobs at Net-a-Porter, $470

Miu Miu at Net-a-Porter, $895



and now.....my dream bag....
Vintage Chanel at ShopBop, $2860
But since I can't spend house payments on a purse, I am opting for the Alexander Wang Diego Bag in black with rose gold hardware (also shown above in yellow).

Alexander Wang Diego Bag at ShopBop, $825

My CPN Analysis also confirmes that if I use it 
5 months out of the year, over the next 3 years, it only costs me $1 a day!


What do you think? Did I choose well?
How often do you change purses? Every Day? Weekends? With every outfit? Never?
Which of these would you choose?

__________________________________ Why not look your best every day?

17 comments:

  1. Love a big bag, love a bucket bag, love a bag that can be worn across the body to leave the hands free. LOVE a LV bag! Just one thing with unstructured, floppy bags - they're a bugger to find anything in when you're in a hurry, especially if the lining is dark.

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    1. You are SO right, it is tough trying to find anything. I think in my case though, the benefits outweigh the disadvantages of not being able to find anything. I'll probably change that response though the VERY next time it happens to me and I curse the purse!!!! xoxoxo

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  2. I like the super classy MK bag the most and to be honest I would love to own something from MK, a bag or a nice pair of flats maybe :) but when it comes to bags/purses overall I don't change them very often.. after several months usually. it actually depends on my mood. I'll change it when I want to ;)
    ps. I hope you'll have an amazing b'day!

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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    1. Thanks so much! I go thru phases....change them a lot, then use the same purse for ages. And knowing you...one day you are going to find the PERFECT MK item at a thrift store!!! And I"ll be SO jealous!! ha!
      xo

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  3. I love these bags - I'm a purse girl and I love the blue purse- but that's just fantasy coz normally I would go for a black, nude, or brown bag so it can go with most of my stuff.

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    1. I totally understand. Although my sister has a great oversized red leather bag and it ALWAYS seems to coordinate with everything she wears!!!??!! Thanks lovey for your comment! xx

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  4. Hi dear..this is preethi..i have started a new blog..pls follow my blog..i will be happy to follow u back..dont forget to post link of ur blog http://cutepinksandpurples.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I am following you. Good luck on your blog adventures!!!!

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  5. The blue one is amazing, I love the beautiful colors.

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    1. I bet it would be amazing in person. I can't decide on the colour. I had a blue purse once and it always reminded me of my grandmother---but not in a cool way!!! ha!! Thank you so much for stopping in! x

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  6. That snakeskin Lanvin...words fail!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Pretty amazing isn't it? So is the price to go with it!! ha!! x

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  7. Beautiful bags!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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    1. Thanks doll. Always lovely to see you here.....x

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  8. Exceptional choices, of course the black Chanel is paramount, i do like the printed ones too.

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  9. Yes, now if only someone finds it in their heart to buy me the Chanel. Then the world will be a perfect place....ha ha!! Thank you Sam! xxoo

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    1. oh i´m a quite bag addicte since i worked in a bag store and i almost change my bag every day with my outfit, except i´m in a big hurry and don´t have the time to take out all my stuff from one bag and put it in another. the chanel bag is beyond beauty! but i also like the miu miu hey and i think you should add the brigitte bardot lancel bag it´s fabulous too!
      love and kiss,mary

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