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Hey Amie! I was wondering which type of leather is your Black Antigona bag and where did you find yours? I’m in love with it! 😍 🙌 It’s my ideal bag. I’m debating whether to get the calf leather or the goat leather in medium from net-a-porter. Which one do you think is more durable/not likely to scratch? Love you! 💕
I totally agree on the Saint Laurent monogram wallet on chain. I think it is great for travel as it is durable and won't lose its shape in your luggage. I also just bought a Dior lady dior and am very excited to receive it. I do also have the Chloe Nile. While it may not be very popular down the road (who knows) I extremely love it. It is actually my husband's favorite bag in my collection! He always tells me how much he likes the look of it when I wear it. Thanks for sharing your picks!
I would also include designer mini backpacks for 'worst investment', unless it's MCM. In my opinion bucket bags will never look outdated as they've been existing since LV introduce Noe, the mother of all bucket bags, lol!
Hi Amie, what's your updated opinion of the Saint Laurent Tote ? I don't see you using yours I think and I currently consider buying one for work. Any opinions on this bag and it's durability will also be very welcomed. Many thanks !
What is "good investment bag" really? The one that you don't lost much money on resell market? Or a bag that you can use for, let say 10 years time? For me is the latter. I have my own style, I don't care about trend I don't buy the bag that I will only used one or twice per month. Therefore I stick to classic bags. Don't necessarily be Chanel, Dior or Hermes. Camera, flab and saddle bag have long lasting power.
P.S: Very good and honest video.
I agree. They are not investments in making money on the bag, but that is not the type of investment Amie was referring to here. And like she said some bags are better investments then others. If agree with Amie that the Chloe Nile while beautiful is a very trendy bag and will likely be out of style within a couple years time. Whereas a Chloe Marcie bag will still likely be in style several years down the line. It is better for me to put my money into a bag that I will carry for several years as opposed to a bag that I will only carry for a year or two. I get more return for my money on a bag that is a more classic style as opposed to a trendy piece.
I saw a stunning black lambskin with silver hardware Chanel Jumbo today and I literally gasped! It felt lighter on my shoulder than the caviar Jumbos I've tried on in the past, which are too heavy for me. The bag was also made in France unlike most Jumbos you find in the US. Do you think I should purchase the black lambskin Jumbo eventhough it's more fragile than caviar? Or let it go and enjoy the beautiful bags I already own?
Hi Amy love your Chanel and videos so much. Could you please do a review on some classic bags from some of the cheaper design houses like Marc Jacobs, Coach, Michael Kors etc. I adore YSL and Chanel but they just aren't affordable for everyday use so would love to have some cheaper options for days when nothing special is happening.
completely disagree with your stance on the bucket bag. LV has been making the Noe, probably the most iconic bucket bag, since 1932 and its most definitely still a strong, classic bag that's still on trend now and most likely will be forever.
I own two myself, I know a lot of others who have it, and I see it on people all the time. Maybe it was like that in the store you worked, but a lot of people own the Noe. It's super popular where I live.
Anne vogel I worked in LV and I will tell you even though Noe is an icon bag in the house, nobody was buying it. We always displayed it together with other classical items like some luggage units and trunks, but it did not really go further than display.
Also, I find the gucci marmont bags with the heart on the back to be a bit trendy. I have the chain wallet with the GG on the back with aged gold on front. I find that to be more classic than the flap bag.
I love your videos. Just one point of contention: PRADA!!! I love my Prada bags. I have a few and I just enjoy them. I don't look at them as investment pieces but I do think they have a classic silhouette for the working woman (think Olivia Pope on Scandal!!!)
Hello Amie thank you so much for all the amazing videos, can you recommend any online website for ordering the Chanel SLG?
The Chanel official website don't do online ordering.. and wondering where would you recommend to purchase one? If there're online sites you can order? thanks!! and happy holidays to you and yours 🎄🎁💕❄️
Hi Amie, long time lurker, first time commenter! I love your videos, specially because you always give us great comparisons, but this time I couldn't disagree more about Prada! The brand actually owns the patent for the real Saffiano leather and they've been producing bags with it since 1913!!! Talk about classic! You should have included the JW Anderson bag instead (the one that looks like a pig nose with a ring on it), that one it's going to look outdated pretty soon.
The Fendi Peekaboo seems to be a hassle-free version of the Hermes Kelly bag! :)
BTW I totally agree with you in the Chloe Nile bag! I just don't see the appeal of it, and frankly I think it's ugly. :(
As for Saffiano leather bags, they're great for everyday use because of their durability, scratch-proof and their easy-clean characteristic. I usually buy Saffiano leather bags in classic silhouettes to use for work! Though I have two small crossbody ones which I've had for 4-5 years but still love to death! :)
Love this video! Very informational, j learned a lot. I have been debating which bag should be the first I invest in and I think many of your tips will help me when it comes to picking a classic. Also, sent a request to join your Facebook group. :)
This is so great! I would love to know how your opinions have changed over time too. Did you think you'd enjoy (or not enjoy) any of these styles or similar styles before? Personally I feel like some bags make it onto or fall off my investment bag wish list every few months (with the exception of many bags from the three brands you mentioned.)
I love me a Facebook group, you mentioned a planner group? I’m a planner girl and part of the Glam Planner group on facebook, they are all super fun and chatty and I love being a part of it, excited to be a part of the bag group even if I have no intention of buying a designer handbag in the near future.
Hi Amy! Thank you for your gorgeous videos, always so informative. May I ask you a question? It's about Chanel mini. I have a Chanel Woc, love it 😍 and I would like to buy a Chanel mini in June as birthday present. I'm Italian, I live in Florence and there is only one Chanel store in Florence, a pretty one but quite small and it's very hard to get a mini, especially a black one. What's the situation in London stores? Is it difficult to get a black mini? Do they have a waiting list? I'll try to collect more informations and suggestions that I can. I'm really considering the idea to fly to Paris or London to get my mini.
I've been to the Chanel store in Florence! It is quite small haha. So minis are pretty much the most difficult bags to find as far as Chanel goes but a lot depends on timing because they're seasonal. If you can time your trip at the begin of the (Chanel) season, you're much more likely to find one. Keep in mind though that they don't always release black minis so it might make planning ahead difficult. I would recommend visiting the Chanel thread on the Purse Forum - they always have the latest intel as to what minis are being released for the upcoming seasons and approximate timings. I hope this helps!
I would steer far clear of Mulberry. I had the most horrible experience with them. I purchased two bags, both of which stated to fall apart after first wear. They agreed to take one back, with lots of fuss, but the other they sent out for repair. It came back in worse condition than when it started - basically unusable with a huge stain on it. It's been sitting in the box, unused and unable to resell for 3 years.
Same. My entire family has purchased many bags so this was a surprise for sure. I had always wanted a Bayswater and this was the impossible-to-get-your-hands-on evergreen. Maybe I'll try and get it cleaned again but the whole experience was so unpleasant that I don't know if I would even want to use it. When I had an issue with the handle on my LV Speedy, they replaced both handles at no cost, no questions asked. That's customer service.
Thanks for your thoughtful video, and for establishing your Facebook group, which I just joined. I'm looking forward to sharing with other people who are interested in handbags. For now, I'd like to share here what my experience has been with the Lady Dior. I just purchased my first Lady Dior bag (beige patent with gold hardware) because it is stunningly beautiful and because I, too, believe it will stand the test of time. I think you're right about that. However, I strongly recommend buying it preloved, as I did. I've done a lot of research about this bag , and I've found that overall, Lady Diors overall do not hold their value well. Case in point: The bag I just bought from Fashionphile is in excellent condition, actually like new. Had I bought it at a Dior boutique in the United States (which does currently sell them), I would have paid $4,600. On Fashionphile, it started at $2,095! It sat on the Fashionphile site for awhile, and over time it dropped 10%, then 20%. Then, I got another 10% off for Fashionhphile's Cyber Monday sale. Bottom line: I bought the bag for $1,507. I did this without incurring risk or paying for shipping; Fashionphile offers free shipping both ways and has an excellent return policy. There's a gorgeous coral large patent Lady Dior with silver hardware in excellent condition on the Fashionphile site right now that is marked down to only $1,835. There's also a black medium patent Lady Dior with gold hardware for only $1,995! There are others, too. These are typical offerings of Lady Dior bags on their site. My advice? Buy the Lady Dior, for sure. But let someone else take the financial loss. Buy it preloved from a reputable vendor. Do not buy a Lady Dior at a boutique thinking that it will hold its value. It doesn't look like it will.
Hi Amie! I love how you have your own opinion and insight about these bags and trends. However, I disagree that Saffiano bags will be on their way out. I do personally think of them as a classic. And it is such a shame that this material is being copied so much by contemporary brands. Don't get me wrong, I do shop contemporary but it saddens me that they just outright copy these bags.
However, the Prada made bags are beautiful and the quality and make is comparable. I do personally own a Saffiano wallet that had been used and abused for 4 years but it still looks good apart from the hardware wearing off, the leather is still in good condition.
Just my two cents. Looking forward for more handbag videos :)
Thanks for sharing Jen! Totally understand where you're coming from. I used to be keener on saffiano leather as I do like how scratch proof it is but I think you're right, it's been a bit overdone. Maybe someone will reinvent it and make me fall in love all over again :)
Hi Amie, I know you included YSL among the classic brands/styles but what about the YSL Lou Lou? I simply adore it in medium and small, but I’m hesitant now as I’m beginning to think it may not stand the test of time fairly soon. BTW, do you still own your Saint Laurent tote?
I think anything with a YSL will be fine to be honest (we're talking the style here, not resale value which is a whole other kettle of fish!). The more classic the shape the better which is why I included only smaller clutches but again, this isn't really an exact science! And yes, i still own my tote :)
I really enjoy your videos. They are always well thought out and full of helpful information. I was wondering when you’re getting married and if you might share a few pictures. I’d love to see the dress you picked out.
Of all the bags I have (some Chanels, two YSL, 2 LV+some more brands), I must say that the ones I consider essential in my life are the 2 Mulberrys you mentioned. They are the most versatile bags ever. They go with most outfits, they are amazing quality and I would pay double of their price if I had to.
Celine - I seem to either love them or hate them! I have the Celine nano which I love to bits and I also think the box bag is super elegant looking. The others, I'm not a fan of - not sure why, they've just never appealed!
I'd agreed with Niandra! I love my YSL WOC but I'm glad I bought it when I did, i.e. when I already had quite a few other bags. When I do use it (mainly for occasions), I love it - it's great for making a fancy outfit feel even more special! But, I still don't use it a ton. I've heard good things about the Lily (I've been considering one myself for a while!) and it does seem to be a solid all-rounder.
Hi Amanda! I have both of them and love them both, but I think they are very different bags. YSL WOC (nude/silver hw) is more elegant, recognizable and it fits less. Mulberry Lily (mine is oak) is by far my most used and versatile bag. Not too loud, it fits enough but it's light and it seems to look good with everything. Not so elegant as the YSL though. Personally I see the Lily as essential in my life. YSL WOC is more for some occasions. Hope it helps.
Ah I'm surprised Prada made the other list! Although I've always shied away because it's a lot of money for what I've heard others say isn't the best craftsmanship - heard so many stories of fraying, breakages etc, which for £1,500 is not what I expect! But it's a lovely work bag, would you consider doing a list of work bags? Maybe for different kinds of jobs and office situations etc. I know you love your totes, but being on the tube in London I feel like it has to zip up completely or I just spend the whole journey being so paranoid 😳
Salam Amie, love your videos, Im saving to get my first ever luxury handbag, I'm a stay home mom and I want my first bag to be a practical one, I'm thinking between the antigona and the peekaboo but the price difference is huge, what do you think?
Loved a nice old fashion bag video! I recently pulled the trigger on a Céline micro luggage knowing many would consider this a trend (and I am fairly late on that trend). But ultimately, I love it so much that I don’t care if it is out of style, I’ll make it my style! I personally couldn’t agree more on the Chloe Nile bag though...
Hi Amie! Are you wearing braces? That is something different in your voice. Thank you for the video! I have 2 chloe nile bags. he half moon and the bigger one. I love them so much...a way more than the drew!
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