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new in: saint laurent lulu and how to shop for your first designer bag

May 18, 2015


Meet the love of my life, Saint Laurent Lulu in size small (in size medium here), which I’ve been saving up to get for months! I’ve always wanted to buy a luxury designer bag but could never decide, which one I wanted the most and I’m really happy with my decision. I have to admit YSL bags are my favorite and I’m really hoping to grow my collection later on :) Since narrowing down to one choice was really hard for me I thought I’d share with you guys some points I took into consideration in case you’re shopping for your first designer bag as well.

1. If you’re planning to buy your first designer bag, don’t give into trends
I have to admit I was drooling over some 2015 Chloé styles (Drew and Faye anyone?), but these bags are so trendy, you’d be sick of them in a couple of months, especially seeing them on every other blogger. It’s not everyday that I’m investing in such an expensive bag, and right now I don’t plan to buy a designer bag every season so I thought I’d rather go for a classic style that’s been around for a while and that I haven’t stopped liking ever since I saw it. This will also serve as a guarantee I won’t stop liking it the next season.

2. Go for daywear versatility
This might seem like an obvious thing to say, but many of my styling clients think that if they pay a fortune for a bag, it better show! This is how they end up with embellished purple satchels that sit in their closets and don’t get almost any wear. I chose Lulu because I knew a small black bag is what I’ll be wearing 50% of the time. My advice is avoid superfluous details and flashy logos, you’ll have a chance to add that bag to your collection later.

3. Save up!
You can totally disagree with me on this, but I believe the more you see your bag on other people, the less you like it. All those Michael Kors and Rebecca Minkoff bags are great and super accessible, but chances are you’ll value yours less everytime you see one like it. If you can, save up more, because unless you live on Upper East Side, luxury bags are not something you see very much of. I own a couple of MK and Marc Jacobs bags myself  and aside from their functionality these bags don’t really excite me the way they did on the first day of purchase. Also, keep in mind that the value of a premium designer bag will only rise over time, which unfortunately won’t happen to MK Jet Sets.

4. Research!
See how your dream bag looks on bloggers (take into account their height to determine if the bag will look the same on you), think if it’s versatile enough to match your typical looks. Read reviews on forums to find out if the bag has significant shortcomings (e.g., loses shape quickly). I bought my bag online and I didn’t have any chance to hold it in my hands before buying it so I made sure I did the best research I could, which totally paid off.


  • Reply Kiara King May 18, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Firstly, congratulations on your first ridiculously good looking designer bag – such a wonderful pick! That’s definitely a style you’ll wear forever and ever (and you children and grandchildren after you!). Some really wonderful tips here, so thank you for sharing.

    I’ve had my eye on the Givenchy Antigona in medium black for a years and years now, yet I’m still to cave in and buy one. One day!

  • Reply Gabriela May 18, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    I love this bag!

  • Reply Joanne May 18, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    This bag is stunning!! x

    Joanne // Fashion Polaroids

  • Reply mahryska May 18, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    beautiful bag :)
    kisses from dubai ♥

  • Reply Shandrese May 18, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    lovely bag! great purchase!

  • Reply Patricia Sophie May 19, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Totally agree. And congrats to your new baby. It’s adorable. I really like to Invest in a Diorama and a Classic Chanel Flap Bag. Basic, just basics. But as you said, I do not like it when everyone (blogger-girls) wear the same thing. I mean it’s boring, right? Same, same not different. Why everyone turns into a obsessed look-a-like, if you know what I mean. In 2011 I though about a MK bag, and hopefully I haven’t spend my money on it – I can’t see this bags anymore. I am more like – having things noboy else have. Thats it. I hope you’ll be very very happy with your baby. Such an inspreing Post!!!

    Love from Berlin, Patricia
    THEVOGUEVOYAGE – by Patricia Sophie Petit

  • Reply simkelyte May 27, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    What a stunning bag!

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