The Insta edit..current picks..

So lately I’ve been trying to broaden my collection range interms of designers and brands when it comes to bags and SLG’s -small leather goods….

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So far the edit ranges from affordable Longchamp tote – Le pliage…. To YSl and Louis Vuitton ….

Also included affordable £35 bags from Aldo -non leather but look very luxe without the mouth dropping price tag…

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First up is Longchamp for its “luxecality” appeal…luxe and practically combined …the French brand has a lot to offer with its well made tote with various personalisation options available too…- I was sold by the fact that it folds up and its waterproof and weighs next to nothing while looking super chic..and of course the zip closure for security..

At £70 is a great buy !

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Thereafter is a great organiser wallet from Henri Bendel

@henribendel.com £172..full leather wallet..with brilliant organisation ..so perfect as a clutch or on the days you just want your purse/phone/keys..

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Then comes the premium luxe now after Chanel’s ridiculous price increase of £450 on the bag I would have invested in …(as pictured in the pic above )..I started to browse Louis Vuitton and the bag of that got my attention was the Capucines BB in black with gold hardware… So cute and elegant ..yes with a heavy price tag but better priced in my opinion than the Chanel medium classic above…but hey thats my opinion…

img_20161109_102551Then came the blue beauty from Dior …OMG just stunning the Dior open bag..a very classy tote bag again similar price to Capucines BB.. See prices at

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@dior.com

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I think now that Chanel has out priced itself to buyers like myself I would rather spend my money on a bag that is handmade and better customer service..eg..Hermes Garden Party pm

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Overall brands like Louis Vuitton /Henri Bendel/ Longchamp are just a few I’m looking into at the moment although I still love Chanel I will be going pre loved for a bag from ©©..

If I was to splurge on one piece this year it probably be the LV Capucines BB

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Looks like a timeless forever classic without the monogram…

YSL is also another favorite on the list with the College bag in black on black …

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Its a little different and understated as well as it add some edge to any outfit..

After all the bag browsing.. I had a request from a Client so off I went to Mulberry to personal shop the bag that was requested…

While shopping for my client I just couldn’t resist and I came home with this adorable mini Cara bag from Mulberry…so cute..practical..can be worn on the shoulder or backpack and fits more than the essentials…I actually carried the bag during the school drop and I couldn’t actually feel the weight of the bag ..so I made the perfect decision..

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So cute!

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Three choices..

 

So I hope you liked this quick edit of bags and whats on my radar….

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The handbag edit…

So this week I’ve been sorting which bags actually fit into the favourites category..these are not in my possession as of yet.. but I may purchase as I find myself going back to them even after several months have passed…

First up 

Gucci..

 Gucci have made a spectacular come back this year with a whole new look in its handbag range..The GG monogram is back !! Yes its a trend but will it become a classic ?? Only time will tell…

The two bags that have me all starry eyed… the Dionysus in medium and in mini ..

Now I will let you be the judge of this bag ..do you think its worth it? Will the trend last?? For me personally I have seen this bag in person and it didnt have the same appeal as it does in photos.. So I think it is one of those bags..it’s photogenic if a bag can be ..  Or was I too quick to judge??? Hmm I think another visit to Gucci is called for.

Next up is..

YSL Large Monogram bag – carried by Gigi …now we have all seen this bag as its been worn as Gigi Hadid’s favorite bag..

Yes its a stunning bag and I fall for it every time I see it..it’s actually very light weight too, so thats a big plus for me and plenty of space whilst being structured. With reasonable price £1500 approx its a great classic to own.

The YSL can be worn various ways shoulder double chain strapped or single chain shoulder and even cross body and at a fraction of the cost of a Chanel Classic flap Jumbo/Maxi for size reference its a good buy..It’s a bag that can be worn with any outfit ..formal dinner to a family day out ..

So you can tell I’m leaning towards this bag..but there are few more options to explore  yet.

Third is the Longchamp – Le pliage in the classic black with tan leather ..  At £70 this is practical luxe in my opinion..a tote for all weathers ..the worry free bag..light weight, foldable, easy on the pennies £.  Its the everyday workhorse.

If I was to buy a bag before the end of this year it would be this ..because of it’s price point and practicality.

What do you think to the le pliage?? Do you own one?? If so comment below ..


Fourth and finally is the Louis Vuitton Alma BB in Damiere Ebene..

This bag is cuteness… Crossbody- shoulder or even handheld or crook of the arm..various ways to wear it, also can be used in formal occasions too..however LV recently had a price increase so it now retails at £835 whereas two days ago it was £790 thats a £45 price increase…Besides the increase the bag does withstand the rain as it feature’s the treated leather and mainly coated canvas.. it’s a durable bag and will last for many years.

I managed to try the Alma BB in LouisVuitton Harrods back in August..first impressions…

  • Lightweight
  • Big enough to hold all daily essentials
  • Long enough for cross body
  • Perfect length even when worn on one shoulder
  • Easy to open and close..
  • Like the option of having a detachable shoulder strap
  • Comfortable for armcarry /tophandle too.

Well all the above were my thoughts as I wore the bag instore and to be fair you are getting a premium handbag for less than £1000.Most luxe bags start at the £1000+ price point so for an LV bag its right up there with the Speedy .

So there you have my current handbag faves.. 

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What’s on your bag wish list???

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A round up of bags… 

So life happens ..that will explain my absence from my blog posts, so let’s start a fresh and jump right into it…

The best way to get things going is with CHANEL.. In bags… From the new Chanel collection launch with winter / fall …

And the arm Kandy that caught my eye was …

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The Seasonal reissue.2.55 flap …in Caviar…dual quilts…gold hardware ..double flap! Simply stunning…but thats just my opinion😉

After that bit of excitement… It was time to do a “one outfit” test ..which bags work with one outfit…

Leggings..sandals..long T-shirt & denim jacket….casual outfit (Zara)… Now to see which bags suits the outfit ….

I can happily say all 5 bags go perfectly with this outfit…The look i liked the most was with the Medium Mulberry Lily -oxblood..(bottom left pic)…and yes I know your probably thinking ..Mulberry over Chanel Jumbo…= Crazy lady!!!…but hear me out.. The Lily just is super light in weight and actually holds a little more than the Chanel Jumbo..without looking to bulky…the only minus point for the Lily was that there is no back slip pocket on the back of the bag…whereas  the Jumbo I can slip my phone into the back pocket.

After that one outfit challenge …it was time the think autumn shoes…..I’ve been after booties/low ankle boots …and picked up these from Clark’s..yeah nothing fancy or breaking the bank balance …but hey they work…

To me they seem to fit the bill..neutral autumnal shoe/boot..pair it with jeans or skinny jeans..and your good to go…

This week also meant an outing for bags that haven’t had much of an outing…your probably thinking why am I referring to my bags as if they are beings that have been neglected??🙄🤔…well that’s a long story but anyone who knows me.. knows I eat sleep and breathe bags…so that should kind of explain my craziness .

Oh and let me fill you in on a Little H purchase..nothing crazy but it serves its purpose well..

A Hermes Bastia coin purse in Blue Agate , Epsom leather ..

The Epsom leather is very durable and keeps its structure…so far I have not babied the coin purse..it was this or the Louis Vuitton round coin purse..opted for Hermes as it was a little different and more appealing to me.Also scratch resistant ..so that was a plus for me .

The last past two months have been a little hectic with trips to London and family vacations…..

Let’s sum up the family vacation..first time in Portugal and we all absolutely loved it ..and we also found Coco …- I can go anywhere and I will always find Chanel … So here is creation that will have you admiring the amount of work ..all hand sculpted..in Europe’s largest Sand art exhibition..

Stunning!!

With beautiful beaches and awesome sunsets.. The family vacation was a success..

Then  came an over night stay in London with my mum..We visited Harrods.mainly and few smaller boutiques…one day is a little short to fit in the sights…so in true shopaholic style..we spent several hours in ..Harrods… Magical …

A visit to the Chanel counter where mum made a purchase..- first ever Chanel and it was the Jumbo caviar gold hardware flap bag .

Going to Chanel for my birthday and buying this was next level incredible. £3760 but worth every penny.:

Now of course I was at hand to inspect the bag and requested to examine several jumbo classic flaps before “we ” made the all important purchase.  Now this was an “investment” buy in my mums defense…so lets see how it goes….if it was me I would walk out wearing the bag out of the store in sheer excitement.

As you would have guessed by now I am not the patient type .

Going back to the classic flap – Jumbo / Caviar /Gold Hardware/Black…

It is an effortlessly chic handbag and will stand the test of time.. like many Chanel fanatics it will most probably be passed down the family and with the price increases Chanel have had in 2016 its a good place to put your money.

I will be honest with you and the Jumbo is heavy, I recently carried my Chevron Jumbo Flap for an entire weekend and that too cross-body…I quickly learnt that the strap can become very uncomfortable especially if it’s a warm day and your not wearing layers to pad you shoulders….like you would in winter with a coat or jumper.

I know it sounds a little extreme but my curiosity  got the better of me and so I loaded my Chevron jumbo up with my bare essentials – as shown in the photo. img_20160725_084327.jpg

Lv Cles / Lv pochette / Chanel card holder / umbrella / Hermes Bastia coin purse… this is basically what I carry daily in all of my handbags, so its actually very minimal and my phone ..So after loading up the bag I weighed the bag and the scales read 3.9 kg !!! that’s a lot of weight to have on one shoulder and even when worn cross-body the chain digs in…this is my only draw back of the bag. Now I wore the bag when the weather got a little autumnal and the extra layers seemed to have helped when worn cross-body and even single chained ….

If you carry less than what I do then the Medium/Large will work for you especially if your not a cross-body bag person.. At the moment i currently have my heart set on a Maxi and I know your thinking I just stated how heavy the Jumbo is, so why go for the Maxi ; welcome to my madness that’s all I can say …   To me the Maxi will be my  statement bag as i’m keen to get in Black Caviar leather with gold hardware . It is a big bag and heavy too but I will adapt to it  and then today I have been researching the medium/large flap bags .  Lets back track to August when I visited Chanel -Harrods and I  looked at the small as I knew the Mini flap bag would not work for me and the small was not anymore pleasing to me either, my reasoning behind the m/l will be..  for formal / everyday as it is not too in your face, and also it is a good size to carry around as I now have figured out what are my absolute handbag essentials.  It is the perfect day & night bag . Not to mention so light weight.. That’s why the Maxi size may have to wait a while before it graces my bag collection .

Here is a little research I carried out so you can see the dimensions of the classic flaps .

Dimensions of Chanel Bags

Style Style Code Size in cm Size in Inches
Classic Flap – Extra Mini A65050 17 x 10 x 7.5 cm 6.7″ x 3.9″ x 3″
Classic Flap – Mini(Square) A35200 17 x 13 x 6.5 cm 6.5″ x 5″ x 2.5″
Classic Flap – New Mini A69900 20 x 13 x 5 cm 8″ x 5″ x 2″
Classic Flap – Small A01113 23.5 x 14.5 x 6.5 cm 9.3″ x 5.7″ x 2.6″
Classic Flap – Medium A01112 25.5 x 16 x 7.5 cm 10″ x 6.3″ x 3″
Classic Flap – Jumbo A58600 30 x 20 x 10 cm 11.8″ x 7.9″ x 3.9″
Classic Flap – Maxi A58601 34 x 23 x 10 cm 13.4″ x 9.1″ x 3.9″
2.55 Reissue – 224 A37584 20 x 14.5 x 7.5 cm 7.9″ x 5.7″ x 3″
2.55 Reissue – 225 A37586 24 x 16 x 7 cm 9.4″ x 6.3″ x 2.8″
2.55 Reissue – 226 A37587 28 x 19 x 6 cm 11″ x 6.7″ x 3.3″
2.55 Reissue – 227 A37590 31.5 x 20 x 10 cm 12.6″ x 7.5″ x 3.7″
Timeless Clutch A32342 25.5 x 10 x 6.5 cm 10″ x 4″ x 2.5″
GST (Grand Shopping Tote) A50995 33 x 25.5 x 13.5 cm 13″ x 10″ x 5.25″
PST (Petit Shopping Tote) A50994 25.5 x 24 x 9 cm 10″ x 9.5″ x 3.5″
PTT (Petit Timeless Tote) A58004 25.5 x 18 x 11.5 cm 10″ x 7″ x 4.5″
Medallion Tote A01804 29 x 25.5 x 14 cm 11.5″ x 10″ x 5.5″
Cerf Tote (Executive Tote) A15206 35.5 x 25.5 x 15 cm 14″ x 10″ x 6″
Quilted Boy Flap – Small A67085 20 x 12 x 8 cm 7.9″ x 4.7″ x 3.1″
Quilted Boy Flap – Medium A67086 25 x 15 x 9 cm 9.8″ x 5.9″ x 3.5″
Quilted Boy Flap – New Medium A92193 28 x 18 x 9 cm 11″ x 7″ x 3.5″
Quilted Boy Flap – Large A67087 30 x 21 x 10 cm 11.8″ x 8.3″ x 3.9″
Quilted Boy Tote A66385 32 x 23 x 16.5 cm 12.6″ x 9.1″ x 6.5″

All in all it is what suits your body frame, does the bag fit your needs and lifestyle if its a yes too all the above then go for it!

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Settle down with a cuppa and join me on a Hermes, Chanel &Louis Vuitton… Bag spree😍👜 : disclosure: After viewing and reading this post a serious case of bag envy may occur and may cause spontaneous purchases in lux.

Ok, here it goes ..  Are you ready?  Three words Hermes, Chanel, Louis -Vuitton !!!! I know.. OMG!! 

So I went serious bag shopping and it all began with a surprise call from Louis Vuitton..”Natasha the Pochette Metis is instore for you”… I’m thinking haha yeah right !.. But it was true. So the moment had arrived the bag I had been waiting for ..thinking it will be months before I get my hands on one suddenly appears.. Its a sign yes it is.. So without even thinking twice I call back and say I will be instore by evening .. Of course I had another persons brutal honesty to hand so all was well..

First thought was oh now what do I wear?? Usual casual ..Jean’s a T and sandals…(summer time) ….

So this is what I quickly put together… 

With the all important bag choice… A..Mulberry small bayswater satchel in poppy red…. 

As you can see there is no colour coordination..lol but it worked !!! 😉😊👍

So outfit and bag sorted ..I was on my way..  Sat in the car ..these thoughts are constantly nagging me… 

“So what if its all hype.. Am I buying into the hype???…what if its not what I expect???… Ive built this bag up so much.. I hope it lives up to its demand….for those who are not aware the metis is only available via special order..” …..

So now all parked up.. Walking to Louis Vuitton Manchester.. 

The window display was just calling out for a pic…so of course I had to take a photo.. Taken from my Instagram ..follow at @bagsyouknowit..😊 

Totally worthy…

Let’s cut to the chase..

Moving onto the moment of truth ..

You can see it was beautiful..after wearing ..I was smitten… I know its only a bag..but definatley worth the ££..

What fits inside..

Fits all the essentials with ease…and with minimum vachetta leather.. Its fairly carefree bag… So now with metis in hand I had to complete the metis with its own Twilly from none other than Hermes..yes the land of Orange!!😍🍊

Ofcourse I couldn’t resist the allure of the clic H bracelet… It was the perfect addition to the my jewellery collection… Now let’s face it…a Birkin in the same colour combination would be nice too…but let’s keep it real shall we …at least for now …😉

So after some Hermes Therapy..I then said oh let’s just take a look in Chanel…as you casually do… “Take a look” those three words that usually mean a spontaneous buy ….

Walking through the boutique.. A calm atmosphere ..casually browsing through the spectacular collection I see “the bag” yes in the corner….it ticked all the boxes…

  • Black
  • Caviar leather
  • Silver hardware – as I had the WOC in.gold hardware..so silver was more on the casual side..
  • And finally not the classic diamond quilts… But the Chevron!!!

I could not belive my eyes …it had a such a shine compared to the “classic jumbo flap” same hardware same colour & leather… But just looked a bit more something to incomparison to the classic.

As you can see the two side by side the chevron stood out the most…to me it screamed lux and was instantly Chanel in my eyes!!

So there you have my reveal…what do you think leave your comments below..

Now getting back to the bag addicts shopping escapades..I took the jumbo from the display and wore it..

So elegant I thought and so versatile..😱

The icing on the cake was the interior, instead of the traditional burgundy interior this jumbo was all black ..still a double flap but all black interior..in my head I was thinking hmm its different not your typical classic yet still a classic…(previous research showed the chevron only in Lambskin.) This bag was seasonal so this was my chance to get it!! Quick before its no longer available.. Yes almost £4k on a bag is ridiculous but this was one of those moments ..I tried the chevron and the classic but the chevron won again.

By now the boutique had closed and the other staff were closing up but my kind SA -Christina did not rush me ..told me to try on some more and be 100% sure..so I did ..in all of five minutes later I draw my card and made the purchase …this was well into 30 mins after the store had closed and none of the staff rushed me..they even took the bag and packed it up in true Chanel style..all boxed up ..impeccable is an understatement.. Perfection !!- Chanel packaging and presentation.

By now I was grinning from ear to ear, I had just purchased my first Chanel flap …

After all this retail therapy it was time to go home, with funds maxed out with a bag addicts ultimate bag in possession… I think I did good…and it was all thanks to a phone call for the Metis…

So in this case LV made me do it ..

The unboxing & reveal..

What fits inside my Chanel Chevron Jumbo..

LV – Neverfull Pochette, Chanel Caviar Card Case & LV Monogram Cles..and and small umbrella..basically the essentials as I’m not going to pretend but the bag is heavy even empty so I don’t over pack it.

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The journey to your first Chanel..

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So yes as you may have guessed from the title I have official joined #clubcc – Club Chanel… ©©
Its been  while since the last blog post… But that’s the journey I wanted to share… So you see Instagram and YouTube are flooded with Chanel pics and vids.. Yes it was this exact slippery slope that lead me into buying my first Chanel…that and the downsizing of my handbag collection.
As time goes on and your style evolves your bags do to…. So it all began with lots of thinking the deep kind of thinking… The thought process you tap into when making any major investment… In my case the Chanel…I had decided to take action in making this dream happen.. So I sold many of my bags to fund my first ©© purchase.. I religiously browsed and pinned actively on Pintrest .. Google imaged..researched the various leathers, hardware,sizes … And watched a ridiculous amount of YouTube reviews….

After all the ©© education I had found the perfect starter piece and it was the …. Chanel wallet on chain (woc) in caviar leather… the hardware was undecided at this point… 
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I mainly wear my WOC cross body..

This bag has so many plus points … Firstly the multiple ways it can be worn.. Cross body, one shoulder, doubled chained on my be shoulder… And the chain strap tucked inside so it then becomes a clutch. 😍 And its so cute!!
One huge point that sold me on getting this bag was that it is as the name states a wallet on chain.. therefore I do not need to carry a separate purse.. This is how I pack my WOC .. Cards in the card slots… (6) flap zipper compartment holds the authenticity card ..also ideal when traveling to hold your passport in there, the two other slip compartments for cash. And the zipper compartment to hold coins… I use a Louis Vuitton Cles to hold keys and coins so the bag does not get damaged in anyway..
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As you can see it holds the essentials.. It can hold a little more but I prefer to not stretch the bag..
For me it is the perfect run around bag and goes with any outfit.. So you can dress it up e.g formal events or simply wear it with a pair of Jeans, a tee and a pair of flats.. For a casual chic look.
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I chose the gold hardware as I tried both choices of hardware and I wanted to use the bag for more formal events so I felt the gold hardware would be more appropriate for my lifestyle..
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Here are a few photos of me trying on other classic flap bags.. The Maxi and Jumbo …in gold/silver hardware…
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Here is short clip of my visit to Chanel – Manchester..
Chanel Visit

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I was in handbag heaven …
This next bag was a show stopper.. It unfortunately was in Lambskin.. so super delicate… 😲
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Wow!!😱😍💖👜

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Overall I’m pleased with my choice and my I’m now on way to getting my first Classic Flap ..its just making the decision in which size and which hardware?? 🤔🤔🤔😍💖👜
Some more photos of the classic flaps .. I mainly tried on the Maxi -silver hardware and the Jumbo in gold hardware..
I felt the Maxi was too big when worn cross body … The Jumbo sat perfectly crossbody.
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Below are all the details on my WOC..
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Source.. chanel.com

After all that trying I finally made my purchase… One tip I would give is call your nearest boutique and request to reserve the bag you would like to try on preferably the day before you go.. That way if you intend to purchase you won’t be disappointed.. Also it saves time because you won’t have to make multiple trips just to try on.. However it may confuse you further like me but that’s a whole other story…lol! 😉..
After all the Chanel -ing around.. There were more handbag adventures to various other boutiques… Hermes… Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent.. It was a long day!! but i enjoyed every minute of it😉💖👜😁..These will be featured in several other blog posts so..stay tuned…
In all honesty it was a dream come true and I wanted to buy a small bag first before making a larger purchase .. Also I have to thank my Sales Associate – Louise who reserved the bags for me and expertly guided while making my decision in which to buy.. Thank you for all your time and patients. 😁
It was a great way to see if Chanel worked for me or not because yes its a huge investment to make and there’s nothing worse than spending all that money and not being entirely happy with your purchase.. So my advice is do the research.. Ask yourself the purpose of the bag does it meet your needs… I know now that this bag is totally for me and the bonus is I picked the caviar leather which is tougher more durable leather as it is grained so it will last for many many years..

And most importantly don’t feel intimidated about going into store and asking to try on.. It’s a huge moment and you want to make it perfect..so go ahead and try a hundred times…so you can make the right choice for you!..
A little disclaimer I’m no Chanel expert nor do I have the experience of owning a Chanel bag until now so all the opinions in the blog are entirely my own. At the end of the day the decision is your..
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Bag tales….

So …. Well here is a long overdue post everyone! today’s post is going to be about my current wish list, wants, and next purchases…. So grab yourself a cuppa and settle in and allow me to take you on a stroll through my mind …currently known as bagtopia😉
Firstly let’s take a look at my wish list.. now of course there will be some lavishly luxe piece’s but you are allowed to dream..
Staying in dream land. First up is the …….
Hermes Birkin 35cm Togo leather in gold hardware .colour -Gold & Birkin 35cm Black Togo leather in Palladium or Gold hardware.

These two Birkin’s are the ultimate dream ….for me ..anyway it is an obscene amount for a handbag but each to their own it is truly a big forever bag. … The bonus is it’s resale value as Birkin’s are renowned for their appreciation in value year after year… The same applies for a Classic Chanel Flap bag in the classic leathers and hardware.. With its yearly price increase …the brand still holds its exclusivity but nobody does exclusivity like Hermes…
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The Chanel that’s on my list before the Birkin is the Classic Chanel double flap maxi in caviar leather with silver hardware… I prefer the silver hardware as its a nice twist from the classic gold hardware..plus the Caviar leather is more durable and is weatherproof… I recently had the opportunity to try on the exact same bag that I’m discussing now with you and the moment I handled the bag it some how lost it’s appeal but then grew again on me the minute I gave it back… Its a bizarre situation to be in …
Moving onto the next bag down from Chanel well this beauty was a late discovery but truly worth it… You will have seen it if you follow me on Instagram @bagsyouknowit
It is the Saint Laurent small Sac de jour… In taupe or black pebbled leather… The bag has organisation & security with a large zip compartment and it comes with a shoulder strap so you can go hands free …no more aching arms 😉.. Or a work out as some bag addicts call it… 💪.
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So here is the small Sac de jour … The only draw back maybe is the weight.. But all things considered it’s on par with the Mulberry bayswater in weight.. So it won’t be much of an issue.
Down from the Saint Laurent is the spectacular Diorever bag … Now this is beautiful on another level ….
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Here is the Diorever large Cherry pink bag .. Silver hardware in bull calf leather … With its versatility of two bags in one … The flap folds back so you have an open tote style or you can wear it with the flap closed as a satchel and also comes with a shoulder strap. A superbly made bag and the attention to detail is amazing… You will be left speechless…
Next is the Louis Vuitton Neverfull Gm in Monogram .. Now this bag I’m still unsure of it.. as many would say its a basic tote.. Or a bottomless pit… Either way I still like the bag but may consider a Totally MM instead as it is more secure with a full length zip closure….
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The Louis Vuitton totally mm… In Damier Ebene ..completely weatherproof great for the British climate .. Lol 🍃☔
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The Louis Vuitton Neverfull gm monogram..now this is a little more delicate especially with the Vachetta trim .. The Vachetta naturally Oxidises and develops a honey colour also known as a Patina. The Vachetta is an untreated leather so is more seceptible to staining .. Watermarks etc… So that’s why I’m still on the fence about this one …
Now the Pochette Metis from LV I have no doubts about its the perfect crossbody
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3 compartments… Zipped back pocket… Light weight just perfect…
Most likely I shall be dipping my toes into Louis Vuitton pretty soon but will have to go to the boutique to try the bags to see which suits and fits me best…
As for my Mulberry collection I may be tempted by the newer Bayswater style or go with a classic Oak nvt Bayswater who knows … …
I shall be filming my bag adventures when I visit the LV store and other bag stores so stay tuned on my YouTube channel
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So let’s update .. Bag dilemmas to a shoppers paradise..

So let’s begin with a recent trip to the ultimate luxe shoppers paradise… Bicester Village (BV) located on the outskirts of London… Only a 45min train journey from central London to Bicester village.. For those who like to be knowledgeable 😉… On arrival to BV I must say it screamed luxe boutique upon arrival. With the Chic boutique esq shops , from Radley to Loccitane, Prada to Dior the list went on …

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The Entrance was very tastefully done ❤ the #BICESTERVILLAGE 😉😊.  First to catch my eye was Balenciaga and it was the armkandy that caught my attention .. Yes it was none other than the .. City bag ..

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With its alluring colour and butter soft leather it just screams “take me home”…However I resisted as the bag in question only consisted of two handles and no shoulder strap .. one of my all time requirements when searching for a new bag. The slouchyness just didn’t appeal to me so I moved on.  Of course I was armed with a list of all the luxe bag stores I intended to browse
Next was Celine .. now this brand is well known for its bags especially the ” luggage tote” & “trapeze tote” favoured by many a-listers. 

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At first glance the store just did not look so attractive as the “minimalistic” look just was not inviting personally.  However I did venture into the store as a window display did gain my curiosity.

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Inside I tried on a few bags but I have to be honest the bags were far too heavy and this was before I had even put anything in them.  So from that I moved on quickly.  Personally Celine is an “it” brand but from hearing other bag lovers opinions, the bags tend to loose their structure pretty fast so its not what I expect from a bag I’m spending substantial amount of money on. 
Browsing through I then discovered longchamp.. Now longchamp is a highly accessible brand especial when it cone to the ” le pliege” range excuse the spelling ..
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The store was absolutely packed full of potential customers. As the signature bags were at a discounted price. The Pliege is well known and easily recognised. The leather handles and the nylon is the brands signature. There are full leather bags too. So you are truly spoilt for choice. I would recommend this brand for its fantastic price point and quality . Light in weight, affordable and very durable. Longchamp has something for everyone.
After more browsing and photo snapping .. Clearly admiring the layout of the Village . BV had a calm atmosphere despite the amount of heavy footfall. I can confidently say it was the best shopping experience I have had compared to other shopping centres/outlet villages.
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The most crowded store was Prada as many of its popular bags were heavily discounted. Then I spotted Saint Laurent … And there she was .. top of my luxe list the Sac de Jour small in dark brown and also in tan. This piece I had to try on as many reviews had pointed out the weight issue.. Somehow I did not share this view on the bag. The Sac de Jour was effortless and a new classic in my eyes.. I admire the minimal hardware as it makes the bag look clean and more polished overall I shall be going back to get the bag as its still firmly on my luxe list.
A little visit to Mulberry was in order as I’m a true Mulberry addict and I fell for these as I was undecided on an open tote or a classic…
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On the left you have the Tessie riveted tote in steel blue and on the right you have the sea blue Bayswater. Yes both are blue but both very different.. The bayswater is a classic and very iconic and the colour is something I have not seen before . The Tessie is more contemporary and casual and less structured. I think I’m going to keep the Tessie as I have been after a tote and this one is an ideal everyday size. .. After the long overdue mulberry fix I then headed to Gucci, Valentino, Tory Burch & Fendi sadly nothing caught my eye. Its sad to say but Im just head over heels for Mulberry and the craftsmanship is outstanding.
So by now you must all be handbag’d out I certainly was! I had visited every luxe bag store that was there and it was amazing an experience; definatley not to be missed . Finally Iam pleased with my purchases and BV and I would highly reccomend visiting to all the shopaholics out there.

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A little gem in all senses of the the word. Multi functional, practical and absolutely 😍😍😍😍 😀👜 – Mulberry multizip pouch .. Just 💖 adore the colour great for spring and summer .

Next up is the Mulberry travel clutch . Oak Natural Vegetable Tan (NVT).
I use this as my everyday wallet as its huge, with plenty of compartments. A true classic.

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Finally is the 👜.. If you haven’t guessed by the Bagsyouknowit instagram … Its the ultimate Icon from the one and only Mulberry … Mulberry Bayswater Oak in printed vegetable tan in croc print … Just stunning you can dress it up or down perfect for everyday.

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And then this happened … 💖👜
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Yes again.. What can I say .. Speechless

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The grain of the leather, the colour, quality, craftsmanship and the list goes on its a true “forever bag” 💖👜 – Mulberry Bayswater in Chocolate with brass hardware…. A little tip.. When you go to buy a leather bag, any bag never accecpt the first “fresh” piece you are offered ask to see other pieces of the same bag as the leather texture and grain and colour varies. I chose this one as the front panel of the bag below the flap the colour is slightly lighter so there’s an ombre effect depending on how the light hits it. Also ask to see the bag in daylight instead of store lighting so that you can pick up on any small imperfections. Let’s be honest if your spending this kind of money you want a pristine piece. .. I’m very particular so the smallest mark I will spot and request a better piece. However don’t be embarrassed or shy about asking to see another of the same piece like I said before they all vary greatly from piece to piece.
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Overall I’m very pleased with all of the latest pieces at Bagsyouknowit.💖👜

Now all we need in the UK is for summer to arrive 😀😜.
A full review is to be featured on the blog in the next few weeks on the new Bayswater & travel wallet.

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Here’s a little peak at the collection
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Here is the finished wardrobe now the bags have their own home 😜😀😍💖👜 🏠