Confessions of a Purse-aholic
In honor of National Handbag Day on 10/10, I decided a purse related tag couldn’t be more fitting. I’ll be the first to say I have an addiction to bags. Yes it’s an expensive addiction, but it’s nice to know that not only are my addictions functional and beautiful (or so I think), they also retain their values over time. Anyways, on to the tag!
- What is your favorite style purse?
I love satchels and top-handles – 80% of my bags fall under this category. Though they’re probably the most inconvenient style, I love the look of carrying the bag on the hook of my arm.
- Do you call it a purse, bag, or handbag?
Bag or purse, but never handbag.
- What is your least favorite purse trend?
Mini bags. I think they’re adorable, but seriously what can you fit in there? Totally impractical.
- What is your most expensive bag?
My pre-loved Hermes Kelly 28. It’s been my dream bag for as long I’ve been a purseaholic, plus its value only increases with time, so I don’t feel bad about splurging on it.
- What is your most used bag?
Probably my LV DE Eva Clutch. It’s such a versatile piece and because it’s not leather I don’t need to baby it as much.
- What is your least used bag?
My Prada Ombre Satchel. I bought it at the beginning of my purse craze and did 0 research, and now I’m stuck with an obscure bag design that’s way too heavy for regular use.
- What are your most wanted purses right now or what is on your wishlist?
Now that I have both the Chanel Boy Bag and Hermes Kelly I’m more than satisfied with my collection. Maybe a classic Chanel fla
- How many bags/purses do you own?
Just counted and holy crap I own 12??
- What is your favorite special occasion purse?
The YSL wallet on chain or the LV Eva as a clutch.
- Where is your favorite place to buy handbags?
Actual boutiques (LV, Chanel, etc), eBay, and Malleries. Just make sure you always get your bags authenticated when buying pre-loved
- Purses you regret purchasing?
I bought way too many Coach bags during my college years that are now just sitting in my closet waiting to be sold. There was also a Marc Jacobs Stam I bought in the heat of the moment, but luckily I was able to resell it for a small profit.
- Favorite Purse?
My LV Alma BB because it was a gift and my Hermes Kelly because it’s a friggin Hermes Kelly.
- Favorite Accessory?
Silk scarves! They add color to the bags and just give it such an elegant look! I love that it can also double as an accessory for yourself ;) I like buying my scarves from Aliexpress – the prices are super affordable and they come in all sorts of lovely designs!
- What do you always carry in your bag with you?
I already shared this in my latest what’s in my bag post, but definitely my phone, wallet, lipstick, and then whatever else I can fit in my bag :)
Now I’d like to tag all of you to answer these 14 questions! You don’t have to be a purse-aholic to participate, as I know every girl – no matter her age – has at least a couple bags in her closet. If you do post this on your blog, let me know as I’d love to read your answers!