Thursday, 15 July 2010

My love for bags

If there is anything that my mother and I have in common - it is the love for bags.  Ladies out there, I am sure like me and my Mum, you also love bags.  So today I thought I'd talk about my love for bags...and share with you my small collection, if you can call it that.

Now, don't expect for any LV, Fendi, Prada, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Christian Dior or any designer label.  Whilst I know I've just told you the designer labels I like, the truth is mine are just from the high street.  But then what's wrong with bags from the high street?  They provide me of what I need.  But what is it really that you want from a bag?  I know we use different bags for different occassions but on an ordinary day-out or when you go to work, what bag do you usually use?  Or when you go in a shop and see a display of beautiful, yummy bags...what's your impulse?  If your impulse is to look around and end up buying one, what is it that make you buy it?

Me?  I usually look for a bag with the right size, the right colour, durability and it must always be a 'shoulder bag.'  I like handbags as well but it is not very convenient for me, especially if I'm travelling with my boy and I have to carry a lot of things with me and also attend to him at the same time.  I need my both hands to be free.  This is why I admire Victoria Beckham for being able to carry a designer bag on her arm with her 3 kids in tow.  Oh wait, she's got assistants and I don't.  Yes, that's the difference. 

Australian, bought in 2004
Now wait! Yes, I've got a handbag.  This one is about 6 years old.  It is a handbag but I can use the rings to attach a longer sling.

Marks and Spencers, bought in 2008
Now this is my favourite!  This is a square bag that is big enough for documents if I need to carry any with me, together with my other paraphernalias.  The only thing that I find not-so-convenient is that instead of a zipper, it's got a flap.  I find it so much of a hassle to open the flap when I'm in a shop and in a hurry.

Clarks, bought in 2007
This brown bag is very efficient!  It's got 3 compartments inside.  My only problem with this one is the lining.  I keep mending it, it's just not durable enough.

from a bag shop in Sheringham, bought in 2008
This is the most efficient of all.  The shape is like that of a doctor's bag and it is big inside.  It's amazing sometimes when I put too much in it and it gets too heavy and yet it still has more room for more things!  It is also mistaken to be a designer bag but it's not.  I wonder if the pattern is a copy of any designer label? It's beginning to look worn out now but I still love it!

Don't you love bags? I'm sure you do!  What is it that you look for when buying a bag?  Share with me your thoughts and let me know what you've got in your collection!


Ruthi said...

oh Len... don't even start. hahahaha... I love bags... shoes... jewelries... perfumes... clothes... I'm a girl! Do the math. hahahaha

betchai said...

oh Len, don't ask me :) Though I do not mean to collect bags, but I always end up collecting since there is always something I see in one which the other does not have :) Of course, I love sturdy backpacks for hiking, functional duffy bags for work, and big sling bags to walk around the city,big because it must fist my huge camera and bottled water :) like you, I do not like handbags, it will stop me from taking picture :) and it is not very convenient and comfortable for me.

Gina said...

I would love to have a HUGE bag collection! And shoes , too!!! The purse has to WOW me totally - by functionality and cuteness :) for me to decide to buying it. I used to go to work with just a little purse that only a compact powder and lipstick and a little wallet could fit into and my coworkers would be teasing me about it. They have these oversized purses where anything and everything could fit. Because we work in a shop , we do 'bag check' of each others purses at the end of the shift- its interesting to see whats in there! :))

Theresa Milstein said...

Great photos! I love bags too. There are about five in my closet that I rotate on a regular basis. They always make my outfits look better.

Anonymous said...

hi ate ko , ang gaganda naman nyan . bag mo lahat yan ? ang gaganda tlaga :)