YSL is on a roll nowadays. They have been making great bags one after another. This perforated zipped tote is definitely one of them. One thing that caught my attention is the rather unusual design. I mean it in a unique kind of way. This bag is like cross between a tote and a hobo. The style is not too casual yet not too dressy; it is right in the middle. Although I’m not a fan of perforated leather I think it is very suitable for this bag. The bag would be too boring, if not for the perforated leather.
From Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,495
I always love simple and understated bags. In my opinion, they will never be out of style and they go with everything. Like this Kenneth Cole No Slouch Hobo, you just can’t go wrong. There is a little bit of trendy element on this bag, which is the studded handle. However, the studs are so few and small that it would not look outdated a year or two from now. I couldn’t say the same about bags that have studs all over the place.
I consider this bag a great buy, since it is not as expensive as “breaking the bank”, yet you still get good design and quality. It’s great for those who want to start collecting bags or someone like me who buys bags every now and then without any apparent reasons.
From Kenneth Cole $358
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I never thought that I would be interested in nylon bags. I’ve seen this bag around for a while now. every time I see it I ended up touching it and trying it on. I didn’t write a review right away because…well…it’s made of nylon. Nevertheless, the more I see it, the more I like it. Everything about this bag is very well made. If I have to choose the best part of the bag, it would be the hardware. The hardware is so shiny and smooth that it literally lights up the whole bag and makes the nylon bag look somewhat expensive. Unfortunately, this particular nylon bag is expensive indeed (for a nylon bag). It is priced at $245. I’m not sure if I’m willing to spend over $200 for a nylon bag, but if it is on sale I might want to get one. This one is definitely great for a rainy day.
From Nordstrom $245
If you love the look of Chanel bags but don’t want to spend thousands of dollars and refuse to buy hideous knock-offs, Kate Spade Gold Coast is the solution for you. It won’t break the bank since it’s only $445 (you can get it for even less if you wait for the sale). Also, Kate Spade bags are made of quality leather with great workmanship. The only thing that you’ll miss (or not) are the big interlocking Cs. There are a lot of look-a-like bags out there, from the Target look-a-likes to the designers’ look-a-likes. I can’t stand the cheap look-a-likes, probably because of the poor quality and the fact that they are made of pleather. However, I don’t mind the higher-end designers look-a-likes. I guess it’s just a quality issue for me. So, what do you think of wearing a look-a-like bag?
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Image from Chanel