Anniversary Dinner + Top 10 Classic Bags Ladies Should Invest In




Hi guys,

I’m sure you can presume from the title of this post how lengthy it’s going to be, as a result of this, lets get straight
to business.

So I always have a craving for new handbags and so earlier today while I was admiring Louis Vuitton’s new collection of plain and studded bucket bags, the Cuir Nuance and the Audace, I decided to start my week’s post with my opinion of top ten handbags that are worth one’s investment.

This definitely isn’t just for ladies though ! The gents should take a cue and create long-lasting memories by gifting their ladies with any of these precious babies.

In no particular order…


#1. The Marc Jacobs Stam Quilted Leather Satchel



I remember when I first heard of this bag in SS3 (high school), my friend Oluchi used to go on and on about it. Loved it instantly then.
Now I’d say its such a classic. Retailing at £898.05, this bag was named after Jessica Stam who needed a large bag for her portfolio.
Available is various colours, its well complimented by the gold detailing. It also has this chilled out-chic-vintage look about it.



#2. Louis Vuitton Speedy 30



LV has loads of way more expensive babies that you may want to choose over this but nah.. I am not even saying just any bag from the Speedy series but the monogram ones! The Alma is doing so well I must say but I’d certainly mention this one above and even the Neverfull before most of its other bags. 
Retails at £545.00.



#3. Chanel 2.55 Flap Bag


Need I say more?
£3,050.00.



 #4. The Lady Dior


Born of a desire to create an instantly recognisable bag with a strong identity, Marion Cotillard created this legendary bag in 1994, 2 years later, it was baptised with its name as a tribute to Princess Diana who fell in love with this baby on a trip to Paris.
I am in love (not lust) with this bag. *sigh*…and yes just to be precise again, its the patent one.
Retails at £2,450.



#5. The Hermes Birkin Bag



I doubt I even know the price of this bag, I have read in Forbes that at auctions it could start at $30,000 and go for up to $70,000 . Also doubt you can get it in store cos I remember after them Sex & The City days, I asked at a store for it and was told I had to register or pre-order or something weird like that.



The Herbag Zip Bag, is a pretty number and affordable substitute (£1,490).





#6. The Gucci Jackie Bag


According to Gucci, this bag stands to the enduring allure of graceful sophistication. First created in the 1950s, also handmade, its got some variations with colour, fabric, pattern and even little add-ons like the tassels in this one.
Colloquially referred to as the Jackie O, this bag was inspired by the late Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Retails at £1,730.



#7. Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Muse




Not so proud to say this but I was torn between choosing the Muse bag and the Balenciaga Giant bag to make this list. Imagine!
Such a work of art, Stefano Pilati, YSL’s creative director say his inspiration came from Picasso’s painted narratives about women-his wives as well as his muses.
Retails between £856 and £1,441.




#8. Mulberry The Bayswater Bag


Precisely the textured-leather ones, this tote is an update of the British brand’s classic bag.
Such a refined product, the bayswater is so elegant and big enough to carry all your bits in such a chic way.
Retails at £1,100.


#9. Alexander McQueen Knucklebox/Skull Clutches




What a gorgeous piece. Other brands have openly replicated this clutch. Even when replicated by other brands, it take nothing from either brands, still gorgeous and a huge statement piece.
Not for the weak I must say, this ‘it’ purse retails between £1,200 and £2,200.




#10. Prada Gaufre Lambskin Leather Tote


The classic bag herself. To be honest I almost did not have this bag on this list as I was seriously considering Fendi but no no no.. The brand itself Prada wouldn’t have that. This bag is one of those with a huger celebrity following which also have that quality to transcend from season to season. 
Another characteristic is that they are produced in limited edition quantities with varying gorgeous fabrics and sometimes even a wooden outer frame.

Finally I would want to add that the Safiano might just be one to watch later in the future as its doing really good.



They now come in bi-colour pieces and were almost a must-have amongst ladies in 2013 and inspired basically all high street stores.

The Gaufre retails for about £1,375.

A lot of people make a fuss about how expensive designer stuff are compared t its cost.. This post isn’t really for them because I do not even want to go into explaining how much these brands have invested in their names yada yada yada..

So yeah, get investing and experience whatever lifestyle you’ve chosen as you do so.


As promised in the last post, here’s more from our anniversary dinner.. 





















In attendance..



Ify





Bintu





Hilda





Stephanie










Remi





Greg





Louis





Machu























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Have a lovely week !!




xx


“The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it.”— Diana Vreeland.






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10 Comments

  1. February 5, 2014 / 10:55 am

    I totally love #8 Mulberry The Bayswater Bag, #4 The Lady Dior and #Prada’s Grey and Red bag.
    Beautiful people having a great time, Congratulations babe, Happy One year Anniversary Cc: @Metrogypsie.

  2. Peace
    February 5, 2014 / 3:09 pm

    Lovely. The girls killed it. So hot hot.

  3. Blaire .W
    February 6, 2014 / 6:49 am

    Ify’s Outfit is Woow! Love her shoes..The hermes bag, Safiano prada bag and the Clutch are presently on my To-buy list,I hope I own them they are so classy.. P.S:- Steph you look fab, your clutch 🙂

    • February 6, 2014 / 7:25 am

      Thank you darling.
      Oh nice.. Start saving cos that’s what I am doing as well. Little by little..

  4. Anonymous
    February 10, 2014 / 6:43 pm

    congrtulations!!! one year and going strong, your guests all looked very nice!

    baaaags! aaaaah….. Dear Brooklyn boy aka future hubby, all i want for the my next birthday/vals/christmas even wedding present is bag number 5! hermes. P.S, i will do ANYthing you want!

  5. Anonymous
    February 10, 2014 / 7:15 pm

    Amazing bags I had to stop myself drooling on the keyboard. But now this is why I wouldn’t blame anyone fo reserving a bus or train seat for that bag. Suprised the famous Michael Kors tote bag didn’t make it.

  6. Oluchic
    February 14, 2014 / 12:20 am

    hehehe… as soon as i saw the 1st bag, i screamed to myself “my mum had that bag”, till i read the post.. i remember it well oooo… That said, the bayswater bag and the cute chanel purse (cream tho not yellow) shall be added to my wish list.

    On another note, congrats on Metrogypsie at 1.. new year, new possibilities, RADIOACTIVE!!

    Looks like christmas did you well. Looking hawt as usual and everyone looks great too. Hope y’all had fun

  7. Oluchic
    February 14, 2014 / 12:21 am

    Oh, and Happy Valentines to you and everyone *smile*