- Are you that stupid, OP?
It's a status symbol that you carry with you all the time, and it's one that will fit ANY body type.
It's like asking why certain people buy ridiculously expensive cars.
- You can never have too many gloves, scarves, or hats.
- R1, I guess I *am* that stupid, but thanks for asking for clarification.
- My favorite is the girl or woman in ratty velour sweats, flipflops, baseball cap and the Coach purse with the obvious logo print.
It's as if the status symbol has been entirely separated from the lifestyle. And they're ok with that. No attempt at polishing her appearance.
- Victoria Beckham was just spotted with a $29,000 bag. Yes. Twenty nine thousand dollars. For a fucking purse.
- R4, I'm sure those are knockoffs.
- Having a few (or just the one) ultra high-end handbag which has a tried and true design to it is how you do it. That way you will have years of use out of it as long as you carry it when the occasion warrants.
- Buy me!
- OP, very very few women buy or wear this shit.
- r8 that is dog ugly
- Coach, Rocha, Kimora Lee Simmons, Vuitton, Gucci. I see all these brand names on the purses carried by the women who ride the bus with me. I'm sure they regard them as status symbols, and they're proud to have them.
For my part? I'm sick to death of clothing and accessories that display a designer's name.
- My sister gave me a LV bag. I get ALOT of attention when I wear it; but mostly from women at work who are obsessed with material crap. Truthfully though I like the attention. Coach is out, BTW. Everyone and their mother has one--they're no longer unique.
- But it's only $5,450.00, r10.
- People who obsess on status items are either trashy pieces of shit or so boring they think that a car will buy them some personality.
- r14 has the right of it.
The market is flooded with knockoff garbage anyway. Only the most discerning eye can tell some of these fake bags from the real ones.
- "It's a status symbol "
To whom? Is the cream of society going to be impressed that you bought an expensive but ugly bag? I think not!
I think of the label mania as a lower-class thing. Like it's done by people who want to look like they have a middle-class or upper middle class income. Think of that, when you think designer brands make you look "classy"!
- It's all about human insecurity.
- I don't know anyone who does. I love Flyoverville.
- Hate to break it to you, R12, but LV is out except for luggage. Knock offs have done that and now that every Shanequa has one they are done. Coach was never in.
- I'd rather see the knock-off bags than the outrageously tacky "designer"-label t-shirts and sweatshirts that some people cream over at every suburban mall.
Clothing items-as-labels are the ultimate in "I-have-no-taste" statements.
Don't get me started on the over-sized "designer" sunglasses with frames that serve only to be literally an in-your-face label.
Designer labels used to stand for sophistication, quality, luxury... now it's all just mass-marketed-at-every-mall-on-Earth crap that screams "I'M TACKY!"
- Agreed, R20, but I'd have huge doubts about anybody who "creams" over a sweatshirt, no matter who makes it.
- Whenever I see a Louis Vuitton bag, I assume it's a fake. You know how much that brand has been devalued when there are bag ladies on Toronto streets who are pushing trolleys with all their earthly belongings while toting a bag with a LV logo.
- I'd cream over a sweatshirt with some hot stud in it!
- why don't you ever see a knock off an Hermes bag?
- Because Hermes is still made in France in small quantities. Louis Vuitton is probably made in China or some place like that. Hermes is still, more or less, run like a family business.
- Coach was a middle-class aspirational thing for as long as I can remember. I mean, teachers carried those things, not wealthy housewives or high-powered professionals.
hermes? Now we're talking.
- I have an Hermes bag and I wear it because a) it's very classic -- it will never go out of style; b) it looks wonderful; c) it holds a LOT of stuff; d) I get a little boost out of carrying it because I saved like crazy for it and earned every penny. I don't care if people know it's real or not); e) I love it.
So I'm a bit of a label whore: sue me!
- My mother only carried Coach bags for as long as I can remember. She said they were worth the money because they lasted forever.
When they switched to that logo shit, she stopped buying a new bag every year or so. Said they looked like the bastard child of Gucci and Chanel. (Which she admired, but would never have spent the cash for.)
Now she buys vintage leather when she finds it in top condition.
- There are Hermes knockoffs. Last year I attended one of those "parties" where some thug dressed in a nice suit was selling rip-off Birkin bags. He wouldn't say where they came from or who gets the money. He sold every one.
- "Coach is out, BTW. Everyone and their mother has one--they're no longer unique."
Apparently you know very little about Coach.
Actually, true fashionistas, women who appreciate timeless fashion items and have a ton of class, the ones who don't need to show off some tacky designer label....track down the hard-to-find original Coach bags designed by the late Bonnie Cashin.
Besides, you don't have to spend a ton of money to show that you have your own sense of fashion and style!
These Cashin designed Coach bags, as well as the bags Cashin designed for Meyers, do amazingly well on eBay. The older Coach styles transcend time and current pop styles.
These well made, usually in a heavier leather, bags, are mostly bought by avid Bonnie Cashin collectors.
Bonnie Cashin also designed clothing for films before going into fashion design and then on to design for Coach in the 1960s through the 1960s. She also designed for Meyers as well as for the leather clothing store, Sills.
Don't make flippant comments without knowing the facts.
"Cashin worked for Coach from 1962 until 1974, and revolutionized their product design. Known as an innovator, she instituted the inclusion of side pockets, coin purses, and brighter colors (as opposed to the usual hues of browns and tans) onto the bags.
Cashin also designed matching shoes, pens, key fobs and eyewear, and added hardware to her clothes and accessories alike, particularly the silver toggle that became the Coach hallmark, declaring that she had been inspired by a memory of quickly fastening the top on her convertible sports car. Due to the success that Cashin brought Coach, they ran their first ad in the New Yorker in 1963."
Lastly, the problem with constantly flashing designer labels, it simply shows how much of a conformist you are! The idea in fashion, especially for women, is to be unique, NOT to follow the herd.
- Meant to type: "Bonnie Cashin also designed clothing for films before going into LEATHER fashion design ....."
- Well, Miss Diana Vreeland at R30, nobody's referring to the older Coach bags. We're talking about the ones that have been out for the last few years, the ones made of cloth, the ones with the tacky Coach name and logo plastered all over them.
- Considering the purses dropping out of mouths around here, I'd say you came to the right place, OP.
- How many threads
Would there be on Datalounge
If the woman-bashing threads
- OP here, and I am not bashing women. I love the women in my family and my female friends. Not all women carry these bags. Sheesh.
R30, that was actually interesting.
- I carry a designer bad because I like the way it looks. I love the leather appearance and feel of it and the bags are very well made. I live in a backwater where no one knows the difference, so I don't have to talk about it. I do it for myself.
- R30, I sort of feel the same way about Dooney and Bourke. Back in the 80s, my high school fag hag was sooooo into D&B. They were unique, well made bags with character. Unfortunately they've gone the route of Coach and now they look like every two-a-penny bag on the racks at Macy's.
- OP, you're the guy I mentioned in this thread, correct?
- I'm an woman that has always refused to wear anything with a logo on it. Tshirt, purse, whatever. I'm not paying extra to advertise anything. I will pay extra, however, for no logo if I like whatever it is.
- Actually, I take all that back...
Did you bitches see this on the D&B site??!! It's a work of art!
- Uhhhh, R40, it's really pretty awful.
- Thanks, webmaster, for restoring this thread. Still not sure why it was taken down.
- R38, no. What the fuck? Troll dar me if you want to and get off my ass already.
- I have an LV bag that I got at a thrift store for $5 (and yes, it's real). But I treat it like the $10 ones that I've got, because it's just a purse, not a status symbol.
- I actually own a Dooney satchel bag purchased about 10 or 15 years ago.
It was about $350 bucks and yes, I still own it, it looks brand new, but only because I never use it. I can hardly stand to drag it everywhere I go, it's so damn heavy!
Don't think they make them that way anymore, either that or they doubled or tripled in price for that heavy, pebbled leather.
I wanted nothing more than to own a LV bag. I actually went so far as to buy one, another 3 or 4 hundred dollars. I returned it though, after a friend of mine actually laughed when I told her how much I had spent for it plus I felt guilty for buying it in the first place.
Was disappointed as well when it turned out NOT to be leather, just canvas! Not paying 4 hundred dollars for a fucking canvas bag.
- Seriously, R34, give it a fucking rest, you nutjob -- and get some help. The OP is asking about the mentality of carrying expensive purses, the responses are all polite and varied and YOU THE NUTCASE turn it into a woman-bashing thread! (As opposed to a women-who-wear-expensive-purses bashing thread and it's not THAT either).
Goddam, I thought Valerie Solanis was dead. Ban this one, DL, please, please, please.
probably the one you called "fag" on another thread
- Furthermore, r34, OP's question relates to the acquisition of label-based status symbols, something women AND men buy.
- Why stop at handbags? Introducing the new Louis Vuitton condom. Tres chic!
- Beautiful condom, actually. But talk about Planned Obsolesence.
Guess they can be pressed like leaves in a scrapbook after...
- OP, I have 2 Chanel's, 2 Tod's bags a Gucci and a Burberry bag. All of them were expensive. None of them are the logo bags. In fact, other than the Chanel bag (due to the classic chanel quilted styling) you probably wouldn't be able to tell who the designer was just by looking at them from a distance.
I would never carry one of the canvas logo bags. I've always considered them overpriced, gaudy and ugly. They don't "go" with anything. And R45, That ugly brown LV bag - what outfit does that look good with? Probably not many. It should at least have real suede lining, and unless you purchased a coin purse, the handbags go for more than 3-400 dollars. But they are so ugly who would waste their money unless they wanted it purely for others to know how much they spent on their bag.
I never liked any "logo" type things though. However, I do like quality, and a well made bag - as long as it's mostly logo free. My chanel's do have that gold CC logo at the clasp opening, but that's the extent of the logo on the bag, or I wouldn't have bought it.
- R45, is this the one you got? It's more like a wrislet I guess. The other LV brown logo handbags, of normal size, are between 1800-3500 dollars
But regardless - this is definitely throwing 330 dollars down the drain.
- When I bought the LV it was about 10 years ago, R50. Don't think it did have a suede lining, either.
Tod bags are beautiful, no logo in sight either. You either know the bag or you don't.
I grew up in the 80's so, deep, deep down, I still want that fucking bag.
Of course, they have different designs now and I maybe would consider buying one. But not the logo, canvas bag.
- No, R51, it was the actual satchel bag with the two leather handles. The signature bag, from about 10 or 15 years ago.
I want to say I bought it at Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom? In Dallas.
Maybe I'm remembering the price wrong, but it definitely was the satchel bag, it might have been the smaller one, but it came in its protective cotton/felt sleeve.
And I never would have spent more than 500 dollars on a purse back then.
- Yes R52, I think LV's were much less expensive 10 years ago. I grew up in the 80's too. I'll never forget my mom bought me a "british tan" leather Coach bag when I was 11. It was my first "grown up" bag, and back then it was 120 dollars which was a lot for a bag then - it was one of those tiny ones. Coach bags were not "in style" in the trendy way they became, back then, especially for an eleven year old. But I had loved hers, they were not like the ones now - it was this thick well made british tan leather. I think I still even have the bag as it really held up through the years. I got into handbags as a kid watching my mom - she always had quality bags. She ditched buying coach once they got into the logos and dropped their classic leather collection.
Anyway - if you have to have that LV, head down to Chinatown. I'm sure you can get a decent looking knock off for a fraction of the price. I think some of the better made knock offs are even lined in suede. (which is what most of the LV bags have as standard lining)
- That makes sense R53 - LV prices really have gone up in recent years. 10-15 years ago the satchel was probably running 450-500
- R28 Tell your Mom she can still buy Coach originals online. They're not sold in stores, but made by Coach in very limited quantities. Same beautiful leather and classic brass locks.
- What materials other than leather do they make high-end handbags with? I can't get over the fact that it's skin ... ew.
- I make mine with my mother's old skin.
- Stella McCartney has a clear tinted plastic/vinyl handbag that I belive runs in the thousands. For plastic....
I have a doe-skined leather satchel style by Prada that I paid a bit over $1800.00 and a Chanel 2.55 that was a gift. I hardly ever carry either bag. The leather on the Prada is a pale caramel color that I'm afraid of staining and I love this bag. The Chanel just seems dressy for everyday. I've had it for about a year and have carried it maybe 3 times. I also never carry my designer bags to work. My co-workers would wonder why I spent this kind of money for a bag. I am in middle managment and even the ladies who are in upper management generally carry Tory Burch, LV etc. We get paid very well, but I've never seen any of the female managing directors carrying Birkins.
- Oh yeah, Stella McC doesn't work with leather. Cool! Thanks, R59.
- [quote]Stella McCartney has a clear tinted plastic/vinyl handbag that I belive runs in the thousands. For plastic....
Stella doesn't use leather.
- "Well, Miss Diana Vreeland at [R30], nobody's referring to the older Coach bags. We're talking about the ones that have been out for the last few years, the ones made of cloth, the ones with the tacky Coach name and logo plastered all over them."
Stop being such a bitchy queen, just admit you learned something from my info about Coach and the late GREAT Bonnie Cashin.
Why use 'we', I don't see anyone else complaining but you! Not everyone who posts here is in their 20s and is completely clueless about the origins of most fashion houses and fashion designers!
Most of the once great fashion houses have been ruined by all this ongoing logo nonsense, especially bags with more hardware and bling than true style!
- Serious question: Women still buy/want LV bags? They seem so five years ago.
- "Stella doesn't use leather."
Which is exactly why her crappy handbags, shoes and boots should NOT cost in the hundreds, let alone in the thousands.
Vinyl shoes? Ugh, talk about getting smelly feet, her own feet must be as rancid as her smug face and five head!
- Whoa, R64. That's some rage. Mellow out.
- Classic and beautiful.
- I don't like Stella McCartney, so sue me, R65.
Her 'designs' are horrid and she tries to push her vegetarian agenda on everyone. I'm a vegetarian and it's my business. I don't go to dinner with friends then make comments that they're eating meat. I'm sure there's a lot of skeletons in her closet which are in contrast with her veggie lifestyle.
Let's not forget most people realize she's in the fashion business because her father is Sir Paul McCartney. There are a ton of better designers who never got the attention she has.
She is hardly an innovative designer, there is nothing remarkable about Stella McCartney, just her last name.
- She's vegan, R67.
- Bottega Veneta is one of the best examples of a classy, well made bag that is instantly recognizable without having to plaster a logo all over itself. They've made the cross hatch weave their identity. They also make products in exotic skins.
- For those of you who have expensive handbags, may I ask what it is that makes them worth so much disposable income?
Is it because you see them as things of beauty, or because you think it impresses people?
I can't really think of any other reason.
- The craftsmanship in some of the bags can be things of beauty.
It might also impress people, sure.
- R70, I have tons of bags. Some from Banana Republic, Lucky Brand etc. Much less expensive than the designer bags I own. They are also your typical canvas casual bags.
The bags I have that are designer, and expensive, I only bought them because I find them beautiful. None of them are canvas casual bags. All of them are bags I look at as timeless, bags that I will have for years to come. Just looking at them you can easily see the craftmanship, the design, the clean and sleek styling, the subtle attention to details. Then the interior - just as fabulous as the exterior.
That is why I bought them. I also have purchased a select few bags at much lower price points (Orton, Cromia etc) that are not as well known as your Chanel's, Tods. Gucci's etc, but have that same quality that I love. I didn't buy these all at once, I've been buying nice bags for almost 15 years, and they all have lasted and look as new as when I got them
For me it has nothing to do with impressing people. It has to do with the look of the bag, and the quality.
As a kid my mom always use to tell me - always have a nice bag, a nice coat and nice shoes - the rest doesn't matter as much. I guess I have taken that advice to adult hood because those are the three things I do splurge on - the rest, the clothes and such, I mostly buy at thrift stores (although I do end up snagging some awesome designer stuff there too)
- r70, I asked myself that when I bought my Prada. I fianally decided "I deserve this and a women of 35 should own at least one high-end handbag that she loves". That was my rationale. I occasionally still question my motivation. As I mentioned, I really, really love my Prada bag. I just wish that I had gotten it in black so that I wouldn't feel so nervous about staining the leather.
- R66, I know you posted as a joke but that bag is adorable.
R69, totally agree with you. I own a hobo bag and a minaudiere by Bottega Veneta and love them both. Their handbags are truly stylish and never seem to go out of style. Got turned on to them when they ran an ad campaign several years ago with the tag line "When your own initials are enough." Thought it was such a good line I investigated and ended up buying my hobo. Also have a pair of shoes by them, equally fabu. I would recommend to anyone that you put your money into this brand. It's iconic.
- OMG, R72. And if anyone doubts the downfall of Vuitton, take a look. The house has bars on the window.
- And da dake!
- Fake not dake.
- R66 That is a classic and timeless handbag that 50 years from now ladies will still carry!
- I agree R72. Nothing says classy like a house painted to look like and LV bag. The sad thing is whoever lives in that house probably thinks it looks great.
- R79 There are no words to describe that car!
- don't know if its been posted yet, but the record for a birkin at link. It is beautiful though.
- r69 thanks for mentioning these bags. The inside is the nicest part of them and that's how it should be because something that expensive is for the owner, not everyone else who looks at it.
- R85, your post would be a beautiful way to end this thread.
- Bottega bags are ugly. Sorry.
- Wow, 87, that blows my mind. Seriously, why do you find them ugly?
Photos at the link.
- Why? I don't know why, but I do. Really. I don't doubt they're well made and "fashionable," I just don't like the looks of them.
- I'm disappointed you're not analytical, R89. I was truly interested in your take.
- When I was a teen, I was a complete tomboy- my mother was afraid that I would be a lesbian, so she would buy me these expensive purses (the aforemented classic Coach, Chanel) in the hopes that I would use them. I didn't and sold them off. She would also buy me a lot of Norma Kamali (yeah I'm old) clothing which I would wear.
To this day, I HATE purses. I carry my phone, lipgloss and one concession to girliness, Hello Kitty/Tokidoki wallet (which looks like a LV wallet with HK plastered all over it).
My mother is still very status oriented- she has some beautiful purses by Gucci, Bottega Venetta, Chanel.
- I'm disappointed you're a bit of an ass, R90. I gave you my opinion.
- the gays = Prada
- Are purse snatchers called Birkin Stalkers now?
- A good reminder that I need to get rid of my Louis Vuitton monogram bag. It is PVC and the locket is starting to get rusty. Good thing is the price has gone up quite a bit for that bag so I will break even if I sell.
I have a Tod's and a mulberry and a Moschino. The mulberry is a limited edition Roxanne and I love it. Tod's has good quality leather and lasting hardwire. Didn't like Dior or Chanel or Gucci.
Nowadays I just carry a $40 Japanese bag from ROSS without worrying about smudging on it.
I may get a Balenciaga bag next year though, because it is another value keeper.
- Handbags replace a woman's virginity. Once her purse is plucked she needs something else to make her feel special.
- i love the goyard print. Very insidery and unlike the LV print, i would find it attractive even if it didnt cost more than i can afford
- "Fashion" is a disease.
- Status Whores are only a slight deviation from Fame Whores.
They are all Attention Whores.
- [quote]Louis Vuitton is probably made in China or some place like that. Hermes is still, more or less, run like a family business.
I have a friend who is close friends with the guy who owns the LV factory in China. All the LV stuff is made there, then shipped to France for "finishing" so that LV can claim its products were made in France.
- It's pretty easy to tell a knock-off if you know what to look for.
- Prada is quite open about its stuff being partially sourced from China and finished in Italy. Shoes from Serbia, etc.
- R102, like what? The really good knockoffs use the same materials, same hardware, same thread, same everything.
- Knock off Birkins
- At least, I never purchase the above mentioned items that have the manufacturers "obvious logos" on them, be it scarves, purses, etc.... I don't want to be too obvious and I think items with the big ole' logos on the are tacky....
...Then then again, so of course is wasting money on $3000 purses...but I digress.
- This looks pretty convincing.
- R104, it's all in the details. The weight of the materials, the details of the finishing.
There are tons of knock offs out there, and most are pretty terrible. But even the good ones cut corners that are easy to spot if you know what to look for.
(I used to date a guy who ran a designer handbags department.)
- But the Chinese are masters at replicating. The good ones, you really can't tell the difference, because they do, in fact use the same materials.
Link to the real Birkins. They look just as fake as the fake bags! But more expensive!1
- The diacritic mark above the E is different on the fakes.
- [quote]This looks pretty convincing.
Until you look at the inside.
- This pre owned Birkin is just $124.750.000
- People get rich off of the insecurities of others.
- Damn, fuck Chrome. Now I'm getting ads for Bottega bags wherever I go.
That is some fucked up.
- What's different about the inside? Not sure why all of this fascinates me so much.
- R115, if you are throwing down serious cash for a luxury brand bag, you are getting a much finer, better-made piece.
I'm not saying it's worth thousands of dollars necessarily, but there is a distinct difference in what you are getting.
Even with decent knockoffs, once you start looking closely, the fine details just aren't there. And knockoffs fall apart.
Here's a piece of advice for you ladies who think your knockoff passes for the real thing. If you are ever shopping for any high-end apparel or accessories, leave your knockoff at home. The minute a salesperson sees a fake bag, they see a customer who is going to be a pain in the ass. They'll suck up an hour or more of time and spend nothing, or almost nothing, and then return it anyway. Whether or not it's true, someone on commission isn't going to be jumping to help a penny pincher.
- r114 AdBlock Plus for Chrome.
- I seriously injured my leg last year and went from cast/crutches to cane (not a dyke) over a period of @ 6 months.
I realized it was easier to use a cross body/messenger than my usual work bag, a Marc Jacobs Sofi (not Sophia and $1000 new) bag.
I bought a Men's navy Coach messenger bag for $350 that had a plastic finished canvas body with nice leather bottom and trim. Nice weight and cross body length, tons of pockets, and other features I liked for commuting.
I'd owned the bag @ 4 - 5 months and during a heavy summer storm, the fucking bag bled all over my white jeans. The dye never came out. Nothing like this would have happened to the Bonnie Cashin Coach bags my mother had in the 60s.
I immediately returned to the Marc Jacobs bag.
- We need to make classic, basic clothing in the USA. It would be jobs and a return to the craft of tailoring. And people would look better.
- You know the rule, if you give her Herpes, get her a Hermes.
- Grace Kelly and her Hermes were inseparable.
- Sorry, link didn't work. Just Google images of grace kelly hermes.
- Dallas auction house said a Hermes Diamond Birkin handbag set a world record by fetching $203,150 at auction.
Heritage Auctions said the Hermes Exceptional Collection Shiny Rouge H Porosus Crocodile 30cm Birkin Bag with Solid 18 karat White Gold & Diamond Hardware fetched the record price for a publicly auctioned handbag, including the 19.5 percent buyer's premium, at the Dec. 6 auction.
"This is an extraordinary example of one of the world's most exceptional handbags," said Matt Rubinger, director of luxury accessories at Heritage Auctions, "and this was certainly an exceptional price, exceeding our highest expectations at every corner."
"Just a year ago another Birkin, without the jewels and in lesser condition than this one, sold for the equivalent of $77,000 at auction in England," Rubinger said. "Everything about this bag measures up much better than that one, which was the auction record until this: the color, the diamonds, the condition -- it all combines to make this a singular bag and an extraordinary opportunity for a high-end collector."
- Madness . . . madness
- My West Broadway loft, in the early 1980s, cost less than that $203,150 Birkin!
All that cash on a damn handbag. is just surreal. A lot of rich people are mentally ill.
It's a freaking HANDBAG for Christsakes!
- R93, an opinion without rationale to back it up is useless.
- For the gal who carries things in her wallet (R91 ... I envy you. There's such freedom in not carrying a bag. I can sometimes do it if I'm running an errand or something, but I just cram so much stuff into my bag.
- What is the correct pronunciation of Vuitton?
- To me those labels have become so trashy since every women seem to own a handbag with one of those labels. What's happened to originality?
- Re: How to pronounce "Vuitton"; link goes to pronuciation - scroll down the page a bit or search for "Vuitton" and there's a quick YouTube clip of someone saying it correctly:
- My 11 year old neice wants me to buy her $195 Ugg boots.
My sister is going through a divorce and is poor. I have been lending her money to pay the bills all year. It kills me to spend $200 bucks on one pair of boots for her when I could buy her 4 pairs that look the same without the name brand.
So these women that want $2000 purses. Overgrown 11 year olds that want to be as cool as their friends.
It starts young.
- R120 don't talk to me if you don't want an answer. If you don't like the answer, too bad.
- I like the Bottega bags. I love the woven appearance and function is essential to me.
The Birkin used to be interesting, but after seeing Kim Kardashian carry one, it just became ugly to me. Hermes has to make a profit, but I think some designers should just put out a "hit" list with instructions never to sell their product to certain "celebs".
- R93, I'll forgive you for getting my reply number wrong, since I'm sure you get many things wrong.
You don't seem to grasp the fact that I appreciate your comments about B-V bags, just curious why you felt that way since most women I know adore them.
I guess you feel threatened when somebody asks you to explain yourself. This is common with the unsophisticated.
- [quote]some designers should put out a "hit" list with instructions never to sell their product to certain "celebs".
I agree. Maybe it sounds terrible, but certain "celebs" really do cheapen the brand. For example, I really wanted a Fiat 500 after renting on in Italy for a month. Then, I saw the ad with Jennifer Lopez. It put me right off the car. All of a sudden, it went from a Fiat 500 to "The Jennifer Lopez car". No thanks.
- I am a woman and I think it is dopey that women spend so much on handbags. I like Cole Haan bags, they have a classic look without any status adornments.
- R125,how much would that loft cost today?
- This bag is simple and it's made in the US. If I am going to spend my money on a bag it should at least be made in the US, or Europe.
- Gucci, LV and all of those other ugly ass initial purses are for women who have no personal identity or self worh....they need a purse to define them. I like a nicely designed leather bag just as much as anyother broad....i just don't need someone else's initials on my purse. For me it's all about the design & the shape of the bag, inaddition to the color of the leather. Spending more than $500 on a purse is a waste of $$$ and those asshole celebs who cart around $45K Birkin bags should be shot.
- What about Coach bags, which are ugly and which are everywhere?
People shop at the same exact stores and buy the same exact shit that everybody else buys.
- r138, that is the ugliest bag I have ever seen. A shit-colored abomination.
- Bill Cunningham on the latest bags
- OP, REALLY?
I don't own one status symbol item, not in a handbag, wristwatch, car, shoes, nada---but I GET the concept.
It's called "projecting an aura of success."
It is also true that the very successful don't buy Juicy Couture or anything Trump.
- I'm feeling guilty spending $500 on an Italian bag/purse. I'd never spend more than that.
- Get clothes with pockets, much easier on the spine.
- because most women are sheep and need to reaffirm they are on trend by carrying the same bag as everyone else
I like Bill Cunningham because he's so odd and retains his own point of view - he simply shoots what he sees, but very often it reflects the herd mentality of women
- Love that bag, R138! I like buttery leather and a simple, sensible design.
- Men are herd creatures too. So many dullsville men, in cargos, fleece, and ball caps, for example.
- Re: Gucci, LV logos, etc. - isn't it true that the brand is devalued for customers once black people start appropriating the logos?
I, for one, definitely think carrying around LV logo handbags is tacky and ghetto. Although my mom does have some vintage 60s/70s subtle Gucci bags that are really chic.
- [quote][R138], that is the ugliest bag I have ever seen. A shit-colored abomination.
Well, it is a $350 bag. I think it is simple and looks good for everyday, casual use. It is hard to tell the real color; it looks a bit different in every photo:
- Up thread someone mentioned that Coach have re-released many of the classic Bonnie Cashin era Coach bags and they provided a link.
Though these bags look very much like the Coach bags Cashin designed, I'm pretty sure they are not made with the same high quality heavy strong leather Coach once used in their bags. They are most likely made in China, as most current Coach bags are.
The Coach bags of the Cashin era were made in NYC. Later on, there were being produced in Costa Rica, then on to China. Sad.
A female friend recently showed me her new Coach bag purchased at one of the Coast outlet stores. It was black leather, in sort of a classic tote style with a snap buckle flap closure. When I looked at the horrible lining, I was shocked, the lining was a thin cheap looking light blue material, the inside of this bag basically looked like it could be from JC Penney!
My friend paid around $129 and thought it was a bargain, the original price on the tag was $398. I wouldn't have paid $50 for that bag!
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- I have one really expensive bag, a medium sized leather Burberry. I love it. It's my favorite. Someone gave it to me as a present years ago and if I knew how expensive it was then I would have felt guilty accepting it. It's a well crafted/constructed bag.
Like an idiot it took me forever to figure out that salespeople were much more attentive when I walked into a shop with it. And that's basically it, status seeking people treat you better because you have a pricy bag. Who cares, as long as one like's the bag they carry.
Also, the one's with the brand name/or signature brand pattern all over them look silly.
- Goyard. That is all
- I only wear designer items if it is gifted to me by the designer or given to me as a present by a business acquaintance or from a gift bag from an event (but never go to gifting suites).
- Could someone tell me why some female celebs are STILL carrying this TIRED pattern from Louis Vuitton?
- I think the Birkin bags are so ugly!
- A new low for LV is that the Boston Bombers mother was photographed in an ugly yellow headscarf carrying an LV tote.
- The poors like to own at least one designer item to feel better about themselves and like they're living the life. I did my website for them.
- A person has the right to spend their money any way they see fit.
Mind your damn business.
- R160 = Label queen who thinks designer stuff makes her special.
- R161= EBT queen who can only afford to use plastic Walmart shopping bags he/she brings groceries home in, as a purse.
He/she also smells like summer in Calcutta.
- By the way R161, soap is cheap, just like you. Look into it.