Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Serious Purse Discussion


Let's have a frank and serious talk about purses.
Several (10+) of my friends own this bad boy. The Louis Vuitton Neverfull.
In the Damier Azure or Ebene. Large $980, Medium $940. 

It is gorgeous. It will hold up for years, and it is HUGE. Plus...Reese has one. Enough said. 
(So does Heidi Montag but we won't talk about that now)

Amanda has one too

So does Kristin

So does Miranda
M if you are reading this the purse is down by her FEET.

I want it. But is it worth the huge pricetag? If I had a second kid would I use it as a baby bag? 
Or would I put everything in gallon ziplocs before putting them in there for fear of getting it dirty??

Love the monogram

Confession: I carry around my big camera. It is silly and ridiculous but I love taking pictures and you never know when a photo op is going to happen. 2nd Confession: I have never owned a clutch. I have received them as gifts but never ever used them. How do you fit a Canon 60D in a clutch?

These are the requirements that must be met for purses:
-Huge interior
-Shoulder straps
-2+ interior pockets
-Durable
Yes.....I understand that a Medium LL Bean Tote with Long straps almost meets this criteria.

Last year I bought a Kate Spade off the Facebook resale site Perfectly Preppy Resale. There is nothing wrong with it except the fact that there are a few scratches on the outside which leads me to believe it isn't a real Kate and I got conned AKA I'm an idiot.
Last year's purchase but in a medium brown.

I have a plan B (listed below). Or do I suck it up and by the LV? And by suck it up I mean work so much overtime from now until Christmas that I meet M halfway with it. I mean, if I used it for the next 10 years and didn't buy any other purses then it would be worth the investment. Also...large or medium?
Or do I buy a more reasonable purse(below) and get a new pair of flats and a new jacket? (M, if you are reading this I really want those flats and that jacket)

Julia, Natalie, Caycee and I had a text convo over this one. 
I saw these purses at a store in Pawleys but didn't know the name. Of course these three girls all wrote back who it was immediately. I love the Taupe so when I did a Pinterest search the gorgeous Aspiring Kennedy popped up. 
At $295 its nothing to shake a stick at but I could use this gorgeous bag all fall/winter and then get the mint for spring/summer. Right? ;) And the bonus...you can monogram it!

Thoughts? Any other good ones out there that meet my criteria?
Here are a few more....

Well done LL Bean!

Interior Pockets? Not sure. Beautiful bag though.

 Not sure on handle length

Found the image below on Pinterest. I mean.....$700 difference goes a long way. But will people just say, oh Kat, you couldn't cough it up for the real thing? Or will people even give a shit? I know the answer is no...nobody cares what purse you have. NOBODY. Only us crazy women care. But if it is truly a good investment then it is a good investment..bottom line. Right?
PS-If you are one of my friends with the LV I hope this post didn't offend you, I LOVE your purse! 

xoxo
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