Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Bag Collection


When I was a 14 years old, I had a big affection for bags, usually the quirkier the better.  A green leather barbie doll head print was one of my favorites along with a felt poodle shaped one! With age my taste in bags has gotten a bit more classic! 10 years later, my favorites have changed! 

My favorite of the bunch is now my Mulberry Bayswater, probably because it is my newest worthy bag acquisition!
The London Fog bag is my travel bag! I purchased it with a matching luggage set for the ultimate jet set chic outfit! When I travel I carry a lot so a big bag is necessary but I also want it to retain its shape after a 20 h flight. This bag does exactly that!

The Loeffler Randall bag is the perfect spring/summer bag. For some unknown reason it never receives too much deserving love and attention!
The Vintage Chanel bag used to belong to my mom in the late 80's/early 90's! She received it the week I was born as a present from my grandparents from my father's side! I'm sure it must have been quite a bag for a girl in communist Romania! Growing up I used to mock the bag, but as soon as I turned 18 I realized its value and have loved it ever since! 

The Aldo Kelly look-alike is a favorite at the moment because of its colour and shape. It's the perfect substitute till I can afford the real deal!
The vintage burgundy bag is the oldest bag in my closet. I bought it when I was 17 from a local vintage store. Since then it has been lugged around everywhere and has sustained its fare share of spilled drinks after a night of too much celebrations!

Both clutches are vintage and I adore them to death! The brown one was a great score from a local flea market while the green one was purchased about 5 years ago from a vintage shop on Main Street!

34 comments:

AzaharaJS said...

wonderful bags, and I love the chair, jiji

kisses
AzaharaJS

modniza said...

toate sunt superbe! niciodata nu sunt multe.pupici

alison*elle said...

Love how classic your bag collection is, Mina! That clear chair is the perfect display. When I was younger I bought tons of ridiculous bags but now I've realized that less is more and have really been trying to cultivate a more mature collection.

xo, alison*elle

Holly said...

such beautiful bags! i love every single one of them :)

Alina V. said...

This is quite a collection! Once again, you have a great taste not just for clothes, but also for bags! As for me, I would be happy to have the Mulberry one :D

Cee said...

You have such an impressive collection! I especially love that vintage Chanel, what an amazing legacy piece to have :) Hopefully one day I'll be able to add one to my own collection!
xox,
Cee

BlueVanilla said...

Great collection! Love the burgundy one!
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Andreea said...

Wow, the story behind that Chanel definitely makes me envy you! :P I love that one but the Aldo kelly look alike is also lovely:)

Living_in_aShoe said...

wow, you own some amazing bags!

Diana said...

Impressive! :)

J'Anns Boutique said...

A lady of my heart, love this post! I'm a purse-a-holic myself and my bag taste has changed, now i live for vintage and unique purses. Love satchels :-) I even have a little purse boutique!

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briannelee said...

Wow, amazing bags!!!!!

Jess ♡ said...

Ugh I lust to see all of the clothes in your closet, and shoes too! I love the little stories behind all of your bags, especially the one about your vintage Chanel. :) It's always nice to have a special meaning behind your most valuable possessions.

Meisha.Style said...

bags are like friends, never enough! love the mulberry and burgundy vintage!!!

Annabelle Fleur said...

Wow, your bag collection is amazing! I can't even pick a favorite! Gorgeous vintage Chanel, such an amazing bag! Love your blog and now following! Maybe you'll have time to visit my blog:)

Kisses,
Annabelle
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Ana said...

what a great collection!! and I love the story behind the vintage Chanel :)

kittenhood said...

these are all wonderful bags! and I'm envious of the perfect shape they're in!

on the other hand, I have a section on my blog with bloggers' collections and I would love to feature yours, be it this one or another. do contact me if you're interested :)

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Sucha great collection of bags! Love your mulberry bag! X

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My Fashion Tale said...

Great bag collection! Love it all!

Carly said...

All fabulous...but that large vintage burgandy bag is SUCH a great shape and color. Love it!
C

Special K said...

major envy :x

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

I'm planning on getting a Bayswater too, but i can't decide between Black and Oak ...

Great collection!

http://sweetharvestmoon.blogspot.com

Yona said...

That Mulberry bag is my fav <3. And what happened to you with the vintage Channel bag also happened to me with a Loui Vuitton watch lol. People shouldn't give kids things like that.

classiq said...

Clutches are definitely my favourite type of bag. I could wear them to work or off-work outfits every single day. love your collection of bags, you are a classic-bag girl. Hope you're having a wonderful week! ps: i know you were planning a long vacation sometime ago. When are you embarking on your adventure? :) Ada

Susu Paris Chic said...

How lovely to "meet" your bag sweeties! The red one is a true jewel.

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Sabrina said...

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sacramento said...

I love, love both clutches.
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Aina said...

Wow I want all your bags! The London Fog one may be my favourite though! Great collection!

Keep up the great work!

Smiles,
Aina

THE DUSTY LOFT

Kimberlee said...

OMG love your bag collection! Great post :)

Oh to Be a Muse said...

you have a wonderful bag collection dear. i need one of these!

Brooke said...

Your bags are wonderful... love your style!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

It's Strangely Me said...

Lovely collection, I especially like the Chanel bag. It's unique from the typical Chanel bags that many girls have today. Love it.

Bonnie

Giselle Boutique said...

CHANEL LOVEEEEEEE