Thursday, April 29, 2010

Purse Bling

The other day a customer was browsing through the department when I noticed her LV (Speedy 35 in Damier Azur) had just a little oomph to it. "Purse Bling" is what she called it.

In a sea of LV this little detail really made her bag stand out amongst the rest. Intrigued I did some investigation on the LV web site where they are referred to as charms and range from $300 for smaller baubles with the most expensive being $14,900 for the green spaceman in white gold. Diamond encrusted soccer balls, a yellow gold cable car and Eiffel towers. Oh my!

For those LV obsessives this is probably not something new as personalization is big business for the brand but so many of those who carry these bags may have never seen this detail.


The bags below are Michael by Michael Kors and Balenciaga.

So many bags, so little time.

In honor of my new job making handbag dreams come true, I have decided to start a blog about a lifelong obsession of mine; the handbag. My problem started my freshman year of high school in the early 90's when I had to have a Coach handbag. Sadly, the "Station" was a little out of my price range so I went with a smaller square messanger style in navy. I remember being so excited when I got that bag! A few years later I upgraded to the "Legacy" a satchel style in a chocolate brown leather with gold details. I still have both bags to this day.

My awareness of the Birkin, the Kelly, the Bouvier and the 2.55 didn't come from watching "Sex and The City" but from years of reading Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Vanity Fair. I hope you will enjoy this blog and share your favorites with me!