I'm going into my senior year of college. Thankfully, I still live with my parents so I don't have to pay for rent, utility bills, tuition, etc. However, I do have my own credit cards and a cell phone bill to pay because I have a part time job in retail. My handbag collection is relatively small right now, but I do plan to expand once I graduate and have a career.
Currently, this is what I have:
1 Rebecca Minkoff MAM in navy blue
1 Marc by Marc Jacobs Hillier Hobo in bright blue
1 Coach wristlet in a grey color
1 Longchamp Le Pliage in navy blue
1 the Sak Silverlake hobo in black
My mom owns a LV Speedy which she hardly ever uses. So sometimes, I'm able to use it.
I have paid for all my bags, except for the Coach wristlet and the Sak bag, which were gifts from my boyfriend. I don't really have that much money to spend on bags because I don't get paid much from my job. Most of my money goes toward going out, food, drinking...NYC is super expensive!! But hopefully, once I graduate and start my career, I can start saving up for the more expensive bags.
I am a member of college students. Nowadays, many college students often do some port time job when they are out of class, so that they also have a substantial incomes. Like me, I always do as a tutor at weekends. I teach the senior students. I get $30/h. After a half years, I can absolutely buy my favorite Gucci handbags!
i work for my bags but sometimes my mom would pitch in a little if its something i really love. Also, most of my collection i get 2nd hand from other family members.... so then i dont have to pay for them.
I'm in uni. Some of my bags were gifts and some bought by myself. :)
So far I have..
- Rebecca Minkoff MAB
- Rebecca Minkoff MAC x2
- LV Neverfull MM
- Gucci studded pelham tote
- YSL bow bag
- Miu Miu studded shopper tote
- Miu Miu bow bag
- Ferragamo evening bag
- Balenciaga City bag
- Chanel Jumbo Classic Flap
this thread made me smile and wonder why you wonder.. so here's my answer (:
- a Prada bag (Tessuto Vernice)
- Miu Miu deerskin shoulder bag
- Coach messenger bag
- 2 Coach wristlets - bought them at the outlet in Boston so pretty darn good deal!
- Oroton Shopping Tote
- Hermes H Belt
and on top of that, I also bought my mum the LV Epi Passy GM for her birthday! (:
I'm doing my Bachelor degree now and No, I don't have a rich boyfriend. My parents wouldn't support the idea of buying 'unnecessary' goods either. I also have no part-time job and still have to pay rent and support myself. I just happen to receive the scholarship for my degree as well as some extra 'pocket' money from the scholarship.. so I use it to spend on bags, travel and good food insteads of saving up like the others. What can I say.. we all prefer different things (: hope this would clarify your curiosity.
I dont really use my juicy rabbit fur bag anymore. I dont really use my 2 coach bags either. I use a juicy bag that my boyfriend gave me as a beat around bag because i hated the bag from the moment I got it, but I would feel bad not wearing it at all. I have a chanel classic flap black caviar with GHW that I ADORE. Also, I have the limited edition LV Neo in mono. In terms of wallets, I have the vernis sarah neoud wallet in pomme and next week, I will have the insolite in leopard blanc corail (fingers crossed!)
my collection in small, but I've paid for all of it! I have 4 coach bags and a fabulous J crew bag. A als have a few coach wallets. Nothing too intense, but when I have a stable financial situation I will invest in some new bags.
Not counting non designer bags or coach bags which I have about 10 of but i really don't consider designer my collection is......
-alexander wang rocco
-alexander wang brenda
-miu miu mini bow
-rebecca minkoff nikki
-rebecca minkoff 3 zip rocker
i also have a rebecca minkoff and proenza schouler wallet
I'm currently working and in school so I'm very lucky to have a mother who indulges my habit I do love my collection because I don't buy any bag before I'm sure it's exactly what I want. I spent a long time falling into the trap of buying a bunch of cheaper bags I didnt really want because I felt bag spending so much money on a bag I really wanted.
No, I'm not rich.
No, my parents aren't rich.
No, my fiance isn't rich.
And no, no one gifts me bags.
I go to school on a scholarship, so I don't have to pay for tuition, etc. I live in a small, cramped, old dormitory room with several other girls (as in one is always at the very least 4-6 feet away) to save money (not having to pay rent/buy food, etc). I work a job, five days a week at the least. I own only a couple of Coach bags, some Dooney and Bourke, and one Louis Vuitton. All funded by my own hard work.
i'm in college and have NO job. I save my lunch money,birthday and x-mas money, litterally. untill now iv only saved to buy clothes and take-out. Then this year my bday came around and I realized "omg, I could buy my dream bag!!" For years I admired balenciaga but NEVERRRR considered actually buying one....But I got her and I'm soooooo verry pleased...except now I'v decided i'm getting a bag for every bday...why not?