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*~Margaritaxmix's Collection!~*

margaritaxmix Posted By margaritaxmix Posted Jun 3, 2012

  1. Hello everyone! My name is Margaret and I've been on TPF for many years now. I've had the chance to interact with so many great people, and the resources available in all of the threads have helped me make more informed decisions about my "big" purchases.

    I created a bag showcase when I first joined in 2007, but many things have been sold and added since then, so Vlad so kindly deleted my old thread so that I could make a new one!

    A little about myself: I am currently 19 years old (but turning 20 in 3 weeks!) and a rising junior in college. My love for purses began when I was gifted my first "designer" item at the age of 13, and has steadily grown (and expanded) since then. I've worked every summer since entering high school, so many of the pieces you will see in my collection are the results of saved paychecks and allowances.

    I hope you enjoy! :heart:
     
  2. This is the first ever "designer" item I ever owned, which I received when I was 13 years old. It's a simple black leather Coach wristlet that I still use to this day. I love it because it matches many outfits, can be dressed up or down, and is roomy enough to hold the essentials. Plus, even after 6 years, it doesn't show a single scratch on it, despite how frequently I have used it.

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  3. Here are my :heart:Coach:heart: purses:

    Signature Stripe Tote in Black/Gunmetal
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    Hamptons Watercolor Tote (a gift from my friends for my Sweet 16)
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    Hamptons Leather Hobo (an outlet steal for $50)
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    Hamptons Satin Hobo (unfortunately starting to show all the glue stains along the seams, a factory defect for this line of bags)
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    Hamptons Satin Top Handle Pouch
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    Vintage leather crossbody
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  4. Coach Wristlets, Wallets, Clutches:

    Patent Capacity Wristlet
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    Signature Ergo Wallet
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    Scribble, Signature Stripe, and Leather Madison Skinnys
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    Coral Leather Spectator Wristlet Zip Clutch (one of my favorite pieces)
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    Signature Hamptons Wristlet
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    ID Holder/Skinny (purchased during Spring Break while on my Caribbean cruise)
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  5. Assorted Coach goodies:

    Metallic Leather Turnlock 3x5 Agenda.. need to get new refills!
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    Signature Stripe iPod Case (check out my old school iPod :p)
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    Photo Frame, Penguin, and Sweets Keyfobs
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    Ponytail scarves
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    Pencils (a fun freebie from a few years back!)
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  6. And my Coach shoes, which unfortunately don't get worn much anymore...

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    (the comfiest sneakers I own.. I still remember saving for these because I wanted them so badly!)

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    And a group picture:

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  7. My Coach family:

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  8. As I grew older, I began to expand my love to other brands.

    Here are my :heart:Longchamp:heart: bags:

    Small in Lilac, Medium in Ocean, and Large in Chocolate
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  9. Marc by Marc Jacobs via the now-closed specialty store in NYC and my reliable Hervé Chapelier that gets me through college:

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  10. Marc by Marc Jacobs Hillier Hobo that I purchased for myself right before a birthday, after stalking it for ages.

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  11. Michael Kors Hamilton Quilted Crossbody... love the color of this bag, and it's perfect for going out. Can be dressed up or down, and the chain strap is a beautiful detail.

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  12. Vintage Dooney & Bourke crossbody that I don't wear often. It was given to me by my mom, and I love how beautifully the leather has aged.

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  13. My 1991 :heart:Louis Vuitton:heart: Monogram Speedy 25 that I purchased after saving up for some time. I love the patina on the handles, and that it has a history. It's in gorgeous shape for being older than I am!

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    Followed by my Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Saleya MM, purchased for my high school graduation gift by my parents.

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    LV Family Photo:

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  14. And my holy grail... :heart:Chanel:heart: 2.55 Classic Flap Medium in Caviar Leather!

    This is actually supposed to be my college graduation gift from my parents. My mom was making a purchase at Chanel one day and decided to (prudently) avoid future price increases by just buying it for me now. The deal is that I'm not allowed to bring it outside of the house until I've got my degrees in hand :p It's going to be a long two years of waiting!

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  15. That's all for the handbags... for now :graucho:

    Here are some assorted goodies:

    Dooney & Burke Key Pouch
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    Michael Kors Jet Set Zip Wallet in Luggage
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs iPhone 3 Case
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Heart Compact & Key Necklace
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Mouse Umbrella
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    Marc by Marc Jacobs Rubber Bracelets & Gold Script Ring
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