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Mar 18, 2013, 4:06pm   #1
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I've always admired the collections showcased here, but was a bit intimidated as my own collection was quite tiny when I first fell in love with purses. It slowly grew over the years until I finally reached a point where I'm quite satisfied with what I currently own. Thank you all for letting me share my passion on tPF.

It was my trip to Italy that sparked my love of leather and purses. I remember trying to bargain with a sales lady in the Florence market for my first real purse. I hardly wear her now, but I can't bear to part with her.
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Mar 18, 2013, 4:09pm   #2
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In 2004 I was exposed to the Coach brand. I had no idea they even existed, such a newbie I was back then, but I caught on quick and discovered what I liked and disliked during that time.
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Mar 18, 2013, 4:11pm   #3
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This eventually led me to venture into Michael Kors.
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Mar 18, 2013, 4:13pm   #4
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But I still wasn't quite satisfied, I wanted something different. I fell in love with Katherine Kwei's purses and had to get one!
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Mar 18, 2013, 4:16pm   #5
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This led me to discover premier designers such as Balenciaga, Prada and Gucci. Slowly I acquired one of each to add to my collection.
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Mar 18, 2013, 4:19pm   #6
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Eventually I stepped foot in the Louis Vuitton store. Let me tell you how the SA's totally ignored my teenager looking self, but I refused to let that deter me. I wanted my first LV and I'd be damned if some snooty SA was going to prevent me from getting one!

I present to you my first LV - Tivoli GM
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Mar 18, 2013, 4:22pm   #7
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Since that first LV purchase, the floodgates were opened. I saw so many styles that I desired, but had no clue if they were for me. I was lucky enough to find a very sweet SA that let me try on as many different styles, sizes and colours as I wanted. Here's the ones that came home with me.
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Mar 18, 2013, 4:24pm   #8
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In addition, the Brea MM is a gift from my fiance and the Soffia Coppola PM was my HG. So glad to have them both!
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Mar 18, 2013, 4:29pm   #9
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While I tried to present my collection chronologically, there was a deviation in 2010 when I purchase my first Chanel, the 2.55 reissue, size 226. I wasn't at a point in my life where I could pay full retail, so I went the pre-loved route! I will always remember this as my special find and how proud I was when I first got her in the mail.
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Mar 18, 2013, 4:33pm   #10
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It took about two years for me to step foot in a Chanel boutique and another year after that to feel comfortable buying more Chanel. I found a lovely and amazing SA which made my shopping experience a dream. The blue and red Chanel are vintage pieces, no harm in saving some $!
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Mar 18, 2013, 4:36pm   #11
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And my most recent Chanel purchases...
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Mar 18, 2013, 4:38pm   #12
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Of course what collection would be complete if it didn't have a few SLGs and accessories thrown in?
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Mar 18, 2013, 4:59pm   #13
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You collection is beautiful!! there are so many amazing items and great classics. Your vinatge chanels are adorable but my two fave bags of your entire collection is the striped LV tote! love it more than the plain mono (And now on my wish list) and the chanel Boy!!!
Mar 18, 2013, 5:03pm   #14
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Originally Posted by Nico_79
Of course what collection would be complete if it didn't have a few SLGs and accessories thrown in?
It's official, I'm obsessed with your collection! While everything else is beautiful, your Chanels are exceptional! Congratulations! Can't wait to add a Chanel to my collection!
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Originally Posted by handbagahholic
You collection is beautiful!! there are so many amazing items and great classics. Your vinatge chanels are adorable but my two fave bags of your entire collection is the striped LV tote! love it more than the plain mono (And now on my wish list) and the chanel Boy!!!
Thank you handbagahholic! I'm glad you enjoyed the items and found one to add to your wish list!

Originally Posted by kmlsrano
It's official, I'm obsessed with your collection! While everything else is beautiful, your Chanels are exceptional! Congratulations! Can't wait to add a Chanel to my collection!
Thank you kmlsrano. I hope you will add a Chanel in the near future, will look forward to seeing your reveal.
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