Classic/Signature Bags

mm88

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Happy New Year!

I am thinking of adding 1 to 2 bags to my small collection this year, but with the price increase for the designer bags (almost every half yearly) and limited budget I would like to spend my money wisely. Appreciate if any of you could advise me on the classic/signature (and colour) bag for each brand listed here for my consideration. Thank you so much

Balenciaga: ???
Bottega Veneta: ???
Chanel: Classic Flap, black (got it in 2011)
Chloe: ???
Dior: Lady Dior, grey (got it in 2011); Panarea, rosato (got it in 2011)
Fendi: ???
Loewe: ???
LV: Alma, monogram (got it in 2007); Neverfull, monogram (got it in 2008); Galliera, monogram (got it in 2010); Trevi, damier (got it in 2011)
Miu Miu: ???
TODS: ???
 

grietje

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There are people by far more knowledgeable that me but here goes on a few.

Balenciaga: City in black
BV: Veneta in ebano (dark brown)

I don't know about the others. I'm inclined to pass on Miu Miu. I've had several and they are nice and I think the Bow is a signature piece but there have been quality issues.
 

Elsie87

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There are people by far more knowledgeable that me but here goes on a few.

Balenciaga: City in black
BV: Veneta in ebano (dark brown)

I don't know about the others. I'm inclined to pass on Miu Miu. I've had several and they are nice and I think the Bow is a signature piece but there have been quality issues.
^I agree on both of these!

Chanel classic flap, other than black: beige, red (caviar or lambskin)
Chloé: hmmm, I would say Paraty in tan or black
Miu miu: Bow in tan
Tod's: something in light grey or royal blue
 

papertiger

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G-orgeous H-eaven
Balenciaga: City in black
Bottega Veneta: Veneta in Ebano
Chanel: Classic Flap, black/GHW
Chloe: Paddington in tan
Dior: Lady Dior in a lady-like colour
Fendi: Spy or Baguette
Loewe: Amazona 'gold' suede (its a dark beige) dark brown trim
LV: Speedy sig mono
Miu Miu: Bow in any colour
TODS: D bag in camel

plus

you didn't ask I know but it would be wrong to leave them out :P


GUCCI: med Bamboo Top Handle, original Jackie or Bouvier in any colour
HERMES: Kelly in black or Rouge H GHW or Birkin in gold
VALEXTRA: 'S' series in Pergamena white
DELVAUX: Brilliant in black
MULBERRY: Bayswater in Oak

I think people should add to the list too :yes:
 

averagejoe

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May I suggest...

Chanel: GST (black Caviar leather)
Chloe: Paraty (camel-coloured leather)
Dior: Miss Dior (Foulard lambskin; it's like a light neutral pink)
Fendi: Peekaboo (brown gradient leather with Zucca lining)
LV: Brea (in black patent Epi leather)
 

GlamoRosa

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for Louis Vuitton go for Bandouliere, It's basically Speedy (Iconic & classic) but then very functional because of it's strap, you can wear it in many ways. :smile:
 

mm88

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Thank you all.

Looks like I'm going to have a hard time prioritizing which one to buy this year! Lol.
 

Percival E

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Balenciaga: City in black
Bottega Veneta: Veneta in Ebano
Chanel: Classic Flap, black/GHW
Chloe: Paddington in tan
Dior: Lady Dior in a lady-like colour
Fendi: Spy or Baguette
Loewe: Amazona 'gold' suede (its a dark beige) dark brown trim
LV: Speedy sig mono
Miu Miu: Bow in any colour
TODS: D bag in camel

plus

you didn't ask I know but it would be wrong to leave them out :P


GUCCI: med Bamboo Top Handle, original Jackie or Bouvier in any colour
HERMES: Kelly in black or Rouge H GHW or Birkin in gold
VALEXTRA: 'S' series in Pergamena white
DELVAUX: Brilliant in black
MULBERRY: Bayswater in Oak

I think people should add to the list too :yes:
I plan to buy my wife a Channel ( will be her first Channel) any suggestions? Thanks.
 

papertiger

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I plan to buy my wife a Channel ( will be her first Channel) any suggestions? Thanks.
What a lovely husband - go for a Chanel Classic flap M/L or Jumbo. If no Classic flap is available or you know she has an aversion to logos try for a Reissue (in any size you can get hold of). Unless you know different, or the store doesn't have the choice, pick a neutral classic colour. For hardware just think of the colour of metal she favours for her jewellery most often

Good luck :tup: