Paraty- yay or nay?

Dec 1, 2008
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Hi!

I'm trying to decide whether to purchase a medium Paraty and am curious- do you feel this bag is a classic, or has it become dated? I'm transitioning my bag collection from a trendier, massive collection to a much smaller, classic collection, but I don't want a collection of grandma bags or bags that necessarily scream their brand name (dislike logos).

I love the look of Paraty. How do you think the bag has aged? Thanks!
 

GemsBerry

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Hi,
there are rumors that Paraty will be discontinued soon. I'd say buy it if you really like the design and keep in mind potential price drop in resale market.
I have two Paraties in fun colors - Old Pink and Eggplant and I love how details stand out in these bags. But I wouldn't really call this design classic, it's more about an edgy, urban look. or so it was.
 
Dec 1, 2008
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Hi,
there are rumors that Paraty will be discontinued soon. I'd say buy it if you really like the design and keep in mind potential price drop in resale market.
I have two Paraties in fun colors - Old Pink and Eggplant and I love how details stand out in these bags. But I wouldn't really call this design classic, it's more about an edgy, urban look. or so it was.
I appreciate the feedback. This is good to know, especially as I'm new to the brand.

I ended up deciding that I love the design enough that I don't care about resale, and was able to buy a medium navy for 30% off on blue fly (yay!). It's still good to be aware of the situation re: resale/ expected value over time.

Thanks!
 

GemsBerry

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I appreciate the feedback. This is good to know, especially as I'm new to the brand.

I ended up deciding that I love the design enough that I don't care about resale, and was able to buy a medium navy for 30% off on blue fly (yay!). It's still good to be aware of the situation re: resale/ expected value over time.

Thanks!
Navy is great color! and it's very practical bag in everyday use.
 

jess236

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Paraty is a classic for me, and I would always wear it. Congrats on your navy Paraty! Great color choice.
 
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Paraty is a classic for me, and I would always wear it. Congrats on your navy Paraty! Great color choice.
Thanks!!! I think I'll always wear it too. I can't wait for it to arrive on my doorstep. I'm already planning my whole summer wardrobe around it, which is a good sign. 😉
 
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Ooh, look forward to your reveal when it arrives. I don't use mine as much as I ought, as when I do, I really love its versatility - and it's one of the few bags for which I get compliments off complete strangers :smile:
 

Pimpernel

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I have a medium one in Jungle Brown, got it preloved, it´s a tank of a bag, beware it´s a bit heavy because of the gorgeous brass hardware, and if you´re into rocker chic, country romantic, or hippie boho it´s a perfect piece - the older and more worn the better it looks!


I give you joy on your purchase, Navy is a lovely, deep colour!
 

beachgirl38

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I use my paratys most through out the year. I have a black and a caramel. I love these bags so much and will use them for years to come.
 

alansgail

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If I could afford one I'd buy one.....once a classic, always a classic! The only opinion that matters at the end of the day is yours.

If you love it, I say go for it. Don't let the "fashion police" sway you:tdown:
and after reading what Pimpernel said maybe I'll look for one on the pre-loved market:tup:
 

fresh76

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I have a black paraty that I got as a gift a few years ago and I looooove it - it's such a workhorse of a bag. And it's so unique. I think if it's in line with your personal style, it won't go "out of style".
 

amstevens714

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Just bought a Paraty preloved and I couldn't be more excited to receive this bag. I do have a big collection but I feel this one will stand the test of time :smile: