What kind of bag do you wear in very snowy weather?

What kind of bag do you wear in very snowy weather?

  • Open top (for example, Evelyne)

    Votes: 15 14.0%
  • Top that partially closes (for example, GP with snap)

    Votes: 9 8.4%
  • Flap that closes but I wear open (for example, Birkin undone)

    Votes: 12 11.2%
  • Closes flap or zipper (for example, Lindy, “done up” Birkin or Kelly, plume zipped up etc)

    Votes: 37 34.6%
  • Are you crazy? I don’t wear fancy bags in the snow!

    Votes: 55 51.4%

  • Total voters
    107

CMilly

Member
Mar 31, 2019
853
2,372
Polling to see what type of bags people wear in very snowy weather. I am wondering if I will actually use a GP in the dead of winter.
 

Suncatcher

Member
Feb 15, 2012
1,859
1,920
Polling to see what type of bags people wear in very snowy weather. I am wondering if I will actually use a GP in the dead of winter.
Good to see you are thinking ahead. Today it is 30 degrees and crazy hot out! Bikini weather! In the dead of winter I still carry my birkin open, as I always do year round. I never close the flaps on my bag. I don’t take public transit so I don’t know if my opinion would change if I did.
 
  • Like
Reactions: honey and CMilly

luckylove

Member
Sep 5, 2012
5,601
4,284
Hi there! I tend to wear my black clemence Kelly. She handles snow and rain like a champ! I just dry her off when I get inside and have had no issues. She is definitely my rough and tumble bag. I have been caught in light snow and rain with my Picotin, but never full on blizzard. A Longchamp bag makes for a great water-resistant cover for H bags or serves as a great snowy day alternative.
 

CMilly

Member
Mar 31, 2019
853
2,372
Good to see you are thinking ahead. Today it is 30 degrees and crazy hot out! Bikini weather! In the dead of winter I still carry my birkin open, as I always do year round. I never close the flaps on my bag. I don’t take public transit so I don’t know if my opinion would change if I did.
This is what happens when I score a winter colour GP in the dead of summer. Now having second thoughts!
 

luckylove

Member
Sep 5, 2012
5,601
4,284
This is what happens when I score a winter colour GP in the dead of summer. Now having second thoughts!
Don't worry... you can always tie a twilly or scarf to it that brings in some lighter summery colors. Which color GP did you wind up getting?
 
  • Like
Reactions: CMilly

CMilly

Member
Mar 31, 2019
853
2,372
Don't worry... you can always tie a twilly or scarf to it that brings in some lighter summery colors. Which color GP did you wind up getting?
Bleu nuit (which is sort of silly since I have a blue nuit evelyne). I am more concerned about getting use out of it in winter or if I should put the money to something the closes and can handle snow.
 
  • Like
Reactions: romily and Etriers

Suncatcher

Member
Feb 15, 2012
1,859
1,920
Bleu nuit (which is sort of silly since I have a blue nuit evelyne). I am more concerned about getting use out of it in winter or if I should put the money to something the closes and can handle snow.
I have used my birkins over a decade through winter and never thought a second differently about it! Congratulations! I love bleu nuit. I too have a bleu nuit Evelyne. A BN GP is a great neutral that will go with so many different things. I don’t have a GP so I am not sure but isn’t there a snap closure at the top?
 
May 30, 2020
163
614
Hi there! I tend to wear my black clemence Kelly. She handles snow and rain like a champ! I just dry her off when I get inside and have had no issues. She is definitely my rough and tumble bag. I have been caught in light snow and rain with my Picotin, but never full on blizzard. A Longchamp bag makes for a great water-resistant cover for H bags or serves as a great snowy day alternative.
You’re so smart! Covering H bags with Longchamp when needed is a great idea! Can still use nice bags in the snow :smile: I think me and OP live in the same climate. Sometimes it snows very heavily - up to and including blizzard level. Covering yourself and the bag aren’t always options.
 
  • Like
Reactions: CMilly

Etriers

Member
Sep 2, 2019
680
2,792
East Coast
Bleu nuit (which is sort of silly since I have a blue nuit evelyne). I am more concerned about getting use out of it in winter or if I should put the money to something the closes and can handle snow.
Lucky you! Blue Nuit is about as close to perfect a color as you can get. So dark and inky it looks wonderful with hunter green, burgundy, camel, gray, ivory, rust and even black— or any Fall or Winter color, and yet, fundamentally, it’s dark navy blue, the classic color for Spring and Summer that looks crisp with whites and reds, snappy with pinks, oranges, greens, and yellows. I debated on my last wish list between asking for a B in Noir or Blue Nuit. I love my Noir, but BN would have been more versatile.
 
Last edited:

CMilly

Member
Mar 31, 2019
853
2,372
Lucky you! Blue Nuit is about as close to perfect a color as you can get. So dark and inky it looks wonderful with hunter green, burgundy, camel, gray, ivory, rust and even black— or any Fall or Winter color, and yet, fundamentally, it’s dark navy blue, the classic color for Spring and Summer that looks crisp with whites and reds, snappy with pinks, oranges, greens, and yellows. I debated on my last wish list between asking for a B in Noir or Blue Nuit. I love my Noir, but BN would have been more versatile.
Both noir and BN are lovely. I am just debating keeping the GP vs holding out for a k32 retourne (on my wishlist) which would close and could be worn crossbody but I worry it’s too formal for many situations on my life, especially those where I could wear a navy bag. I don’t want three navy bags. I am making this more complicated than it is.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Etriers

CrackBerryCream

The Edge of Glory
Oct 26, 2012
2,275
3,018
Basically all kinds of bags. Even the Evelyne... as long as I'm not carrying electronics which could be damaged. My phone is waterproof... I do prefer the flap ones or zipped ones in snow though. I have carried my Clemence B and Evelyne in snow because I knew they would be fine. But usually I would probably go for an LV canvas bag. Good in every weather.
 

gracie05

O.G.
Jul 27, 2009
261
1,629
Maybe a bag organizer/insert with a zip top could be an option to protect your belongings, I would think the leather of the bag itself is sturdy enough to withstand snow.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Etriers and CMilly

keodi

save mode..on.
O.G.
Aug 14, 2006
12,102
4,092
The Beauty Bar
Lucky you! Blue Nuit is about as close to perfect a color as you can get. So dark and inky it looks wonderful with hunter green, burgundy, camel, gray, ivory, rust and even black— or any Fall or Winter color, and yet, fundamentally, it’s dark navy blue, the classic color for Spring and Summer that looks crisp with whites and reds, snappy with pinks, oranges, greens, and yellows. I debated on my last wish list between asking for a B in Noir or Blue Nuit. I love my Noir, but BN would have been more versatile.
So true!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Etriers

Etriers

Member
Sep 2, 2019
680
2,792
East Coast
Both noir and BN are lovely. I am just debating keeping the GP vs holding out for a k32 retourne (on my wishlist) which would close and could be worn crossbody but I worry it’s too formal for many situations on my life, especially those where I could wear a navy bag. I don’t want three navy bags. I am making this more complicated than it is.
Lol! No you’re not. These bags are expensive so it’s good to think through all of this. I think you’ve headed the right direction. BN is a great color, which you obviously like and goes with everything. I would keep the GP in BN as it is a great multi-season work horse. You can load it up and still look pulled together, and you’ll have it forever. If you have a lot or varied things to haul or a fragmented day, you can carry the GP filled with books and papers etc. and it will look chic with your “matching” Evelyne worn crossbody holding your wallet and personal things. You can change up the look dramatically with Twillies. So now you have a nice looking, elegant set while you wait for your perfect Kelly. Since you feel the Kelly would be dressier, instead of getting that in navy, why not get Kelly in black, gray or Etoupe? You’d have a terrific core bag collection.