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Hermes Picotin – A Glorified Grocery Bag?

Posted by Smurfette On March - 12 - 2009

Image from Pursepage.com

Hermes Picotin is one of the “cheaper” Hermes bag.  It is priced a little bit over $1000, for the smallest size (PM). This bag’s design was inspired by a horse feed bag. Hermes Picotin comes in 3 different size PM, MM and GM.  The Picotin is a really simple leather bag, it has no lining, it has no zipper, no pocket whatsoever.  (It is pretty much an overpriced horse feed bag)

Image from Thebagforum.com

Looking at the shape of the Picotin, I think it will be a good grocery bag.  Since everyone is going green right now, BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) is the trend.  However, I don’t think you would want to put eggs and vegetables in $1000 bag, nor would you want to buy something like that for $1000. (FYI, even the Hermes logo is not visible from the outside, it is located on the bottom of the bag. It means only a real bag junkie can tell that you are wearing an Hermes bag)

Image from fabsugar.com

So here I found a “green” grocery bag that looks a lot like The Hermes Picotin. However, it is not made of leather, it is made of nylon. Which I think is smart. Why would anyone want to have a leather grocery bag? Leather is not washable, heavy, and just not practical.

BAGGU Bag from endless.com

The BAGGU bag comes in lots of different colors and is available in packs of 3 ($22) and packs of 6 (normally $38, but on sale for $25 right now)


Get The Look For Less – Chanel Classic Flap 2.55

Posted by Smurfette On February - 20 - 2009

Chanel flap bag is a timeless classic bag that will never go out of style. It was first introduced in February 1955 by Coco Chanel and it is still stylish right now.

image from polyvore.com
Retail for $3,000

I know it’s a crazy price for a tiny bag, but lucky for us, designers always copy each other all the time.

Here is a cheaper version from Moschino Cheap and Chic B7310 Shoulder Bag

On sale on Amazon for $387.89

Here is the super cheap version from forever 21

image from forever21
Retails at $20.80 (and that is before sale)

I am sure the Moschino Cheap and Chic version will be a good quality and long lasting bag. However, I can’t say the same for the Forever 21 bag. But if you are the type of girl that gets bored easily with her purse than the $20 one is fine. (It will probably last long enough until you are totally over it)


Get The Look For Less – Louis Vuitton Speedy

Posted by Smurfette On February - 17 - 2009

Picture taken from LV official site
(Picture taken from LV official site)
Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 Epi Leather Retails for $1,050.00

When I look at the Speedy 30 Epi, I always think of it as a classic handbag. I love classic handbags for many reasons. First of all, they will never go out of style. Second, we can wear it with anything, especially when they are in neutral colors. For those reasons alone, I think it is wise to make the investment. However, not everyone is willing to spend a thousand dollars just for a handbag, especially in today’s economy. Don’t worry ladies, you can still be stylish without breaking the bank. Here I found a bag that has a very similar silhouette and size for a lot less. It’s Elliot Lucca Runway Satchel (I’m saying a lot less because the LV bags are never on sale, on the other hand EL bags are very often on sale, I got mine for a little bit over a hundred dollars from off 5th)

Picture taken from amazon.com
(Picture taken from amazon)
Elliott Lucca Runway Satchel Retails for $398

The way I wear this bag is without the EL charm, since I don’t like any logo on my bags and also that way it looks more like the LV speedy 🙂



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