Friday, September 14, 2018

Vintage Louis Vuitton Drawstring Bucket Bag

I have been obsessed with Louis Vuitton lately.  There are two styles I'm loving and want:  the Neverfull tote and the Pallas bag.   Everywhere I go I see women carrying LV bags which fuels my desire even more.  I think there's a chance I may end up with a new bag before the year is over, but in the meantime I realized that I should dig my vintage LV bucket bag out of the closet and use it again.  The vachetta leather is stained and the drawstring (easily replaceable) has seen better days, but there's nothing wrong with the coated canvas or interior and the shoulder strap is still in good condition.

Vintage LV bucket bag

I bought this bag to celebrate a new job in 2000 and carried it to work every day for at least a year, maybe more.  I always think of it as a work bag, but that's silly, so this Louie and I are going to get reacquainted!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Saying Goodbye to My Louis Vuitton Takashi Murakami Bag Collection

Back in the early to mid 2000's I bought three of the LV Murakami bags:  Monogram Multicolore, Cherry Blossoms, and Cherry.  My friend even brought the Cherry Blossom pouchette back from Paris for me because they were almost impossible to get here in NYC. 

LV Multicolore pouchette

LV Cherry Blossoms pouchette

LV Cherry Bucket bag

I used the two pouchettes a few times each, but decided to sell them last year.  They were in pristine condition and I didn't think I'd use them again so I sold them on Ebay.  I never used the Cherry bucket bag and it is in brand new, pristine condition so I've decided to sell it as well.  As much as I love all of them I feel like I would get more use out of an LV Neverfull, so I think a trip to my local LV may be in order soon.

Here's the link to my LV Cherry bag on Ebay in case anyone is interested:  

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Transitioning A Bag Into the Fall Season

I love bags and I have a lot of them, but for everyday use I usually keep two fully packed with all my essentials (ie mini umbrella, hand sanitizer, handcream, lip balm, mints, etc) so when I'm in a rush and just running for routine appointments or errands I can quickly grab a bag and go.  I rotate my less expensive designer bags as "everyday bags" because they do tend to get more wear and tear.

This past Spring and Summer I've been using a light blue Michael Kors bag as one of my everyday bags frequently.  I love the color and it fits a lot and has a shoulder strap as well as handles.  I bought it at Marshall's (if I recall correctly) a number of years ago.  I think it was retailing for $298 but it was about $100 at Marshall's. I'm going to put it away for winter because the color is very light, but I want to keep using it in early Fall.

Michael Kors bag

I have so many small scarves that are pefect for tying onto a bag to jazz it up and that's how I'm transitioning this bag into Fall.  In the Spring I tied on a beautiful floral Liberty of London scarf my friend brought me back from London.

...with Liberty of London scarf

Today I put on a Roberto Cavalli leopard print scarf I got as a party favor (nice gift!).  The scarf has gold stitching on the edges that perfectly complements the gold hardware on the bag.  The warm gold tones are perfect for early Fall and the Indian Summer I think we're going to have this season in the Northeast.

...with Roberto Cavalli scarf

Now my bag and I are ready for the new season!