Wednesday, June 29, 2011

PRADA Lino Twist Frame Suede Shoulder Bag

PRADA Lino Twist Frame Suede Shoulder Bag

Price $1,950.00

Where to Buy: Saks Fifth Avenue,

Who carries it: Madonna,

Bagopedia's Rating: 3 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: Classic bags' humane touches

Who would mix linen, python, lambskin, leather, and suede in a bag and did it well? That will be PRADA. PRADA isn't afraid of taking risks even though, in Bagopedia's mind, failed some.

This bag has an old-fashion style frame with modern touches- the mix-match, The woven strap, the python accent, and the green suede touch. Something Bagopedia has to give PRADA a lot of credits for her considerations. The python pieces in the front of the bag are to protect the linen from staining. The front bottom corners are the most common spots to get stained especially the linen. This bag is expensive but might have a longer life-spend than you think.

See how Madonna carries it:

Anya Hindmarch Marano Stingray Shagreen Box Clutch

Anya Hindmarch Marano Stingray Shagreen Box Clutch

Price: $1,595.00

Where to Buy: Net-A-Porter,

Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: God please cure my addiction!!

Bagopedia has an addiction- I love Stingray! I died when I saw these beautiful Marano Stingray
box clutches from Anya Hindmarch. There are so many colors to choose from ! Bagopedia loves the texture and the uniqueness of the leather. Stingray is the perfect leather for clutches- it gives a great texture to hold the bag. You can even touch and look at the beautiful pattern if you get bored in the evening functions.

The bag is a little pricy. However, since I paid $5.00 for my previous Anya Hindmarch bag (This is not a plastic bag), Bagopedia thinks that I still have some money to spend for Anya Hindmarch. I have decided to add the Auqa one to my bag collection (Below).

See how Kate Middleton (No, Duchess of Cambridge) carried this clutch in blue with Python:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Paco Rabanne Chain Link Bag

Paco Rabanne Chain Link Bag

Price: $1,200.00-$1,900.00

Where to Buy: Barney's New York,

Who Carries it: Sienna Miller, Kate Moss,

Bagopedia's Rating: 1 Bag (out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: Bagopedia is very excited about the re-launch of Paco Rabanne (Really? No, not really). The first step is a collaboration with Comme des Garçons: a reissue of Rabanne's iconic chain-metal handbag.

This bag reminds me of the Pop Top Bags (Below, $125.00 www.escamastudio.com) which is much more economic and environmental friendly. Bagopedia doesn't understand why famous brands are making products that are already existed by charging 10 times more money and ask customers to get excited.

See how Sienna Miller and Kate Moss carry this bag:

Louis Vuitton Speedy Strap VS. Speedy

Louis Vuitton Speedy Strap VS. Speedy

Price: $1,065.00 VS. $750.00

Where to Buy: Louis Vuitton boutiques,

Bagopedia's Comment: Louis Vuitton is offering one of the iconic bags, the speedy, a new look.
It comes with natural cowhide leather trim and the strap. It also comes with much higher price, for example, the 25 CM, costs $315.00 more than the regular Speedy.

Do you think it is worth it getting the new version for $315.00 more than the traditional version?

See how Emily Browning carries the Louis Vuitton Speedy Strap:

Monday, June 27, 2011

Kate Moss for Longchamp Tote

Kate Moss for Longchamp Tote

Price: On Sale $402.00 (Original $575.00)

Who Carries it: Jessica Alba,

Bagopedia's Rating: 2 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopeida's Comment: I know what you bought last summer

Bagopedia thought it was a Ralph Lauren Bag, then I realized it is a Kate Moss for Longchamp tote. Bagopedia hasn't seen any Kate Moss for Longchamp bags that represent "Kate Moss" styles at all. All bags look ordinary or even boring.

This tote bag might look nice now. Bagopedia is afraid if you put it aside, you will never use it again. You might be able to enjoy it the rest of this summer, but by next year, you will be surprised why you purchased it.

See how Jessica Alba carries it:


Jessica Alba shows off her growing baby bump while heading to a salon on Friday (June 25) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Barbara Rihl Sac Zips


Barbara Rihl Sac Zips

Price: 260 Euros

Where to Buy: barbararihl.com

Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: An eye catcher with the letters removed

Remove the silly letters and I am sold! Barbara Rihl uses high quality leather and hardware. The detached handles with metal hooks are so beautiful. Perhaps people can get longer or shorter handles since they are easy to be removed. Bagopedia loves the short leather strap that becomes the closure. The zippers on the sides don't do much but add interests visually.

The silly letters can be replaced by a small metal (or black leather) logo on top center. The letters can remain with simpler ideas. Otherwise, the bag is delicious!

See how Emma Watson carries it:

Friday, June 24, 2011

PRADA Eco Mongolia Faux Fur Garden Tote

PRADA Eco Mongolia Faux Fur Garden Tote

Price: $995.00

Where to Buy: 2011-12 fall winter piece, Pre-Order at Saks,

Bagopedia's Rating: -1 (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: Why Bother?

If a company is serious about not making fur products, why does it make a product that looks like fur? Do you think people who use fur products will carry a fake fur bag? Do you think people who are against fur will buy this?

Tom Ford Flap-Over Bag

Tom Ford Flap-Over Bag

Price: $3,990.00

Who Carries it: Jennifer Aniston,

Where to Buy: Tom Ford Boutiques,

Bagopedia's Rating: 3 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopeida's Comment: Showing status symbols isn't cheap

Bagopedia has been waiting to see the bags after Tom Ford announced his launch of the lady's handbag collection. Now we see the bag.

There are a lot of gold color zippers with large zipper polls. That isn't surprised as its Ford's signature. The bottom zipper which is suppose to enlarge the room which isn't necessary. The front zipper which also unnecessary because you can't put anything inside. These unnecessary zippers actually make the bag look good with thick and heavy leather that is used for the bag. It gives the bag an unfinished and industrial look.

Tom Ford knows the accessory pieces are not only tools. They are also weapons. He know people who buy Tom Ford bags are not working class women. They are women who are showing their social status. Women who don't go to the grocery stores or take buses. They know showing status symbols are not practical or cheap.

See how Jennifer Aniston carries it:

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Coney Shoulder Bag $889.00 (Original $2,225.00)
Medium Leopard Antigona Tote $1,219.00 (Original $3,055.00)
Small Pandora Messenger $1,409.00 (Original $3,515.00)
Mirte Large Saddle $1,359.00 (Original $3,405.00)

Barney's New York's Givenchy Leopard Sale (Big One)

Calling all Givenchy loves (Including Bagopedia myself): Barney's New York is having a Givenchy Leopard sale. All Givenchy leopard bags are on sale. The discounts are significant. For example, Bagopeida's personal favourite: the Antigona Tote tote has been reduced less than half of the original price. Now getting a GIVENCHY bag is much more affordable.

Now you can carry the similar bag that Khloe and Beyonce carry for less than half the price.



Kooba Hailey Bag

Kooba Hailey Bag

Price: $565.00

Where to Buy: Kooba.com

Who Carries it: Hilary Duff,

Bagopedia's Rating: 2 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: How do you end up with this bag?

Bagopedia knows for $565.00 you can't get a bag made in France, but is still a very healthy budget. Bagopedia has a lot of bags lining to purchase within this budget. How do people end up buying this bag?

See How Hilary Duff carries this bag:

Hilary Duff rocks a pair of widelegger jeans as she drops by an office building on Wednesday (June 22) in Studio City, Calif.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Coach Python Straw Natalie Large Tote

Coach Python Straw Natalie Large Tote

Price: $458.00

Where to Buy: Coach Stores,

Who Carries it: Jordana Brewster

Bagopedia's Rating: 1 Bag (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: A large price tag with a large body

Bagopedia isn't shy about paying money for bags especially the ones that are worth getting them. I think this bag's listing price is too high. It is a straw bag that I can only use it in the summer time. Bagopedia doesn't live in California where I can carry this bag all year round. I have to store it in the winter time. The bag is extremely large (21" Wide) that I need a large storage for it in the winter time. Why bother?

See how Jordada Brewster carries it:

All smiles after tending to her flowing locks, Jordana Brewster was spotted leaving West Hollywood's Dry Bar Salon earlier today (June 21).

Cambridge Satchel

Cambridge Satchel

Price: £74.00- £84.00 (11"-15")

Where to Buy: Cambridgesatchel.co.uk

Who Carries it: A lot of fashon bloggers

Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: A school boy look that won't burn your wallet

This is the hottest bag right now! It fits the current school boy or boyfriend look with a real low price tag. The bag is 100% leather and made in UK. 11, 13, 14, and 15" and many color choices. The top handle model is also available for just a bit more money.

The only problem is the closures don't come with snaps so you have to close the bag by using the two strap. Bagopeida isn't sure how long it is going to last. The strap's edge is unfinished and rough. The dust of the leather can come on your white shirt.

Bagopedia isn't sure which color I should get. All delicious.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

CHANEL Cerf Tote

CHANEL Cerf Tote

Price: $2,400.00

Where to Buy: CHANEL Stores,

Who Carries it: Jennifer Aniston, Rihanna, Courtney Cox, Paris Hilton, Cameron Diaz,

Bagopedia's Rating: 5 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: Simplicity Rocks!

Some women Bagopedia knows who don't want to have "it" bag every season. They just a great looking bag that fits their needs and lasts forever. They don't only have one bag, but they have fewer bags with higher prices and better quality.

The simplicity of this bag doesn't show any year. It doesn't have funny color or shape. It is so classic and permanently elegant. You can go everywhere with it. You will enjoy a roomy tote with the highest quality leather.

Bagopedia loves the handle hight. It is just right hight that can be located on everywhere of your body. The leather is so smooth that it won't scratch your skin. The price is high, but no women can resist the CHAEL CC logo.

See how Cameron Diaz carries it:

Cameron Diaz arrives at ABC Studios in New York City on Monday (June 20) to tape an appearance on Good Morning America.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Siracusa

Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Siracusa

Price: $1,040 PM, $1,200 MM,

Who Carries it: Kate Beckinsale,

Where to Buy: Louis Vuitton Stores,

Bagopedia's Rating: 2 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopeida's Comment: Functional but not beautiful

Bagopedia loves the Damier Azur pattern that gives a very modern and summery look. This bag has a good function but there is nothing beautiful about it. The leather part on top of the front with stamp even looks unfinished. Further more, this bag is listed at $1,200.00. Bagopedia thinks it is too high.

See how Kate Beckinsale carries this bag:

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Linea Pelle Dylan Medium Tote

Linea Pelle Dylan Medium Tote

Price: $498.00

Where to Buy: lineapelle.com

Who Carries it: Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian, Marcia Cross, Hilary Duff,

Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: A lot of makeup isn't as nice as a little makeup

The only thing Bagopedia likes this bag is its price. Bagopedia thinks the design is too busy and too there is too much hardware. It is like a little makeup is nice, but a lot of makeup isn't. It actually looks better inside out or with the detachable strap is on so the busyness of the bag is hidden (Photo below). It's sad, isn't it?


See how Olivia Munn carries it:

Olivia Munn checks out the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s “A Time for Heroes Event” held at Wadsworth Theater on the Veterans Administration Lawn on Sunday (June 12) in Brentwood, Calif.

Simone Camille Carry-All

Simone Camille Carry-All

Price: $2,200.00

Where to Buy: simonecamille.com

Bagopedia's Rating: 2 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: A textile hobo with a big price tag

Even though all pieces are unique and hand-made from antique textiles and clothing, it seems a lot of money to spend for a textile monk bag. Bagopedia loves to see people who have original ideas that turn into a business, but I can't see myself spending $2,200.00 for this bag. Bagopedia is happy to find a similar look for much less money.

See how Ashley Tisdale carries this bag:

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jimmy Choo Tube Glitter-Twill Clutch

Jimmy Choo Tube Glitter-Twill Clutch

Where to Buy: Net-A-Porter,

Who Carries it: Emma Roberts,

Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: A classic clutch with a high end finish

Ladies often ask Bagopedia how to choose a good evening bag. Bagopedia's advice is to choose one evening bag with a classic look. The classic look will make sure the bag won't take too much attention from itself or you. If you are comfortable with the one you have, then go for the second one or more. It depends one your budgets. If you have a higher budget, you can go for an even higher end collectable pieces such as Judith Leiber. If you have a lower budget, get some with more interesting looks. Nordstrom and Macy's are good stores that usually have nice evening bags with affordable price tags.

This Jimmy Choose clutch has a classic look with two finishes- gold tone or silver tone. Either you are more a gold person or silver person, you will end up a happy choice. It is pricy but lasts a long time. See the photo below how Emma Roberts carries it:


Emma Roberts and co-star Freddie Highmore attend a screening for their new movie, The Art of Getting By, on Monday (June 13) at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in NYC.

COACH Classics Exclusive @ Net-A-Porter

COACH Classics

Price: $300-$500

Where to Buy: Exclusive @ Net-A-Porter

Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: Back to Classics

Have you wondered why you don't see these COACH original bags at COACH stores? Instead, you see a lot of crazy patterns and glitters. COACH has grown crazy that you almost forget the brand was launched out of a loft in Manhattan. COACH now re-launchs its classics line with Net-A-Porter that features 1 Boston, 2 Shoulder bags, 1 messenger, and 1 bucket priced from $300-$500 in 4 colors: Black, Dark Brown, Light Brown, and Deep Red.

See Christina Hendricks has carried the large shoulder bag in light brown color:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Christian Louboutin Pola Leopard-Print Haircalf Satchel

Christian Louboutin Pola Leopard-Print Haircalf Satchel

Price: $1,695.00

Where to Buy: Saks Fifth Avenue,

Bagopedia's Rating: 1 Bag (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: Didn't mama ever told you not to play with fire?

Louboutin is sexy. Louboutin is sweet. Louboutin is hot. But this Louboutin is way too busy. The leopard print is fine, but the flap is in a different color and material. The worst is the zipper on top of the flap. Two red ties also don't make it better. It looks like this time Louboutin is playing with fire.

PRADA Madras Top Handle Flap Tote 2011-12 F/W


PRADA Madras Top Handle Flap Tote 2011-12 F/W

Price: $2,650.00

Where to Buy: Saks Fifth Avenue

Bagopedia's Rating: 0 Bag (Out of 5)

Bagopedia's Comment: Nightmare Before Christmas

A character that Helena Bonham Carter plays in Tim Burton's movies might like this tote from Prada's 2011-12 Fall/Winter Madras Collection. Let's see how fast this bag goes on sale @ blufly.