Friday, August 31, 2012

J Crew Papaya Leather Shoulder Bag

J. Crew Papaya Leather Shoulder Bag: Eat Fruits

Price: $245.00
Where to Buy: Net-A-Porter,
Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)
Bagopeida's Comment: The colorful shoulder bags are popular recently, especially those in fruit colors.  If the shoulder bags are not your style or the color is too bold, this bag is a great test-drive. For $245.00, you might find a brand new style for yourself.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Alexander Wang Pelican Satchel

Alexander Wang Pelican Satchel: I Like This Wang Bird

Price: $985.00
Where to Buy: Barney's New York (Pre-Order),
Colors: Black and Bandage
Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)
Bagopedia's Comment: Alexander Wang's bags are always inspired by birds. This bag is called the "Pelican". Bagopedia doesn't think it looks like a pelican but that doesn't matter. I love to have a Wang's bag but always find them too busy looking. I love the clean line of this bag which isn't very common on Wang's bag design. The price tag is also nice. For a designer's leather bag, you are likely to pay at least 2K for one.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Love Moschino Doggy Satin Clutch

Love Moschino Doggy Satin Clutch: Hello Puppy

Price: $250.00
Where to Buy: Saks Fifth Avenue,
Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (out of 5)
Bagopedia's Comment: Bagopedia has been a bag lover since I was a kid. I started to collect bags when I graduated from the university. A couple of years ago I started this blog to share my love of handbags with my dear friends and family members. 

Thank you for coming to visit this blog. This blog's readership is getting larger by day so I need to make sure I order the bags I like first. The bag that I ordered before writing this entry is this Moschino clutch.

Bagopeida has a weak spot for cute animals. This Love Moschino doggy bag has two cute doges on top of a beautiful gold-silver color satin. I am not crazy about the logo outside but this clutch is cute enough to purchase. The price tag seems to be a Hello Kitty price.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Alexander McQueen Blackbird Nylon and Leather Package Tote

Alexander McQueen Blackbird Nylon and Leather Package Tote: A Trendy Shopper

Price: $305.00
Where to Buy: Saks Fifth Avenue,
Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)
Bagopedia's Comment: As my local government decided to banned plastic bags, Bagopedia is a huge supporter for the ban. In Europe, plastic bags are not very common like North America. Bagopedia has spotted women carrying bags like this one. They stop by the local stores to pick up things before going home from works.

Bagopedia loves the print. The most similar one I have seen is the HERMES which cost more than a thousand dollars. This bag isn't designed for grocery. It is handy to pick up things on the way home from work. I also love to use it for traveling. Sometimes I love a break carrying a extremely light-wieghted bag from my Birkin.

Friday, August 24, 2012

GUCCI Limited Edition Flag Boston Bag

GUCCI Limited Edition Flag Boston Bag:

Price: $895.00
Where to Buy: Gucci Stores,
Who Carries It: Rihanna,
Bagopeida's Rating: 2 Bags (Out of 5)
Bagopedia's Comment: People tell us if you try hard, you can be anything you want. Bagopedia thinks Gucci tries too hard. Printing big Gucci logo with flaps on a small monogram logos? Oh no. I think the bag is as beautiful as it is. Don't think of adding anything.

Maybe next year, try harder...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mulberry Del Rey Bag

Mulberry Del Rey Bag: British American

Price: $1,350.00 ($6,000 for ostrish)
Where to Buy:
Colors: Brown (Shown), Blue, Red, and Black
Who Carries It: Ashley Greene,
Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)
Bagopedia's Comment: Inspired by American singer Lana Del Rey, the Del Rey bag gives British brand Mulberry a modern and current look. The bag is simple. It is a Boston bag with a fake flap. Bagopedia loves the simple design of the bag. There are no extra designs that will guarantee more years of use. I also love the zipper goes down a bit on the sides which will open the bag a bit more. 

The price tag is $1,350.00 or $1,500 for lamb. Bagopedia thinks it is reasonable for a good brand all leather bag.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

BCBGMaxazria Clutch- Jett Hexagon

BCBGMaxazria Clutch- Jett Hexagon: Spend A Small Budget For High Fashion

Price: $168.00
Where to Buy: Bloomingdales,
Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)
Bagopedia's Comment: PRADA is making the repeated hexagon pattern for 2012-13 FW RTW collection which Bagopedia finds it lovely. However, I don't think I can handle the whole suit with the hexagon patterns. I think I will look like a huge beehive.

I saw this BCBGMaxazria Clutch. It goes well with PRADA looks or even just simple black dress. It has the hexagon pattern in metal. Gold on black is just trendy. The price is also reasonable. You don't have to kill your wallet for it. You only need to kill your kids' piggy banks. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tory Burch Printed Faille Medium Resin Top Bag

Tory Burch Printed Faille Medium Resin Top Bag: A Summer Bag For October?

Price: $550.00
Where to Buy: Tory Burch Stores, (Pre-Order)
Who Carries It: Jessica Alba,
Bagopedia's Rating: 3.5 Bags (Out of 5) 
Bagopedia's Comment: It is hard to believe that fall is coming.  It is also hard to believe that Tory Burch is selling this bag as a part of fall/winter collection. To Bagopedia, this is a summer bag. It has a floral print on a white canvas background. 

This bag can be pre-ordred now, but you won't receive it until October. It is a beautiful bag and totally works on Jessica Alba's summer look.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Versace Two-Tone Studded Python Shoulder Bag

Versace Two-Tone Studded Python Shoulder Bag: Beyond Dinner Parties

Price: $2,745.00
Where to Buy: Net-A-Porter,
Bagopedia's Rating: 3.5 Bags (Out of 5)
Bagopedia's Comment: Bagopedia loves shoulder bags. I love the sizes. They carry things that I need for the evenings. You can't carry to tote to a dinner party. Clutches are usually too small. It is ideal to go home change clothes and bags before going out for dinner. However, most of the time, Bagopedia runs from one place to another and doesn't have time going home change.

Bagopedia loves CHANEL classic bag. The design is permanent so it is forever classic. However, it is hard to use. First, you have to turn the turn-lock to release the flap, then you have to turn-over the flap before you can find your thing. Especially it is a pain when the cell phone rings.

This Versace 2012-13 FW bag has a similar design with much easier access. It doesn't have a flap and has a zipper closure. You don't even need to zip it up. The bag has a python shell so the price tag is higher than a leather bag.

Bagopedia loves how Versace is coming back. The name kind of disappeared for years, then it comes back like Gianni. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Brunello Cucinelli Shaved Shearling Tote

Brunello Cucinelli Shaved Shearling Tote: A Tradition

Price: $2,235.00
Where to Buy: Bergdorf Goodman,
Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)
Bagopedia's Comment: Bagopedia's love with Brunello started with a cashmere sweater that was given to me many years ago. The sweater is simple, dark with great quality. I can't find a sweater that has better quality so I become a fan. I know Price William is also a fan of Brunello.

I love the designs of Brunello Cucinelli- they are simple and dull. However, it creates a brand that lasts for decades. Till today, I am still wearing my first sweater. The shape doesn't change and the color never fades. 

This tote is the same- dull and simple. Bagopedia loves the tone-on-tone shearling and wool combination design. For some reason, when I walk on the street, I can always tell who wears Brunello.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

MCM Backpacks

Medium: $850.00

 Small: $660.00 

Olympic $850.00 

 Stark: $810.00

 Stark: $810.00

MCM Backpacks: See What's Trending
Price: Above
Who Carries It: Justin Bieber, Chris Brown,
Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)
Bagopeida's Comment: MCM backpacks are hot! They have been spotted on young Hollywood celebrities' backs including Chris Brown and Justin Bieber.

Bagopedia's first reaction to these backpacks is a "No, thanks, no" since I haven't purchased a backpack for more than 30 years. They don't go with my styles. I have a policy to bags. That is: if I don't use them, I won't buy them.

However, the MCM backpacks are very attractive. They are not just backpacks. They are accessories with modern touches. I have been denying that I wanted to get one- I love the Olympic one, but I couldn't stop looking at them all the time. I know the price isn't the issue. I also know the chances that I carry them are extremely limited. I think I will only use them for traveling.

I will leave them until someday I make my decision. I really like to get one but I also know I won't carry it.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Salvatore Ferragamo Briana Small Leather Tote

Salvatore Ferragamo Briana Small Leather Tote: Perfect!

Price: $1,150.00
Where to Buy: Neiman Marcus,
Bagopedia's Rating: 5 Bags (Out of 5)
Bagopedia's Comment: I don't really have to say much, do I?

Monday, August 13, 2012

Proenza Schouler Kiri Woven Leather and Patent Tote

Proenza Schouler Kiri Woven Leather and Patent Tote: Low Outcome For High Expectation

Price: $2,950.00
Where to Buy: Net-A-Porter,
Bagopedia's Rating: 2 Bags (Out of 5)
Bagopedia's Comment: This bag just came out on the market. It really makes me feel like I want to sell my PS1 bag.

I bought my PS1 bag but only carried it about 3 times. I don't really find I like it very much. I guess people do buy things just because everyone has it. I just found the design is really busy. After that, I even felt that Proenza Schouler hasn't been able to produce a better bag. 

This bag is ok itself. However, for a designer brand whom we have so much expectation for better and better, it ends up more disappointments. 

Bagopedia is hoping to see the turn-around designs like Celine.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Marc By Marc Jacobs Daily Stud Thunderdome Top Handle

Marc By Marc Jacobs Daily Stud Thunderdome Top Handle: Super Studs

Price: 659.38 Euro
Where to Buy:
Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)
Bagopedia's Comment: Bagopeida is happy to see a beautiful studded cow leather bag with an affordable price tag. Bagopedia doesn't really have to say much more.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Burberry Prorsum Moyles Ostrich and Suede Shoulder Bag

Burberry Prorsum Moyles Ostrich and Suede Shoulder Bag: My First Love This FW

Price: $5,750.00
Where to Buy: Net-A-Porter,
Bagopedia's Rating: 5 Bags (Out of 5)
Bagopedia's Comment: Viewing a lot of handbags everyday makes me more selective. I actually haven't seen a handbag that I wanted to purchase for a while. This Burberry bag is the first bag that I love for this fall/winter. I haven't been a Burberry bag fan for a long time even though I love their clothes. 

This bag goes with my winter clothes which is dark tone with simple designs. I like the simple slick lines. I love the blue-gray color with gold hardware. I love how structured it looks. I also love the combination of the ostrich and suede. I think I am a little hesitated by the price which is more than $6K after tax. 

However, I think this is the only bag that I will get for this fall/winter (Unless HERMES calls me for another Birkin!). This bag is expensive. But the exotic leathers, It is not too bad.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Clutch

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Clutch: A Steal

Price: $580.00
Where to Buy: Net-A-Porter,
Bagopedia's Rating: 5 Bags (Out of 5)
Bagopedia's Comment: This is a reasonably priced classic Bottega clutch- Bottega signature woven lamb leather with suede lining. I love there is no compartments inside so the clutch can be used multi-purposely. Bagopedia uses it for traveling. I use it as a bill wallet as well as a evening clutch. It is big enough for some bills, cell phone, keys, lipstick, or even a small flat coin purse.

The turn-lock finish gives it a formal look for the evening events. The price tag is really a steal for Bottega products.

I love when Bottega makes simple items!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Victoria Beckham Two-Tone Leather Pouch

Victoria Beckham Two-Tone Leather Pouch: A Foreign Concept

Price: $650.00
Where to Buy: Net-A-Porter,
Who Carries it: Victoria Beckham
Bagopedia's Rating: 2 Bag (Out of 5)
Bagopedia's Comment: Carrying a pouch during the day time alone seems like a foreign concept for Bagopedia. I did try the large pouches and didn't find a comfortable place for them inside my hand. I love this pouch but only as a pouch inside my bag. There are handbags and pouches. Handbags are for carrying, pouching are for organizing things only.

I am sorry that I don't look comfortable like Victoria Beckham carrying this pouch. I do believe there is an army of assistants behind her carrying her other things.

I think I would have given this pouch a 4 Bag review out of 5. I think I can only give 2 bags if I need to carry it outside.