Wednesday, September 25, 2013

7.5" Bags

As 7.5" shoulder bags are really popular this fall/winter, Bagopedia is thinking of getting one. It is totally against what I am used to- a 40 CM Birkin carrying all. I do really like an idea of not taking my 40 CM to the dinner parties after work. 

I like to have a smaller bag for lunch. I think a long wallet or a clutch will do it without spending more money. It is not so easy for the dinner which requires more a evening bag.

There are a few 7.5" shoulder bags that I like:

This 7.5" Versus reminds me of Elizabeth Hurley's Versace pin dress in 1994. It became one of the most famous dress even Lady Gaga worn it in 2012. 

The bag is retailed for $650.00 CAD. I think it is reasonable as a totally leather bag.

I also like this Kenzo as Kenzo is really hot lately. Since it launched the Tiger collection since last year, the Tiger prints become really hot. 

This Kenzo bag is retailed for $670.00 CAD. Also not a bad price tag.

The last one is the Proenza Schouler PS 11 Iridescent shoulder bag. As Bagopedia said last time, the Beetle or Iridescent bags are the must this season. This bag also can't go wrong with anything.

The price tag is higher as PS series is a higher end line. It is $2,175.00.

All bags you can find at where is why I stay at home shopping lately.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Bags For This Fall/Winter

Yes, another 3 months have passed from my last entry. Bagopedia is surprised that people still visit this blog.

Today I will share some of my recent purchases and thoughts about the bags this fall/winter:
LANVIN $590.00, Net-A-Porter

I saw this LANVIN pouch this morning on NAP and I purchased it immediately. I love the beetles! You can't really describe the colors. The beetle colors are big this fall/winter. Tory Burch is all over it. This season many big brand have something in beetle colors. 

Bottega Veneta did the beetle collection for fall 2010. I loved the tote but it was so limited. I didn't get one.

BVLGARI Serpenti Bag, $1,950-$2,650, BVLGARI Stores

I bought this BVLGARI bag. It is elegant and classic. I was offered one in green so I took it. The bag is still now on pre-ordred stage. I love this green. The bag looks like a large emerald. It is really beautiful! I also chose the biggest bag because I don't want to spend so much money for a bag that can only be carried in the evenings. Even the largest bag is only 30 CM.

GUCCI Bamboo Shopper, $1,890-$2,290,

The third bag I have purchased this season is this GUCCI shopper. I liked the black but I chose this red instead. I don't have any bags in red and this is a red I really like. I love the bamboo details. The tote has a lot of compartments and pockets inside. It is a well-organized tote.

Bagopedia hopes that this entry can help for choosing a fall winter bag. Happy shopping!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather-Trimded PVC and Leather Shoulder Bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather-Trimded PVC and Leather Shoulder Bag

Price: 300.00
Where to Buy: Net-A-Porter,
Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)
Bagopedia's Comment: To Bagopedia, there are bags for traditional purposes and bags for trendy uses. I do spend good money on bags that are classic. For the trendy uses, I love some high-fashioned eye-catching bags that I don't need to spend a lot of money.

This MBMJ bag is the bag I will recommend this summer. The PVC/transparent material is trendy. The lace parts give the bag a lady-like and private look. The removable shoulder strap is a must-have. The zipper pocket for i-Pad is handy.

The bag is in a good size. It is not too big as a shoulder bag or too small that doesn't carry anything. The bag goes with everything- black dresses, T&J, and colorful eye-catching pieces. For $300.00, it won't kill you bank account and will give you a happy lady-like summer.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Issey Miyake BaoBao Tote

Issey Miyake BaoBao Tote: Lego Lego
Price: $495.00
Where to Buy:
Bagopedia's Rating: 5 Bags (Out of 5)
Bagopedia's Comment: Before Bagopedia posts this entry, I have checked that my last entry for this blog. It was Feb. 2013. Time flies. I've got a comment on My Birkin Blog asking if I have abandoned this blog. 

I haven't forget about this blog. As I have been tracking the visits on this blog, it is still strong. Since I opened My Birkin Blog Online store, it went crazy. I was flying so much this year so I decided to take my summer slowly. 

Bagopedia hasn't found any interesting bags this spring/summer. I am hoping FW 2013 to see more interesting bags. SS 2013 bags are all from the pervious designs and made a slight different elements or colors. 

When I was in Tokyo, I saw people carrying this tote a lot. It isn't a North American thing but it is an Asian thing.

The first impression is good. I really like the Frank Gehry/Lego look design. It is also very recognizable. 

Not just the first impression impressed me. The use for this tote is amazing. The bag looks like a magazine tote with no depth. It looks like it doesn't carry much. However, if you put a lot of stuff (like myself), the bag becomes a tote bag with deep depth. It is amazing that when the bag sits with stuff inside, the structures become bottom.

There are standard colors- black, white, and silver. There are also seasonal colors- yellow, blue, green, multi-colors. 

Bagopedia bought a black to start with. It is nice for me because it can be folded completely flat inside my Birkin bag as a shopping tote.

The price isn't bad for a bag I think it will last for a few years. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mary Katrantzou Large Leather-Printed Leather Pouch

Mary Katrantzou Large Leather-Printed Leather Pouch: Fashionable High-Tech Accessory

Price: $790.00
Where to Buy: Saks Fifth Avenue,
Bagopeida's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)
Bagopedia's Comment: Bagopedia always found the high-tech accessories dark and not very interesting. This Mary Katranqzou pouch isn't. It has the Mary's 2013 SS trend that is like stamps. This pouch has a printed leather shell and can be used as an evening bag, travel pouch, document holder, or computer/i-pad sleeve.

The pouch is colorful. The brand is super hot. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

HERMES Birkin Bag in Geranium

HERMES BIRKIN BAG: A Perfect Gift for Valentine's (Every) Day

Price: $24,000
Where to Buy:

What can be a perfecter gift than this 30 CM HERMES Birkin bag in 2012 limited color- Geranium, the color of a symbol of love? The Geranium is a limited color for 2012 SS collection and has been discontinued. 

I just received this bag and listed in my online store: If you are interested, please let me know. Please email to:

Hurry, there are only less than 10 days before the Valentine's Day!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

GUCCI Soho Leather Disco Bag

GUCCI Soho Leather Disco Bag: A pastel box

Price: $850.00
Where to Buy: GUCCI Boutique
Who Carries It: Amber Heard,
Bagopedia's Rating: 4 Bags (Out of 5)
Bagopedia's Comment: The weather is extremely cold here. Bagopedia can't wait till my March Florida vacation. Before that I need some warm color therapies. 

One of the reasons that Bagopedia hasn't update this blog is that I haven't found a bag that is worth blogging about. This bag really does inspire me. I love how pastel they are. They are still beautiful colors but much settled. 

Thank you GUCCI to do that. This coming spring/summer a lot of companies still make bags and clothes in neon colors. Bagopedia is so tired of it. Some companies and customers misuse neon colors so much. They stink your eyes in the local shopping malls.

I love the new GUCCI ad here: in a cold winter day this photo really inspires me to looking forward to the warmer weather. The bag is great for a vacation. It is small so you can put your passport, wallet, phone and keys inside this bag and put the bag inside the beach tote. It is easy to find the important things. Also easy to take it out for dinner when you are invited.

See how Amber Heard carries this bag: