My Favorite Bags

It's no secret that I've always loved bags but my tastes and shopping habits have definitely changed over time. I've started investing more in luxury designer bags but typically go for what I'd consider "moderate designer" ones. That said, I still have those moments where I'll impulsively buy a purse if it's less than $100 and super cute. I thought it might be fun to share which of my collection are my favorites and a little details about where/when I bought them.

I've divided them up into three categories: luxury designer, moderately-priced and honorable mentions.

Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Damier Ebene | This was my very first luxury designer bag purchase and by far my best investment. I bought this in 2010 when it was about $630 (it's currently going for $1,390.00). It's still my go-to tote and I've gotten a ton of use out of it! It's only now starting to show a bit of wear on the straps but otherwise, still in amazing condition. 

Gucci Monogram Bree Shoulder Bag | I got this as a Christmas present to myself in 2013. It's since been discontinued but I still love this bag. The shape is unique and surprisingly fits my petite frame perfectly. I used it so much (would throw my laptop in here for all my work trips) that I actually broke the straps a few years ago. And Gucci replaced them for free! 

Louis Vuitton Pochette Métis | 2018 birthday present to myself! (You may start to notice a theme of when I buy designer bags haha.) This is an incredibly hard bag to find and the most I've ever spent on one. There was a year long waiting list at the mall near me but luckily, an old boss of mine, who has connections to LV, bumped someone woman in Canada (!) off the list to get me to the top. 

Chanel Quilted Medallion Tote | I wrote about this bag already. This was my Christmas present to myself just this past December. I bought it through Rebag, which sells used luxury designer goods, and it was the only place I could get this particular tote since it had been discontinued years ago. After wanting a Chanel bag (particularly this one) for forever, I'm glad I took the plunge and at a fairly reasonable price all things considered.

Gucci Ophidia GG Small Shoulder Bag | This is my most recent purchase which was somewhat impromptu? I got my bonus in January and knew that I wanted to use at least part of it on a new bag (I have a problem, I know). I had been eyeing this for maybe a week or two when I decided to buy it. I fell in love with it as soon as I tried it on and I'm already using it constantly. 

Longchamp Le Pliage Tote | I have this tote in both the small and large size and I think they're absolutely a staple. First I got the small version in black in 201l, then soon after the large size in bilberry. In the last year or so, I finally replaced those two because I had worn them out completely. My BFF gifted me the small in bilberry and then I bought the large black one during my last trip to Paris.

Madewell Abroad Shoulder bag | If you're looking for a basic, well-made black crossbody, I can't recommend this one enough. I got it last March and even I'm surprised by how often I reach for it. It's just really classic. 

Rebecca Minkoff Bree Medium Top Zip Satchel | This style isn't available anymore and I actually got it at a sample sale in NYC. It's a great size crossbody for when I don't need to carry a lot but my bag needs to be big enough for a book. Plus it's my one and only blue bag! 

Rebecca Minkoff Jody Expandable Leather Crossbody bag | Another discontinued style! I got it this past summer during Nordstrom's Anniversary sale. I had a bag nearly identical to this one from Kate Spade for years and when it broke, I was so happy to find one so similar to replace it with. 

Cuyana Small Structured Leather Tote | I've loved the totes at Cuyana for years but it's hard to find a style like this in a size that works on my frame. Cut to a couple months ago when they released a small version of their popular leather tote. I went to check it out in store and as soon as I put it over my shoulder, I knew I would buy it. Also, every bag collection needs a classic cognac tote. 

Cult Gaia Gaia’s Ark | I had been eyeing this bag for a while when my BFF gave this to me for my birthday (or maybe it was Christmas?). Either way, even though it's not a bag I necessarily wear often, I do consider it a statement piece. I typically wear it to summer parties or outings. It's just so cute and fun!

H&M black crossbody | This bag cost about $15 and I consider it my travel bag. I have this quirk where I don't like to wear expensive bags when I travel abroad because I worry something may happen to it (I'm weird). This surprisingly durable, roomy and lightweight crossbody has been with me to London and Paris and hopefully more trips in the future. 

Polene Numero Un | It was really hard to categorize this one! It's not luxury designer but it's definitely more than moderately-priced. It's a French brand and the bag is kind of a showstopper in my opinion. I admittedly don't wear it all the time but I always gets compliments when I do. It's beautifully structured and super well-made. 

Which bag is your favorite?


  1. I love when you share bag posts! It makes me so happy to see your collection. You know how much I love a good bag myself. Next on my list is the Gucci I showed you. I hope it happens sooner rather than later.

  2. You have the best bag collection of anyone I know<3!

  3. I truly love your bag collection! My personal favorites of the ones you mentioned are the Louis Vuitton Pochette Métis, Chanel Quilted Medallion Tote, Longchamp Le Pliage Tote (which I obviously am a big fan of too, since I've owned one of these consistently for a good chunk of my life) and the Polene Numero Un.

  4. About the Cuyana tote, Is that color called caramel?

    1. Sorry I just saw this comment now but yes it's caramel!


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