Prada Fairy Bags

When it comes to bags, nothing worse than passing up something you love and then regretting it. We’ve all been there – something catches our eye, we hesitate, it’s gone forever and then we obsess about it endlessly. The Bag That Got Away is a common theme over at our PurseForum, where many members keep running lists of the out-of-season bags they’re longing for in their post signatures, hoping that another member will spy them somewhere and tip them off. Everyone knows the term “buyer’s remorse”, but what about the remorse that comes from not buying?

As part of our celebration leading up to our very own National Handbag Day on October 10, the PurseBlog team went to work thinking of all the bags that we wish we had grabbed before they disappeared. Sometimes it’s a bag that didn’t seem as charming when it came out as it does now, all these years later, and other times it’s a bag that we bet would hit the sale section that sold out before it ever got marked down. Also, Spring 2008, in retrospect, was a great season for handbags. Whatever happened, here are the bags that keep us each checking eBay on the regular.

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  • Joan

    I saw that exact balenciaga on ebay a long time ago and it haunts me as well. It was being sold by a reputable seller and I lost in the last minute bidding war (I hate that) it sold for around $800.

  • FashionableLena

    I am not a fan of the Balenciaga City bag, but I wanted one in that metallic pink. I also remember seeing a PS1 on Leighton Meester in purple suede that I wanted. I also go on eBay every once and a while to see if a reputable seller has one.

  • Flaw

    The one that haunts me is a brown leather satchel, my first handbag, which I got for my 18th birthday and which got stolen two years later. The leather was as soft as butter, the shade was gorgeous and I never saw it again anywhere else. It was from an argentinian brand, XL, who stopped selling that particular design. I still miss it

  • Stace

    Bea, this exact Givenchy bag is currently being sold here in Canada at Holt Renfrew (our version of Neiman Marcus or Saks). It just came in for fall so if you still love it, contact one of the stores. :)

  • Michelle Lim

    The Prada fairy bags are TO DIE FOR. Damn!

  • Michelle Lim

    The Prada fairy bags are TO DIE FOR. Damn!

  • Shelby

    The one that got away from me was the Louis Vuitton Monogramouflage Speedy. I loved that bag!

  • lvo

    louis vuitton watercolor speedy

    • LASauceda

      Ugh I agree! I totally regret not getting that bag.

  • Guest

    Louis Vuitton Murakami Series

  • Catherine

    My regrets are the ones that I owned in the past and sold, and now will never be able to replace. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

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