Purseonals: Proenza Schouler Crocodile PS1 (1)
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Many of you have heard me mention my coveted and beloved Proenza Schouler Crocodile PS1, and I’ve long promised to bring you the story of how I nabbed it for such a great price and how much I love it.

Part of me thinks I’ve avoided sharing the story because I keep waiting to wake up and realize it was all just a dream. The truth is, I somehow scored the sickest deal known to Proenza Schouler-kind and got the one crocodile PS1 that landed on THE OUTNET. (I’ve heard it was an accident).

THE OUTNET is celebrating its 5th birthday, and I wanted to share a story of my best purchase from THE OUTNET (and probably my best purchase ever).

A couple years ago, I woke up and was doing my usual morning routine, browsing some of my favorite shopping sites. When I clicked on the new arrivals at THE OUTNET, I saw something my eyes couldn’t believe – a Proenza Schouler Crocodile PS1 in a classic tan color, marked 70% off: down from $14,500 to $4,350.

I clicked purchase before my brain even processed the deal I was trying to nab, and when it did process, I called THE OUTNET to see if my dreams were really about to come true.

I still didn’t believe it until the bag arrived on my doorstep, but this exotic beauty is mine, and it’s more lovely than I ever imagined.

With the leather version of the large PS1 running around $2,000, this is the deal of a lifetime that I will never forget, on a bag I still can’t believe I own. Now that you have the story, let me break down this bag for you in our Purseonals.

Here is how my Proenza Schouler Crocodile PS1 scores in our PurseBlog Purseonals ratings:

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  • Chloe

    Absolutely love your bag and the unbeatable steep discount Megs! I have a question though and it is on your lovely jewelry in the first pic. I recognize the Cartier love on your wrist but could you share where you got your gorgeous rings? Thanks!

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      Yep – rings are Jennifer Zeuner and CatBird. I added links to the post so you can find them!

  • Rashmi

    Hi Megs, great to know that you got an amazing deal and steal! What a beauty! To me it’s a bit too large as I prefer the medium size but on you it looks great. I don’t own a PS1 yet but I have the PS11 the box type bag which I have not used yet. But upon playing with it when I first got it, I felt the same problem, getting into the bag. I hope you get many many such awesome deals in the future.

    May I ask which brand of sunglasses you are wearing? Just curious.

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      If it was a bit easier to get in and out of the bag this would be the perfect bag! I love the PS11 too.

      The sunglasses are Tom Ford, a few seasons ago :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/petra.brankovska Petra B.

    Megs, that’s truly a deal of a lifetime and I can only imagine how happy you are about it! I love the Outnet and I sure will check it out at least once per day after reading your story! Thanks for sharing!! :)

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      The Outnet has become part of my daily ritual since I got that bag!

      • shueaddict

        I am a woman with a real life budget and the Outnet is my #1 shopping destination – it is responsible for several shoegasms and baggasms – but none as big as Megs ;-)

      • minnie

        Ok but for a real life budget…$4K+ for a bag?????

  • Brielle

    Wow! That bag is gorgeous and a lifer! Not to change the subject, but what nail color are you wearing in the main pic? I love it.

  • Miles

    Great post Meg – love the Canada goose in the pic !

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      SO GLAD YOU SAW HIM! He was coming towards us while we were taking the pictures as if he wanted to be photographed too :)

  • Yoshi

    Your PS1 is gorgeous! Is yours a medium or a large?

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      It’s a Large

  • Cbl

    What a score!! Such a beautiful color too.
    I scored a white python PS1 medium for 50% off ($1700) from kirna zabete but I’m pretty sure that wasn’t an accident. White bags are high maintenance enough, who would pay full price for white python, right? I have yet to use the bag but it’s so pretty!

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      It is probably a little scary to carry, but that sounds stunning!

  • collinsgirl

    I love this bag! And I love the gold rings she is wearing too…anyone know where I could get these rings?

  • JaneH

    It was meant to be yours!

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      I know… it was bag fate!

  • Michelle Lim

    Stuff of urban legend…

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      Still pinching myself!

  • Man Bagger

    That’s SO AWESOME, I didn’t even realize they made them in croc leather! The nab of a lifetime, thank you for sharing this purseonals. Love love love it. I’d say it’d look awesome on a guy too. So happy for you!!!

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      Totally think it would look great on a guy too – thanks for the kind words!

  • Regina George

    From here onwards, you’ll simply be known as “The girl with the croc PS1″

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      HAHA this made me LOL

  • Valentina

    For me, it looks more like a bag the cowboys movies put over their horses , in order to take whater, their smoke , food, and everything…horrible!
    Not even the fine leather would help to change that western appel

  • http://www.thebaghoarder.com/ TheBagHoarder

    You’re so lucky Megs! It’s a great addition to your already fabulous collection. I love reading about it so please feature more of your bags here :)

    I found two very special Céline bags for a price too good to be true (but it was true, best Céline deal ever) so I know how you feel. Best feeling ever! Except for the moment you aren’t sure your order proceeded succesfull. I was feeling terrible! lol

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      Which Celine deal?! Spill it :)

      • http://www.thebaghoarder.com/ TheBagHoarder

        I got a python box and a pony hair case bag for less than a regular mini luggage! Both bags were in new condition. Best deal ever right?!

      • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

        YES!!! Jealous!! :)

  • http://www.behance.net/alexandradavidoff Alexandra Davidoff

    What an awesome story Megs! And an awesome bag for sure. I’d go for a more in-your-face kind of colour (brights are my weakness! lol) but this one does look elegant and cool. Then again, almost everything Proenza Schouler makes looks cool. Also, I personally love the security of straps and a flap because out in the wild I’m a paranoid woman. :)

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      I was actually surprised a bright croc PS1 wasn’t what the Outnet had – this color is more classic and it would seem like a bright color would be first to go on sale

  • ReneeO

    So envious! What a beautiful bag! I love PS1′s and I have several. Getting in and out of the bags so easily and quickly is probably why I love them so much. I’m a small bag girl though so I have a couple pouches and a couple tinys. I do have a medium too but rarely use it. I guess the flap on the large bag is a lot bigger and changes that function. I would so love to have a croc PS1. You’re a lucky girl!!! Enjoy!

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      I was wondering if the smaller versions would be easier to get in and out of… you answered that for me!

  • Elisa Fine

    Excellent article, glad to read something not about a celeb for once :)

  • Elisa

    Fabulous piece! So nice see something online by a nonceleb for a change! Great bag too, but I agree, those buckles aren’t user friendly.

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      The buckles aren’t too bad, but they definitely add an extra step. Glad you liked the feature!

  • ShoeQueen61

    Love Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry and I love your bag… Congratulations on you purchase!

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      Jennifer Zeuner has the best jewelry! Love her! Thanks :)

  • ShoppinggalNYC

    Gorgeous! Love the bag :)

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil


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  • emarie

    The bag is absolutely gorgeous, and I loved the story. I hope to read more posts like this one, so much fun! I have loved the PS1 since I first saw it, and obsessed about getting one for quite a while. But after trying it, I was worried that getting into it would irritate me over time, with the straps, and buckles. Clearly it’s worth a little inconvenience. Thanks!!

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      Ya, it’s totally worth the extra steps to get in and out. Someone made a good point saying the smaller size PS1′s might be easier to get in and out of. This is the large size

  • Marie

    Hi Megs, I , too was able to get my PS1 at a greatly discounted price. The original tag was $2100 and I got it for $720 . I had proenza on my wish list so I was quite happy to purchase the bag. After two uses (for church only) I noticed the color transfer from my clothes to the bag. Would you know if I would still be able to fix this ? I contacted Proenza thru email but I was quoted their color disclaimer and discouraged any chemical treatment on the bag.

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      What color is your bag? I’d say you need to wear lighter clothes, not dark denim, to try to help. Denim is what always gets me

      • Marie

        It’s the black and white triangle print (looks like houndstooth) … Thanks for the response

  • Asma Anwar

    Hi Meg, I am thinking of buying a medium leather PS1. Is it over and done with it or you think its still in style (a classic?) and a good buy.

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