Last week, Amanda kicked off our Ask PurseBlog category, and we’ve received lots of submissions! If you have handbag questions, make sure to send them our way by emailing ask@purseblog.com.

This week, I’m answering five questions from reader Hetty. Hetty writes:

Hi Megs,
I had a few questions:
1. What is your favorite bag you own?
2. What bag is next to purchase for you?
3. Which Bag should I get? A Chanel Jumbo or a Boy?
4. Megs, What size Hermes Birkin works better for you, 30cm or 35cm?
5. Could you do the many bags feature more often?

Thanks,
Hetty

Hi Hetty! I’m so glad you wrote to us. You’ve asked some questions I’ve received numerous times, so I’m happy to answer them for you and others.

Gucci Bamboo Shopper

1) One of the questions I’m asked the most is the favorite bag I own, and it is the question that stumps me the most. I own a lot of handbags and like many of them, and I love even more. I can’t name just one; I have a couple to share.

First, I love my Hermès Black 35cm Birkin. It’s elegant, wearable, and such a statement. I love the color I chose and I love how this bag is super spacious. Plus, the leather still smells amazing.

Second, I’m obsessed with my Chanel Reissue. I reviewed this bag recently, and it’s such a classic, but it has the right twist for my personal style. The leather is sumptuous, and the bag fits plenty of my everyday necessities.

Third, my Gucci Bamboo Top Handle Bag; it’s just lovely. There are so many compartments that I sometimes can’t keep them straight, but it’s just a lovely bag. I’ve carried and carried and over-carried this bag, and it hasn’t let me down.

The list will keep changing, of course, but those three have been my go-to bags for the past several years.

Be Dior Python Bag

2) Next bag purchase for me? I feel like this is going to be a big year for Dior bags, and I’ve been trying to figure out which one I’d like. I’m leaning toward a Lady Dior or the newer Be Dior, but this is something I plan on delving into much deeper, and I will definitely be sharing the journey with you all as I go.

Chanel Jumbo Flap vs Chanel Boy Bag

3) A Chanel Jumbo Flap or Chanel Boy Bag? This is a tough question, because it relies on your personal taste and how you’ll use the bag. The Chanel Jumbo Flap is an all-time classic, easily. The design is a little more “elevated” than the Boy Bag, a little more elegant. The Boy is a newer design that has a modern touch; the clasp closure and straight lines give the bag a younger appeal. You can’t go wrong with either, but ask yourself if you want something more modern or more classic, and that should help you decide!

Hermes Birkin 35cm

4) Which size Hermès Birkin is better for me? My first Hermes Birkin was the 30cm Blue Jean Birkin in Togo leather, and my second was the 35cm Black Birkin also in Togo leather. I can undoubtedly tell you the 35cm Birkin is better for me. The reason is my height; I’m 5’11,, and the 30cm appears more like an evening bag than a daily bag on my body and frame. The 35cm works so well for everyday use and I’ve really grown to love that size.

5) Yes! We will do more Many Bags Of features!

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T Tara Bagnista
T Tara Bagnista
7 years ago

As a follow-up to your comment that you own a lot of bags, how many do you own?

Justina
Justina
7 years ago

Yes, I would be so interested to know. Megs I am sure it is in the hundreds, it’s got to be. Please share.

Megs Mahoney Dusil
7 years ago
Reply to  Justina

I haven’t made a count, but it’s a lot! It’s over 100 maybe around 200? I will count sometime… yikes!

Iréne Shûkriya-Dutta Scharief
Iréne Shûkriya-Dutta Scharief
7 years ago

I wanna hide in your closet!

eyda
eyda
7 years ago

wow thats a whole lot! 🙂 itd be great if we could get a feature of all the PB team’s bags in photos! i’d be green with envy for sure but itd be fun 🙂

Rashmi
Rashmi
7 years ago
Reply to  eyda

I second this Megs. Let’s see the many bags of PB team starting with Megs. I don’t mind an hour or two required to view Megs’ lovely collection and the other team members’!

I really like this feature!

shueaddict
shueaddict
7 years ago
Reply to  Rashmi

Heck, I’d take half day off just for that particular viewing pleasure.

ElainePG
ElainePG
7 years ago

“Ask Purse Blog” is a terrific addition, Megs. It’s such a nice, personal touch. And Vlad’s photos of you are always a treat. Tickled to hear that your Gucci Bamboo Top Handle bag is in your “top three”… I hear you about the compartments, but I find that I grab mine all the time, too!

Megs Mahoney Dusil
7 years ago
Reply to  ElainePG

I’m seriously obsessed with my Gucci Bamboo bag!! I carry it so much that I did start to notice the shoulder strap is pulling a bit and I don’t want to see it fall apart, but I will just fix it and use it forever. It’s amazing! So glad you like it too!

Jennifer
Jennifer
7 years ago

I absolutely must must must hear what you all think of the new Ralph Lauren Ricky bag with an interior light and USB charger! http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=51156936

missarewa
missarewa
7 years ago
Reply to  Jennifer

it’s not a bad idea. not for me, but it’s definitely good thinking.

Jame
Jame
7 years ago
Reply to  Jennifer

No way jose. What happens when the tech stops working.

missarewa
missarewa
7 years ago

Start with the Lady Dior, u wont regret it!

Sylvia
Sylvia
7 years ago

Please help, I’m having a hard time deciding! I need something versatile-casual and can be dressy, day and can be nighttime. I am stay home mom and one of my kids is 3 yrs so I still carry a lot in my purse. This is my first really nice bag. I purchased Chanel smaller GST couple days ago (still in box), but still thinking of these others: Fendi Peekaboo, Gucci bamboo shopper, Gucci bamboo daily top handle. Comfort and softness imp to me. I love Chanel but it’s not that soft…
For those of you who have Chanel GST, is it comfy to carry? Do u love it?? I’m 5’7 and smaller frame ( if that matters for comfort). Overall, thoughts on these 4 bags?
Thank you!
Sylvia

Gigi
Gigi
7 years ago

Ladies I need a new lock and keys for my Celine bag. Any suggestions?
I tried their website but it’s not easy to navigate actually really bad. I no longer live in NYC so I can’t just go into the store.

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