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Help Me Pick a New Summer Bag from Italist

I can't decide which bag I want, so I need your help!

There’s something about the start of summer that makes all of us so happy, and typically that surrounds the idea of warm, long, sunny days and time off from work. My love for summer started in childhood, the idea of a break from school, time with my friends, camp memories, and family vacations continues into adulthood with wanting to give my kids those same experiences. As a bag girl, I like to add a bag to my collection around summer time, one that fits into my wardrobe and fills that summer vibe I love – typically with a cheery color!

This isn’t my first purchase from Italist, in fact, I’ve already purchased my beloved lilac Teen Jodie thanks to your help and a gift card from the site! As I shared in my first post, the really cool thing about Italist is that you can receive Italian pricing on current season bags.

Best Sumer Bags From Italist

For this new summer bag, I have four contenders. One stands out a bit as an odd-man-out, merely because of the size. I do have totes that I use, but I am seemingly always on the hunt for a better haul-all and this Fendi bag keeps me coming back. There is this pretty sage green version, but there is also a blue option as well.

Fendi FF Peekaboo Lite Tote

Fendi X Tote
via Italist

Now you all know I am a Bottega Veneta girlie, and this cerulean blue Mini Cabat brings me all sorts of happiness. 1.) It reminds me of one of my favorite movies of all time, The Devil Wears Prada and Miranda Priestly’s iconic monologue on “this stuff.” 2.) As a major fan of the Cabat, this mini size is ideal for summer, especially with the removable but extra-long shoulder strap!

Bottega Veneta Mini Cabat Baby Blue

There’s this Miu Miu Wander Hobo. The matelassé nappa leather is an effect that the brand is known for, with its three-dimensional effect created by refined workmanship.

Miu Miu Miu Wander Bag

Lastly, the Prada Cleo continues to taunt me, and while it’s quite different than what I usually opt for, it also means my closet doesn’t have a bag in this category. The Cleo is sleek and compact, which doesn’t allow for my usual carrying, but I love the shape. If you are a Cleo fan like I am, Italist keeps getting some new color variations, so check back often (the one pictured in the main image was the color I loved, but it’s sold out now!)

Prada Cleo Shoulder Bag italist

Prada Cleo
via Italist

So, help me decide which bag you think I’d like – and yes, I know they all look quite different!

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mouskouri3
mouskouri3
1 year ago

Is this an ad for Italist?

J B
J B
1 year ago
Reply to  mouskouri3

What do you any of care if it is or isn’t or if it’s a gift card or a gift. Seriously. You clicked on it. If it bothers you move on. Close your eyes 👀 don’t read 😂.

Shell
Shell
1 year ago
Reply to  J B

Snotty reply. Not cute.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

A gift card means that it’s sponsored.

wing
wing
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

gift card can mean rebate from previous purchases isn’t it?

BarbieDollPink💕
BarbieDollPink💕
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

I wonder if that’s true? There could be a differentiation such as a sponsorship is a higher value than a gift card?

BarbieDollPink💕
BarbieDollPink💕
1 year ago

Nonetheless, I can’t help you chose a bag because I like all of them! Is there one that you’re leaning towards that speaks to you? 😊 Happy shopping!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  mouskouri3

PurseBlog, please disclose these sponsored content posts: https://www.ftc.gov/business-guidance/resources/disclosures-101-social-media-influencers

J H
J H
1 year ago

I vote for the Bottega Veneta. I don’t hate a logo but the Fendi one is too much logo all the time and the Miu Miu logo is too big. Buying a black bag for the summer is odd so the black Prada, which would be my first choice in the yellow or a similar summer color, is out. Maybe get two (I love to spend other people’s money): the Bottega Veneta and the Prada in a summer color. That way you have one one larger bag and one smaller bag.

EssDub
EssDub
1 year ago

The miu miu looks like allover 3D vaj..
My vote goes to the blue BV

lalarey
lalarey
1 year ago
Reply to  EssDub

i like the matelasse, but NEVER in pink- for this exact reason. but give me any other color and i like it!

wing
wing
1 year ago

My vote goes to Fendi. it has the peekaboo vibe

Rosielane
Rosielane
1 year ago

I love the Fendi tote! Fendi excels in not looking too logo crazy despite the F’s being all over – the beautiful F’s make a lovely pattern. The color is fantastic – love this pale green for summer. Very versatile too with bright and pale colors. And – summer requires all sorts of supplies in your bag – flip flops, sunscreen, books, sun hats – I vote Fendi. The others are super cool as well of course – all for different reasons.

J H
J H
1 year ago

Their blues are great. I have a blue Peekaboo that is the most amazing shade of blue that I have ever seen in a bag. And shout out to Purse Blog because I bought it at a great price from one of the Friday posts you used to have that listed discounts/sales.

Loch
Loch
1 year ago

My vote is for the BV. The shape, colour and option of a long strap are all winners 🙂

Terri
Terri
1 year ago

Hands down BV!

J B
J B
1 year ago

Mini Cabat

Beryl
Beryl
1 year ago

Bottega Veneta Mini Cabat

Irene
Irene
1 year ago

That Fendi and BV both stole my heart
Tough choice !

Saligator
Saligator
1 year ago

I feel like it is the “Summer of Fendi,” so if you wanted a bag that was “a la mode” as it were, I’d go with that.

The BV seems more you, though, in terms of color and does have a more “IT’S SUMMER!!!!” vibe.

(I suspect that the BV will be the one you end up with.)