Everyone shops for handbags in their own way, that I am sure of. Some may see a bag from a designer they recognize on a celebrity or a stylish stranger and decide that they must have it immediately, while others may mull over a specific bag for months on end until they finally pull the trigger. Then there are those that roam the mall for hours on end perusing all of their favorite brands when they decide they’re ready for a new bag. Personally, the way I shop changes with each bag I purchase, but one thing remains consistent, and that’s the designers that I typically shop. If I’m shopping just to get a feel for what’s currently out there, whether online or in stores, I typically browse the same handful of designers. Then I’ve got a second tier of designers that I’ll look to, and lastly, located in the very back of my brain remains the rest: those designers I know exist but often overlook. Of course, this is all a personal preference and while for me, Gucci may be top of mind, for others it may be a ‘back of mind’ designer.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with the ‘back of mind designers’ and there are various reasons why a brand remains there for me. It could be the overall aesthetic or the price point, but sometimes I can’t even put my finger on a reason at all. For me, Miu Miu is one of those designers. I often overlook Miu Miu bags as a brand to purchase from, and I’m not sure why. Recently I was scrolling through Nordstrom and I came across a sleek and structured embossed croc bag with minimal branding. Of course I immediately knew the bag was Miu Miu because of the description and then I started wondering why I don’t browse Miu Miu’s selection more often.

I love the look of this Miu Miu overall, but upon a further glance it caught my eye for a few reasons. First, I like the overall silhouette and rounded shape of the bag—it’s timeless but still feels relevant at the same time. It’s ladylike when carried by the dainty top-handle, but also edgy because of the chain strap. I’m also a sucker for embossed croc, and though I know not everyone is a fan of it, I find it sleek and eye-catching. I’m giving Miu Miu a second look now and it got me wondering, is there a designer that you feel the same way about? If so, is there a specific reason why?

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Bag lover
Bag lover
2 years ago

I often overlook Miu Miu too – maybe because their previous designs looked like they would quickly date. This year I got a glorious Confidential bag in grey would pale gold hardware after contemplating a Chanel Boy for the longest time. The price was much more wallet friendly and the quality was better in my opinion. The Boy felt cheap with an unsubstantial chain and fabric lining and even the leather looked like it wasn’t leather (caviar). Overall very happy with my purchase and it easily goes from a nice crossbody for weekend shopping to a classy bag for a wedding/event. Long live Miu Miu!

Mars
Mars
2 years ago

I’ve read that there are a lot of quality issues with this brand. Is that true?

nikola
nikola
2 years ago
Reply to  Mars

My sister has a matelassé bag and the quality of the bag has significantly gotten cheaper in just a span of 1 year of use.

MademoiselleConnasse
MademoiselleConnasse
2 years ago

I think it’s overlooked because Miu Miu is not as showy and loud as sister-brand Prada in terms of branding. They have a lot of gorgeous, under the radar bags, accessories, and RTW.

Raphaela
Raphaela
2 years ago

Guilty as charged. The matelasse leather that is Miu Miu’s signature somehow does not appeal to me.

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
2 years ago

Tod’s. I recently bought one from The RealReal. I LOVE it! The leather is beautiful. Buying a Tod’s bag has never been on my radar. Now, I want another one.

Abel George
Abel George
2 years ago

It is the very good one. LOve to know more about this one to Builders in calicut.

Sparky
Sparky
2 years ago

Braun Buffel. German brand.

Susana Cristobal
Susana Cristobal
2 years ago

I tried to be open-minded and let me attracted by design first, get closer and explore the leather quality and manufacture. However I ended up in same brands at the moment to select. Some items pass the design step but not the second and third. Within the contemporany brands, I am in love with the design “Abanico” from Lupo. It has pased the design, leather and manufacture quality under my point of view but there is four and last step for me weight. The leather is great and the model require a lot of material so it is too heavy for me. One day I will buy just to admire it maybe. Do you buy items just to admire them ?