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:

Purseonals: Proenza Schouler Crocodile PS1 (2)
Aesthetics 5 Stars

I have a hard time naming my favorite bag of all time, but I can easily say this is one of the top five in my personal collection. From the moment the PS1 was released, I was hooked, but although I’ve always been a girl who loves exotic skin bags, I never saw myself splurging on an exotic PS1 for almost $15,000. The discount made this my favorite bag ever at a price that is incredibly hard to beat.

The PS1 has a school bag feel, which plays well into my wardrobe of mostly jeans and comfy tops. I love the utilitarian touches, and the smooth, matte croc only makes this bag more of a beauty than the design already is.

Another: major other plus, when I saw this bag on THE OUTNET, the coloring was light (almost like a creamy caramel), but in person, it’s a richer tan hue that makes it that much more wearable.

Purseonals: Proenza Schouler Crocodile PS1 (3)
Usability + Functionality 3.5 Stars

I have to be honest, this bag is a bit hard to get in and out of. Having the double front straps with slots isn’t that big of an issue, but after you remove the straps you have to open the front flap. The flap is long and as the bag sits on your shoulder you need to scrunch it up or fold it behind the bulk of the bag so you can reach inside easily.

Also, I like letting the PS1 hang low on my body, like a true messenger style, and that means when I want to get in to get things out, I need to grab the bottom of the bag and lift it up a bit. But that is a personal choice, you can easily adjust the straps so it doesn’t hang as low.

There are a few additions that make this bag easier to use. There is a back zip pocket that I always keep my phone and keys in which is easy to access. Once you open the bag there is another zip pocket and a pouch pocket along with the large interior compartment. The inside has plenty of room without having too much wasted space, which I appreciate greatly.

Once you have the bag open, the aspect of usability skyrockets, the problem for me is when the bag is closed and I have to open it.

Purseonals: Proenza Schouler Crocodile PS1 (4)
Quality + Construction 5 Stars

I wish I could let all of you touch this bag, because upon touching it, you will feel the absolutely divine crocodile skin. The outside of the bag is lovely, but it’s the inside that takes it to the next level – the backside of the croc skin is one of the smoothest things I’ve ever felt.

I’ve had no issues with the bag’s durability – it holds its shape well and all of the materials are of the best quality I’ve seen. In fact, I’ve owned this bag for almost three years and it still smells brand new. Truly, if you smelled it, you would think it just had its last stitch sewn.

Purseonals: Proenza Schouler Crocodile PS1 (5)
Value 4.5 Stars

The value for me was great, because I got the bag 70% off. For that, I obviously have to give it five value stars. For anyone who might buy this bag full price, the value rating goes down, because I don’t think many would spend nearly $15,000 for a crocodile PS1.

I find the PS1 to be priced fairly well in general. Many bags have exceeded the $2,000 barrier, but the medium PS1 still costs around $1,700, and the large, just under $2,000.

Purseonals: Proenza Schouler Crocodile PS1 (7)
The ‘It’ Factor 4.5 Stars

Some worried that the PS1 would go out of style, but the bag continues to maintain its favor among fashion insiders and handbag lovers alike. The design is now easily recognizable while not being too played out, and for this reason, I give it 4.5 stars.

Purseonals: Proenza Schouler Crocodile PS1 (6)
Total Score 4.5 Stars

Like I said, this bag is one of my best purchases ever and one of my favorite bags in my collection. I still can’t believe I ended up getting it at such an astoundingly great deal; in fact, sharing the story with you makes me want to pinch myself again.

This bag will always hold a very special place in my heart and will always be top rated for so many reasons. You can buy a variety of Proenza Schouler PS1 bags for $785 – $30,000 via Proenza Schouler.

Purseonals: Proenza Schouler Crocodile PS1 (1)

[Jennifer Zeuner Yvette Topper Ring $220, CatBird Alphabet Rings $96, CatBird First Knuckle Rings $48, Chanel Nail Polish Tentation $27, Cartier Love Bracelet]

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Chloe
Chloe
8 years ago

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!

Megs Mahoney Dusil
8 years ago
Reply to  Chloe

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

Rashmi
Rashmi
8 years ago

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.

Megs Mahoney Dusil
8 years ago
Reply to  Rashmi

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 🙂

Petra B.
8 years ago

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!! 🙂

Megs Mahoney Dusil
8 years ago
Reply to  Petra B.

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

shueaddict
shueaddict
8 years ago

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
minnie
8 years ago
Reply to  shueaddict

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

Brielle
Brielle
8 years ago

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.

Megs Mahoney Dusil
8 years ago
Reply to  Brielle

Nail color is Chanel Tentation – it’s a really pretty pink color, I’m obsessed – https://www.purseblog.com/link.php?id=14179

Miles
Miles
8 years ago

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

Megs Mahoney Dusil
8 years ago
Reply to  Miles

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
Yoshi
8 years ago

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

Megs Mahoney Dusil
8 years ago
Reply to  Yoshi

It’s a Large

Cbl
Cbl
8 years ago

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!

Megs Mahoney Dusil
8 years ago
Reply to  Cbl

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

collinsgirl
collinsgirl
8 years ago

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

Megs Mahoney Dusil
8 years ago
Reply to  collinsgirl

The gold rings are from Jennifer Zeuner and CatBird. This is the Jennifer Zeuner ring: https://www.purseblog.com/link.php?id=14178

JaneH
JaneH
8 years ago

It was meant to be yours!

Megs Mahoney Dusil
8 years ago
Reply to  JaneH

I know… it was bag fate!

Michelle Lim
Michelle Lim
8 years ago

Stuff of urban legend…

Megs Mahoney Dusil
8 years ago
Reply to  Michelle Lim

Still pinching myself!

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