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If You Could Buy Any Bag Right Now, What Would It Be?

Dare to dream, they say!

For most of us (and if this is not you, I’m jealous), splurging on a bag on a whim is not in the cards.

Money is, in fact, an object.

Though I wish I could say I haven’t shopped on impulse (I have, and I’ll probably do it again if I’m being honest), my impulse buys have never put me into a financial hole that I’ll never be able to climb out of.

Yes, I might fall victim to the thrill of the moment. Here is a case in point: I bought my Bottega Veneta Hop bag on Avenue Montaigne during a Paris trip with my mom when I said I would not buy a bag. However, my impulse purchases have never been completely unreasonable.

Bottege Veneta Hop Bag Review
Bottega Veneta Small Hop Bag, $3,100

These days, with prices skyrocketing regularly, most of us plan our purchases in advance. While, yes, budgeting and ensuring your finances are in line to make a sound purchase is important, it’s also hard to impulsively spend a lot of money on an item with the worry that you’ll regret it later.

The Thrill of the Moment

Shopping mindfully is the responsible thing to do. But admittedly, well-thought-out bag buys take some of the fun out of it for me. I often daydream about what it must be like to have the means to snag one of your holy grails on a random Wednesday in February when it just so happens to come back in stock or pop up a resale site.

Anyone else?

So, all in the name of fun. I want to know. If money or accessibility were no object, what bag would you buy right now?

The Ultimate Holy Grail

Me, I’d buy a vintage Hermès Kelly Sellier Box Calf in 25 or 28cm. Though the Birkin at one point in my youth had appealed to me, I’ve long since realized it is not a bag I’d like to own someday, but a vintage Kelly is my ultimate Holy Grail. Because black bags are never my first choice, I’ve often toyed back and forth between dark green and burgundy, but these days, my obsession is definitely the latter.

From Kendall Jenner to up close and personal on the streets of New York, this bag is quite literally haunting me, and I’d buy it in a heartbeat if I could.

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H Kelly Burgundy
HERMES Kelly 28
$10,800 via 1stDIBS

featured image via @lisonseb


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