In today’s new installment of our PursePeople series, featuring real people and their bags, we meet a fashion stylist hailing from San Antonio, whose stunning Chanel Boy Bag caught our eye. At first glance, the bag is beautiful, but after speaking with Marisa a bit further, we learned that this fashion stylist actually received the bag as a wedding gift from her future husband—so sweet!

She settled on a neutral that would remain a classic and a staple in her wardrobe, and the bonus was that she was able to pair this with many of her pre-wedding outfits. Her Chanel Boy bag is not only super versatile, packing a big punch in style, but it’s also the perfect size to carry everything Marisa needs, including a small film camera to capture little moments throughout the day as well as necessities like lipgloss and mints. Read more about Marisa’s special bag below.

Name: Marisa Ledford
Occupation: Fashion Stylist
Location: San Antonio, TX
Bag: Chanel Boy Bag

The Bag

My husband gifted me this bag for our wedding four years ago. He wanted to get me something special that I could have forever that would always remind us of that chapter in our lives. It holds a lot of sentimental value for that reason. My husband is pretty into fashion as well so he knew going into it, what it would cost, and was prepared. He also understands that investing in classic pieces you’ll wear again and again is always worth it. He loves designer sneakers and denim so he really gets it.

I’m very specific about what I like to wear. As a stylist, I’m around clothes and accessories so much, that I notice every little detail. So we went to the Chanel store together and I tried on several bags that day. I knew I wanted something super classic that I could wear forever, so I wanted a neutral color. I was going between black and nude but decided the nude color was a bit more “springy” and we got married in March, so it kind of always reminds me of that time. The nude also seemed a bit more bridal to me, and it was a wedding gift, so I went with that color. I loved styling it with a lot of my white dresses for bridal events leading up to my wedding.

To Have and to Hold, Forever

I opted for the caviar leather for a bit of texture, and I liked the matte hardware on this bag versus the shiny finish on the chain and clasps. And I like that this bag is a bit more unique because it has the chevron quilting down the front versus the classic diamond quilting on many Chanel boy bags. I love how versatile it is! It goes well with absolutely everything. I can wear it with a casual outfit like jeans, leggings, or a tee with sneakers. It really dresses the look up.

I sometimes wear it with a sleek slip dress and heels for an elegant date night look. No matter what, it always makes me feel more polished and effortlessly pulled together. It can [also] be worn in so many different ways by adjusting the straps. I’ve worn it as a crossbody, shoulder bag, and top handle. I also love how timeless it is. It’s a bag that I could truly wear forever and even pass on to my future child someday.

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Ed B
Ed B
3 days ago

I don’t know why but I just cannot like the boy bag – like, at all.

Great and sweet story though! And cute outfit.

Maricela
Maricela
2 days ago

I love the Boy and have two, one black with gold hardware and a navy with silvery hardware with a top handle. Different than my classic flaps. Always a winner!

azure5
azure5
1 day ago

OK, this woman’s a stylist.
Firstly the fit and proportion of clothes is very important.
If a sleeve is too long, then have it shortened.
If boots are too long for you, then wear a different style.
Shorter boots are actually lengthening for your leg.
Despite these reservations, the boy bag looks really good on her though.
I think there’s room for improvement here and it makes me wonder if I should be a stylist myself…

KellyCroc
KellyCroc
3 days ago

Not a fan of the Boy bag. Too busy.
But I do like the chevron.

MMG
MMG
3 days ago

Love this!

lalarey
lalarey
3 days ago

very sweet story! You will keep this bag forever 🙂

NCH
NCH
2 days ago

It’s a beautiful boy bag and I agree that it’s a classic piece. After many years of adding to my collection I finally added a medium grey one in 2020. It’s one of my least used bags. I didn’t realize that it would be too fussy for me. But then last year I added a small black with gold one and it’s been such a fun bag!!! Go figure.

Hannah
Hannah
2 days ago

I have the Chevron Boy bag in black . Great bag to keep for years to come. Enjoy it.

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