As someone who reads PurseBlog almost as much as news sites (we all need an escape, right?), it’s hard not to find myself fantasizing about what my next purchase will be. Think about it: Imagine a world where your all your hard-earned cash could conveniently go toward a bag fund? Oh, wouldn’t it be nice…
But similar to all of us, I have expenses. And most of the time, it feels like they never end. As a full-time freelance writer, I’m responsible for just about everything, from a solid WiFi connection and office space, to health insurance, car payments, and rent. (There’s more, but I’ll spare you the details.) Many days, the hours upon hours I spend working are quickly spent on all the essentials. (Chanel is expensive, but I’m pretty sure this whole adulting thing is a lot worse.)
It doesn’t look like I’ll amass Kylie Jenner-level wealth anytime soon, so all I can do for now is dream about the bags I wish I was spending my rent money on. First up: Chanel. No, not a Double Flap—I’m all for the brand’s latest line of camera bags. If you missed my story a few weeks ago, I’ve got a serious obsession for that style of purse.
There are a few Fendi bags on my radar, too. Lately, the quality, workmanship, and styles have completely caught my eye. There’s an Hèrmes on here, too, but not a Kelly or a Birkin. I know they’re the holy grails of any major purse collection, but honestly, I can’t see myself comfortably carrying either one on a daily basis. I’m also not sure how I’d feel touting a bag that costs more than a down payment on a home.
Many of the others listed below are quite trendy, and it’s very possible in a few months I’ll be over them. That’s the thing: Before I take the plunge in purchasing any bag, I am careful to make sure said bag will be timeless enough to transcend seasons and years. I know most people might think I’m ridiculous for spending more than $200 on a bag in the first place, but for me, bags hold a deeper meaning (don’t laugh!). They represent real accomplishments and provide a sense of comfort I can’t exactly explain. But because I don’t have all the money in the world (and if I did, I’d spend it on trying to ~save~ the world), I’ll ponder lemon-yellow nylons and rainbow-ish Fendi embroidered shoulder bags instead. If you could purchase any bag without worrying about the cost, what would it be?