Front view of Gucci Horsebit 1955 bag in white leather

Gucci Horsebit 1955 Bag Review – Worth it?

Aug 9th, 2023 Handbags Unwrapped 31 min read

Gucci Horsebit 1955 Mini has found its way into my collection when I was on a lookout for a small, white leather bag. There was one caveat, though… it had to withstand extreme weather conditions. In the past, climate was never a major consideration guiding my purchasing decisions. In the UK, I was naturally drawn to dark leather bags – a sensible choice for rainy…

Louis Vuitton Deauville Mini

Louis Vuitton Deauville Mini Bag Review – The petite treasure

Sep 5th, 2021 Handbags Unwrapped 23 min read

The Louis Vuitton Deauville Mini bag was not on my radar at all. I saw it many times and, quite frankly, I was not all that impressed. Yes, it was a cute bag, I thought. But there were aspects of the design, which did not appeal to me. And so, it did not cross my mind that one day it would find its way into…

Chanel 19 bag

Chanel 19 Bag Review – The New Classic

Apr 7th, 2021 Handbags Unwrapped 42 min read

The Chanel 19 bag had its first unveiling in March 2019, in the final collection of Karl Lagerfeld before his untimely departure. The design could not be a more perfect legacy left behind by the creative genius of the Parisian luxury fashion house. It encapsulates the classic Chanel bag iconography, like the signature CC lock, but with a fresh and youthful twist, bringing it in…

YSL Lou camera bag

YSL Camera Bag Review – All about the Lou

Oct 24th, 2020 Handbags Unwrapped 36 min read

Still can’t get that YSL Lou camera bag out of your head? I know just what you mean… Those of you who have read my post about the Saint Laurent Loulou Toy bag a few months ago, would know that I had my doubts about YSL Lou camera bags for quite some time. While I always liked the overall appearance of the bags, ultimately it…

Hermes Garden Party

Hermes Garden Party 36 Review – 10 FAQs answered

Sep 1st, 2020 Handbags Unwrapped 20 min read

If I had to create a list of 5 all-time favourite bags of mine, Hermes Garden Party 36 would certainly be close to the top spot. The bag perfectly encapsulates the concept of a relaxed, unpretentious and timeless design which also happens to benefit from the exquisite craftsmanship offered by one of the world’s leading fashion houses. It almost sounds too good to be true!…

Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis

Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis Review – An ode to the satchel

Jul 30th, 2020 Handbags Unwrapped 27 min read

The boyish charm of Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis has been captivating the hearts of fashionistas for nearly a decade. Let’s face it, it is hard not to love a good satchel. Especially one, which originates from one of the most prestigious French fashion houses out there. When first released in 2012, the bag was a far cry from being an overnight sensation. However, fast forward…

Saint Laurent Loulou Toy feature image

Saint Laurent Loulou Toy Bag Review – A star is born

Jun 2nd, 2020 Handbags Unwrapped 24 min read

Saint Laurent bags have been enjoying immense popularity in the recent years with styles such as Sac De Jour, Kate or Loulou reaching the near-icon status. But while I have been admiring them from afar, my enthusiasm for Saint Laurent bags has been relatively low. Even though elegant, they always seemed overly demure next to the bolder styles offered by houses of Gucci or Chanel….

Small Chanel Boy bag

Chanel Boy Bag Review – Mad about the Small Boy?

May 2nd, 2020 Handbags Unwrapped 22 min read

Chanel Boy bag or the Classic Flap? That is the question… Even though the Boy was only introduced in 2011, the style has quickly achieved the status of an icon. Designed by Karl Lagerfeld and named after Boy Capel, the now legendary love of Coco Chanel’s life, the bag encapsulates masculine chic conveyed through rigid structure, boxy shape and sharp corners. Chanel bag lovers are…

Louis Vuitton New Wave camera bag

Louis Vuitton New Wave Camera Bag Review

Jan 13th, 2020 Handbags Unwrapped 20 min read

I have recently treated myself to a Louis Vuitton New Wave Camera bag in baby blue, or Bleu Porcelaine as it is officially known, which prompted me to write this post. It has been a while since I purchased my last LV piece which at the time was the iconic Alma bag. It is not that there was anything wrong with Louis Vuitton bag designs…

Red bag

Why You Need A Red Bag In Your Life

Dec 11th, 2019 Handbags Unwrapped 7 min read

I know this may sound ludicrous, but it took me some years to mature to the decision to buy a red handbag. Although I have dreamt of adding a red beauty to my collection, I was not entirely convinced if I had enough attitude to pull it off and whether I could actually find anything in my closet to coordinate with such as daring, statement…