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…

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Saint Laurent Loulou Toy Bag Review – A star is born

Jun 2nd, 2020 Handbags Unwrapped 23 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 21 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 19 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…

Hermes Kelly 32 Bag

Hermes Kelly 32 Review – The Everlasting Style Icon

Nov 19th, 2019 Handbags Unwrapped 23 min read

I declare my love for Hermes Kelly 32 bag. This infatuation came quite unexpectedly and I still cannot rationalise it. As a long-time devotee of Birkin 35 due of its size, functionality and, of course, the wow factor I was not prepared that there might exist another bag that could possibly come anywhere near such a magnificent accessory. And yet, Hermes Kelly 32 bag is…

Bvlgari Serpenti Forever bag

Bvlgari Serpenti Forever Bag Review

Sep 30th, 2019 Handbags Unwrapped 16 min read

Even a person suffering from a bad case of ophidiophobia will not be able to resist this charm of the Serpenti Forever bag from Bvlgari. The fashion house, renowned for its understated elegance associated with the iconic snake design jewellery, debuted the first Serpenti bag in the 2012 Fall-Winter collection. The rest, as they say, is history. The beautifully crafted bag adorned with a hypnotic…

Vintage Chanel Bag

Vintage Chanel Bag – 5 Things to Know Before You Buy It

Sep 22nd, 2019 Handbags Unwrapped 19 min read

Have you ever considered buying a vintage Chanel bag? Well, it has not been high on the list of my shopping priorities as I always preferred fresh-out-of-the-box items. However, a few years ago I was desperately looking for a small Chanel flap bag in navy blue with a golden chain and at the time the colour was unavailable in boutiques. As my mind was firmly…

Gucci Marmont bag

Gucci Marmont Bag Review

Aug 26th, 2019 Handbags Unwrapped 20 min read

I remember that when I bought my first Gucci bag around 2005, I was absolutely mesmerised by the interlocking GG logo canvas and bamboo detailing characteristic of brand. This started my obsession with Gucci accessories, both shoes and bags, and led to many happy purchases. However, after a few years of this love affair I started exploring other brands, fell in love with Chanel, and…

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Hermes Birkin 35 Review – Part 2

Aug 5th, 2019 Handbags Unwrapped 12 min read

In Part 1 of Birkin 35 review I wrote about features such as aesthetics and construction of the bag, its dimensions, weight and the date stamp. The aim of Part 2 is to shift focus to aspects such as durability and functionality of Birkin 35, the Hermes Spa, and consider whether the bag provides a true value for money. Durability of Birkin 35 | Hermes…