All posts tagged: bags

Never heard of Ferragamo? It’s about to become your favourite bag

The number one thing that women put on their wish lists for Christmas is *drumroll* luxury bags. Luxury is different for everyone, but broadly it can be defined on a societal level as “something your neighbour can’t afford”. This is a bit of cynical definition, I tend to include other things like quality and what a brand stands for, but I will agree that the items we covet the most cost as much as they do because they are out of reach. Now I’m not advocating spending a lot of money on bags, but Christmas is that one holiday a year when we can relax  a bit, let ourselves go and stop counting. Where I come in is to make sure your gift isn’t a complete waste of money and is something that will last a long time. Number one rule for such special purchases is making sure that a bag you’re about to buy isn’t rarer than its fake versions. Take Louis Vuitton, as an example of a brand which I see so many …

Discovering gift-worthy accessories in Paris

These are the moments when you really start loving your job— you are being sent to Paris “to network at a conference”…Paris is a holy grail of all things beautiful, from food and wine, to accessories and fashion. When my mum “hinted” that she wanted a leather backpack for her birthday, it was a no-brainer to dedicate part of my trip to shopping and search for something uniquely French. After some online research, I fell in love with this leather backpack in rich brown: With my target set, I headed straight to Galeries Lafayette.  After spending 15 minutes in the queue just to get into the Longchamp boutique (that was a first!), the real “sac a dos” was too plain and surprisingly uncomfortable to wear. Panic! Dedicated gift-givers never panic, that’s our rule number one. As a true believer that things do tend to work out, sometimes with a little bit of patience and commitment, I continued my journey through the store until I discovered Kesslord, a much less-known accessories brand with refreshingly democratic prices …