backstage at jacquemus rtw spring ‘21 by alexandre faraci
jacquemus ss21 🌾 via @thekittiestmag
Coffee table mood
I got you in the palm of my brand
It’s good to practice self-control but dare I say it, I don’t believe I’ll need much of it when it comes to these items. Of course, if you happen to love them, you do you; Don’t pay any attention to me! Nevertheless, here is my lowdown of luxury handbags I won’t be buying in 2021 and why (staring prices included)…
No doubt this bag has a certain beauty to it. Afterall, it’s in the classic and wonderful Lady Dior shape but for what it is, I don’t think it’s worth the investment. Especially if you are beginning a luxury handbag collection. It’s best to start on the absolute classics in more wearable colourways. I can see this bag being discontinued at some point so it’s not a longterm piece. The texture and material looks as though it will hold a stain and perhaps not age well as it may be prone to marks and frays. Opt for the Lady Dior in a classic leather.
The cool girl bag of the moment - or at least one of them. I think this is a trend piece which I can just about see becoming part of the main collection for years to come but for me, it’s to sci-fi-esque and doesn’t scream luxury to me, even though it is. Having said that it’s a decent price at £1.450, particularly if you are into alternative leathers like crocodile skin (not for me, but each to their own!). For me, I just cannot see how this would fit in my wardrobe and it doesn’t fill me with any butterflies. So, it’s a no from me!
So the nineties are back in full force and I am not mad about it. Prada minimalism always reminds me of the late 90s, early noughties or the Matrix movies. This bag just seems not so practical for me and lacks in look-at-me power. The bag is a reinterpretation from a 90s design but it just misses the mark for me for it to become a priority purchase. The optical illusion aspect of the bag is clever but reveals that you not be able to fit what you need in it as it is so slim.
Okay so, full disclaimer: I own this bag in black and I still adore it. My only misgivings when it comes to buying a new one is that I really don’t appreciate the sequins. I don’t think this is necessary and cheapens the design for me. Overall these bags are practical, aesthetically pleasing and practical as it fits a lot, ages well and can be worn cross-body. But, it is a bit ubiquitous now and I don’t think it’s necessary to have more than one or two in a collection.
Who would I be if I wore this bag? Too try-hard I think. And I say this directed at me only, it just doesn’t suit my style. Sure I like to take risks but ultimately, I’m not this cool. I have to say though, it’s a great price for a designer piece. It just doesn’t feel like an easily wearable designer luxury bag that can go with many different outfits. This will be a struggle and it’s pretty much limited to Spring/Summer. I have difficulty seeing how this bag works across all seasons. For this, I don’t think it’s worth it, I’d rather spend 3x more for something with more wearability.
What luxury bags do you plan to stay away from this year? What do you think of this list? Let me know in the comments!
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Prada hair clips