Imagine this scenario: You are standing in Holt Renfrew wearing the creme-de-la-creme of your wardrobe, pretending to be an uncommitted browser. A beautiful Lanvin purse catches your eye and you stroll over casually to disguise your childish eagerness. You covertly (and covetly) stroke the lusciously smooth leather when suddenly-POOF! A purse genie appears and grants you three purse wishes. Which would I choose? ….And yes, I did choose Lanvin because it rhymes with Aladdin.
1) Chanel (Who wouldn’t have Chanel at the top of their list?)
I love this quilted calfskin tote bag in black or cream, the two most iconic colours in Chanel handbags. This bag is versatile with its hand straps as well as shoulder straps. If I could wear a Chanel bag everyday, it would be this one; large enought to fit a book, wallet, Kindle, sunglasses, cosmetic bag, and keys-my daily essentials. It is a timeless classic that can be handed down for generations.
2) Celine Bag
The contrast of the smooth leather and the soft suede enhance the structural appeal of this carry-all handbag from Celine. I love the lines the and size and can see this bag staying in style for decades.
3) Louis Vuitton Alma GM
The two staples of a purse collection are an everyday black and red/burgundy purse. Coloured purses supplement a purse collection with drama, originality, and versatility, and red purse is the perfect embodiment of all of those traits. I like the traditional arm straps to rest in the crook of the arm. This bag has a classic silhouette with a print that gives it a flare of modern rebellion.