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MIU MIU NAPPA SHINE BAULETTO BAG

Went to the Reebonz sale at Chijmes with , and it was bizarrely in the same church/chapel that she got married in! Talk about selling out.. and what an odd location for a fashion sale, *LOL*. No complaints though, as it was fantastic to see a huge variety of brands ‘in real life’, as often I end up having to buy from online boutiques and getting stuff shipped in, sight-unseen. And so I got to discover bags I previously never bothered to look twice at online, and also disregarded bags I’d previously lusted over online (but I didn’t end up liking in person).

After handing over our bags at the entrance (you should’ve seen the shelves containing all the shoppers’ handbags – it was a luxury mall in itself, haha!! I would’ve loved to go ferreting around in there instead), we pottered on in and fortunately it wasn’t mad-crazy with shopaholics. I get nervous at sales ‘cos I can’t deal with mental shoppers pushing and shoving to get their hands on stuff, way too stressful. But every one was very calm, and there were no kerfuffles; even with us (and by ‘us’ I mean ) stalking another woman ‘cos she’d picked up a bag that I was eyeing and wouldn’t put it back down! Likewise, I was also stalked by some poor sucker (ie. a lady’s boyfriend) who wanted one of the two Miu Miu bags I was hogging :P But everyone was calm and no “Stupid bitch! Hand over that bag to me NOOOWWWW!” ;)

I would say the discounts are not that good compared to the USA retail prices, especially if the USA boutique is having a sale. However, they are really good compared to Singapore boutique retail prices, and I got the opportunity to touch-and-feel the bags first, so it was a pretty good trade-off. Plus, the bag I ended up getting isn’t available online when I went to check (<— justification).

I hope Singapore has more of these fashion sales. They rock!

I saw this Balenciaga in a lovely blueberry shade.. was so tempted
but it was in the First size which is too small for me.

I *swooned* when I saw this Givenchy! The colour!!! But, too heavy :(

And I loved the colour of these 2 lil Miu Miu mini bags, but they were far too small

And then I spotted…… these 2 Miu Miu cross-body bags!! *FAINT*

It took me yonks to decide which one of the above 2 Miu Miu bags I wanted.. as they were so similar and yet so different, LOL. It’s hard being female, okay! I liked the one in front (ie. the one with the gathered top) because it’s a classic Miu Miu design and I liked the leather ties on either end.. however the leather was a lil too shiny for the liking and I thought the gold hardware didn’t go so well with the turquoise.

I liked the one behind (ie. the one at my bum) because it was the perfect size for my stuff, had really really soft matte leather, and the brushed gunmetal hardware was fantastic. In the end, I got that one – the Miu Miu Nappa Shine Bauletto Bag!

Miu Miu Nappa Shine Bauletto Bag

Love the brushed metal lock

A peek inside

I’ve actually been using it as my handbag + diaper bag combined into one. Yeah, I travel really light when I’m out alone with Hunter :P And it doesn’t look like it from the outside, but it’s roomy and fits in everything I need! That way I only need carry this small ‘lil bag, and I have Hunter strapped to me in the Ergo baby carrier, and off I go – simple.

Cross-body style – front view

Cross-body style – side view

How I normally carry it

Didn’t realise it, but I was ridiculously matchy-match ;)
In my 2 all-time favourite colours, no less!!!

It’s actually similar to a Balenciaga if you just glance at it, so maybe that’s why I like it so much ;) And the lovely thing is that it’s getting softer/slouchier now with use, which is an added bonus for me! The lambskin leather smells soooo good and is nice and smooshy, and I expect it to get even slouchier as I use it. Plus, the “Miu Miu” logo is pretty subtle so it doesn’t scream DESIGNER HANDBAG, which is nice.

Balenciaga black Town…. VS…. Miu Miu Nappa Shine Bauletto Bag

Side comparison

 
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Posted by on 6 July 2011 (Wed) in Miu Miu, Uncategorized

 

FOR SALE: MIU MIU, COACH, LOEWE

Just a little housekeeping note: I’ve received an influx of messages from interested parties on the stuff I’m selling. If you have asked me questions because of a serious intention to buy, PLEASE have the courtesy to respond to me if you decide you don’t want to purchase after all. I’m trying to be fair and ‘holding’ the bag for the 1st person that contacts me, so if that’s you and you promptly ignore my email(s) after I’ve provided you answers to your questions and payment details, you’re holding up others as well as making me hang there for no good reason. I just politely ask that if I’m nice enough to respond to you, please be nice enough to respond to me. Thanks! :)

Anyway…. on with the sale! 3 bags today, all different brands:

Miu Miu lambskin hobo with gold hardware ***SOLD***

laid flat 1
laid flat 2
sitting down
back view
closeup of back left corner
closeup of back right corner
top view
closeup of clasp hardware closed
closeup of clasp hardware opened
buckle 1
buckle 2 with key cles
key cles with spare key
underside of handle
top of handle
side view
bottom view
interior
closeup of Miu Miu tag
modelling pic 1
modelling pic 2
(apologies for the bad quality photos.. there was no good natural light so had to use yellow-bulb light!)

Very very rare and long discontinued Miu Miu bag.. in one AWESOME colour – barbie pink!! It’s made from incredibly soft, plush, thick, and luxurious nappa (lambskin) leather. The feel of this is unbelievable – softer than Balenciaga bags – kind of like a very very smooshy pillow. This does NOT feel like the new Miu Miu bags by the way, which are (sadly) made of much harder and less-smooshy leather. I basically just sit there and stroke the beautiful leather and I’m happy *ahem*

I like this bag because it sits well on the shoulder without dropping off (bags tend to do this on my narrow shoulders), but hobo bags aren’t quite my style which is why I’m selling it.

Tag inside says it’s Made in Turkey, and the bag has a fully lined interior. The adorable dangling key cles houses a little gold key (that locks the front clasp) as well as a spare one. Too cute!! What I like most about the bag is the gold clasp on the front. It closes with THE most satisfying *click*. Hard to explain but it feels sooo smooth and nice to *click* it that you’ll probably end up playing with the clasp and *clicking* it again, heh.

The bag measures 9.5″ across, 9″ high, with a handle drop of 9″. Approximate since this is a soft slouchy bag. It fits in very nicely under your shoulder and against your torso. Please note that the piping on the edge has some scuffs on it – not noticeable when carried but you can see when you inspect it up close (see photos). The clasp has very light scratches from normal use but can easily be polished or buffed out, but I haven’t done that yet.

Retails almost US$1,100 though this specific colour and style is long discontinued.

Condition: Great condition, leather colour is still bright and clear. Very slight scuff marks on piping here and there, clasp has very light marks/scratches. Comes with original Miu Miu dustbag.

Price: US$600 including registered airmail shipping (add $20 for EMS/courier with 3-day delivery). ***SOLD***

Coach ‘Leah’ soft embossed patent-leather tote in hot pink ***SOLD***

front view
front view with long strap
closeup of clasp
interior of front pocket
underside of handles
back view
side view
closeup of Coach keychain
closeup of strap ring
straps
interior
care card and retail price tag
(apologies for the bad quality photos.. there was no good natural light so had to use yellow-bulb light!)

I was drawn to this ‘lil Coach bag because it was so different to the regular nylon/canvas Coach bags. It has a beautiful ‘feel’ to it that feels VERY similar to Louis Vuitton vernis (specifically in the Framboise colour), which was why I caved and bought it :P Made of patent leather, the bag is soft and pliable, with Coach subtly embossed on it. The bag is water and stain resistent.

This ‘lil baby is a fantastic size and light, but roomy on the inside. The zippered opening (with leather zipper pull) keeps your contents safe and is easy to pull open/shut. I love the front pocket that closes with a solid turnlock clasp made of shiny silver nickle – it feels soooo nice *clicking* it! Perfect to hold your phone and/or tissues, etc.

The bag has attached short leather straps that can be hand-held or carried on the shoulder. But it also comes with a long adjustable leather strap to carry it long on the shoulder, or messenger style. VERY versatile! The pink exterior is waterproof and is quite soft, not hard and sturdy as you would expect, which is why I liked it. Hanging from the front on a ball chain is a Coach keychain, which has a small watermark next to the “C” (see photo).

Interior of the bag is a beautiful soft pink satin, with the Coach leather tab on the inside. The bag has an exterior back slip pocket, exterior front pocket with turnlock closure, 2 interior slip pockets, 1 interior zip pocket.

Measures 12″ (L) at top, 10″ (L) at bottom x 8″ (H) x 3″ (D)16.5″ Adjustable Double Leather Straps with a 7.5″ drop with detachable leather shoulder strap for cross body use

Retails US$298, though this specific colour and style is now discontinued.

Condition: New. There is a small faint watermark on the keychain, it was like this in the boutique. Comes with Coach carry gift bag, care card, and retail price tag.

Price: US$140 including registered airmail shipping (add $20 for EMS/courier with 3-day delivery). ***SOLD***

Loewe silk & leather hobo bag

front view 1
front view 2
what it looks like carried
leather handle
closeup of leather handle
closeup of silverware
top of bag
leather Loewe-stamped zipper pulls
closeup of bag exterior 1
closeup of bag exterior 2
linen lined interior
dustbag, identity cards

Completely discontinued and incredibly rare, this Loewe bag is made of pure soft silk and trimmed with smooth leather. The vibrant colour and design was what drew me to this bag, as well as how soft and floppy it is. The silk bag ‘ties’ onto the curved leather handle and has a wide zip (with 2 Loewe-embossed leather zipper pulls) – it makes reaching in to get your stuff really easy since it opens up wide.

The Loewe logo is heat stamped onto the top of the handle and the handle also has 2 sold metal rings where the silk bag ties to. The quality and detail on this bag is absolutely divine! The interior is fully lined in thick linen and the bag will look fabulous paired with a pair of jeans for going out.

Retail was about US$1,500+.. though this is now long discontinued and now not even available on eBay.

Condition: New. Comes with original Loewe dust bag and authenticity cards.

Price: US$800 including registered airmail shipping (add $20 for EMS/courier with 3-day delivery).

 
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Posted by on 29 September 2010 (Wed) in Coach, Fashion, Loewe, Miu Miu, Uncategorized

 

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Posted by on 19 December 2008 (Fri) in Fashion, Hong Kong, Miu Miu, Uncategorized