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Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things: All-Time Favorite Bags Edition

Back in December, I began a series of personal posts entitled "A Few Of My Favorite Things" with the goal of sharing with my readers the things that I love. From my obsession with reality shows to a penchant for Hershey chocolate bars to my favorite person and all of her favorite things, I've provided a glimpse into what Señora Cartera favors. Now I'm closing out this series by sharing my all-time favorite bags with you.

When Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw made the Fendi Baguette the "it" bag to have, I loved it and had to have one. Back then, I was single and favored smaller bags. The 'Baguette' was the perfect companion. I had quite a few, but, sadly, ended up selling them all to fund my next bag obsession.

My Favorite Bags

This leads me to the Balenciaga City Bag. I've bought many of them as well, but only sold away a few. For me, the 'City' provides the look and feel I prefer to use on a daily basis. I can bang up my City bags without worrying because the quality of the goatskin leather on these designs is beyond comparison. I love that I can have the same bag, but switch things up with different colors. It's change done in small doses, and that's how I like my bags to evolve.

Now that you're familiar with my past and present bag obsessions, it's time to know what I hope lies waiting for me in my future. While the handbag loving world fawns over the Hermés Birkin, I long for a sweet, demure Kelly Bag. Even though a croc Kelly is pictured here, my heart desires an Hermés 32 cm black lizard Kelly. This bag is the epitome of timeless sophistication. I want to grow old with that bag. I want to attend my son's weddings carrying that bag, and I'd want to be buried with it. If I'm lucky enough to go to heaven, then I want my black lizard Kelly bag with me for eternity.  My hubby promised I could get one on our 10th wedding anniversary. Only four more years to go.

There you have it, folks. I hope you've enjoyed learning a few things about me from knowing what my favorite things are. I'd love to know what your all-time favorite bags are. Please feel free to share!


5 Responses to "A Few of My Favorite Things: All-Time Favorite Bags Edition"
  1. gail said...
    Thursday, February 11, 2010

    Exquisite taste my dear, but I didn't expect anything less. I am probably the only handbag lover around that doesn't aspire to own an Hermes, don't ask me why, I just don't. But, my favorite bags of all time are as follows:

    Anya Hindmarch - Carker (beige)
    YSL - Totem (black calf)
    Chanel - Maxi in metallic grey lambskin
    Roger Viver - origami/geometric hobo

    Let me add that two of these handbags were enable by Senora Cartera :)

  2. Dania Padron said...
    Thursday, February 11, 2010

    Gail, you're not the first person to tell me I'm an enabler. In your case, I'm proud Señora Cartera played a role. All your choices are amazing. The first three are true timeless classics and the RV origami hobo is a work of art.

    Thanks for sharing your favorite bags with us.

  3. Michael St. James said...
    Friday, February 12, 2010

    Loved these segments! It was good to get to know you beyond the bags. How funny is it that the Sex and the City episode where Carrie gets her purple sequined Baguette stolen is on right now? I think my ultimate Hermes bag is the medor clutch in black lizard or alligator. I will get my hands on one some day.

  4. Dania Padron said...
    Friday, February 12, 2010

    I love that episode, Michael. "It's not a bag. It's a baguette!" Classic.

    I'd say the Medor clutch and Massai bag would be my next all-time must-have bags.

    Glad you enjoyed the posts, too.

  5. Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...
    Friday, February 12, 2010

    I love the Kelly bag too and it's the one bag that I really would like to have before I die as well. I love this post Dania--so great that your husband understands :)

    Hoping you have a wonderful valentine's weekend!

    xo Mary Jo

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