I swooned when I clocked this Highline Micro Mini PVC shoulder bag from Diane Von Furstenberg on Net-a-Porter. Fitting right into the season’s micro-bag trend (get edumacated on that here), it’s got a smoky PVC construction embellished with NEEEOOONN and chains. Love it, and for €130 I wouldn’t feel one bit guilty buying it either.
Now, this is interesting: Weir’s, the upscale jewellers sitting like an expensive behemoth at the end of Dublin’s Grafton street, recently made a very interesting discovery in the dusty reaches of its stockroom. A tranche of pristine, forgotten-about designer bags from the 1980s and early 90s, to be precise. They’re on sale now from prices ranging from €50 to €200 and you can nab yourself an original Charles Jourdan (above) for €120 (he worked extensively with Nars muse Guy Bourdin, fact fans), YSL, Gucci, Louis Feraud and Glomesh – that gorgeous slippy connected metal stuff Studio 54 dreams are made of. Well worth a look, I should think. My pick is the Jourdan piece: it still works well now while some of the others do look dated, particularly the YSL pieces, unfortunately.
Pop to Arnotts for this’un. It breaks the upper limit by a fiver, coming in at €205, but hey, what’s the price of an expensive coffee between friends, eh? Rebecca Minkoff’s Mini M.A.C. Shoulder Bag in black is a really nice bag for both day and night and if you’re making a first foray into a spendier bag, I’d say this is a great one to go for.
Which is your fave?