Louis Vuitton Speedy 101 (With Updated Prices In SGD)

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One of Louis Vuitton’s most endearing bag icons, the Monogram Canvas Speedy was the bag everyone wanted when I first started blogging back in 2007 (has it been that long?). I remember receiving loads of emails asking about the Speedy, from the various sizes available to how much it cost. And if I remember correctly, they only had the Speedy back then in either Monogram Canvas or Damier Ebene (Damier Azur hadn’t even come out yet). They didn’t have shoulder slings either (yes, now they do), nor could they have been customised, which is what you can do now if you so choose too.

In other words, because it’s been so, so long since I did anything on the classic Speedy, consider this post your refresher.

Still available in the same 4 sizes they’ve always had, they are classified by length of the bag, so a Speedy25 for example, measures around 25 cm across. There’s a Speedy30, a Speedy35 and a Speedy40 as well, which is the biggest in the Speedy family. Any bigger and it would be considered a Keepall, which starts at 45 (Keepall45) all the way to a 60, but that’s a post for another day.

Made almost entirely of coated-canvas with a smidgen of leather where you find its handles, the tab and the trim, it’s also extremely lightweight, virtually indestructible, ages well over time (especially if you are into the whole patina thing on the leather handles) and of course, affordable. Yes, that’s because it is mostly canvas after all, but it is also one of the few designer bags you’ll find in the market today under theSGD1400 mark.

Yes, it’s time for the prices. The Speedy25 is just SGD1300, the Speedy30 is SGD1330. Then we have the Speedy35 at SGD1360 and finally the Speedy40? Just SGD1390. Affordable, right?

And as perfect as the Speedy was, the fans wanted more. They wanted it to come with a shoulder sling as well, and if I’m not wrong, Louis Vuitton launched that in 2011. Known as the Speedy Bandouliere, it also came in the same 4 sizes and are currently priced SGD1880, SGD1910, SGD1940, SGD1970 respectively. Yes, it costs a tad more, but you’re paying for the shoulder sling made entirely of leather, and because it’s even more functional now, it’s ok, right?

After that (or was it before that), the Damier Azur Speedy was launched, which also means that as of today, you can choose from 3 different colours/patterns (Monogram Canvas, Damier Azur and Damier Ebene), 4 sizes and the option of having it with sling or not. Which is definitely more options than what we had back in 2007.

Other updates? The Mini Lin Speedy (fabric instead of canvas) has since been discontinued, there’s now a Speedy Nano (tiny tiny tiny Speedy with a sling) and of course, Mon Monogram, which allows you to customise your Speedy with your own choice of initials and stripes before it is made. There are also seasonal Speedyofferings, like one shown above made specially for S/S16. Not exactly a fan of this one, but since everyone here knows what a Speedy looks like anyway, you know what I mean.

All of this talk of the Speedy is making me nostalgic. I even remember back in the day when I would follow my girlfriend (and by girlfriend I mean a girl who is a friend) to Louis Vuitton countless times before she decided to get one, a Speedy30. I even toyed with the idea of getting a Speedy40 for myself, which I’ve seen some guys rock rather effortlessly. Which brings me to this question. Do any of you out there still use yours? Or are thinking of getting one anytime soon?

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Chanel Boy Wallet On Chain in Grained Calfskin

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The most popular question I get about the Chanel Boy Wallet on Chain is: ‘Does it come in Caviar?’
And I can fully understand why this question is being asked so frequently, many Chanel users are used to Caviar, they know how impeccable this leather is – its strong and heavier than the lambskin, to damage such leather, you need to be very abusive. So imagine the Boy WOC in caviar, how safe will my investment be?
But calfskin is also one of my favorite leather; at least it’s much better than lambskin, if maintenance and care is your concern of course. Lambskin has its own benefits; I mean its feel very luxurious.
This Boy WOC style is from the permanent edition, unlike the Chanel WOC Paris Dallas that has been released a few months ago. It features a long metal chain and the Boy CC Closure in golden hardware. I love how the color blue melts together with gold, the black is usually together with silver hardware. If you love gold, then this is your opportunity.
Calfskin is calfskin, what you are going to love, are the grains. You see, this Boy WOC is grained, it will feel amazing if you touch it with your hands.

Chanel Boy Wallet on Chain in Grained Calfskin
Style code: A80287
Size: 4.8’ x 7.5’ x 1.7’
Price: $2,475 USD, €1600 euro’s or $3,000 SGD.

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In Praise of Louis Vuitton’s Epi Leather Bags and Accessories

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Le Snob Hat in a Bag, Biker Vest-Bag, and Le Bag Dress: Conversion Practice

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Don’t be thrown by the name. Le Snob is not the European division of Snob Essentials. It’s something different entirely, a self-proclaimed “goth-meets-goldfinger” brand by designer duo B. Åkerlund (she cites styling for Beyoncé and Rihanna on her resume) and Robert Lussier (he launched the label after getting inspired by a bag he stumbled across at a California garage sale). Le Snob is also the ultimate in convertibility.

The concepts sound wacky: a bag that morphs into a wide-brim hat, a vest you can wear as a bag, and a fringe-trimmed tote that adjusts into a shift dress! Somehow, they manage to work, effortlessly even. All executed in luxe black leather with gold-tone hardware, the Hat in a Bag makes for a cute ring-handle clutch and the Biker Vest-Bag features a conveniently wide pocket for stashing your essentials no matter how you put it on. Most subversive of all, Le Bag Dress somehow translates from an enormous north-south tote to a badass LBD (thank the well-positioned adjustable buckles) – one that takes all the shame out of the dreaded morning-after walk! It also begs the question: What have your bags done for you lately? Hat in a Bag, $870; Biker Vest-Bag, $1,990; and Le Bag Dress, $2,445, available at Le Snob.

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Le Snob Le Bag Dress, Biker Vest-Bag, and Hat in a Bag

Le Snob Le Bag Dress, Biker Vest-Bag, and Hat in a Bag

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CHANEL VINTAGE CHEVRON QUILTED FLAP BAG IN WHITE

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We featured this bag not too long ago and Erika just bought one in white at the Chanel boutique. The bag is exactly how she described it: ‘Exquisite!’.

As you can see, this bag is a gorgeous piece. It’s a mix of the brand’s most classic elements that you will love. The CC closure is a new design, the vintage look creates the vintage touch and its refined in Chevron Quilting.

Don’t worry about the space, because it got plenty. Sling the interwoven chain strap on your shoulder. Expected price is €3250 euro, but check with the SA for detailed information.

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Replica Handbag Review: Celine Luggage Phantom Bag in Light Blue

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It’s no secret to anyone that the Celine Luggage Phantom Bag is one of the most beautiful and popular models these days. Countless fashionistas around the world love this design, they all love to wear it with one of their glamorous outfits. It is the perfect day purse for the office or for important meetings. It is stylish and spacious. It is everything you need to lead a modern and edgy lifestyle.

This luxury designer bag is also very much loved by movie stars and the magazines are full with photos of divas showing off their fabulous and new Celine Luggage Phantom Bag. One of my favorite versions is the one in light blue. I simply adore the look of this elegant purse. If you also like how the Celine Phantom purse looks like, but you just can’t afford its high price tag then here there are a few tips for finding a perfect replica.

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The most important detail about this very beautiful bag is the leather. It is manufactured from a very resistant, thick and firm leather. This type of leather looks very refined and highlights the original lines of this bag, every curve and every folding. The original Celine Luggage Phantom Bag doesn’t need to be full in order to stand firm by its own. Even empty it keeps its special shape without bending. A poor replica bag will not have the same high quality leather and because of this it will look cheap and it will bend if its not stuffed.

Essential is the color of this Celine Phantom version. This unique blue is very difficult to find on the market of fake bags. Because of this, only a few replica manufacturer will manage to offer this exact color for your Celine Luggage Phantom fake Bag. Beware of lighter or darker shades of blue. These will be a clear giveaway.

The handles have a very well constructed shape. These look like tall arches made from the finest leather there is. To ensure the firmes of the handles, these are stitched on the inside part. The stitching offers an extra robustness.

The stitching is very important at a Celine Luggage Phantom replica Bag. These are used to outline the curves, the design embelishments and the elegance of the purse. Most decorative stitches are raised and represent the most fascinating part of the bag. Needless to say, each stitch is perfect. There are no symmetric errors, no loose threads or smudges.

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The hardware has a very rough look. It is silver color and isn’t too shiny. It has a matte finish that looks very modern and city like. I love it. It is a very nice aesthetic detail that enhances the beauty of the bag. Please note that the base must have four rectangular studs made from the same silver metal as the rest of the harware.

So just pay attention to all the details of the Celine Luggage Phantom bag you want to purchase and compare every small part of the purse with the original model. It must be an exact match. If you manage to find such a Celine Luggage Phantom replica bag then you can go ahead with your order. The result will be a glamorous and beautiful replica purse.

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