My Kate Spade wishlist

November 7, 2009 at 19:30 2 comments

Triggered by the Kate Spade sale that never was (for me and for the hordes of other ladies who left empty-handed; did I mention how easy it was to catch a cab back to work, as there were never fewer than half a dozen pulling up to inevitable disappointment?), let me share with you the beauties I had hoped to encounter at half-price.

(Dear Mr. Manx, if you ever happen to read this, it would make your Christmas shopping that much easier. Also less painful, because these are nowhere near the price of the Chanel 2.55 Reissue that we talked about the other night. Even if you chance upon this after Christmas, Valentine’s Day is not far away.)

KS Mikkel

Boerum Hill Mikkel in Dijon

This is my #1 choice at the moment – a tongue-in-cheek, boxy leather bag that throbs with retro vibes. Can it be worn with B&W office attire? Check. My favourite Dorothy Perkins dresses? Check. What about Levi’s and a tee? Check. Verdict: win.

KS TFMaryanne

Tutti Fruitti Maryanne in White Truffle

Another retro-looking baby in a striking colour. This one has the advantage of bigger size and the ability to be worn on the shoulder. I like it too; it’s just that I think the Mikkel has more, well, BOOMZ. Haha.

KS GCMaryanne

Gold Coast Maryanne in Gold

Same shape as #2, but in a different material that makes it cost >US$100 more. It’s a new arrival, so I don’t think I would have seen it at the sale. I must say it looks more luxe and less of a fingerprint magnet. I wonder it if would make me look like a tai-tai, though…

KS CILilia

Coney Island Lilia in KS Green

And, for the sheer fun-ness of the look, is this bag in a colour that is unusual for me. It looks so light and pillowy that I think I would use it as a huggy object.

Overall, I am looking for a bag that is roomy, versatile and light, that I can use for work, and in a warm colour (that’s mainly because my incoming LV Mary Kate is in black). My preference for quilts indicates an obvious liking for Chanel, and indeed, one suspects that Kate Spade has the same.


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  • 1. flaneurvric  |  November 7, 2009 at 20:51

    I like this post very much, and I know nothing about bags. I particularly like the first bag, which manages to be both classy and functional. The fourth bag’s color is gorgeous. The second one reminds me of my friends who wisely opted for shiny white MacBooks over the matte black one I chose. Oh, well.

    I had to look up “tai-tai,” so I can’t really comment on #3.

    If you don’t mind, would you consider lending your services as a bag-purchasing consultant before I leave S’pore? I would like to give my sisters nicer bags than they’d buy for themselves, but I do not have your sophisticated eye :)

    • 2. Katie  |  November 7, 2009 at 21:33

      I totally love the first bag too, and there is a very high risk of me buying it quite soon! *considers burying credit card*

      And I would love to do bag-talking or bag-shopping with you some day. I honestly don’t know very much about bags myself – being completely uninterested in the topic till two months ago – and I think “wantonly lustful” is a better description for my kind of eye, but I think it’s really cool of you to want to buy bags for your sisters, and it would be fun to hit the shops for a good hunt. :)

      “Tai-tai” is what I find myself wanting to be, especially on Mondays and on-call days. Like tomorrow. :(


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