I’m interrupting my usual beauty posts with my new handbags today…
Yes, I have been shopping again…!
First up, I have the SPLURGE handbag which was from SABA… You know it’s SPLURGE-y when it comes wrapped in a dust bag and the shop has a branded cardboard bag (instead of plastic fantastics) and the price tag of the bag is in 3 figures!! *gulps*
Well, here she is… Behold my SABA Annex Fold-Over…
“Super-soft grain cow leather in contemporary graphite, combined with brushed silver luxe metal hardware. This hip bag folds open into a tote with top handle, and has a removable strap for versatility. Width is 29cm, height 22cm when folded and depth 8cm. This is made from 100% leather.”
All for the princely sum of $269.
Now if you know me in real life or you have read my previous handbag stories, you will know that I am a thrifty handbag queen (read : cheapskate) and apart from my highly neglected LV, this SABA Annex Fold-Over is one of the most exxy handbags in my collection. Let me think… Yes, it is indeed the 2nd most exxy handbag next to LV! So why did I splurge? And how did I find the money to splurge with a baby on its way???
Simple answer : I had a $300 SABA gift card which was expiring in a matter of days so I had to spend it on SOMETHING!!!
I’ve actually had the gift card for a while (part of the prize of Clinique It Girl)…and I’ve walked into SABA a few times…and walked out again. I am just never gonna be a classy luxe lady and I have learnt to accept that fact. And I have also learnt to accept the fact that I will be stared at up and down by SA’s working in expensive shops with the “Can she afford this?” look. But anyway…on the day I spent my dorrahs at SABA, the SA’s were nice to me because I had that determined “I HAVE TO BUY SOMETHING IN HERE TODAY” vibe.
Originally, I had my eye on the SABA El Toro Day Bag ($329) – extreme hawtness from SABA.com.au – but the zip malfunctioned!! And even the SA’s struggled to zip it up…so heed my warning before you splurge!! Besides, my Husband was like – if you buy that, you will never use it because it is too heavy for you and your bad back/neck/shoulder. He knows me so well 🙂 And it could also be partly due to the fact that he used the remainder of my voucher to buy himself a lovely merino sweater – aha! Ulterior motive revealed! 😛
So…have I started using my SABA bag? Is it my handbag du jour? Pfft…don’t be silly! I took it out for some photos and then put it back in the dust bag…and by the time I use it, it will be so last season 😛 Don’t get me wrong. The SABA bag is of fantastic quality…it’s just NOT AS ME…but I will use it…eventually…!
Instead…my handbag du jour is this baby…
What a cutie! This is a pretty handmade tote bag made by my lovely talented young friend Julie from Julie’s Little World. And it was a bargain at $15. We popped along to her stall at a market a few weeks ago and we were so happy to support her with this purchase. I haven’t stopped using it since – hence the wrinkled appearance! I have also received compliments from a few girlfriends already 😉 It is just…SO MORE ME!
Anyway, I can’t believe I have so many handbag stories!! LOL! Which handbag do you like? Have you bought any handbags recently?