DO YOU HAVE ONE OF OUR MOST-WANTED HANDBAGS? READ ON.......
At Siopaella, we have a 'Most Wanted' list. We can't say they're the usual suspects who regularly make cover stars on all the top FBI lists - oh, no, no, no siree BUT we can claim we want them bad. Very, very bad. Remember Meatloaf's 'I Would Do Anything for Love'? Well, we would do anything for these designer handbags and we WILL do that. And by that I mean, hand out the big bucks. Hard cash is best served cold - fact! So, check out the top ten handbags on our wish-list. These babies will have us foaming at the mouth and eating out of the palm of your hands. Did you know if you have any of the designer handbags on our wish-list, we will also raid your wardrobe and accept pieces from Topshop, Zara, Ted Baker, & Other Stories, Cos and other high-street brands, as well as your trend-led designer pieces? Ready, set, GO!!!
1. CHLOE DREW SMALL BAG IN GRAINED LEATHER
Playful and sweet, the Chloe 'Drew' bag has been spotted on all the models and bloggers du jour, including Aimee Song of Song of Style, our fave gal pal Anouska, Olivia Palermo, Leandra Medine of Man Repeller and Miroslava Duma. In fact, just recently Who What Wear described the 'Drew' bag as the it-bag of the season! We want this baby so bad!
2. BOY CHANEL FLAP BAG, PLEATED LAMBSKIN LEATHER
The Chanel 'Boy' bag is much rougher around the edges than the classic flap. Originally introduced in the fall/winter 2011 ready-to-wear collection, this bag rates very highly on our Siopaella 'Most Wanted' top designer handbag list.
3.GIVENCHY MEDIUM PANDORA BAG IN WASHED LEATHER
It's not just the Kardashian/Jenner clan that loves Givenchy, it's the go-to brand for some of the coolest style mavens - like Rick Owens or Alexander McQueen, Riccardo Tisci conjures up dark romance in everything he does - and we like it! The Pandora bag is classic with a modern twist - it's renowned for being lightweight and the perfect travel companion!
Imagine having this draped across your arm at the airport. Now imagine David Gandy draped across your arm. Just because! Louis Vuitton does the most covetable canvas bags - I feel a mini-break looming!
5. CLASSIC LARGE MONOGRAM SAINT LAURENT SATCHEL IN ROYAL BLUE GRAIN DE POUDRE TEXTURED MATELASSÉ LEATHER
This handbag is sold out on almost every e-commerce website including My Theresa, Luisaviaroma, Net-a-Porter, SSense, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Farfetch, Selfridges and Harrods which is why we are dying to get our hands on one! Saint Laurent Paris, we heart you!
6. ALEXANDER MCQUEEN HEROINE MINI TEXTURED LEATHER SHOULDER BAG
Alexander McQueen's accessories are the perfect combination of dark glamour - gorgeous finishing and practicality but rough around the edges. We love that the Alexander McQueen 'Heroine' bag because it has a cross-body strap as well as short arm straps! It's a two-for (our cool word for two-for-the-price-of-one)!
7. LOUIS VUITTON PETITE MALLE - DAMIER EBENE CANVAS
We love how Nicholas Ghesquiere has evoked the true spirit of the original Louis Vuitton brand and incorporated the heritage luggage theme into the new accessories and ready-to-wear. The Louis Vuitton Petite Malle is THE it-bag everyone wants and we are no different!
8. CHANEL CLASSIC FLAP BAG - LAMBSKIN AND GOLD METAL
The inimitable bag loved by Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Diane Kruger and Alexa Chung alike, there really is nothing more to be said about the Chanel classic flap bag. You have it - we buy it!
9. CELINE TRIO CROSSBODY BAG
Three bags for the price of one. Phoebe Philo, Joan Didion, oh Celine, there are so many reasons to love Celine. So, dearest Celine, how much do we love you? SO much! The trio is extremely hard to source and we are longing for our very own!
10. HERMES BIRKIN 35CM BLACK WITH GOLD HARDWARE
The kind of stuff that dreams are made on. Hermes dreams. Our stylists sometimes like to pretend to be Kylie Jenner and don our Hermes Kelly. The Birkin is the ultimate bag which makes it one of our 'Most Wanted.'
BEST PRICE-PER WEAR DESIGNER HANDBAGS AT SIOPAELLA
I want you to do something for me. It's not a big ask. Think back to how many times you bought tights, undies, socks and little 'bits' from Penneys. You probably spent €60 in one go without even realizing it! And now count how many designer handbags you own! Not as many? Now imagine this. According to the Independent, the average cost of a night out in Dublin is €81; that's factoring in €41 on pints and the rest on chips, taxis, nightclub entry and babysitters! If you cut down on the nights out, (house parties are where it's at, don't you know?) in just 24 weeks, you can afford one of our most expensive bags, the Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Ascot tote. Not only is one hangover better than two, wouldn't you rather have one quality night out on Saturday with the girls and spend some quality time with bae on Fridays? Light the fire, turn on Fargo or Made in Chelsea (we don't judge) and veg for the winter months. It's only getting colder!
1. THE LOUIS VUITTON DAMIER EBENE ASCOT TOTE[caption id="attachment_39806" align="aligncenter" width="681"] This bad boy could be yours by April if you limit yourself to one night out per week[/caption]
2. THE CHANEL 2.55
Want to look better and feel better and bag yourself some designer arm-candy while you're at it? Forgo the daily Dart/Luas/Dublin bus journey which costs on average a hefty €122 per month and you can afford a Chanel bag in 16 months. It might seem like a long time but we all know how quickly time flies by and imagine how fit you would feel both mentally and physically if you cycled to work every day? Not to mention avoiding the rush-hour crush! This Chanel 2.55 classic bag could be yours.........[caption id="attachment_39807" align="aligncenter" width="678"] In less than a year and a half, you will be mine, my precious![/caption]
3. CELINE PHANTOM TOTE
Most of us eat out once once a week, right? We have birthdays, weddings, date night, the list is endless. For a mid-range meal in Dublin, the average price is €60 and that's without starters or desserts! So, if you make like Nigella and start making your own dinners and lunches, in 23 weeks, you can afford this Celine Pebbled Leather Phantom tote and probably be a lot healthier too!
4. PRADA SAFFIANO DOUBLE ZIP LUX TOTE
Gigi Hadid has it, Miranda Kerr has it, have you GOT IT? No, we're not talking about a rocking' bod or your mojo or a hot ex bad a la Joe Jonas or Orlando Bloom. We're talking Prada. The hot pink Prada Saffiano lux double zip tote. If you give up your twice-daily latte which costs us on average €2.80, in 30 weeks, you could afford this bag, which if you wear every day for one year, costs only €3 per day! Not bad, eh?
5. HERMES HER BAG
If you splash out on one takeaway a week, whether it's Chinese, Indian or Mexican, you're probably spending €15, factoring in your prawn crackers and can of coke. Well, eschew your weekly splurge and in 66 weeks, you could have your hands on the inimitable Hermes Her Bag. This iconic leather and canvas tote will be the envy of all your friends and we can sacrifice the local chipper for that, right?