Louis Vuitton City Steamer Tote

Louis Vuitton is one the most powerful luxury brands in the fashion world. After debuting on the runway of brand’s Cruise 2015 in Palm Springs, this most anticipated designer bag: Louis Vuitton City Steamer has arrived in the stores. At a glance this new product little looks alike the Birkin-esque bag. This modern elegant handbag comes in three sizes and a vast range of colors. All three sizes arrived are not oversized or too compact. Size GM comes at 13.4″ across, the MM at 12.2″ and the PM is at 10.2”. It is announced that this line will add a micro sized BB version of the tote in the upcoming season or two. Depending on the needs, you can choose any of above. This tote can carry a lot – folders, beauty items, smartphones and your gadgets. Because this product is designed for every day use it takes care of your business too with an adequate room for papers and folders. Creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere has carefully invented this stunning bag with a clear intension.

Louis Vuitton City Steamer made in Italy, comes with heat embossed elite leather lining with a smooth calfskin body. Most highlighting features of this tote are engraved padlock, hot-stamped LV Circle and the nametag. This monogram handbag is not over-detailed or over-designed. So, it scales down well. The City Steamer got a double zip fold with Dora style handgrips and includes a firm carrying strap. The plethora of its colours includes Black, Gris noir, Noir Bordeaux, Red, Beige, Rubis, Noir blanc, Vanilla noir, Kaki blanc and Noir blue. For instance the black city steamer comes with black calfskin leather surface with a glossy brass turn clasp and Louis Vuitton signature padlock at the top middle front, a hook-buckle adjustable leather name tag, heat embossed Louis Vuitton trademark at the back, two slender rounded leather handles and a removable 65cm leather shoulder belt. So, it can be carried by hand, over the shoulders or as a cross-body. With the dimensions of 31.0 x 26.0 x 12.0 cm this bag perfectly fit in size. There are two compartments in the interior which includes a flat zipper one and another flat pocket in the core. This leather made Louis Vuitton City Steamer comes with a price ranging from $3,550 USD to $4,400USD according to its size.

The most surprising form of this range is the elegantly designed crocodile version of the Louis Vuitton City Steamer. The ultra-expensive exotic version of this luxury tote is made for a pretty penny. To believe it or not this fine alligator skin tote which is at $55,000 USD costs more than a Mercedes Benz. This bag records as the Louis Vuitton’s Most Expensive Handbag Ever. Comprehensively, the Louis Vuitton s’ City Steamer is very stylish, minimalistic and multifunctional. Having a vast range of colors, various sizes and texture options, the Louis Vuitton City Steamer is suitable for any occasion either in day time or the evening.

Coach Pebbled Prairie Satchel Review

I’m excited to announce the newest handbag in my collection – the Coach Pebbled Prairie Satchel, along with my stellar review.   I was feeling like standing out, and the red, Italian leather takes care of that with no problem.   Here’s what I love about this bag:
coach pebbled prairie satchel

  1. The color.  The deep red really pops.  Throw on some red lipstick and the attention of everyone within a 50 yard radius of you is yours.  Seriously, it’s awesome.
  2. It’s so simple.  Most of my handbags have these crazy, intricate designs that some poor kid in a foreign country is probably hand-sewing in for 2 cents an hour.  The coach pebbled prairie satchel is elegantly basic.
  3. It’s way less expensive.  This amazing bag is a fraction of the price of most designer handbags, especially with a luxury name on it, like Coach.  $275 is a steal.
  4. Small but spacious.   This bag is just over a foot in length and 8 and a half inches high, and 3 inches across, yet it fits everything I need without a huge bulge in the side.

This handbag has plenty of room for a cell phone in the front zippered pocket, and the inside fits all the essentials.  There’s two slip pockets on the left and another zippered pocket directly across from it.  One thing I really like about this bag is the smooth sliding zipper.  (Yes, I know it sounds ridiculous, but hear me out). Have you ever had one of those fall off after using it for too long?  (Beware of cheaply made materials).  Not this one!  It’s heavy duty, so it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.  When you’re out and about, carrying it around, there’s the dual handle that you can use, or the shoulder/chest sling that’s almost two feet in length – perfect fit.  The Coach wording is engraved on the chain that holds the straps.  Stand the bag up on the bottom or the side and it’s stable, so it won’t knock your drink over when your sitting down at Starbuck’s for lunch.  Finally, the new Coach logo is stuck right to the side of the bag in a nice looking gold color.  So far, I love this bag and I don’t see a downside.  I keep getting compliments on it over and over and over again, so that’s a plus.  It’s the perfect new edition to my collection.

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Gucci Large Bree GG Canvas Tote Review

Gucci Large Bree GG Canvas Tote Review

Gucci Large Bree GG Canvas Tote review

Well, it looks like I only lasted 2 weeks before I regained that urge to go spend money on a new bag.  I’m slightly disappointed in myself, as I thought I’d at least make it a month.  My brother had bet me $20 on it, so I lost that too 🙁 but anyways – as promised here it is…

This Gucci Large Bree GG Canvas Tote review comes after only using it for a few days, but I don’t think you’ll need longer than that to understand why it’s a great bag.  The color of the bag is beige, tote style, and it’s all canvas with a brown leather trim.  The arm is intertwined on the front of the bag, and there are two handles and a shoulder strap (that can be easily removed).  There are two pockets in the front and one rear zipper pocket, similar to the Louis bag I reviewed on the 9th.  The bag is a bit smaller than my last one at just over 1 foot in height, but it has plenty of room.  I wasn’t trying to pack it to the brim, but I easily fit:

  • purse
  • deodorant
  • hair ties
  • lip balm
  • lip gloss
  • mascara
  • small mirror
  • cell phone
  • my latest read
  • some feminine pads
  • stain remover
  • lotion
  • towelettes
  • bottle of water

It’s definitely durable, which I noticed when my son took it from the car and literally flung it into the street.  Still not quite sure why he did that, and needless to say I was not happy about it.  However, I see only small scratches, which I found amazing because I was expecting some serious tread-marks or scuffs.  So, this is a testament to (real) Gucci quality.  Gotta love the Italians.  Retail price runs $1,198.99 at Overstock or you could pay $1,300.00 at Gucci. I actually got it from my neighbor’s husband over at Albany Tree Removal; he was at his office.  He had picked it up from Overstock and was hanging onto it at work for his wife’s birthday, but he ended up buying a vacation cruise too, so instead of returning the bag, he sold it to me at the same price.  Saved me a trip to the mall.  Visiting his office was only a few miles.  10 minute drive there, write a check, 10 minute back…not too bad for a day’s work!