August 12, 2011

New Coach Patent Leather Bags Are Not My Thing

I don't know, maybe it's just me, but there is something about patent leather that cheapens a look.

I remember having a spacious black patent leather bag when I was 21 and I loved it. But it was all part of a look, of a twenty-something edgy experimental new yorker.

But today, in my 30s, I don't find much room in my wardrobe for a patent leather bag.

Especially not for one that costs $400.

So I don't really like any of the new Coach patent leather bags.

The patent look has a bit of a "bad reputation", and while I understand it can be fun, I also don't think it can be a "classic" and I love a classic.

Let's see... given the choice which one would you pick (you can't say both)?



Which one would you buy?


2 comments:

Daisy said...

The LV bags are beautiful. Love to have them both. I'm not too fond of the new Coach patent leather bags, I suppose they can save electricity for me, having the ability to light up the room.

Daisy

Soos said...

Do you all change your handbags often? For years I'd buy a neutral black or brown leather bag I could afford - $80 or less, and use it until it died.

The last black one in that series was over $250 but I paid around $200 for it. It's a great handbag, and still in good shape, but after I carried it around for a year, I got bored. I found a pewter hobo for $15 when I gave up on finding an affordable leather version. I still get compliments on it! After that, I found a red hobo for $20, a teal pouch for $30 (leather - at Ross!) and the handbag I get THE MOST comments on - a soft white marshmallow-y bag with black patent leather straps and silver buckles all over it. Sort of Pillsbury Doughboy Meets Bondage! It cost all of $14!

Yes, you can go shopping with me. Everything I pick will be to MY taste, of course. Kind of classic meets biker. lol

I change my bags every 3 months. I've been carrying the teal one, and it goes with my nail stickers, which are metallic teal. I'm looking at the red one, next. That is, unless I find a mustard-colored vinyl hobo with fringe! (I'm not looking really hard.)

So, patent does have its place - in small doses!