Saturday, 24 May 2008

My Bag Collection #28



Paul and Joe Black Leather And Grey Herringbone Wool Fabric Bag

How time flies, it will be almost a year since I was in Paris having a most wonderful holiday last Aug. Did visits to the very beautiful countryside of Noyant, stayed in the most beautiful restored Mill (My room was where Barbara Streisand stayed in! Oh wow!) and even had a quick 24-hour visit to London. Well, I have my friend to thank, for planning that special vacation. And of course, that was a trip where I also did lots of shopping in Paris, I felt like a million dollars dressed in nice/more formal designer gear with hands full of shopping bags. My mind still retains that lovely memory as if that was yesterday.

This was a purchase from that trip, a trip where I brought 3 bags home from the lovely french city. I cannot believe I did that. 3 huge bags is not easy to bring back during travelling. One of the Jil Sander metallic leather bag was a mistake which till this day I still regret, but this Paul and Joe bag remains in my good books. I have not used this bag yet as the wool fabric makes this a very fall winter bag. I will bring this bag out for a run of its money once fall winter 2008/2009 comes into play.

I love the gray herringbone wool fabric which is reminiscent of what you see on wool coats. Very dapper! And the soft leather is light weight and features interesting 'mesh' studs on the handles. I also love the option of being able to carry it by hand or sling it on the shoulders. This will make a perfect laptop or soft briefcase. It goes well with formal looks such as a nice fitted jacket. I tried this on at Galeries LaFayette in paris while wearing my Marni jacket and instantly I was sold. After making my rounds to the other stores, I had to come back to buy this bag. It just would not leave my mind.:-)

I found out later when I get back to Singapore, that Club 21 stocks this bag as well. It retails for SGD $869. So I did get a better deal after my tax refund and the usual lower pricing in Europe.

With winter season coming, this bag will be most appropriate for my winter travels:-)

Retail price: Euro $350. Where to buy: Galeries LaFayette in Paris

12 comments:

Hairi said...

HI THERE CAN I MAKE FRIENDS WITH U AS A BRAND CONSCIOUS GUY AS TILL NOW I STILL DO NOT HAVE A FRIEND THAT IS BRAND CONSCIOUS...HOPE TO RECEIVE UR MESSAGE SOON....SEE YA

shoe-holic said...

gosh. I am green with envy. I love this bag. so functional and complements my working wadrobe.

Kevin said...

Hi jay,

thanks for the compliments. No need to be envious! there will be other nice bags from other brands:-) just be on bag alert! hehe.

I went to the Bally store today. I got myself a pair of very nice and 'cheap'espadrillas in very nice and super soft lamb skin! The price is just incredibly unexpected. I thought it look more expensive than it is. And with 10% discount from Takashimaya card, makes it more worthwhile!:-)

Did you go shopping today? my friend bought a pair of Louis Vuitton runway strap sandals. so it was a nice day of shopping.

Kevin said...

Hi Hairi,

nice to meet you. Brand conscious...yeah...it seems brands and quality does matter.:-)

I am sure you will find like minded people who are into shopping and luxury brands.:-) No harm is pampering yourself if you can afford it once in a while.

Kevin said...

Hi jay,

awww..you should have bought the bag when it was available in Club 21 mens. It even lasted till sale season..so you could have gotten this bag at a good price!

giancinephile said...

A good buy there, Kevin!

If only Paul & Joe has a stronger presence in the Far East!

shoe-holic said...

Well can't cry over split milk now. OR rather missed opportunities.

Anyway I made use of the 20% discount at Club21 and bagged myself a pair of Dior Homme sneakers.

Kevin said...

Cool cool! Dior homme sneakers...you are a true shoe fanatic!:-P hahhaa.

I should not be envy...I have a new addition to the shoe family yesterday as well.:-P

shoe-holic said...

Hmmmm

which sneaker did you get? ;-)
Let me guess... Gucci? Ferragamo?

We are such freaks...

Kevin said...

I got a pair of Bally espadrillas:-P

will post that today!

Hairi said...

HEY DO U HAVE ANY EMAIL OR WAT........TO JUST CHAT AT MSN OR WHAT ....HA.....TELL U WHAT I AM GOING TO BUY THAT ESPADRILLE SHOES FROM BALLY TOMORROW

Stuart Michael said...

Want this bag for my macpro laptop!