What's Your Favorite Handbag??

Ok ladies, this post is for you! I OWN about 30 handbags. 

I'm not sure if that's a lot - but if I had to guess, I'd say YES!  Every 6 months to a year I try to give one away... especially if I'm not using it. Either to a family member, friend or Salvation Army

The reason I buy a specific handbag is because I like the design or I like how it goes with most of the clothing I wear.... + Good quality.

Where do I get most of my bags? 
  • Directly at the designer's store.
  • Ebay
Now, buying bags on Ebay can be a tricky thing. If you don't know how to distinguish a real bag from a fake, I'd think twice about hitting the BUY button. There are countless videos on YouTube that you can watch that help guide you on how to spot a fake bag!!  Even then, be careful on Ebay.  So far, I've been fortunate to not run into any trouble there.

However, today I wanted to know what brand of bag do you prefer? If you had to pick one bag from your closet....which would it be? Brand name?????

I know that not everyone reading my blog can AFFORD a designer handbag like the ones below, so if it's something simple you bought for less than $100, that's fine too!! A pricier handbag doesn't make a person ANY better, it's just a crazy obsession some of us have developed....



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79 comments

  1. Im believe if its well made, I dont care if its a name or not. If I had ti choose a bag from my closet, it would definitely be the YSL bag I got from a thrift store for less than $10! It is a BEAUTY!

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  2. If I had a louis vuitton I think I would be the happiest girl in the world. That's my aim, one day I will have one!!

    Hollee xx
    scissorsshoesandspoons.blogspot.com

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  3. I like Furla bags and Burberry's.
    Hugs!
    http://petitepoohmonamour.blogspot.com/

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  4. Handbags are a type of drug for me, i Bought one a year! The first is the Batignolles by LV, the last is hobo vintage web by Gucci.

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  5. Right now it's a Louis Vuitton
    Model: Artsy MM
    Collection: Monogram Empreinte
    Colour: Orage

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  6. I don't own too many bags, but the ones I do have are all great quality bags which will last a really really long time. I'd have to say my favorite is my Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 in classic monogram :) xx-Jackie

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  7. This is probably a bad time to fess up to owning more than 50 handbags, huh?

    But I agree, it doesn't matter how much they cost, it is their intrinsic beauty which matters. Most of my bags are vintage - collected from travels all over the world, so each comes with a story.

    I'm impressed that you give one away each year! Oh, I couldn't!

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  8. I could never choose....I love ALL bags! xv

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  9. I admit - I have an obsession with bags. My gave is my LV Monogram Canvas Speedy 30 that we purchased while in Paris.

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  10. Oh my! after several problem attempt to make a comment in your blog now I could!yey! I'm more than excited that this post are all about bags!

    Bag is my biggest passion. After having several pieces that made last to 2 years I decided to invest now in good quality.I'm saving more on what I really want now and the one that will last.Aside from my fave from LongChamp's, my go to bag is from Coach.Hope by next year I could able to purchase Balenciaga or Chanel.Usually I bought directly from the store or I ask my friends from abroad to buy it from me.:)Now read so much good buys in ebay from few bloggers and I think I will do a research first on that.

    Your collection plus your closet is amazing!I wanted you to know that I also got a birthday gift from hubby the same as your mk phyton tote. It's really GORGEOUS!

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  11. I'm glad I'm not the only one with a bag obsession! I don't have a preference - I like 'em all! Big, small, brown, black, square, round - you get the picture ;)

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  12. I would love a chanel bag! But my favorite bag is my louis vuitton speedy! I got it from my boyfriend and that is an extra thing why I like it so much!!

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  13. I have a nude colored snakeskin clutch I got in Bali - it was only 50$ but I love it so much and it goes with everything!!! (I also love my LV Speedy - classic!)

    xo Allison
    Spicer + Bank
    www.spicerandbank.blogspot.com

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  14. A girl after my own heart!! I am all about handbags and probably have 20+ bags. It would be hard to narrow down a favorite, but one bag that I reach for time and again is my Foley + Corinna city tote in black. Cost per wear has to be in the cents by now.

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  15. I have a huge obsession for handbags too and I must confess I have more than 30 handbags. My favorites are the ones from Kate Spade!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  16. my favorite bag is my louis vuitton speedy 30. it's kind of obnoxious but it fits everything i need to carry around and goes with everything wheather I'm dressed up or dressed down. plus it's the only bag i have that has never fallen apart.

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  17. I LOVE Michael Kors, all his off white bags with brown leather details. mmmm.
    The only bag i have that's worth anything is the Burberry Manor bag and i wish i could sell it because i never use it.

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  18. My absolute favourite is my Burberry cross-body bag - super versatile and perfect for hands-free shopping :)

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  19. My favorite bags are Kooba & Botkier!

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  20. I really like the travel bags that Longchamps make, and of course, MK ;p

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  21. My husband bought me my LV for Christmas last year - NEVER thought I would have one, but I LOVE her (yes, it's a girl). I love that it's big enough to throw anything in it (even sanck packs for the little one - *gasp*) and goes with just about everything.

    But honestly, I'm happy with anything that is large enough to carry all of my junk. I actually used my diaper bag as a purse long after I needed it because of the size :D

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  22. I love the MARC by MARC JACOBS bags!

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  23. I would love the "Pippa". Or maybe I just want to be Pippa :)

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  24. I would love to have my pick of a Kate Spade

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  25. I absolutely love Coach handbags but recently, I've started liking the Michael Kors ones a lot.

    A part of me still likes the Coach logo bags that I carried all through high school and university but these days, my favourites are the Coach LEATHER ones with a very small and discreet logo. I think they are very value-for-your-money when it comes to leather. Great quality leather without the several thousand dollar price tag!

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  26. I L-O-V-E Louis Vuitton! It is definitely an obsession of mine!

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  27. love Burberry, Guess bags and Gucci bags :) Louis Vuitton bags definitely call my name but i can't afford them now :(

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  28. I have a slight Louis Vuitton obsession. I have collected them for years.

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  29. My favorite bag I own is my Orla Kiely. I LOVE the print and the fact that it is easily cleaned. I also adore my Epiphanie camera bag-a red Lola. I don't really go for too many name brands (Except Hemres Kelly bags-OH, would LOVE). Right now I'm coveting the Pippa by Modalu, which looks so timeless chic I can't stand it!

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  30. I consider myself more of a shoe girl than a bag girl. I'm current loving cross body styles and carrying a metallic grey Rebecca Minkoff Adore.

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  31. i own 2 kate spade handbags...kelly
    green for winter...white for summer...have had them both for years and years..that's it...any more than 2 is too many....

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  32. Handbags are my obsession! I think my favorite is Louis Vuitton, but I try not to fall for trends too much and try to carry bags I LOVE, which is a lot of them-Ha!
    Do you belong to Purse Forum? They will authentic bags for you off of Ebay or Bonanza, it's awesome that's how I've gotten some LV on ebay that I know is real. (oh and it's totally free!)

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  33. My favorite right now happens to be one that I picked up from the Salvation Army for about 15 bucks. It's a vintage leather Coach.

    It's awesome that you donate:)

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  34. My favorite is my Marc by Marc Jacobs bag. It is SUCH good quality. And not quite as pricey as something like an Hermes or LV. BUT I have already informed my boyfriend that should he by chance hit the lottery I want a Chanel Classic ;) That's what bfs are for right? jkjk.

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  35. I have been coveting a Michael Kors handbag for who knows how long. My husband knows we always have to stop in the handbags section at Nordstrom while I check out myself holding each MK bag.

    My favorite I own is my black with gold hardware Armani Exchange tote. It goes with absolutely everything, adds a bit of gold glam, and holds exactly what I need.

    whitneykayestyles.blogspot.com

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  36. Jen, I have the same love of handbags as you. Simply can't get enough and have given away many to friends and family when I don't use them any longer. I recently bought a new Louis which I LOVE. I also have a Gucci bag that is also a top contender. What I really want is a Birkin. Someday... someday!

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  37. i used to buy loads of purses at every price point, but i've edited my taste and now i fork out some dough for quality handbags. I recently bought a Marc jacobs ON SALE at Holt Renfrew (Canadian department store)and i adore it. I named her Marcie. yes, sometimes pretty new things deserve names...even handbags

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  38. That's a tough one!
    I would say my favorite bag I own is a Prada, but if I could afford an Hermes then that would be my pick. A girl can dream...
    Oh! And I just fell in love with the latest collection of Reed Krakoff bags. Amazing!
    fashiontruffles.blogspot.com

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  39. My dream is a Kelly bag in brown from Hermes :)
    I eyed them big time at the Hermes store in Paris last spring. Not for my economy though, but I can look and dream :)

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  40. Love the gold one in the middle. Every girl needs some bling! :)

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  41. I have an off-white, quilted looking, leather Michael Kors and it's heaven on my shoulder. I actually found it at TJ Maxx so I got a great deal, too! And don't feel bad, I think I top your 30 count!

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  42. I probably have close to 25 handbags. My 'collection' is a mixture of vintage and designer brands. Without a doubt my favorite purse is my cream and gold Michael Kors tote. It is super versatile and I take it almost everywhere. Other than my husband it is my next best travling buddy. lol.

    www.dylandrake.blogspot.com

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  43. I love designer handbags that don't scream designer. I carry a ColeHaan right now. VERY practical, VERY well made. Doubles as a diaper bag when I need it to, and has an indispensable over the shoulder strap for when I'm running after my toddler.

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  44. I just bought a really gorg. Marc by marc turn lock satchel from Ebay! I've been admiring it for months and only spent $210 on it. The same one in Nordstrom brand new was almost $500.

    I've also have a Chloe purse, the front is leather that is weaved I got as a gift from my pops for ever ago.

    I don't have a ton of other designer purses... Wallets on the other hand...

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  45. NATALIE: i hadnt heard of purse forum until the day after i posted this post! BUT i had no idea that they authenticate the bags - that is pretty awesome. i'll look into it more.

    Thank you!! :)

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  46. Just one bag? I would pick the Chole Marcie. In a blue or gray hue would be perfection.

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  47. TYLIE MALIBU! I have been collecting for a couple of years and I love the variety, plus you can change the color of any bag!

    Rebecca Minkoff is my second! She did my diaper bag - the everyday baby bag - and I have gotten so many compliments :)

    CJ - CJandAJ.blogspot.com

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  48. TYLIE MALIBU! I have been collecting for a couple of years and I love the variety, plus you can change the color of any bag!

    Rebecca Minkoff is my second! She did my diaper bag - the everyday baby bag - and I have gotten so many compliments :)

    CJ - CJandAJ.blogspot.com

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  49. I am a one bag at a time gal. I use one until it starts to fall apart and I am forced to replace it. I love designer clothes and will more likely splurge on an outfit rather than buying a purse, although I have been dreaming of a Chanel bag lately.

    I would like a real designer bag at some point but they are pricey so I buy totes or something I can carry everything in. Until I get my dream bags I am not as particular with the purses.

    Once, however, a girlfriend of mine has a mother who collected Louis Vuitton bags. When replaced she'd give the 'old' to her daughter. Whenever she'd receive her moms hand me downs she'd give her old one to me. I went through two 'used' Louis Vuitton bags over a span of ten years. I wore them out! I would love another Louis Vuitton only next time I would not take it for granted and really baby it along.

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  50. I have a couple Tod's and Hogans that I love, but my current super-versatile favorite is a Kate Spade: putty colored patent leather, large enough to hold all of my "mom-gear".

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  51. I love my Longchamp. The smallest one, made of nylon and leather. I can fold it and just put inside the luggage when I travel. Beautiful!
    And here in Brazil there is a nice brand - Uncle K. I love it too, perfect to work.

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  52. I would love to buy a Gucci...I have the LV pouchette and love it for nights out. Also have been looking at the larger LV tote. I like to buy designer handbags b/c I know they'll last!

    PS...I've been eying the Gold LOVE print for awhile now...definitely need to grab the bull by the horns and purchase it!

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  53. Love my Coach (Maggie) handbag from 2009 - it totally suits (due to color and size) for most of the year - especially in the fall!...but now that I look at the site and it's near my 30th...I think I want something new!!!

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  54. Hermes, Chanel, Furla and Marc Jacobs. xo

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  55. everytime I find myself lusting after a bag it ends up being Micheal Kors..

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  56. Michael Kors hands down...I just purchased my 6th bag last month. Bags are my obsession...more than shoes.

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  57. REBECCA MINKOFF! Her bags are amazing..I've never seen designs like hers before. The price point is great..every girl could get something from RM. Nothing better than a great structured Italian leather bag!

    www.shopnativehearts.com

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  58. J Crew Collection Grommet Parlour Hobo in Black. The bag is super spacious and is very stylish. Plus it goes with everything!

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  59. J Crew Collection Grommet Parlour Hobo in Black. The bag is super spacious and is very stylish. Plus it goes with everything!

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  60. Definitely a Hermes Birkin bag. HANDS DOWN!

    xoMcKenzie

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  61. balenciaga city for sure. so functional for work and cool enough for night out.

    http://delphinadesign.blogspot.com/

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  62. I love my Longchamps when I need a light bag to carry lunch and little stuff to work! Dream bag is the holy grail....Hermes Birkin obviously.

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  63. my all-time favorite bag has been this baby....

    http://www.marcjacobs.com/marc-by-marc-jacobs/womens/bags/m3113034/classic-q-baby-groovee#?p=1&s=27

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  64. While I'm pretty faithful to my LV's and Gucci, my all-tie favorite has to be my trusty Coach cross-body. I've taken it all over the world and it hasn't faded or changed shape!

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  65. I've bought bags from eBay before with no issues, and a recent eBay buy, a Marc Jacobs Faridah, some Luxe one. Its alright. My favorite bag is one I bought at Target, years ago when they collaborated with Rafe. It was $49, best bag I ever bought. Large navy blue hobo. I still use it, 6 years later!

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  66. I have a Bottega Veneta Limited edition bag I bought for less than $200 and it's worth 3k! It is the most well made bag I own. I have yet to find another bag that matches their quality!

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  67. I really like Rebecca Minkoff bags, my grape Nikki is my absolute fave handbag.

    I also like Foley + Corinna, some Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs (and some Marc by Marc Jacobs) and of course Michael Kors. I'm eyeing the large Jet Set gathered tote as my next handbag purchase ;-)

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  68. This year I decided that I wanted to find a vintage Tapestry bag so I searched and searched and found one on Etsy for only 50 dollars. I LOVE it! Just received it and wore got so many compliments on it. It's definitely unique looking! I would love to own some fabulous designer bags one day but I also prefer really special and something no one else has.
    Hope you're having a great weekend!
    Holly

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  69. I recently got a bag from Tommy Hilfiger, it's simple, fits lots, gorgeous color, and it was affordable! Love it.

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  70. omygosh...i loved reading all about the handbags you ladies prefer...! It seems lots of you chose Louis.... interesting!

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  71. Hi Jen,

    The classic black leather quilted Chanel with chain strap is on my bucket list.

    I don't have anywhere near 30 bags in my collection but do have 4 beautiful designer bags that I have sweated and saved for (it takes a long time to save enough south african rands!!).

    My latest purchase is the tan Karen Millen multi keeper tote, it is so versatile and beautifully made. I saved for months to buy it and that just proves you don't have to be rich to have style:-)

    Have an awesome day,
    Gwen Bircham

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  72. P.S One thing I don't have is an animal print bag, can't choose between print styles because they are all equally coveted!! but would love a clutch....

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  73. I get most of my purses from Marshalls. I too, love designer bags, so I love Marshalls because I can get them at a discounted price. I love Michael Kors bags!

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  74. P.P.S Would actually crawl over broken glass on bare knees for a Micheal Cors snake skin clutch:-) Ok that's it for me, clearly a bit obsessed:-)

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  75. I wish like heck I could own a Birkin!! But my fav bag is my LV Speedy 35. I hope to add a Neverful to my closet soon.

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  76. This handbag design looking very beautiful thanks for share on this blog.
    Chanel Handbag

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  77. Authentic handbag Hermes,Chanel,Fendi and more MoorKOV

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