A few notes:
1. I am entertaining the idea of purchasing from Barney's Coop, as they have just given the go-ahead for their workers to unionize.
2. I was initially very taken by the Sissi Rossi bags I was eyeing last autumn. I love the idea of choosing a brand with which most of the general public is not terribly familiar. The colors were spectacular and the shape of the bags seemed perfect for me. Unfortunately, the bags available right now have lost something that caught my eye last year. While I still appreciate the shape, the designs are much less interesting and more run-of-the-mill.
The knots are really not my thing. The color pallet wouldn't really work with my complexion--this and the blue seem like colors that would totally wash me out. Of course the fall items have not yet become available, so I might wait this one out.
3. I lurrrrve the idea of going the Miu Miu route; the bags included in the a/w rtw were an interesting intersection of professional chic and Miu Miu wacky playfulness. Professional, wacky, playful. . . I like where this combo is going. I think what I've come to love so much about the Miu Miu division is the lack of taking oneself too seriously (I mean, jockey outfits? diver suits?). The color scheme seems accessible. I can see where this might be a really versatile bag for work & play:
4. Lanvin. O Lanvin. How you tempt me. Right now, it's the Pise Sac, though blue cracked patent is not by any stretch of the imagination justifiable to my everyday wardrobe. Otherwise, the Kentucky is, of course, laughably large for my vertically challenged self, despite my regular indulgence in bags entirely too consuming for my frame. However, a Kansas. . .
5. Three very simple initials: YSL. I'm not so sure I'm ready to put in this kind of savings right now. I mean, I should be saving for. . . say, a future mortgage, right? But I mean, come on. Can a bad day even be a possibility once you're waking up to this baby (from the Fall collection)? I would happily stare down the most overwhelming month of lesson plans (which happens to be March, of course, unless we are granted an uncommonly early Easter) with this in my sight:
6. Gryson, wayyy before the Target collab, has been a fav. Everything about Joy Gryson's designs seems to appeal to my lifestyle. The bags work for young things, as I fancy myself, but completely avoid being trendy and remain something I will be using 5/10 yrs down the road. I can't wait to see the fall stock. How much do you love this?:
7. Givenchy=love. Behold:
So there you have it. My considerations for the moment, poised to change on a whim. Please feel free to tell my why my maybes should or should not remain so. And by all means, bring on the suggestions.