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Aidan with my latest buy - a Miu Miu canvas hobo in blue which was on 40% discount!
Very rugged bag! Goes well with my jeans!


Bags *sigh*, one of my biggest weakness!!

When I received my first paycheck a long, long time ago, I headed straight to the Prada boutique and got myself one of the IT bags of that moment, the black nylon prada backpack with chain-links straps. It was a super duper ah-huay bag which fitted me to a tee coz I was rather lian-ish then too (still am actually! :P). Had to eat grass for the rest of that month but it was well worth it. But I learnt my lesson and waited till I got my bonus before spurging on another expensive bag!

most of my bags are here..I'd kept the lesser used ones in my storeroom

My bag collection isn't very extensive..especially when you compare it with the no. of shoes I have ( but I'm buying lesser shoes now!! ). And there are several ljers on my friends list (eg. squarenails, beverly & j0s1e267) whose wonderful collection of bags I lust after. Thankfully, I'm drawing a pretty decent salary now so that if I choose to indulge on a nice bag once in a while, I wouldn't have to starve myself (unless that bag happens to be a Birkin) but it still doesn't allow for an endless supply of designer luxury bags. I do spend quite a bit on shoes & clothes too so that rules out my desire to have the Miu Miu Coffer in white, black & brown and Balenciagas in all my fave colors!

I admit I was tempted to register here especially after seeing their collection of gorgeous bags under the uber collection. . But when I saw their terms & conditions, I was flabberghasted. The nicer items carries a steeper price tag because one has to also pay a monthly supplement fee (between $99 to $399) on top of the monthly membership fees (and the only membership category worth investing in is fashionista, their premier membership tier which is priced at a whopping $159.95 a month! *kaching*). I guess they are targetting at ladies who goes for variety and may not want to plonk down a huge sum to own one of those bags but don't mind forking out abt one fifth of the bag's retail cost to carry it about for a short while. But I still don't see the point of renting those bags when you can actually own them...

Anyway, what brought about this fluffy superficial post was hub's suggestion of a family holiday to Europe this September! He's supposed to be in Vienna in mid Sept and was thinking that the family could head for Italy and Paris before that. The first thing that came to my mind was.."Oooooooh, can shop for more bags!" I'd better keep my fingers crossed that this trip will materialise especially since our last planned long holiday had to be cancelled due to his work commitments.

As for that precious prada haversack, the gold chains tarnished the moment the bag went out of fashion and I gave it to one of my pals who didn't mind its condition. So, do you remember which was the first luxury bag you'd bought and do you still have it?

Hmmm..actually, us ladies should be paid higher salaries because we have to spend so much on make-up clothes and accessories but men can make do with several shirts, pants and 5 ties!
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Pics taken recently

with Zoe at Elliot's birthday party. she's sooo cute!

with flipoverTrish and Jean
(Trish, the birthday cake cutting pics didn't turn out nice so I'm not posting them)

The kiddos with Emily (Jean's helper) & Nenita at Paddyfield.

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parentingjoy
Jun. 26th, 2007 01:35 am (UTC)
Indeed, the bag is lovely and Zoe is so cute!
angeliatay
Jun. 26th, 2007 02:27 am (UTC)
yes she is! very friendly too..she doesn't mind strangers carrying her!
tiffanyx
Jun. 26th, 2007 01:38 am (UTC)
so cute the babe! :)

im still working on my first luxury bag. saw something that caught my eye already~ but its price tag make me go @@. sighss.
angeliatay
Jun. 26th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
which bag is that? do tell :D~
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balletpumps
Jun. 26th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
Love that miu miu, Angie.

My first bag was a red classic chanel lambskin double flap and I still have it. It started off a chanel addiction.

But I've sold off my paddys. I felt that they just ran out of style. :(

Baby Zoe is looking really healthy now!
angeliatay
Jun. 26th, 2007 01:45 am (UTC)
ooooh, that's a gorgeous classic (I ♥ red!)..something you can pass on to your daughter or daughter-in-law (if u plan to stop at 2 :P)Actually, my first bag was meant to be a chanel 2.55 but it was abt 3 times my then salary so I couldn't afford it :P

Yah, i hardly use my paddy either..it's so darn heavy. Hm, maybe i should sell off some of my bags! :P

and yes, i was just commenting to Jean that Zoe really looks good with that healthy pinky glow on her face!
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jinsiew
Jun. 26th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
wow!!!!! look at all those bags!!!! :) baby Zoe is sooooo cute!!
angeliatay
Jun. 26th, 2007 10:30 am (UTC)
heh..many to some, little to others :P

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wanida
Jun. 26th, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
i want a miu miu coffer. i used to say i'd get myself a fendi spy with my first paycheck BUT 1) my pay not enough sia! 2) i've now fallen in love with the miu miu instead.

i'm really worried about starting work because then i might be able to indulge in my bags. i lurveeeeeee bags.
angeliatay
Jun. 26th, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
the spy is gorgeous..i got one in honey and i still receive compliments when i lug it abt. great when i have tons of stuff to carry (esp my dslr). but fendi's latest spy designs abit chardchard.

yes, the coffer bags are beautiful eh! I wanted the leather coffers but they were all on wait list!!

So this version ended up being my first miu miu :)

Am still thinking of getting the white leather one :D
j0s1e267
Jun. 26th, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
You have a nice collection of bags!!!! *whispers* you can buy leather Coffers off the shelf at NM SF or Palo Alto or Nordies Seattle they do ship to Sg ;) If you need a contact, let me know :D I have seen it on the shelves at LA Barneys, Saks and NM too!

My first luxury bag was a black Prada nylon tote bag - it was only 6 years ago! I still have it - it was seldom used but it has alot of sentimental value. I started off with luxury wallets around 1996/7 - Valentino followed by Ferragamo and eventually LV. The Prada bag came much much much later! I however remember my first big purchase distinctly and it was my Series 150 Tag Heuer watch - I was hyperventilating when I signed the credit card slip!
angeliatay
Jun. 26th, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)
oooh..can u pass me the contact? im sure the coffers are priced much cheaper than those here in spore!

I used to like LV bags but then got distracted by the other brands..it kinda rekindled again with the neverfull..thought that model looks really interesting!

heh, my next big purchase after the prada was actually a watch too..the Omega Constellation and that was purchased when i got my first credit card..i think i hyperventilated too!
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unpolished_gem
Jun. 26th, 2007 03:05 am (UTC)
saw you battling the sale crowd at robinson's raffles city last sun! actually, i spotted aidan and your hubby. but couldn't stop to say hi coz i was going up the escalator!
angeliatay
Jun. 26th, 2007 10:32 am (UTC)
i think i saw u too but i wasn't sure..u were at the dress section with ur girlfriends right? actually, i was in a rush coz i was supposed to meet my hub and aidan at the luggage section (but i kinda detoured to the ladies' section :).

Love your height! next time, we make the effort to say hi okay? :)

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blissfultyrant
Jun. 26th, 2007 03:09 am (UTC)
:D wow.. so many bags.. Eh with my job I'll never get any of those.. Yikes!

Hey your skin is looking might fine!!! :)
angeliatay
Jun. 26th, 2007 10:33 am (UTC)
dont worry, you're still young. but u arent the bag crazy sort right?

psst..photoshop lah *grin*
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vamprila
Jun. 26th, 2007 03:35 am (UTC)
is Coach counted? heheh, that's my first, then follow by the prada. =) I've been dropping by the branded resale shop at Raffles Exchange regularly, drooling over all those bags at almost half the price =) I like your spy bag!!!! =p
angeliatay
Jun. 26th, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)
counted! i went wild at the coach factory outlet when i visited states..i think their designs are getting nicer! yeah, madam milan right?! but i think the branded bags resale shops in hk are much better..because they carry the latest season's bags!
farahdean
Jun. 26th, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)
lovely bag collection you have!!! my first bag(>12yrs ago) was a prada mini haversack & shortly after it was the messenger bag which i got in 2 sizes & love the huge ones. i still have them all i think. i have a couple of LV which I have sold off/thrown away/given away. now my collection is small coz i stop buying bags(this yr only 1 AH bag to date). but i buy a whole lotta clothes. :/
angeliatay
Jun. 26th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
the prada haversack was really the 'most happening' bag then eh!

i have the messenger bag too which i used as a diaper bag when aidan was a babe! i gave away most of my older bags..to friends and some to my helper. Should really think of selling them to recoup some dough eh :P

i spurge too much on clothes & accessories too *sigh*
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flowersnfrocks
Jun. 26th, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)
i love your miu miu bags! am working towards a chanel 2.55! but its rather exp for my not so big paycheck :(
angeliatay
Jun. 26th, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)
the chanel 2.55 is really a classic eh! i'll love to get one in white or red! actually, most of the bags are getting really expensive compared to before..one used to be able to get a nice bag with a budget of 2k but nowadays, most bags seemed to priced much more than that!
alisonrae
Jun. 26th, 2007 04:45 am (UTC)
I love bags like Coach's Carly collection, the Paddington, your Miumius and the Spy but my conscience does not allow me to buy them. My most expensive bag is an Agnes B which cost slightly over $700.
angeliatay
Jun. 26th, 2007 10:35 am (UTC)
Paddington very heavy..only suitable for super women like pei fen! my arms ached after carrying it. alamak, i have no conscience when it comes to bags :P Is the agnes b bag the leather one?
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faerielandimp
Jun. 26th, 2007 04:46 am (UTC)
woah. that's ALOT OF BAGS!!! alot of variety.

i'm boring. i stick to one brand. then don't have to crack my brains which one to buy!!! :) love the blue of your new miu miu.
angeliatay
Jun. 26th, 2007 10:36 am (UTC)
wow..chanel! i like your taste! do you carry your chanel to work too?
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kodomo
Jun. 26th, 2007 05:03 am (UTC)
Do wallets count? My first splurge was a Prada wallet, not the black every-ah-lian-also-have nylon kind ok. It was a mustard yellow leather wallet. I still have it but I don't use it anymore.
angeliatay
Jun. 26th, 2007 10:41 am (UTC)
heh, long time ago, this ah-lian had the black nylon wallet but it turned grey within a few months (shows how well i take care of it :P)

u're the type that must go for something unique rite?
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tumbletot
Jun. 26th, 2007 05:37 am (UTC)
don't tempt me... pls!! your collection of bags makes my mouth water!

baby zoe looks so cute!
angeliatay
Jun. 26th, 2007 10:43 am (UTC)
heh, you should see the collection of those other ljers i'd mentioned. they put my bags to shame man :P
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