I usually run the Save and Splurge edition for cosmetics and skincare but when I came across these two I just had to run a special version because I was struck by both bags… and I do rather like both if I don’t say so myself 🙂
I present you the Kate Spade Gold Coast Elizabeth and the Chanel Petite Timeless Tote in this edition of Save and Splurge – the luxury quilted bag edition 😀
Save: Kate Spade Gold Coast Elizabeth – RM18xx (US$375)
I have been eyeing this one for a while. I went into the Kate Spade boutique to check it out before but it was out of stock then. I recently stepped in again and much to my horror (!!) it was available! It was willpower (and a recent hefty expense) that meant I did not immediately whip out my credit card and get it there and then 😛 Its a very nice size – not too big, not too small and it looks very elegant on the shoulder or on the arm. The calf leather is soft and it is roomy for most every day stuff without looking overstuffed. I really like it and I will be keeping an eye on this one. The price is quite decent too for what looks to be something quite well made in nice leather.
Splurge: Chanel Petite Timeless Tote – RM8xxx
I’m not 100% sure of the price of this one. It might be just slightly under RM8,000 for the Caviar leather version or perhaps a bit over. I like the Chanel Caviar leather. Its hardy and has a nice sheen without being glossy or too eye catching. It doesn’t scratch as easily as lambskin and will stay looking good for longer. The Petite Timeless Tote is quite structured as compared to the Kate Spade one, but from my vague recollection, it is about the same size. Not too big, not too small and roomy enough to fit most daily essentials. It also looks classy and elegant and unless you are going for a black tie event, quite easy to transition from day to night.
I first fell in love with the Chanel Petite Timeless Tote but that price is quite gag-worthy even for me. If I happen to be in Paris and “just happen” to be at 31 Rue Cambon I may pick it up because I do like it very much.
Unless that happens however, I would opt for the Kate Spade Gold Coast Elizabeth. It is softer and less stiff in appearance. It looks amazing carried and it is a lovely practical and elegant bag at what I’d deem a reasonable price for a leather bag, because it is quite well made. I have a Kate Spade leather bag from a while ago that still looks very good now. Granted, I take good care of my bags, but quality is still quality and it shows 🙂 Rarely will I pass up a Chanel but this might just make me do it.
Have you seen either bag? Do you have thoughts on either or perhaps you own one of them and would like to share some thoughts? 🙂
The Kate Spade boutique is at The Gardens and the Chanel boutique is at Suria KLCC
Save and Splurge is where I show you similar items by different brands that I have tried. They may not work quite the same way, but it’ll offer you options for your wallet for a similar effect/product. Do note however, that it is based on products I have tried, so whilst there are many save and splurge options out there, these are my views and choices. You can find more under the category of Challenges.