Posts Tagged ‘Louis Vuitton’

Top Ten Women’s Wallets

October 28, 2008

I wrote about my favorite men’s wallets with very specific parameters in mind. I have the same needs for a woman’s wallet. I am talking about an everyday wallet. One that needs to be able to switch out with *most* of your handbags. Easy, classy, and functional. I know some women do not like the large continental shapes, but I love them. When they are not overstuffed, but fit all of your necessities, it looks very elegant when you are at the Walmart cashier buying your weeks worth of groceries. 😉 Seriously though, women need to have something that makes them feel like a princess! So here are my solutions:

Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Porte-Tresor International with Ten Slots

Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Porte-Tresor International with Ten Slots

Buy through eLuxury for $660.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Etoile Sarah Wallet

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Etoile Sarah Wallet

Buy through eLuxury for $895.

 Yves Saint Laurent Belle de Jour Continental Wallet

Yves Saint Laurent Belle de Jour Continental Wallet

Buy through Saks for $445.

 Yves Saint Laurent Quilted Zip-Around Wallet

Yves Saint Laurent Quilted Zip-Around Wallet

Buy through Saks for $795.

Yves Saint Laurent YMail Zip Around Wallet

Yves Saint Laurent YMail Zip Around Wallet

Buy through Saks for $545.

More info at Chanel.com

NOCE/MORO PITONE CERATO CONTINENTAL WALLET

NOCE/MORO PITONE CERATO CONTINENTAL WALLET

Buy through Bottega Veneta for $920.

MAPLE INTRECCIATO NAPPA TAB WALLET

MAPLE INTRECCIATO NAPPA TAB WALLET

Buy through Bottega Veneta for $600.

Daily Luxury: Louis Vuitton (again) and Dior

October 23, 2008
Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Etoile Shopper

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Etoile Shopper

I do love this new quilted monogram canvas that Louis Vuitton has just released. I had a rant earlier about not enough protective feet on bottoms of expensive bags. Well, Louis Vuitton added feet on this one. You can tell Marc Jacobs is the Creative Director behind the LV brand, his love of quilted bags has moved on to bigger and better things. I do like it, but for some extra detailing, this bag sure seems to think it deserves a very high price tag! The only leather on this bag is the trim and that’s cowhide leather, not exotic. I do understand that everything at Louis Vuitton is uber-expensive, but seriously? Unless your bag budget can accommodate this bag with no problems, I would suggest going with the Mahina. The price point is nearly the same depending on what size of each style you prefer. I figure if you are going to be spending around $3,000 might as well get a leather bag, unless you just love monogram canvas. 😛 Buy through Eluxury for $3,500.

Oh and you can add this cute little Dior “Oui” necklace for $1,125. They had a cute ring to match, but are sold out of it at the moment 😦

Dior Oui White Gold Necklace

Dior Oui White Gold Necklace

Daily Luxury: Louis Vuitton

October 22, 2008

I am so good at finding various ways to spend hard-earned money. But at least I don’t waste it on stuff. Like things that won’t get used or appreciated. Everything I buy, I buy because I love it. I even passed on two whole racks of cashmere at Neiman Marcus that was on sale over the summer, because I knew I needed to wait until I found the perfect sweater, I mean sweaters. Don’t just buy to have. But luckily for me, there is a never-ending supply of gorgeous things that need to be appreciated. Like things from Louis Vuitton. Specifically, I am in love with the Monogram Vernis Brentwood in Amarante. Sleek, under the radar (for Louis Vuitton!), and beautiful, of course. You can purchase directly through Eluxury for $1,630.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Brentwood in Amarante

Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Brentwood in Amarante

And if you happen to be in for a penny, might as well be in for a pound! Add this lovely Mahina Stole in Rose for $645.

Louis Vuitton Mahina Stole in Rose

Louis Vuitton Mahina Stole in Rose

Cute Charms for your Bag

October 20, 2008

I have seen other girls put the cutest charms on their bags, or keys, and I just love it. Juicy Couture seems to be a favorite, and if I could afford it Louis Vuitton makes some neat ones too, but you would freak out over the prices. I am still legally sane, so I’m not even going to go there, but it never hurts to look, right? Even Coach has some precious ones. So I rounded up some that I love, (I think Balenciaga bags look amazing with these for some reason) and tell me what you think. If you see one you like just click on the image and you can find out more info about pricing, etc. I mixed up Halloween, Christmas, and just plain adorable ones for you to see.

Juicy Couture Snowman Charm

Coach Fox Keyfob

Coach Fox Key Ring

Juicy Couture Cupcake Charm

Juicy Couture Cupcake Charm

Juicy Couture Stocking Charm

Juicy Couture Stocking Charm

Coach Bulldog Key Ring

Coach Bulldog Key Ring

Juicy Couture Candy Corn Charm

Juicy Couture Candy Corn Charm

Juicy Couture Locket Charm

Juicy Couture Locket Charm

Louis Vuitton Multicolore Pastilles Key Chain

Louis Vuitton Multicolore Pastilles Key Chain

Louis Vuitton Monogram Inclusion Speedy Key Ring

Louis Vuitton Monogram Inclusion Speedy Key Ring

Top 5 Wallets to Buy for your Boyfriend

October 15, 2008

I have the pickiest hubby in the WORLD. Not his fault, it’s mine because I married him by choice, not force. This picky husband needs a new wallet and I love my husband and think he deserves the best. So, through my research and his specific needs I found 3 things that every guy needs in their wallet. 1) They need lots and lots of credit card slots. Even if you are still in college and have one debit card, one day you will have a girlfriend and will need a credit card or multiple ones. 2) It needs to be as slim as possible. Most guys put their wallets in their back pocket and it can’t be too comfortable if you are sitting lopsided because of your 6-inch thick money holder. 3) It needs to be stylin’! This wallet has to function for work, play, and those “nice dinner” dates. And when it comes time to pay the check (because you will have to pay the check!) you better whip out something snazzy. impressive, and luxurious, but still tough enough to sit next to your sweaty right butt cheek all day long. Sooooo, here’s my top 5 men’s wallets for the style-conscious connoisseur, otherwise called manly man.

The Güs Horizontal Wallet

This wallet is damn near perfect. It contains 6 credit card slots. I would put that as the minimum number, but it’s still plenty of room. It also has two side pockets underneath the credit card slots, which gives you even extra room for storage. 8 mm thick. You know how thin that is? Hand-crafted in Italy, this wallet is designed for the man’s man that appreciates aesthetics. The red stitching is unique as well as the split shot perforation (if you think that’s too much, the black can come with or without it). Güs is after my own heart. Or my husband’s. And plus it’s not logo-y, the quality speaks for itself. You can buy through their website for $145. They also have other styles that are based on the same premise.

Burberry Classic Check Wallet

8 credit card slots, parfait! This Burberry wallet is pretty slim for a designer wallet. The outside check pattern is coated to protect it from wear and tear and pays homage to Burberry’s signature look, but it is not overdone. My Hubby loved this wallet, but preferred the graphite/gray color that is not available on this particular style. Otherwise, the Italian leather on the inside is divine and hits my top three priorities in a wallet. Yay Burberry. You can purchase through Saks for $250.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Ten-Card Billfold

I love Louis Vuitton monogram canvas, but a little goes a long way. So a men’s wallet is perfect to carry around without being too loud. and LV only makes this one wallet that is nearly perfect to a man’s needs. It has TEN credit card slots. It’s a whopper, but those credit card slots are absolutely necessary. They even have 2 extra pockets for  receipts, condoms, whatever. Plus, Louis Vuitton is rockin’, you don’t see too many guys carrying it, and I know from personal experience that this material is nearly indestructible. Definitely the most durable and waterproof wallet you will find on the designer market that looks good all at the same time. So put away your duct-tape wallet and buy through Eluxury for $370.

April in Paris Custom Men's Wallet

April in Paris was founded by a lovely artisan that used to work for Hermès. So you know she knows a thing or two about leather and how to make the good stuff. If you go to her website she offers custom colors and leather to make the wallet of your dreams. You can choose between calf leather and alligator, but let’s pretend you are a cheap mo-fo and go for the calf leather. The wallet will set you back $650. But you get to choose the outside and inside color of the leather. It comes with six card slots, but what the wallet lacks in the storage department it more than makes up for in style. This would be one hot wallet, and custom options are always a nice perk. You can make your own custom wallet here for $650 for calf leather and $1,150 for the alligator. You would be kickin’ it.

Bottega Noce Fume Men's Wallet

Bottega Veneta Noce Fume Wallet

This is the wallet to end all wallets. I have seen high-end department stores with their exotic wallets, and to be honest they looked cheesy and cheap to me. I hate when they take gorgeous skin and make it look and feel like plastic. Not exactly the look I’m going for. Bottega Veneta is a superior leather goods company that makes classic, gorgeous handbags. Luckily for the men they make drool-worthy wallets too. Made from soft Noce crocodile, this BV wallet has 8 credit card slots. Are you still with me? It is to die for! The skin looks so rich, and even the inside leather is outstanding. Of course you would expect that coming from this fashion house and unfortunately it comes with a price. You can purchase through Bottega Veneta online for $920. But this wallet will last you years and if you have the dough to burn, put it towards this hot mess of a wallet. Life is too short to carry around your ten-year old velcro monstrosity when this beauty exists in the world. 🙂

Louis Vuitton Mahina L

October 13, 2008

If you were to buy one bag from Louis Vuitton, I would recommend this one, the Mahina, which comes in 4 sizes: XS, L, XL, and XXL. The XS is actually styled differently than the other three, being more of a messenger rather than a shoulder/tote bag. Any style or size though, the Mahina is the winner in LV’s overflowing line of bags. I think one monogram canvas is a must too, but if you already got that one in your closet this is the next best one to add to your collection. Perforated Calf leather shows the LV logo, but it is so subtle that you won’t be as branded as another of their bags. I love how much the bags can hold and how it is absolutely the smooshiest bag that you would own. It’s elegant and casual, but casual style always needs a pick-me-up and this bag does just that. Classy would be the first word that slips from my mind. Like the Classic flap from Chanel or Hermes’ birkin. Some might disagree, but I really do think in today’s “it” bags, the Mahina is it. You can purchase through Eluxury for $2,740 for the L size and comes in a variety of colors.