It's by Alexander Wang and it's part of his new fall 2009 collection. The bag is not out yet, should come out at the end of summer, but I suppose I should plan ahead on getting it so I can start saving (if I'm even lucky enough to snatch a piece, it used to be available for pre-order on a couple of sites and already sold out).
I've never splurged on a purse before since I'm more of a shoe person. I have a couple of Michael Kors and Coach clutches (all plain leather - I don't like signature logo bags at all), but other than that I really never cared to blow all my money on things like the Louis Vuitton speedy or a canvas Gucci bag. Everyone has those. The designer purses I usually like are usually way beyond my reach (*cough* YSL Muse *cough* Chanel Medallion tote *cough*). Now, finally a "reasonable" (and by reasonable I mean under $1000) option came to my attention, the Alexander Wang Coco:
Now, Mary Kate may look like a homeless man in that picture, but just look at how awesome the purse is. Studs and back leather = anything I could ever ask for in a bag.
Is it dumb of me to lust over this purse that may be completely irrelevant in a couple of years? Or does it have the potential to pass the test of time?
It will retail for about $890. Should I or shouldn't I? I need some advice from the lovely ladies out there. I know that purses are a matter of personal taste - but let me assure you - this is totally my style and a half. I'm a black & white, skinny jeans, blazer and asymmetrical loose top kind of girl.
Buying this would obviously hinder me from saving for a "premier" designer bag. Should I give in and get this? Or I shut up and save for something like a Balenciaga Work?
Help me out, everyone :)