Just Say No to the It Bag

An interesting article in the Charlotte newspaper today: Tim Gunn discusses the idea of why the "it" bag is a bad idea. To sum it all up, he tells us that we're better off sticking with classic pieces that will last a lifetime and staying on the lower end of "trend" bags.
I think this is sage advice. I have a LV bag that I was given when I was in high school, and it still looks as beautiful today as it did back in the late '80's. It was the standard sack-style bag that was popular back then with the LV logo on the outside. This was before the LV logo was put on absolutely everything, of course. But it is still a quiet, stylish statement. And it didn't cost nearly as much as a $4000 Chloe bag that no one will be carrying in two years.
I think I'd like to have a classic Chanel or perhaps even a Gucci. I can see spending a fair amount of money on something that I will use for many years. I can't see spending tons on a bag that will be out of style before I even get it paid off.
Maybe a Prada. Yes, I think a classic Prada would fit the bill perfectly.

Read the article here.


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Meredith Edwards-Cornwall is the founder of online lifestyle websites RetrodivasBeauty.com and RetrodivasCloset.com. She is also known as @retrodiva on Twitter. She specializes in drinking large amounts of espresso, shopping, and enjoying social media. In all of her free time she writes for StyleBakeryMom.com twice a week, and does various other freelance gigs involving writing, designing, and generally being awesome. While she believes that success is indeed a job in New York, she currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her husband, two children, and two cats and has hung on to her day job.