Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Search for the Black Bag

I'm not that big on purses but I do, however, realize the necessity for having a functional, professional-looking bag.  A lot of my bags are hobos and when I have to go somewhere on a (semi-)professional capacity, I'm always scrambling to find a bag to take with me.

After a lot of mulling over, I decided I need a structured black purse in my 'collection'.  Grey is really  my first choice but I think black would be a more professional choice.  As you have probably gathered, getting me to buy anything black is like pulling teeth.

I've narrowed my choices to the following:

My first choice is the Mulberry Bayswater.  It's a relatively inexpensive good-sized sturdy bag.  It has all the qualities of a great workhorse and it fits what I'm looking for - black, structured, professional-looking.

This next one is a shocker, lol, the Fendi Maxi Baguette.  It looks more like an oversized evening bag.  Most "professional-looking" bags seem to have a bit of a masculine feel.  The chain strap on this bag definitely adds a bit of femininity and daintiness and takes away that masculine but also perhaps a bit of the "professionalism" too.

The YSL Muse is also a great choice and it has all the qualities of the Bayswater but I really want this bag in Grey so I probably won't get it in Black. 


SoCalFashionista said...

Ok if the YSL is not an option in black then I guess I'd have to vote for the Mulberry as a "work" bag. I like the Fendi, but I think a satchel style with double handles looks better work work purposes. good luck and can't wait to see what you pick!

MadsaboutU said...

i vote for the mulberry as well. simple but the style will last forever.

cheeky_deb said...

thanks girls....leaning towards the Mulberry too... :)

holly in heels said...

This YSL Music is so classic and clean! Good find! xoxo, holly in heels

cheeky_deb said...

Holly - the Muse is def a great classic!