As simple as I claim to be, I do enjoy a little bit of luxury in life. I have a weakness for handbags.
In 2010, I’ve managed to accomplish my goal of getting the bag. Oh yes, spent months working my butt off just so I can save for the bag. And when I paid for the bag using my hard earned money, it felt so good.
Nothing beats that feeling, EVER. This year, I am feeling very ambitious. Generally speaking, 2011 is the year to be ambitious. But don’t cakap-cakap jer, do it lah. Anyway, I have my eyes set on two beautiful bags.
Mind you, I won’t get both bags in the same year because that’s suicide for my mentality, not to mention my pocket. At least one lah, whichever I could afford. :p
Now, the first bag is the ULTIMATE bag. I am confident I won’t be able to get this bag, well at least not now. Ready?
Chanel Classic Flap Bag Caviar Maxi
As my friend, Zarith, puts it, “It is an investment”.
Sure is if it costs RM16k +/-! Now, this dream bag of mine will only be possible if I’d won the lottery! I mean with RM12k, I can buy a lot of things! Damn, imagine the amount of opportunity cost that comes with buying this bag! Shudders just to think of it.
How to save RM16k if I have so many other needs and wants to cater to every now and then? I guess I need to be more of spendthrift if I want this particular dream to come true. I am constantly building my castle in the air…
But I must admit, it is a beautiful bag, simple and yet, stunning and most elegant. Ahh… I’ve grown more curious about the founder of Chanel, Gabrielle Chanel. I’m reading her biography now.
The second bag with the more realistic price tag will be none other than Louis Vuitton. Off all the designs, I somehow love the simplicity of the Epi Leather. More specifically, Passy GM. I’m still torn which colour but I am heading towards Noir.
Why? Purple is the colour of my birth stone, Amethyst. Coincidentally, it is also the colour of my birth day, Saturday, according to Thai belief. Hehe.
The bag that 'almost' resembles a Hermes Birkin and within my reach, too :p
The damage? RM6500 +/- Again, I’m not confident I can buy this bag but suppose if I work hard this year, this dream is possible. Start working after June and by Christmas, Passy GM will be mine.
I know I love Louis Vuitton Monogram designs but there is no sense of individuality to it. Why, just go to the Spring and you see at least five monogram Louis Vuitton in Ta Kiong alone, both authentic and fake. Passy GM offers me this little piece of individuality, I haven’t seen anyone with this bag in Kuching yet.
Chanel or Louis Vuitton? A very hard decision to make. But food for my thought, one Chanel bag equals two Louis Vuitton bags. Not only I get to buy the Passy GM but Artsy GM as well. The concept of opportunity cost sucks! AGH!
Hey, at least it’s not a Hermes Birkin I have my eyes set on! That will take me ages to get! Two years worth of savings working as a journalist then I can afford it! That bag will be my car, my house, might as well live in it! Hahaha.
Well, it is always nice to dream. Even nicer when our dreams come true. I look forward to that!
P/S: I’m not materialistic when I want these kinds of bag. I just appreciate the finer things in life. I mean, it is my personal choice. Suppose if I can afford it, why not, right? What do you think? Is it materialistic to want branded things?