Bagaholicboy Muses #162 – Updates From Orchard Road!

Today Boo and I headed to town because I wanted to get Boo a wallet for Valentine’s Day, since like me he also believes in rotating wallets ever so often. He wanted a long wallet and after checking out Gucci, Loewe and Louis Vuitton, we settled for an intrecciato calf leather wallet from Bottega Veneta in Black. Best thing? It was more affordable than we expected at just SGD760, compared to the New Taiga ones from Louis Vuitton that were about the same price but not as worth it in my opinion.

A better buy from Louis Vuitton would be the new Monogram Canvas Artsy which comes in 2 sizes. The bigger one (in GM) is actually rather man-friendly, save for the braided shoulder strap that’s still too feminine for a guy to carry off. Large, but this one is best left to the ladies.

While at Bottega Veneta I also spotted the coated canvas tote (shown above) from the S/S10 collection. Sporting double handles which can be worn 2 ways, I only wished it was priced lower than the asking price of SGD2020. Much too expensive for something that’s 90% canvas.

Also at Paragon we checked out the spanking new Gucci flagship that was all bright and glitzy. Definitely more spacious and well laid out, it was as always packed to the brim with shoppers. Going up we spotted the RTW sections for both men and women and I chanced upon the diamante fabric tote with leather trim (shown above) from the S/S10 collection. Priced at SGD1650, it’s affordable and smart, good for everyday use.

Over at DFS Scottswalk Galleria I was surprised to see the Givenchy Studded Nylon Satchel, which became an overnight sensation after blogger Pelayo Diaz was photographed using it. I never expected to see it in Singapore since the buyers here can be quite conservative but I’m glad I did. I checked it out myself, and even though it was covered in studs it was still lightweight. In Singapore it retails for SGD1219, or get it online from Liberty at GBP485.

For those of you waiting for the Longchamp Le Pliage ‘Bone’ to arrive, wait no further. Available now at Longchamp ION Orchard, it’s quirky and adorable, though a tad pricey at SGD648. Take my advice and get it online from Colette instead where it sells for just EUR179 (around SGD346 or s0).

All in all, a great day. Boo got the wallet he was looking for, and I picked up something totally unexpected from Celine (my early birthday present to myself). Reveal to come…

Images: Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, Longchamp and Openers

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  • Richard says:

    I hope to get the LV Iphone holder in LV Monogram. Not too keen on Damier Graphite.

  • The Givenchy duffel is just too small for guys but the price is really affordable.

  • Oooh, what’s in the Celine bag? Reveal reveal! I love Celine’s new bag range!

  • Magdalene says:

    I fell in love with the Artsy when you first published it on this website and I finally tried it out on myself yesterday.

    I was disappointed to realise that the stylish braided handle/strap is most uncomfortable on me and the bag (both GM and MM) are huge! In fact, both sizes sat literally underneath my armpits when I had the handle/strap over the shoulder! Immediately, I had visions of myself on a hot and humid day with perspiration dripping all over the bag. EEEEEwwwww…sorry to be so graphic.

    However, to each his/her own. I’m sure someone else will have a much more comfortable experience since we all have different body types.

  • yed says:

    ooooh. i like the gucci diamante tote. i wonder how big it is…

  • f. says:

    LV iphone Etui case is not discontinued, however it will take a good wait for the stocks to come. globally its been depleted, so yep, happy waiting…

  • Richard says:

    Long wallets are really ‘in’ in Japan. In fact looking to get one for myself soon. After I get the LV iphone holder. Thinking of the LV long wallet. Hey let us have a look at the BV long wallet.

  • KJ says:

    Nice share!

    The Givenchy Studded Nylon Satchel somehow reminds me of Christian Louboutin shoes this season.

    What’s in the Celine carrier!

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