People always asked me why I'm having a big bag always, and when they try to carry it, they usually asked kung bakit ang bigat ng bag ko, referring what's inside. I always answered them "gold bars ang laman nyan kaya mabigat" hehehe
|I took this photo last year for a post, well may mga nadagdag pa ngayon sa laman ng bag ko :) more gold bars!|
I LOVE BAGS!
Bag for me is where I stored everything - wallet, planner, kikay kit, eyeglasses, sunglasses, cellphone, charger, key, ID,passport, external HD, powder, lotion, camera, perfume, books and Bible.
I found myself starting to like bags when I was in college, hindi ko namamalayan I have more than 50 pieces na pala and one side of the built-in cabinet I have in my room are all bags, kaya naman when we transferred to our new house then, bag ko pa lang ilang kahon na. Don't get me wrong na "luho" ko ang bag its just so happened na hindi ko namamalayan nakapagcollect na pala ako. Take note, I don't consider it as "luho" talaga kasi its not high end brands naman. I don't even have Louis Vuitton like what other girls owned, na kailangan daw kung bag collector ka you should have a piece, well if that's the standard, I'm not a collector. I'm buying bag for me to use it, for my comfort, for my own purpose not for display and most of all not to have a "status symbol" as the elite. I'm content with whatever brand I have as long as I really want it. I'm not particular to the brands, but I'm not saying you shouldn't be particular. Of course if you want a long lasting piece you need to drop more penny.
I think its within the family yung pagiging mahilig ko sa bag. Mommy loves bag too, well sa kanya siguro ako nagmana,hehehe. Kung anong kulay ng office uniform nya asahan mo may kapartner na bag and shoes yon. Her eldest sister Inay Lala loves bag too, at her age now 70+ she still very stylish on her bags, my cousins love bags as well, kapag magkakasama kami first stop will be the bag section or kung online shopping naman,bag pa rin..no wonder saan man kami mapunta Pilipinas man or Doha, parang department stores ang mga kwarto.
People who know me, hindi na sila nahihirapang magbigay ng gift sa akin :) they know that whatever brand it is basta bag ok sa akin but please don't give me small bags unless its a sling type or pouch ...pilian lang ang peg,hahaha
Almost all of the bags that I have has its own story to tell...
Let me share you some pieces I have and keeping with me for years. Mga niluma na ng panahon pero i'm still keeping and using it, saan man ako mapunta kasama ko sila :)
all pictures were taken 2010 but I'm still keeping all of these - they are all in their good condition.
This is the most expensive bag I bought in Philippines. I'm still a student when I bought it, katas ng ipon from my allowance, it took me months para mapagipunan ko ito. Actually Mommy paid for it pero binayaran ko sa kanya, in short hinulugan ko sa kanya. I really like this Tommy Hilfiger leather bag, it has several compartments inside. I bought it that time in preparation for my plan to go to Law School..hahaha, my thinking I should have a "formal-formalan" bag kasi may dress code so kelangan the bag will go with the dress. So since hindi ako natuloy sa law school, on my last year sa graduate school ko sya ginamit. This bag is with me on my first international flight going here in Doha. I'm keeping this bag for more than a decade :)
This one was from Mommy, actually bag nya talaga ito pero since nagustuhan ko ibinigay nya sa akin. Its a vintage leather bag, akala ko nung una nagtutuklap na yung pagka leather nya, pero hindi pala design nya pala yon. She bought it from Ate Iona, her officemate na nagtitinda ng mga imported goods. I miss those days kapag may mga bagong bags si Ate, lagi nya ipinapadala kaagad kay Mommy para ako ang unang makakapili, I'm still a student that time so ang ginagawa ko yung mga hindi ko nagugustuhan ipinagbebenta ko so kung magkano ang kinita ko yon ang idadagdag ko sa ibabayad ko sa bags na nagustuhan ko. But the sling of this bag was lost na...sayang
This is the first bag I bought in Ninewest and I bought it in red tag, for only 88QR. Super smart buy talaga, well 2007 ko pa yata ito nabili and hindi na sila nag-sa-sale ng ganong kababa ngayon sa Ninewest. What i love on this bag? I can carry all my stuffs talaga.
Love at first sight ang peg ko sa duffel bag na itech, the first time I saw it on MANGO stall in Landmark. I asked the sales lady to check the price kasi nakapatong sya sa pinakamataas na estante. Sales lady: 375 QR po Me: anong last price after discount (sale kasi sila that time) Sales lady: Hindi po sya kasali sa sale mam, actually we have only 6 pieces of this style kasi limited edition po sya. Me: Ok thanks. So gala-gala lang pero hindi talaga maalis sa isip ko si bag so at the end of the night kasama ko rin syang umuwi sa bahay. I love this bag, classic - pwede sa jeans, sa dress, or kahit ano pang style ang suot mo, super gamit na gamit ko ito kapag nagbabakasyon ako, pero sa katagalan na rin siguro nagiba na yung color nya but still useable, iba talaga din kasi kapag leather tumatagal :)
I'm not used of using small bags but I'm still keeping some like these, as all of these are given by people who really matters to me.
leather sea Spring brand bag from my Tita Rorie
medium size Victoria secret tote bag from my Tita Mama
Let's talk a-BAG more...
Here are the bag vocabulary for your guidelines of what style of bag you have and you want to have.
Having a bag collection doesn't mean that it must be all branded and high end. It still depends on you - on your style and on your needs. Bags are not for display, like your shoes and clothes, you must be comfortable to use it.
And just want to make a note, that bag shouldn't be a status symbol. If you want to have a high end brand bags, save for it. Honestly, I'm not into "first class" or class A, sino namang lolokohin ko kung gagamit ako ng fake di ba? I'd rather settle for a local brand than to carry a fake one.
Smart woman knows to be practical - not settling just for an affordable price but a durable quality that lasts.