Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Weeping Over My Michael Kors



So before you accuse me of hopping the Michael Kors bandwaggon, let me tell you that I have been a fan of Michael Kors for the last seven years. When I first came to Canada, it was one of the most luxurious underrated brand that I knew. Whenever I went to the mall, it was one of the stores that I would go to. I am not spoiled, and there is no way in hell that I am materialistic. I am not even a fan of Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Coach. My main brands have always been Guess, Michael Kors, YSL, Balenciaga, Celine, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and Valentino... and maybe some Gucci (not their bags though) and Marc Jacobs here and there..  Yeah I guess I am a brand whore. I just love perfumes, handbags and shoes and I told myself that one day, I will collect as much as I can, as long as I have the means to do so.

Anyway, I was at the mall last week and as I entered the Michael Kors' store,  I saw this red Michael Kors bag from the side and I knew it was something familiar.. I recognized the handbag, it was the bag that I've been eyeing for possibly more than a year.. before I graduated High School.. so wait.. that's more than two years.


We all know, well, mostly Canadians know, that this bag would cost Canadian residents $500 with taxes and all. That was the price of this bag when it just came out.. before Selma, Miranda, Weston, Bedford and Jet Set Totes (other MK leather goods) were released. So yes, it is safe to say that I have been loving this bag before Michael Kors became so popular in my city. Oh trust me, the amount of girls wearing the logo print bags are crazy. You can call me selfish but I was pissed when MK got mainstream here because whenever I walk around with my Michael Kors purse, people would look at me as if I hopped the bandwagon just recently.

Anyhow, this bag was available in the store I was at. Although I always go to Michael Kors, and weekly I've been going back to that store and last week was the only time I saw it again. I could vividly remember that the last time I saw and held this bag was last October. I know the Hamilton bags are still all over the stores, but this specific color with it's golden hardware was sold out.. at least that was what I was told. If it was not obvious enough, this was my color of choice. I was ready to buy this bag last year but I needed the money that I was going to spend, on others things that were more necessary.. But my eyes and heart were set in this color or the mustard Hamilton Large Satchel one.. whichever one really. Although I really loved the Red one, besides it's my favorite color.


I looked around everywhere and I no longer saw it again which made me believe that I would never ever see it again. Well that's what I thought until I saw the Red Orange one last week. It was on sale for only $349!! I wanted to jump for joy! It was a bittersweet feeling because I was happy that it was on sale but I was broken when I realized I have been unemployed for months. I knew I will never be able to afford this bag. That even if I landed a job the next day, this gorgeous bag might be in the hands of someone else by the time I can afford it.. I don't know how many stocks they had, or if it was the last one.. But I also realized that day that most of their Hamilton bags have decreased in price. Maybe it was due to the fact that they are trying to sell more Saffiano leather goods now like the Jet Set totes for $230, Selma for $380, etc. It took a lot of strength, effort and force for me to drop the bag where I found it, and leave the store. :(

You know what's funny? I told my mother the week before I saw this bag that if she were thinking about giving me another birthday present this year, I would ask for the Selma Studded Saffiano Tote of Michael Kors. She laughed because she knew I love handbags and that I have been eyeing the Selma bag also.



Isn't it gorgeous too? What do guys think? Should I weep because I was not able to afford the Hamilton bag? Or be happy because this Selma bag is better? My mother said I should not be sad because if we're going to compare the Hamilton Saffiano Large Tote and This Selma Studded Saffiano Tote, this Selma actually is nicer. What do you guys think? 


Either way, I loved the Hamilton bag first, and I cried when I left the store (yes I am such a baby!).. and until now I am still sad that Hamilton bag is not in my possession. First world problems! Sigh!

3 comments:

  1. I live in england and I was on holiday in florida two weeks ago, for my 17th birthday my dad wanted to get me a bag and at first I picked the red Selma and was about to buy it and then I saw the red Hamilton and it was so beautiful I instantly fell in love haha! Macy's had a sale on and because I'm from England the lady gave me a further discount and it came to under $300 so I was so happy! Definitely wait and get the Hamilton I think it is much more practical and much more beautiful than the Selma and definitely get the red.

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    1. Yes! I would have, but like I said, I really don't have the means to afford it. I would have definitely chosen the Hamilton over the selma, so yes you're right.. but right now, I'd just really have to accept the fact that the Hamilton bag wasn't meant to be in my closet! Haha


      So happy you got one though, and $300 is a good deal!

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  2. I live in england and I was on holiday in florida two weeks ago, for my 17th birthday my dad wanted to get me a bag and at first I picked the red Selma and was about to buy it and then I saw the red Hamilton and it was so beautiful I instantly fell in love haha! Macy's had a sale on and because I'm from England the lady gave me a further discount and it came to under $300 so I was so happy! Definitely wait and get the Hamilton I think it is much more practical and much more beautiful than the Selma and definitely get the red.

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