Hi everyone, welcome back to my channel.
So this is a subscriber request video and as you can probably tell it's a tour
of my handbags. You guys have been asking and begging for this video for a really
long time to be really honest. I was really nervous and uncomfortable about
making this video. Necause I didn't want to be seen as recommending that you
spend all your hard-earned money on designer handbags. That's not what I'm
about. Me personally I love beautifully made handbags and I actually reward
myself with one handbag once a year. Depending on whether I've achieved my
goals. And these aren't just financial goals but they're my health and fitness
goals, my personal life development and personal growth goals.
Any other sort of aspects of my life that I'm really trying to build and improve on. And if I
achieve those I then allow myself to go and buy one beautiful handbag. Which I
have planned and prepared for throughout the year. Researched and most importantly
saved up. Whilst I might use my credit card to pay for the bag, to collect
frequent flyer points. I'm actually using cash to buy that bag. I will never borrow
money to buy something like a luxury good that just appreciates in value.
Please understand these are the rewards from my successes. And I always
prioritize the achievement and the success and the personal growth behind
me. Before I rewarded myself. Alright let me share with you each of these bags and
the story behind them. Alright starting with this bag here. It is a leopard print
bag by Dolce and Gabbana. I found this in the store and absolutely
fell in love with it.
I'm particularly fussy when it comes to a leopard print
bag. And it can look really tacky if you're not careful. Now I did some
research online and I managed find it for about a quarter or a third of the
price. On a second-hand website, so it's been a fantastic buy. It's a really great
size, it's great for traveling I can throw a jumper in there, my bottle of
And it's really comfortable. It's extremely well made. This handbag is
about five maybe six years old. The next bag I want to show you guys is actually
a state of escape bag. Now these are great for young families. Because you can throw them in
the washing machine and they come out pretty much looking pretty much
brand-new. And they're also vegan, they're neoprene. So there are absolutely no harm
or cruelty to animals in these whatsoever.
And they're incredibly light,
they fit a lot of stuff and they're also great for traveling. The next bag I want
to show you isn't actually a hand bag as such but it's my overnight bag. And this
bag has got to be about I think 10 years old.
This bag has been around the world with me. And it's a great bag for taking onto
an aeroplane. It fits so much, but it also makes me feel quite chic. Now I was quite
young when I bought this bag and my parents contributed towards towards it.
As part of my birthday present, and I love it.
What I love the most about this bag
is the history behind it. I'll never get rid of this bag. But also a Louis Vuitton do
the monogramming, which really makes it personal. So I just adore this. The next
bag is this Celine bag. I can't remember what the style is called. And I bought this
through an outlet. And again I got an at I think about 30 to 40 percent off.
a fantastic color. And one thing you'll notice that all these bags are, they
pretty much most of them and neutrals. Or if they vary away from a neutral color
palette. It matches my capsule wardrobe collection. Because all of these bags
work with most of the clothing in my wardrobe. Which works really well because
when I'm in a hurry I can quickly grab something, I know that it's going to work.
The next bag is a bag I again bought secondhand.
I think I've got this one on
ebay. It's a Louis Vuitton. I think it made be call the Thompson bag, and his style is
actually no longer made. If you want this bag I will link as much as a bag that I
can find it's very similar to this it's not the same. You'd have to find a
secondhand website. This bag is a designer bag it cost me a
couple of hundred dollars maximum. And it's great for walking the dogs because I
can put dog bags in my mobile phone, my keys and my wallet. And I have two
hands-free because it's across over. My next back is my Chanel 2.55. Again I
bought this secondhand, and this bag has got to be around about maybe eight years
old. It is still in style and funny thing about this bag is has actually gone up
in value. I bought this one the Australian dollar was really strong so I
paid roughly around $4,000. And I believe these now retail for over $8,000. So it's
probably one of the few bags that actually has not just held their value
but she's going up in value.
And again this is such a timeless handbag at never
goes out of style. This was actually made in February in 1955, which is why it's
called a 2.55. And I love the history behind this bag and what the
criss-crossing represents. The chain of the of the nuns
in Coco Chanel's orphanage where she grew up. This means so much to me.
And whenever I look at this bag I think about how exciting my future is, and the
things that I personally overcome. The next two bags I actually pretty much
bought simultaneously. I was going in to buy one bag, and I ended up walking out
with two. Again I paid for these in cash. But I saw a very rare opportunity to buy
something I knew it would be really hard to find on a second-hand market. And when
you know your bags, like buying research my shares and investments. I knew that it
was a great buy. So I actually bought these two simultaneously paid for them in
cash. And it was after achieving a huge financial goal. So it was a big reward to
myself and again I I always knew that I was looking out for two bags in this
color and in this style.
They are both in the caviar so they're really durable. I'm
really careful with these because I love them, as I love all of them.
So i'm particularly careful with this one as to where I put. And on that note of
taking care of my stuff. All these bags are stored away in my closet, most of
them still live in their soft bags. And I always make sure I regularly
clean them, and if they need to be fixed or altered I'll take them to the boot maker
immediately. I really do love, value, use and appreciate these bags. The next
bag is a Louis Vuitton bag. Now I had a bit of an incident with my original
black Lou Vuitton tote.
Which was very classic. All the glue came out of the bag
and went all over my jacket and Tom's shirt. It made a huge mess I went into
Lou Vuitton. And they immediately took it off me apologized and so there was a fault in a
line of these bags. They gave me a credit note which was more than what I actually
originally paid for the bag. So instead of buying the same bag again. As I was
worried that that would happen again. I decided to get this one instead and
again this is a great bag I can wear it two different ways and it's a really nice
fun summery color. That goes with most of the colors that I wear in my capsule
wardrobe. The next thing I want to show you is something also really special.
I'll never forget buying this bag and it is a Gucci disco Soho bag.
bought it in Paris. It was the one thing I'm a allowed myself to get in Paris.
That trip was a really special trip, because it was a trip that I took Rocco
to Paris, because I'd never been there before. And it was an amazing journey and
experience for Rocco and I. Full of many testing but bonding moments. And this is
the one thing I allowed myself to get. Buying bags in Europe is
often cheaper, because you get the Vat back. You gotto make sure you know how to
get the vat back before you leave the country. But again this by using this
opportunity in a strong Australian dollar at the time I actually bought
this at quite a good discount.
The next bag I want to show you is actually a bag
that Tom bought me. Now Tom is not into designer goods at all. Thinks handbags
are a ridiculous waste of money, and he really blew me away when he bought me
this for my birthday this year. And I was amazed at how well he picked this bag. I
actually love it. I think I've used this bag pretty much 80% since giving it to
me. It's navy blue I absolutely love wearing navy blue. Again it's got two
straps so I can carry Rocco and have two hands free.
Or I can just un-clip it and hold it like a tote like this. It's got zip locks in here so I can
keep the sections thing zipped away safely.
And again it's just really classic and I wear a lot of navy blue so this really
works with me. But I yeah absolutely adore this so thank you Tom.
The next thing I want to show you is a bag I actually got in Lebanon in
Bay bridge it's made by the prisoners. Now what they do it they have this special
program to help I guess educate and give a greater
opportunity for success in life. Once the women get out of jail. But they teach
them how to make this bag of these is particular to have been crocheting and
stitching to make a whole range of bags. It's a fantastic program an initiative
by the government and also by Sarahs bags who actually makes a whole range of
these. And I will link in the video description box her website.
So you can
see all the other bags that have been made by these women. The next two handbags I'm about to show you. Are actually two handbags that are now for sale. As part
of living minamlistic lifestyle and the journey of minimalisim. I realized there
are a couple of bags that I don't simply use. And they deserve to go to a
better home where someone will love value and appreciate them. So the first
bag that i'm going to be selling is this Lou Vuitton one. I bought this from the
Lou Vuitton store in Capri it's a fantastic bag. It just doesn't get used
by me, and I don't feel right holding onto it. Now this bag is a
fantastically well-made bag. It is really beautiful. It's a timeless piece they
actually still sell this in the store and I will be linking in the video
description box below the website or the account.
Where I will actually be selling this
bag. Along with it will also be this Bally handbag which I've had for a long
time. But again just doesn't work with my wardrobe anymore. So if you're looking at
picking up a new handbag and you're interested either of these two. Make
sure you click on the links below. And then the final two handbags that I want
to show you, are two very classic ones.
Two different but very versatile black
handbags. Every woman needs a fantastically well-made black handbag.
Now the first one is my Chanel Leboy phantom handbag. This is a great bag
again it's so incredibly versatile. I can wear it as a crossover, over my shoulder
or I can double off the chain and put it over my shoulder. I absolutely
love this and a fantastic size. Great for going out or just simply out and
about during the day. Love this one. And then the final one is my Givenchy nightingale. Now this handbag probably is about maybe eight or nine years old. It
took forever to save up this bag at the time. But it's just a really great casual
bag. It's quite slouchy which is very different from my normal structured
handbags. Again a really versatile with two different straps which I can unclip
at any time. Great size and considering it's leather and there's a lot of hardware,
is actually quite light.
And again I love this bag I would never get rid of it.
It just works with everything that I need and want Now before I end this
video I want to remind you that I've already made you that wardrobe tour
video that you also requested for so long. So make sure you click on the card
above here so you can watch that video as soon as you finish this one.
I also want to reinforce that I do not recommend you spend all your hard-earned
money on handbags. Make sure you buy what you love, value and appreciate. But take
a balanced approach. Make sure you have prioritized getting
out of debt, staying out of debt. Having emergency money, investing, putting some
money away for your retirement either through super, your New Zealand
super or your 401k plan. But make sure you prioritize your financial health
before you reward yourself with these types of luxuries.
And make sure you do
your research, take care of these things. My mother still has some of her designer
Gucci handbags from when she was in her early 20s. And these bags are actually
still in style. Because she's taken such great care of these bags. They actually
still look brand new. Now I really hope you enjoyed this video.
Make sure you click on the video description box below. Because you can
see links of where you can buy some of these bags. I've actually found listed
some websites that you can go to where you can look at these bags. And find them
at a discounted price. Because if you buy them pre-loved you can save a lot of
money, and I have absolutely no shame in buying something that's pre loved.
Especially when it helps save money, that I can contribute towards the thousand
dollar project. Alright everyone have a fantastic week.
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notification button is switched on. Because I have the shoe tour coming up
next. Caio for now. you.