Monday, 15 November 2010

I don't care about clever I don't care about funny.

Oh god, I haven't coveted a bag this much in quite some time.


If it was a few years ago, I'd be begging Santa for it, but since I've become a grown-up, I don't tend to get presents - I'm more likely to be given money towards things. And don't get me wrong - money is nice - but I miss the element of surprise and the excitement when you realise that - YES - you got your most coveted of things.

This, of course, being my most coveted of things. Sigh. It's so pretty. And it's leather. And it's red. And it looks more than a little bit like the Mulberry Neely, and looking at the price of the Neely makes me feel so much better about the cost of this bag. And the Neely is GORGEOUS.


Purchasing this bag (which will be mine, even if my family miss the obvious hints in this blog post and I have to forego petrol by the end of this month) does give me slight pause though. I previously ranted, a little, about Topshop producing copies of the Mulberry Alexa. I do still think that Topshop are a creative enough brand in their own right to create their own It Bag, rather than mimicking Mulberry. But I also think that my problem is more directed towards the Alexa, which has been SO overexposed. Seriously, at LFW I realised that I couldn't tell the difference between the authentic Alexas and the Primark copies. Which, to me, means that the Alexa is venturing into dangerous territory. Dangerous territory previously occupied by Burberry and Louis Vuitton. No one likes that territory.

So yes! The idea of purchasing a Mulberry-alike does make me hesitate. But... it's so PRETTY. AND IT COMES IN OTHER COLOURS.


SIGH.
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7 comments

  1. It's lovely! I think I like the camel/brown one best but really all three colours are delicious!

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  2. I really like the brown one too but all of the colours are lovely and it's a great, classic choice.

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  3. Ooh it's lovely! The colour is so nice.
    I completely agree about the Alexa thing though, I was SO excited when I thought I saw a real one (I don't get to see many real ones in Leicester) but I got up close and realised it was a phoney just like all the rest. Which is a shame really because it is such a nice bag!

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  4. Ooops, totally forgot to include a link to the bag:

    http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=2062160&langId=-1&categoryId=&searchTerm=contrast%20leather&pageSize=20

    (It's Topshop!)

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  5. LOVE it. And I'm not a bag person.

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  6. That is such a beautiful bag! The red is definitely the nicest colour, but I love them all. Sometimes I really feel Topshop can do no wrong. Could be a bit cheaper though..!

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