“Why do women need so many bags?” . This very important question was posed by NATE to ANDY SACHS (Anne Hathaway) in the movie THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA. “You have one. You put all your junk in it. And that’s it. You’re done,” Adrian Grenier’s character ( who happens to be a struggling chef) knowingly explains.
Well Nate, it’s not as simple as that. Offhand, I can tell you that women don’t have “junk”, we have “things”. And my dear, you’ve been spending too much time in the kitchen if you think ONE bag can hold all of our possessions. I, myself, keep a separate room in the house to contain all of my beloved bags, shoes, and clothes… My things.
For my first fashion post, I want to share my affection for KATE SPADE. I like her clean and modern all-American design. It doesn’t hurt too that her line is reasonably priced. In my last trip, I bought two of her bags. One is an ash-colored tote and the other a black faux leather arm candy. I was lucky enough to get both at a discount . The BQP admits she helped boost the US economy by actively participating in the shopping frenzy last December.
The SOPHIE bag is made of waterproof material and has circles and a scatter of spades all around. It’s a good choice for busy, on the go women.
The LINDA bag has a tassel on the side and a zipper that cuts across the middle portion of the bag. The cloth bag that protects the product reads ” she tucked her coral lipstick away and floated back to the party.”
After a trip to Legoland California, we proceeded to the nearby Carlsbad outlet. We were tired from walking all day in the theme park BUT the muscle pains all went away (for me and my cousin C) as we saw a big SALE sign outside the KATE SPADE store. After lining up for ten minutes, we finally made it inside. I saw the black number after a few minutes of admiring the purses and mentally converting how much these cost in pesos. The first thing I noticed was that it looks like a cross between a CELINE mini luggage and a CELINE trapeze bag. My heart started to beat faster when I saw that it costs just a tenth of the price compared to its snooty high- brow sisters. Once I put the baby in my arms, I was done! (See Nate, the “done “part happens AFTER a woman decides to buy a new bag and not before.) As cousin C was helping me choose between the blue and black version, an unexplained rush took over her too. We ended up buying two identical bags!
I have bought this brand before and I’m quite satisfied with its performance. Locally, you can buy KATE SPADE items at its flagship store in Greenbelt 3, at Rockwell, at Rustan’s and at different Designers’ Boulevard shops.
The BQP’s Kate Spade Collection
The Bow bag initially caught my eye at Takashimaya mall in Singapore. I finally bought it at a discount at the KATE SPADE store located right next to Novotel Hotel in Hong Kong. This bag is made of hard, fuzzy felt and is very delicate.
I love details! The side view of the bow bag shows the brand rendered in black hard plastic
I love the color combination of these purses (red with violet strap and black with white strap). Bought the wristlets three years ago and they still look brand new!
So ladies, if you’re thinking of investing in a tasteful, mid-range priced bag, the BQP recommends that you try purchasing a KATE SPADE New York purse. I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek of my bag collection!