Friday, January 22, 2010

New Shiny Toys: Foley + Corinna Bag

This is what I was wearing on a day that will live in infamy - the day Mr. Diabolina and I filmed that trainwreck of a closet tour video. (Thanks for all the kind, supportive comments. I will be forcing myself to get over myself and do more video in the coming year.)










































I was unintentionally a recessionista version of Jennifer Connelley in Balenciaga.



















































DYING OVER THOSE SHOES!





























But if you look closely I was rocking my own new TDF accessory: a Foley + Corinna bag. Purchased resale at Designer Labels for over 60 percent off retail. It was a belated Christmas present from my generous tiny mother.






























Have wanted a Foley + Corinna bag for a few years now. Love the tough chic look and that soft leather. Obsessed with its slouchiness and the versatility of being able to fold it over and wearing it with a shoulder strap. Plus the price point is more reasonable than high end luxury brands. They are like a Balenciaga or Mullberry bag for a 1/4 of the price.



















































































































































I was worried that a F + C bag was a little past it's hey dey. But there they are - still all over Shopbop.





















And I realized some of my favorite newer bags by Marc and Alexander Wang bear more than a passing resemblance



























I originally planned to get a F + C bag in gold (like fellow LA blogger Miss Cupcakes and Cashmere) because that's one hole that I can't seem to fill in my purse wardrobe. But resale beggars can't be choosers. Figured a black one would help give my Chanel bag a break. (I know, my life is redic blessed if these are my issues!)























































































































































































































































































































Here's some more slouchy purse eye candy I've been loving.






















































































































































































































































































And finally a resale conundrum - I've found a Fendi Spy bag in mint condition at a resale shop for under $700. Pretty sure I can get the price down to under $600. They retail for well over $2000.































So the question is: Do you think a Spy Fendi is worth it at this point in the game? Is it a classic that I will wear forever? Is it an evergreen like the Chanel 2.55 or is it a has-been "It" bag?




















And should I really be saving my pennies for the ONE thing I want most in 2010: a puppy?



18 comments:

Liz said...

Love your shoes!

I am not into the Fendi bag, but really my opinion isn't one you should consider...

Anonymous said...

Love the outfit you are wearing! Not a fan of the Fendi, though - it looks dated to me.

tam pham said...

if you LOVE the fendi, get it. if not, pass. love the outfit. sassy and chic.

Anonymous said...

Skip the Fendi - get a puppy! But beware of pugs... they are adorable, but snore and snort like crazy!

The Modern Type said...

thank you for giving me cooler weather clothing inspiration. i usually resort to sweats. love you!

Andi said...

Love that F&C bag! I spotted one the other day and added it to my wishlist too ;) Grey is a perfect color.
Is that the actual Fendi you are considering? If so, I would honestly pass on it right now, if it were a different texture (like maybe the ecru/black color), I would say go for it. But that particular logo/texture combo looks dated to me. Just my 2 Cents. Love your outfit by the way!!
xxoo

Fashion_Loving_Stylist said...

Ditch the bag, get the puppy!!!

Fashion Therapist said...

My Foley+Corina bag is STILL one of my favorite bags I own. It's really a timeless piece.

akaprincess00 said...

Love the F&C City Tote! I have one in black & one in tobacco (from a couple of years back) on the way. I scored my black one a couple of years ago when an e-tailer was going out of business & it was one the best purchases that I've ever made! It's really versatile & gets compliments all the time!

fancypants said...

Skip the spy. It was a trend and now it is over. You are making me miss my F & C bag that was stolen in South Bend, IN two years ago. Boo to the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.

fshnonmymind said...

Puppy!!! I vote for the puppy instead of the Spy bag. Although I loved it when they first came on the scene, I think it is a little dated. The F+C City bag is not, however. I purchased my black one about 2.5 years ago and still love and carry it around (including today). I think you will get tons of use out of it and the versatility in carrying it is even better.

Natalie / Fashion Intel said...

Say NO to the Fendi!
Looking good btw.

WendyB said...

I love the shape of the Spy Bag. It's huggable.

Milly said...

great new bag!...pretty skirt

Laurigami said...

I have the F+C bag in that same color as Miss cupcakes. Love it and have been rockin it all over town since December 2007, when it was just a no-name soft leather bag in a small Belmont Shore boutique! My large city tote is actually so old, that the label actually dons the name of the designer Anna Corinna, I guess before she teamed up with Foley. So nice to see the style has lasted and now graces the arm of my most stylish lady friend! And OMG good to see I'm not the only one with a shopbop problem. I can't keep my paws off that site!!

LotustAngel said...

Since seeing your recent post from Disney w/ur mom, I adore the F+C. I'm planning on getting a black one, so timeless..ur so lucky u got it for such a steal...

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