Wednesday, January 23

ThriftMyStyle.......Shopping my wardrobe for the perfect LBB

For Christmas a couple of years ago I treated myself to a vintage black leather Gucci handbag from a vintage fashion fair and it has proved not only a real style investment but a very versatile and timeless accessory. It was a fantastic bargain, less than 3 figures and for 4 figures, Gucci currently have a similar vintage inspired style online now:




It goes to show that inspiration from decades gone is still evident in today's handbag designs- detailing such as a classic flap, plated logo fasteners and several compartments are signs that this detailing is very much a style staple and do not date for any fashion house designer.

My vintage find is very comparable to what's on offer right now and what makes me love it more is it's versatility- I can use it as an everyday handbag and for an instant in trend look I can change it to a smart clutch bag in seconds, as the handle is removable:



The humble classic black handbag is an item we all have in our wardrobe which is all so easily overlooked in our search for the new 'it' bag. It certainly transcends seasons and can be adapted for day, evening, smart or casual use.

Will you be pulling your black handbag out from the wardrobe-have you found the perfect one yet?

11 comments:

Rebecca said...

I DO carry a black bag, but after 64 years, I'm still looking for the "perfect one"!!!!

Hippy at Heart said...

I love the classy small black handbag! In winter, I use a black handbag every day. It goes with everything and will never be out of fashion. If I could affort it, I would go for the classy chanel 2.55 handbag <3

silkpathdiary said...

Gorgeous bag! I had a purge of black bags a couple of years ago and vowed not to buy anymore but last year they came back with some other key black accessories as I realised how indispendable they are. I like to have bigger and smaller sizes.

silkpathdiary said...

Gorgeous bag! I had a purge of black bags a couple of years ago and vowed not to buy anymore but last year they came back with some other key black accessories as I realised how indispendable they are. I like to have bigger and smaller sizes.

Ella said...

That bag is gorgeous, what a great investment! I treated myself to a Mulberry bag this Christmas and its barely left my side since xx

Style At Every Age said...

I love both of these bags as classic examples that you can't go wrong with a small black bag. So glad I got the small Anya as I know it will come in as handy as your Gucci has to you x

two birds said...

that's definitely a great investment piece. it's gorgeous and timeless!

Kezzie said...

It looks a lovely classic and classy handbag! I actually don't think I have a proper black handbag- I have black sequinned or beaded but no actual black ones! I have a lot of bags but I am not necessarily a 'handbag-type' of person!x

Janice Lunes said...

Such a classy bag :)

Great for special occasions !

Kisses

Janice

grunge-queen said...

Absolutely gorgeous bag, and yes, so timeless! Being a bag fanatic, I have several "every day" black handbags. The one I am toting these days is a slightly beat up Lancel tote found for a few Euros in a French thrift shop. Xo

MyStyle said...

Hi everyone-I loved reading about your own black bags and your general thoughts and comments, thanks so much! xx

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