Bagaholicboy Muses #443 – Trunk Show

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bbm443Because we all long to have a stack of these sitting in our living room (or bedroom, you get the picture), it’s frankly not easy to actually get one especially if you live in Singapore (or in the region) and don’t have access to estate sales, fine vintage purveyors or rich relations with gorgeous vintage trunks in their living room or bedrooms.

What we do have access to is Christie’s, which I thought for the longest time was a playground meant for 1% of the populace. Not true. All you really have to do is to sign up for an account and you’re good to go. And with Christie’s ongoing online auction ‘Vintage Couture‘, it’s your chance (and mine) to pick up beautifully-aged trunks and steams from Louis Vuitton.

Pricey? Well, it really depends on how you look at it. The largest of the 3 trunks shown above is estimated to be worth around GBP6500, which is a steal for something that was made in the early 20th century, that must have surely travelled far with wonderful tales to tell, if it could, that is.

Besides vintage trunks, you will also find bags from the likes of Chanel and Hermès (some from recent years, others too old to decipher). What’s more important to note is that there are definitely bargains to be had, from the ever-popular Birkin in many colours and sizes in the GBP5000 to GBP7000 range to a chocolate-brown Constancethat’s now holding at GBP4000.

In other words, head over to Christie’s now and have a look at what’s available. Who knows? You might just be rewarded with a beautiful vintage bag you thought was never attainable.

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Bagaholicboy News #246 – Annual Spring Clearance Now On At DFS Galleria Scottswalk!

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bbm246It’s not every day one gets a private tour of DFS Galleria Scottswalk during theirAnnual Spring Clearance, which was what I enjoyed today. While I’m no stranger to this quiet oasis of luxury and indulgence along Orchard Road, it was a totally different experience being brought from brand to brand, and one I’ve now been tasked to share with all of you.

Located beside Royal Plaza on Scotts across the road from Far East Plaza, DFS Galleria Scottswalk is a 4-storey retail heaven that’s open to both locals and tourists alike. After its recent renovations, it’s now much easier to navigate. On the first floor you’ll find all things related to fragrances, make-up and skincare, with the second floor largely taken up by luxury watches and fine jewellery. The 3rd and 4th storeys are naturally my favourite, with a total of 20 brands in all, one for every taste and budget.

And it’s these 2 storeys that I was particularly interested in during the tour, given how almost all of the brands are now offering 30% off on selected merchandise. On Level 4, you’ll find everyone on sale with the exception of Céline, which means you’ll be able to pick up iPhone4 cases from Marc by Marc Jacobs for a mere SGD21 a pop, mark-downs on Burberry accessories, apparel and bags, and selected merchandise (yes, more bags) from the likes of Bottega Veneta, Chloé, Coach and Ralph Lauren at 30% off.

One floor down, you’ll find even more on sale, from Dunhill to Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo, also at 30% off, which means you’ll find, for example, anything fromNice handbags and mens wallets from Gucci to the ever-popular Varina flats from Salvatore Ferragamo going for a song.

In other words, head down soon before the bargains are all snapped up, and while you’re there, don’t forget to partake in the free Wi-Fi that’s well, free for everyone, plush sofas where you could/should park your bored menfolk and the sparkling clean toilets that are always a joy to use.

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Bagaholicboy Muses #446 – 10 Things On Sale You Should Buy Now

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What started out as a selection of cheery must-buys that are on sale quickly went another way, what with studs, lace, sequins and some form of abstract art making up all of my sale picks. A little bit dark, a little bit sensual and a little bit gothic, I guess you could blame it on the haze that we’ve been experiencing in Singapore getting to me.

And if you’re on the lookout for accessories for a glamourous night out, start by having a look here. From clutches (there are 4 to choose from) to a beautifully printed MCQ tote, they are sourced from all manner of e-commerce portals having their end-of-season sales right now. What’s more depressing than the haze? If you didn’t pick up anything for a steal right now.

Clockwise from top left: Christian Louboutin Mina, now GBP815, Browns, Diane Von Furstenberg Sutra, now SGD220, Matches Fashion, Maison Michel Yoko Cat-Head Hairband, now GBP189, Net-A-Porter, Ann Demeulemeester Leather Flower Brooch, now GBP260, Browns, Givenchy Madonna iPhone Case, now SGD146, LUISAVIAROMA,MCQ Alexander McQueen Printed Shopper, now GBP159, Net-A-Porter, Saint Laurent Studded iPhone Case, now SGD314, LUISAVIAROMA, Anya Hindmarch Marano Glitter Clutch, now GBP274, THE OUTNET, Mulberry Wide Eliza Bracelet, now GBP100,Mulberry, Alexander McQueen Britannia Skull Clutch, now GBP657, Net-A-Porter

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Bagaholicboy Profiles #42 – 5 Things You Should Know About Valextra

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bbp4201. In 1937, the Fontana brothers opened their first Valextra shop in the Piazza San Babila, Milan, celebrating their 75th anniversary last year. Maintaining exclusivity, Valextra can only be found in 14 countries worldwide.

02. Known for structured lines and understated quality, Valextra handbags and briefcases are still made in Italy today and have proved to possess enduring appeal through the years.

03. All Valextra bags are lined in a light coloured leather of the highest quality, something that is very rarely seen, thus adding a lusciously luxe feel to each piece.

04. Fans past and present include Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, David Beckham, Grace Kelly, Jennifer Aniston, Katie Holmes, Sharon Stone, Tyler Brûlé, Wallis Simpson and US First Lady Michelle Obama.

05. Singapore will be joining the ranks of countries with their very own Valextra boutique, the 15th country in the world with the boutique opening end-2013 at Paragon along Orchard Road.

Clockwise from top left: Credit & Business Card Holder, EUR140, Zip Envelope With Motif Detail, EUR185, Elizabeth, POA, Card Holder, EUR195, Isis, POA, 6 Hole Key Holder With Button, EUR135

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Bagaholicboy Muses #473 – 5 SLGs From The MATCHESFASHION Sale You Should Buy Now!

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Ok, so the title of this post isn’t exactly 100% accurate since there are most definitely more than 5 SLGs you could buy now from the MATCHESFASHION sale. With discounts of up to 30% off (for now, anyway), you can pick up quite a lot of good deals, from the Fendi #BagBug wallet (was SGD445, now SGD310) to the bright fluorescent zip-around wallet from Saint Laurent that’s just SGD360 now. The Givenchy leather zip clutch that measures 30 cm across? Now SGD530. Seriously. Last but not least, that pair from Pierre Hardy consisting of a zip pouch and a passport holder? SGD155and SGD130 respectively, which is really affordable even if they are just coated-canvas pieces.

In fact, besides these pieces, you’ll also find everything from Fendi totes to Givenchy backpacks that are such good deals you’ll pinch yourself if you miss out. One’s justSGD785 after discount, the other is SGD860 after less. Yes, both are nylon, but that doesn’t really matter, right? In other words, best you follow this link and nab all the best deals before they are all sold out, 

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Bagaholicboy Muses #470 – All That Glitters…

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bbm470If you’re been following me for a while now, you’ll know I’ve a weakness for anything gold, real, plated or otherwise. So it’s only natural that for the upcoming festive season, I’ve prepared a selection of golden desirables, from heirloom-worthy jewellery to fancy accessories. And then there are the bags, a pair of shoes and even something from the beauty department to keep you looking great and smelling nice.

In other words, it’s most everything I would buy for myself if I were a woman. My loss, your gain. #happyshopping

From left to right: Charlotte Olympia Chastity Gold-Tone Clutch via Net-A-Porter,GBP1625, Tiffany T Square Bracelet in 18K Gold, SGD7650, Burberry Small Orchard in Check-Embossed Metallic Leather, SGD2895, Chanel Pearl-Shaped Plexiglas Minaudiere, POA, Christian Louboutin Lady Peep 150mm, SGD1500, Saint Laurent Monogram Chain Wallet, GBP885, Burberry Lip Mist Gold No.217, SGD43, Dior Tribale Earrings, from SGD560, Cartier La Panthère Eau de Parfum, from SGD102, Montblanc Meisterstück Solitaire Geometric Dimension Legrand Ballpoint Point, POA, Cartier Amulette de Cartier Bracelet, SGD2490

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