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Travelog: Trouble in Oakland

Travelog: Trouble in Oakland

Two nights ago, my family and I decided to drive over to Oakland for some authentic Chinese food. We have been coming to Oakland Chinatown for nearly 30 years just to eat at one of our old haunts, without any remarkable incident. The restaurant is located along the 8th street in a normally busy area...
In San Francisco and Blending Right in

In San Francisco and Blending Right in

Hi everyone! After that super fun but too short Tokyo trip, I am back in the city I called home a decade ago. Every year, my fambam and I fly to San Francisco for the holidays. We have been staying in the same home for nearly 30 years now and each time we come back,...
Travelog: A Bag Hag's Guide on What to Buy in Tokyo

Travelog: A Bag Hag’s Guide on What to Buy in Tokyo

If you follow me on instagram [@thebaghag] and on snapchat [the_baghag], you might already know that I’m currently in Tokyo on holiday. It was my eldest kid’s birthday and we decided to celebrate it quietly in Japan, a favorite destination since the Dear Kid (DK) loves electronics and wishes to be a software engineer one...
The Return of the Monogram Bag

The Return of the Monogram Bag

Do you still remember which brand became famous because of the monogram? Yup, CHANEL with its unmistakable double C twist lock on the center of the bag. And of course, who can forget Hermes– the ubiquitous Constance which is really a prize if you manage to buy it today at the Hermes boutique! Well, of...
Shop, Shop, Shop the Big Sale!

Shop, Shop, Shop the Big Sale!

You know what they say, Shopping is considered therapy (haha retail therapy). And the timing could not have been better for most of us folk who are stressed with work this week. So here’s a Big Sale shoutout: Moda Operandi’s Sale has got me excited because some of the pieces I’ve been eyeing for quite...
SALE ALERT! The Great Net-a-Porter Sale!

SALE ALERT! The Great Net-a-Porter Sale!

How do you know when you are a hopeless shopaholic? Case in point: when I find out that Net-a-porter goes on sale, I privately go nuts. Because confession: you have no idea how many times I’d put bags on the checkout basket or wishlist—and leave them there in the hopes that I’d get an email...
A Swift Replacement: Taylor Swift Songs Describe Budding Hiddleston Romance

A Swift Replacement: Taylor Swift Songs Describe Budding Hiddleston Romance

Ok so this is NOT a bag- related post. I just want to exercise my right to vent LOL. I woke up this morning to news about Tom Hiddleston. His name was trending. So I was thinking finally, they chose him to be the next James Bond. But oh no, this was not to be!...
Reeled in by the June (Birthday) Bug

Reeled in by the June (Birthday) Bug

Oh dear, where had all those months gone? In the blink of an eye, it was 2016. And in another blink, it’s already June– so where did all the 6 months go? I have honestly been cruising along in the last few weeks. Confession: I don’t think I ever got over jet lag. Drat, this...
Bag Review: Joanique Maskara Hard Case

Bag Review: Joanique Maskara Hard Case

I rarely write about Philippine- made bags. There are a number of talented designers that are actually worth the mention, but I had not yet seen anything “different” from the other bags that I have already seen in the past. I am also more interested not just in the design and manufacturing aspect of the...
Bag Review: Dior's Diorama Bag

Bag Review: Dior’s Diorama Bag

One of the brands I have utmost respect for is Dior. But in all the years of my respect for the brand, never once did I actually like anything in the House’s bag collection. There was never enough magnetism from any of the brand’s bags for me to obsess over– I’ve never loved anything enough...
Valentino Rockstud Bag: So Over it or Still Like it?

Valentino Rockstud Bag: So Over it or Still Like it?

Sorry for the blogging absence. I decided to take a leave from the blog because of the crazy travel schedule I have during this trip. I also decided on just enjoying each moment and taking photographs first and writing all about the experiences later. I assure you all, the stories I’ll share will all be...
The "Next Step"... What's in it for The Bag Hag?

The “Next Step”… What’s in it for The Bag Hag?

WARNING: THIS POST IS TEXT- HEAVY!!!! In the past few weeks, I have been doing a lot of reorganizing offline (aka real life lol), and have been figuring out what is my “next step.”  You noticed my absence on the blog—and I’ll slowly unveil what has been on my mind, although I hope I won’t...