Parisian Craftsmanship: Valerie Salacroux Bags

Parisian Craftsmanship: Valerie Salacroux Bags

Last fashion season, I decided on exploring a bit of Paris in the hopes I’d find new bag designers. I got really lucky. Tucked away on one of the streets of the 3rd arrondissement is the atelier and boutique of Valerie Salacroux. Valerie’s bags are all personally handcrafted by her,...
A Letter to My 1st Love, My Daddy...

A Letter to My 1st Love, My Daddy…

Dear Daddy, Today, while cleaning some of my old things, your 11- year old grandchild found this photo of us, taken on my 18th birthday. Staring at this photo transported me back in time to that night at the ballroom of Shangrila Makati, where I celebrated my “debut” wearing that...
That Wild and Crazy Louis Vuitton Bags Sale in Tokyo!

That Wild and Crazy Louis Vuitton Bags Sale in Tokyo!

Last Friday, I was going through my feed on Facebook and saw an album of photos from my FB friend that made my jaw drop. I met Nivat a few times from when he was still living in Manila as an executive of an international airline company. But he has...
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The Bag Hag's Spuddie (Nose): An Update Over a Year Later

The Bag Hag’s Spuddie (Nose): An Update Over a Year Later

My Dearest Reader, I do wonder if you are still with me at this time, because I haven’t really been updating my blog for quite some time. I don’t know about you but I feel as if instagram had become today’s main social medium of choice, and it seems easier and more accessible to work...
Bag Review: Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Mini Mono Backpack

Bag Review: Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Mini Mono Backpack

And then, there were 2! Just 2 seasons ago, Louis Vuitton came out with the mini version of their monogram backpack, modified the design, and changed the vachetta trims into black leather. I personally thought the bag was sooo cute and actually quite easy to carry, and the only thing that made me think twice...
Bag Review: The Chanel Denim Classic Bag for FW2016

Bag Review: The Chanel Denim Classic Bag for FW2016

Everytime I say to myself that I’m done with Chanel bags, I find myself eating those very words. This coming September 2016, Chanel is releasing this beautiful denim quited bag. Many of you might say that denim is not worth the purchase because of the little difference in price compared to that of the same...
Gucci of the Past and Present

Gucci of the Past and Present

A few years ago, then Creative Director of Gucci, Frida Giannini, designed the Jackie Soft shoulder bag which first came out in pink, mustard, and sky blue. I loved the pink version, although it was not a bag that I carried often because I worry about getting it dirty. But each time I take the...
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...