PurseBlog Asks: Do You Prefer Gold or Silver Hardware?

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When most people think about preferences for silver or gold, they’re thinking of jewelry. After all, that’s more straightforward: silver or gold makes up the near-entirety of most types of jewelry one might wear in an average day, so the preference is more primary to picking and choosing when both buying the pieces and getting dressed for the day. I don’t wear any jewelry anymore (save for a platinum nose ring, although that feels more like a part of my body than a separate adornment at this point), but the silver-or-gold question still taunts me via handbags.

Gold has been the market’s widespread preference both in handbag hardware and casual jewelry for what seems like ages now, which is too bad for me: I’m a silver girl, through and through, and have been since I was old enough to make such distinctions. I wear a lot of black, and when I’m not wearing black, I much prefer cool-toned things that just don’t look right next to the warm glow of gold metal. And even if they did look right, I think I’d still be a silver girl—it just suits me better.

That’s not to say I don’t own and use handbags with gold hardware, though, because it’s an inevitable necessity in an accessories market where it’s the overwhelming norm. Whenever I see a bag with silver hardware, though, I find myself drawn to it all the more. That was the case when Chloé released a handful of cool-toned versions of the popular Drew Bag with silver hardware, like the one you see above. Suddenly, a bag I had always loved but never felt would fit in my wardrobe seemed like a piece I could not only own, but carry regularly. Hardware is a detail, but it’s a big one.

And while we’re on the subject: Why not more black or gunmetal hardware? Why not get creative? How about mixed silver and gold? For all the ways that designers embellish bags, it seems like the opportunity is ripe to experiment.

Now, we want to hear from you: how much does hardware color matter to you in handbags, and which color is your preference?

You can scoop up the Drew bags above for $1,850 via MATCHESFASHION.COM (gold hardware) or $1,850 via Saks (silver hardware).

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You know when see a lot of cute things together at one spot? Take a look at the Celine Multi-Keyrings for the Spring 2018 Collection. It’s colorful, fabulous and can be used as a charm. And oh yes, Christmas is coming up right? Perhaps it’s time to wish something good for this year. This keyring…?

The Design

This Multi-Keyrings is made to hold your keys together at one place, but Celine has made it multi-functional. Besides holding your keys, you can use the four mini flap pockets to help you store your daily essentials. And maybe this keyring can also replace your wallet?

You can also use the Multi-keyrings as a charm. The 4 flap pockets are purposely designed in four bright colors. One in beige, one in red, one in metallic and one in black. Each pocket is also crafted in different shape and it’s certainly notable when hanging in any Classic handbag.

And if you are creative, you can remove some pockets and put it in another keyring for another handbag. Or you can personalize it by adding other essentials to it. The ideas are endless!

And one more thing, the flap pockets are made in calfskin.

The Interior

Each flap pocket is created with one mini compartment. There is one specially made for credit cards.

The Prices And Sizes

The leather strap is measured 8’ inch drop. The Keyring measurement is 4 x 3’ inches, priced at $620 USD, €400 euro, £370 GBP, $4850 HKD, $770 AUD, ¥64000 JPY, 4550 CNY via Celine boutiques.

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When Balenciaga is not making Ikea-inspired tote bag, they will take their time to craft something minimalistic. Like for example, this Balenciaga Everyday Camera Bag. We love it not because it’s called everyday, but because of the simple look. We also adore it because Camera Bags are trending right now. So introduced for the Cruise 2018 Collection, let’s talk camera now.

The Design

A simple but classic look, the Everyday Camera Bag is created to match any style in your wardrobe, especially if you pick the classic black shade. This Camera Bag is designed in boxy rectangle shape, but the edges are curved. You can also feel that this bag is quite flexible and smooth.

The Balenciaga logo has been crafted in the center, plain and simple! With one glance, everyone will know you’re carrying a high fashion beauty.

This bag also comes with a long leather strap, which can be detached. By removing the leather strap, you can use this bag as a clutch (but it would look much more like an evening pouch). If you turn the back around, it’s crafted with a backpocket. Use this pocket to store your instant-essentials.

The Everyday Camera Bag is made from calf leather, which gives you a luxury touch but it’s durable as well. The overall look of this bag is simple but gorgeous, and it will definitely never go out of style.

The Interior


The inside of this bag is as simple as the exterior. There is one main compartment inside. This bag is big enough to store all your daily stuff like your iPhone and wallets.

The Prices And Sizes

Measuring 12 x 17 x 5 (H x W x D) cm, priced at $950 USD, €650 euro, £625 GBP, $1180 AUD, $7900 HKD, $1430 SGD, ¥120960 JPY.

Where To Shop The Valentino Garavani Free Rockstud Spike Camera Bag?

1. Farfetch – go directly here to find this handbag in classic black shade.

2. MyTheresa – you can also find this handbag here.

3. Matches Fashion – the pink version is available here.

4. Farfetch – via think link, you might also find this camera bag in other colors.

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The 17 Best Bag Deals for the Weekend of December 22

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Don’t you get excited whenever you find a good deal? Take a look at the Louis Vuitton Kirigami Pochette for the Cruise 2018 Collection. You get three pochette’s for the price of one! And each one of them is useful for different occasion – a fashion-steal isn’t?

The Design

Kirigami derives from Japanese Kiri and Kami. Kiri means cut and Kami means paper. Kirigami is a variation of origami and it includes cutting paper without the use of glue. This Louis Vuitton Pochette is inspired by this concept.

Of course, Louis Vuitton made the Kirigami Pochette their own by implementing the signature Monogram Canvas. The Pochette is actually 3-in-1 pouch composed of 3 individual envelopes that fit into each other like a Russian nesting doll. It’s great for travelling because it will save you so much space.

The Interior


Each Pochette has its own functionality. The larger Pochette is ideal for everyday use and can fit items like an iPad, paper, lipstick or checkbook. The medium Pochette is useful for passport or keys. The smaller Pochette is ideal for cards and coins.

Each pochette’s interior has its own color, which enhances its beauty. The largest size is colored in pink, the medium size in red and the small size in fuchsia.

The Prices And Sizes

Each pochette has its own size, but you get all three of them for the price of one. The price is $660 USD, $770 CAD, €450 euro, £420 GBP, $5450 HKD, $800 AUD, ¥72360 JPY, ¥5100 CNY via Louis Vuitton boutiques.

Louis Vuitton Small Kirigami Pochette
Size: 9’ x 6.5’ x 0.1’ (L x H x W) inches

Louis Vuitton Medium Kirigami Pochette
Size: 6’ x 4.5’ x 0.1’ (L x H x W) inches

Louis Vuitton Large Kirigami Pochette
Size: 3.9’ x 2.8’ x 0.1’ (L x H x W) inches

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