Mirror Mirror on the wall: The Prettiest Bag of them all ?

by Mehak Shahani on March 21, 2014

in Fashion


So for the longest time I’v had a crush on the LV Neverfull Bag. My main issue with it has been it has no zips which is a major pet peeve (I’m paranoid of people just putting their hand in and stealing my mac lipstick).  Imagine me, bridal shopping with a client in the middle of Karol Bagh & Chandni Chowk with an open bag. No jee, no thank you. Still, I love its shape- it not completely slouchy and not stiff, its big and wide and it doubles up as a shopping plus lunch date with the girls kind of bag.  But then while doing random bag research (By the way those of you who are bag obsessed should read the purse blog)  I saw this beauty from Coach:



Im in love with this Coach cutie. I love the pebble grey kind of color, I love the stitching (yeh toh pintucks hai says my mom), and I love that it has that same slouchy yet structured shape. I love the metallic gold against that grey and I like that the logo and stuff is understated (I hate bags which are monogrammed all over – even the LV one I like the check variant). And yes , I also love that is costs like 1/3rd of the price of a neverfull (Its a super value for money bag IMO)



Then there is this Micheal Kors Hamilton Leather Satchel. I know it looks really blah in the photo but Im a sucker for tan bags and that gold lock is just perfection! They also have a cream and tan variant in it which is equally gorgeous and this too is super value for money. Only annoying thing is- I like shoulder bags. Im not a ‘elbow bag’ girl at all- and with this one I will have to either perch it at my elbow or carry it in my hand cos the handles are too short.

So help me choose? Which one?

So far this is my bag legacy ….

- The Steve Madden Black with a gold chain (LOVED it . But it broke in 6 months)

-The pebble grey unbranded bag I bought online. Oh gosh , this has been my favourite bag out of all I owned and I also made it last for 1.5 years!

- Currently holding the functional, not so pretty but super sturdy DKNY bag in cream. It fits my laptop in for office and still doesn’t break (though I think I need to quit doing that now)

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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisha@HeartBowsMakeup March 21, 2014 at 5:08 pm

I love the Neverfull bag but yes the no zip thing is certainly a deal breaker!


Ishita March 21, 2014 at 5:09 pm

I love the white one and the blush colord one :D


Xuvious March 21, 2014 at 6:03 pm

You get the MK East West bag which kinda like the tote version but with a zip, its a shoulder bag. :)


Somya March 21, 2014 at 6:32 pm

I loved the Coach Bag for 3 reasons:
- There are less fakes available for coach as compared to Lv’s & Mk’s
- super classy & i am loving the color.
- worth the price.


mehak March 21, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Thats actually a very good point ! Plus i think the coach is slightly classier


Somya March 23, 2014 at 4:29 pm

yes exactly! so bored of seeing every next girl carryin an lv or mk in delhi.


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Priyanka Jain March 21, 2014 at 7:16 pm
Kat March 21, 2014 at 7:25 pm

I like the coach bag coz I love the color. And trust me, they are going to last forever. The quality is very superior. I love MK too but the coach looks much more appealing .


mehak March 21, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Its good?? I was a bit hesitant just cos of the qaulity. Cos my white MK lost shape really soon and i didnt want to spend on another bag that does tat!


Kat March 22, 2014 at 9:31 pm

I don’t have the Coach bag in the picture but i have a few other designs from Coach and they are so sturdy and GOOD !!


laks March 21, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Love the classy brown one :D


mily March 21, 2014 at 8:56 pm

i have been stuffing my Baggit bag to its limits since the last two years..one day it will burst at the seams…:P I vote for Coach because even i dont like bags without zipper…have an accesorize big bag like that…..:(


Akanksha March 21, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Even I don’t like LV one because of the zip and LV logo all over it. Everyone’e carrying it’s fake. Hate to admit that for an LV. And the Coach one screams class. Go for that!!


Mayuri March 22, 2014 at 12:36 am

the second last MK bag is awesome.. it looks so classy!!!! <3


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kayennat March 22, 2014 at 4:26 am

I prefer the tan Micheal Korrs one :D Also hate the LV monograms. They are such an eyesore.


pari March 22, 2014 at 12:21 pm
Aditi March 22, 2014 at 2:27 pm

smitten by the coach bag! i love bags from coach, they are so classy and look every bit worth the price :)


Swastika March 22, 2014 at 6:19 pm

The coach one is classy and awesome..really beautiful ..but somehow it doesn’t seem like an everyday everywhere bag..I would hate it if that beautiful color got spoilt getting groceries…but again it is stunning


Clothes and Creativity March 22, 2014 at 6:34 pm

I’ve been eyeing the LV Speedy 30 for a while now, but I’m still thinking about making that splurge! Well, I like the MK bag, I think it looks quite polished but I’m not sure if it’s an everyday sort of bag (because of the handle/strap).


Diya March 23, 2014 at 4:19 pm

I love the Coach bag! Its both stylish and unique in color and style!


Kritika March 23, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Those are MK Hamilton Totes, or the originals or whatever. Those aren’t the satchels. And frankly, it’s better if you get the satchel. These are too big in person, unless you’re a fan of big structured bags. I have the Hamilton Satchel in Black Saffiano leather. Saffiano is a better choice when you’re going for a structured bag :)


esha March 24, 2014 at 10:01 am

Go for coach!!


Bhumika March 25, 2014 at 12:18 am

Coach..even I prefer shoulder bags…and with a zip !


Kiran March 25, 2014 at 8:50 am

Hello, I suggest you get the Coach bag. Thank you for alerting me to its existence, i think i’m gonna get it too.


AA March 28, 2014 at 11:32 am

I personally own the Neverfull in the Damier (the checked one ) and its a really great neutral bag. Plus the in the Damier it has a red lining inside unlike the Monogram which is in beige and the red looks much cooler in my opinion.

In terms of comparing Coach versus MK versus LV, I think LV is definitely in a higher brand category and therefore, more expensive. But I genuinely think if you are just starting on the branded bag way, go for the LV. Coach leather, although sturdy is no way comparable to the canvas of LV. Canvas is water proof and dirt proof. The Leather (especially in a dove gray needs to be babied).

I would suggest waiting out the sales in Emporio and getting a great bag on 50% fromgucci/fendi/ferragamo… you can get a leather, non monogrammed one in around 40-50k, which is a better deal than paying full price on these. :)


mehak March 28, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Hi Astha,
that was so super helpful i always miss out on those emporio sales..


Vidya Gupta March 28, 2014 at 11:02 pm

LV is a dream brand for the bag-obsessed. But utility wise Coach and MK are more apt. From the given choices, definitely Coach, for the same reason you mentioned – slouchy yet structured.


Maria @ BCOLG August 11, 2014 at 6:31 pm

I like the Coach bag as well. I wouldn’t go for it myself but the detailing looks very nice. I’m a fan of the LV Neverfull bag too but like in the bright colors.


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