I’m a huge fan of something a friend of mine recently coined affordable luxury; Meaning luxury without bankrupting you, causing the fine folks at VISA to start phoning you at all hours of the day or having to ask your mom for cash to pay the rent. Affordable luxury can be anything from getting a manicure a couple of times a month to saving up to afford a new Chanel bag – it’s about finding ways to enjoy luxurious items, experiences or time that also align with your financial reality.
One of the things I love most about luxury is that to me it doesn’t mean anything other than high-quality items that mean something to me. I don’t spash the names of my clothes on my back and I like to enjoy luxurious things for me, and not because I am insecure in myself and needing to show off to the world.
Maybe this is why I love this little prune-colored Hermès make-up bag. It’s fascinating to me that it’s being sold on Bluefly – and is even on sale at $452– from such a storied luxury maison. I can travel in true style with my cosmetics lovingly packaged away and since I can’t (yet) make the determination that a Birkin bag is within my affordable luxury category, it will remain one of the few (OK, only) Hermès bag I can afford to own!
Travel in style with finely crafted bags by Parisian chic fashion house, Hermés.
- Color: Prune
- Sturdy cotton exterior with black leather piping and polished silvertone hardware
- Leather patch at front
- Two-way top zip closure with leather pulls
- Interior features four organizational pockets and side zip pocket
- Cotton lining
- Measures approximately 16” wide x 7” tall x 5½” deep
- Self: 100% Cotton; Trim: Leather; France; style#318215901