FASHION, Shopping, Uncategorized PROENZA SCHOULER PS1 LEATHER BAG 27 July 2009

I’ve been lusting over the Proenza Schouler PS1 since January this year, when I first laid my eyes on this beauty. I saw it whilst surfing the net, in passing, and was quite taken by it… then shortly afterwards I started seeing it appear on the arms of young celebrities – namely Leighton Meester (whom I love on Gossip Girl), the Olsen Twins, and Kristen Dunst (really like her as an actress). That fuelled my lust even further, except I had one tiny problem…….

The bag is always sold out worldwide, and comes in very limited numbers, and even more limited colours. I called all around the USA, and even to the UK, to no avail. Everyone was “sold out” of the specific blue leather Medium size that I wanted.

Then, I found this online boutique that had it!!!!!!! It took me about 7 months to finally find it and get my hot lil hands on the bag, but it was well worth the wait. I’m just blown away with the smell of the leather! It has this incredible rich, strong leather scent.. so much so I keep sniffing at the bag like a crazy person.

The leather is really soft, and I adore how the bag is quite structured, yet the leather is really soft and slouchy. It makes the PERFECT work bag because it’s plain and professional looking enough, yet it has “me” written all over it (mainly due to the soft leather, which basically all my bags have).

There are lots of compartments and zipper pockets, great because I love to have everything in its own place (very obsessive compulsive about that). And I can carry it as a briefcase, sling it on my shoulder, or wear it across my body – love bags that are multipurpose.

Best of all is the leather scent though… man it’s intoxicating…. *goes off to have another whiff*

[EDIT: you guys are right, I blogged about it here! http://beverly.livejournal.com/708227.html]


Proenza Schouler PS1 leather satchel

Back view

Compartments galore!

I freakin’ love the solid metal tab

Only slightly slouchy right now, cos it’s new

Held briefcase-style

Casual and slung on the shoulder


125 Comments

  • irene82 posted on July 27, 2009 at 4:59 am

    I LOVE IT! It looks so much better in your pictures (color wise and slouchiness wise).

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 1:58 pm

      Agree, I reckon the stock photos make it look a bit too structured!

      Reply
  • missustay posted on July 27, 2009 at 5:02 am

    great taste!

    clicked on the link and saw the black one. the blue makes a whole world of difference. nice choice!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 2:01 pm

      I”m with ya, not as keen on the plain black!

      Reply
  • oo_mimi_oo posted on July 27, 2009 at 5:42 am

    your bag is gorge!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks! I loooove it like crazy

      Reply
  • jzlyn posted on July 27, 2009 at 6:14 am

    Gorgeous colour!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 2:28 pm

      Thanks hon, it’s perfect for jeans I reckon!

      Reply
  • aureline_serene posted on July 27, 2009 at 6:21 am

    Too cute!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:08 pm

      Heh i’m totally lovin it, it smells soooo good!

      Reply
  • claypot posted on July 27, 2009 at 6:23 am

    That’s not a bad bag. That reminds me that I should get a real briefcase.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:08 pm

      I like this because it’s not as severe as a full briefcase, but is still nice looking enough for work

      Reply
  • l_i_z posted on July 27, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Wow that’s gorgeous! It looks really good on you 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:08 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

      Reply
  • ce_no1 posted on July 27, 2009 at 6:46 am

    i really like it, bev! especially as you combine it with the AH tops.. 🙂 normally i’d thought those tops only go well with girly/prim handbags. the bag is rather masculine, but surprisingly it works really well!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:10 pm

      It’s cos AH goes with everything, teehee!

      Reply
  • pinkponytail posted on July 27, 2009 at 6:49 am

    This is a really gorgeous bag! Great taste you have 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:10 pm

      w00t thanks, it’s the perfect bag for work!

      Reply
  • dottybunny posted on July 27, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Gorgeous bag. Been looking for a multi-purpose one too.

    BTW, have you lost weight?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:11 pm

      This one works so well for the office.. loving it 🙂

      I lost 1kg but I put on 3 kg since coming to Shanghai, so overall I’ve actually gained weight in the past 6 months, doh!!

      Reply
  • farahdean posted on July 27, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Love the blue!!! Where did you manage to hunt this baby? CONGRATS, I totally love it on you!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:13 pm

      it was from Mrs H, a european boutique. found it cos someone else I knew also bought from them, yay!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on July 27, 2009 at 9:33 am

    I remember when you first blogged about this 7 months back… way to go! Don’t you just love the thrill of the acquisition? Sweet! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:13 pm

      You have an awesome memory! I just hunted that post down.. so glad I have the bag now, hee

      Reply
  • esthered posted on July 27, 2009 at 9:40 am

    The blue is a great colour! Where did you get it? I only saw it in black. Are there other colours?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:13 pm

      I think the blue’s all sold out now :X i got it at Mrs H, a european boutique!

      Reply
  • j0s1e267 posted on July 27, 2009 at 10:45 am

    That looks like a great bag Bev! I read it in US Vogue some time back – glad you could get hold of it, it’s a fabulous color!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:15 pm

      I really like how it’s understated, no one in China knows about the brand, so it’s great!

      Reply
  • irene82 posted on July 27, 2009 at 4:59 am

    I LOVE IT! It looks so much better in your pictures (color wise and slouchiness wise).

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 1:58 pm

      Agree, I reckon the stock photos make it look a bit too structured!

      Reply
  • missustay posted on July 27, 2009 at 5:02 am

    great taste!

    clicked on the link and saw the black one. the blue makes a whole world of difference. nice choice!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 2:01 pm

      I”m with ya, not as keen on the plain black!

      Reply
  • aqualuna posted on July 27, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    super gorgeous bag!
    i wish it wasn’t sold out everywhere!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm

      It’s just mad how quickly it sells out! The grey is also really nice.. was gonna get it if I couldn’t find the blue 🙂

      Reply
  • belladonna_fb posted on July 27, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    what an awesome bag – the size is just perfect!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm

      I love how it fits in a magazine or book, as well as all my stuff. IT’s super sturdy too, yay!

      Reply
  • oo_mimi_oo posted on July 27, 2009 at 5:42 am

    your bag is gorge!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks! I loooove it like crazy

      Reply
  • bisoumoi posted on July 27, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Arghhhh how on earth you found this bag?!?! Can you share the online boutique please???? It’s lovely!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm

      Mrs H boutique from europe! Are you going to buy it? 🙂

      Reply
  • faerielandimp posted on July 27, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    I love it but i’m still thinking about it though… it’s definitely very you! look at how it complement your clothes for BOTH work and casual days. not just that, the color matches all your clothes (at least in these pics!)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:17 pm

      Hehehe how did your website surfing go? 😛 Hope you found one!

      Reply
  • birdsongg posted on July 27, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    It is gorgeous!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:17 pm

      Thanks hon, i just love the smell of it… heh!

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on July 27, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    very lovely colour!!

    aye bev, i think you always score the most pretty things!! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:17 pm

      Aww, i think it’s cos we have similar taste 😛

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on July 28, 2009 at 12:40 am

        “we”? you and me??

        Reply
  • jzlyn posted on July 27, 2009 at 6:14 am

    Gorgeous colour!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 2:28 pm

      Thanks hon, it’s perfect for jeans I reckon!

      Reply
  • aureline_serene posted on July 27, 2009 at 6:21 am

    Too cute!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:08 pm

      Heh i’m totally lovin it, it smells soooo good!

      Reply
  • claypot posted on July 27, 2009 at 6:23 am

    That’s not a bad bag. That reminds me that I should get a real briefcase.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:08 pm

      I like this because it’s not as severe as a full briefcase, but is still nice looking enough for work

      Reply
  • l_i_z posted on July 27, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Wow that’s gorgeous! It looks really good on you 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:08 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

      Reply
  • ce_no1 posted on July 27, 2009 at 6:46 am

    i really like it, bev! especially as you combine it with the AH tops.. 🙂 normally i’d thought those tops only go well with girly/prim handbags. the bag is rather masculine, but surprisingly it works really well!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:10 pm

      It’s cos AH goes with everything, teehee!

      Reply
  • pinkponytail posted on July 27, 2009 at 6:49 am

    This is a really gorgeous bag! Great taste you have 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:10 pm

      w00t thanks, it’s the perfect bag for work!

      Reply
  • dottybunny posted on July 27, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Gorgeous bag. Been looking for a multi-purpose one too.

    BTW, have you lost weight?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:11 pm

      This one works so well for the office.. loving it 🙂

      I lost 1kg but I put on 3 kg since coming to Shanghai, so overall I’ve actually gained weight in the past 6 months, doh!!

      Reply
  • farahdean posted on July 27, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Love the blue!!! Where did you manage to hunt this baby? CONGRATS, I totally love it on you!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:13 pm

      it was from Mrs H, a european boutique. found it cos someone else I knew also bought from them, yay!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on July 27, 2009 at 9:33 am

    I remember when you first blogged about this 7 months back… way to go! Don’t you just love the thrill of the acquisition? Sweet! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:13 pm

      You have an awesome memory! I just hunted that post down.. so glad I have the bag now, hee

      Reply
  • esthered posted on July 27, 2009 at 9:40 am

    The blue is a great colour! Where did you get it? I only saw it in black. Are there other colours?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:13 pm

      I think the blue’s all sold out now :X i got it at Mrs H, a european boutique!

      Reply
  • j0s1e267 posted on July 27, 2009 at 10:45 am

    That looks like a great bag Bev! I read it in US Vogue some time back – glad you could get hold of it, it’s a fabulous color!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:15 pm

      I really like how it’s understated, no one in China knows about the brand, so it’s great!

      Reply
  • aqualuna posted on July 27, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    super gorgeous bag!
    i wish it wasn’t sold out everywhere!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm

      It’s just mad how quickly it sells out! The grey is also really nice.. was gonna get it if I couldn’t find the blue 🙂

      Reply
  • belladonna_fb posted on July 27, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    what an awesome bag – the size is just perfect!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm

      I love how it fits in a magazine or book, as well as all my stuff. IT’s super sturdy too, yay!

      Reply
  • hotpinkmanolo posted on July 27, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    OH! It IS a lovely bag. I’m so glad that you got it after waiting all this time 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 28, 2009 at 2:35 pm

      HEhe me too, I can stop obsessively surfing for pics of it onlien now!

      Reply
  • bisoumoi posted on July 27, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Arghhhh how on earth you found this bag?!?! Can you share the online boutique please???? It’s lovely!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm

      Mrs H boutique from europe! Are you going to buy it? 🙂

      Reply
  • faerielandimp posted on July 27, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    I love it but i’m still thinking about it though… it’s definitely very you! look at how it complement your clothes for BOTH work and casual days. not just that, the color matches all your clothes (at least in these pics!)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:17 pm

      Hehehe how did your website surfing go? 😛 Hope you found one!

      Reply
  • birdsongg posted on July 27, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    It is gorgeous!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:17 pm

      Thanks hon, i just love the smell of it… heh!

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on July 27, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    very lovely colour!!

    aye bev, i think you always score the most pretty things!! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 27, 2009 at 3:17 pm

      Aww, i think it’s cos we have similar taste 😛

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on July 28, 2009 at 12:40 am

        “we”? you and me??

        Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on July 28, 2009 at 12:51 am

    I’m psyched that you bought the bag. If you wanted something and still want it after 7 months, it’s proof that’s not an impulsive purchase.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 28, 2009 at 2:41 pm

      Agree, I’m just so glad I’ve got it now!

      Reply
  • renew posted on July 28, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Wow I love the color! Awesome finding something you really wanted at long last, isn’t it? 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 28, 2009 at 2:42 pm

      Yesssss I ‘ve been lusting over it for so long, heh!

      Reply
  • hotpinkmanolo posted on July 27, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    OH! It IS a lovely bag. I’m so glad that you got it after waiting all this time 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 28, 2009 at 2:35 pm

      HEhe me too, I can stop obsessively surfing for pics of it onlien now!

      Reply
  • inthestill posted on July 28, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Soooo pretty! So glad you got it 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 28, 2009 at 2:46 pm

      I”m super liking it! It smells soo good 😛

      Reply
  • naughtypanther posted on July 28, 2009 at 8:21 am

    ooo yummilicious!! u have insane taste in bags =)) I’ll love to have your bag collection!! haha

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 28, 2009 at 2:47 pm

      Hehe it’s cool we have the same taste!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on July 28, 2009 at 12:51 am

    I’m psyched that you bought the bag. If you wanted something and still want it after 7 months, it’s proof that’s not an impulsive purchase.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 28, 2009 at 2:41 pm

      Agree, I’m just so glad I’ve got it now!

      Reply
  • renew posted on July 28, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Wow I love the color! Awesome finding something you really wanted at long last, isn’t it? 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 28, 2009 at 2:42 pm

      Yesssss I ‘ve been lusting over it for so long, heh!

      Reply
  • inthestill posted on July 28, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Soooo pretty! So glad you got it 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 28, 2009 at 2:46 pm

      I”m super liking it! It smells soo good 😛

      Reply
  • naughtypanther posted on July 28, 2009 at 8:21 am

    ooo yummilicious!! u have insane taste in bags =)) I’ll love to have your bag collection!! haha

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 28, 2009 at 2:47 pm

      Hehe it’s cool we have the same taste!

      Reply
  • popcorn_feet posted on July 29, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    OH its beautiful and so worth the wait. Its really really nice 🙂 Not severe but professional… I thought it looked big but on you its not overwhelming at all. Its wonderful!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 30, 2009 at 10:18 am

      I got the medium size which i reckon is perfect, the large gets a bit clunky on me!

      Reply
  • popcorn_feet posted on July 29, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    OH its beautiful and so worth the wait. Its really really nice 🙂 Not severe but professional… I thought it looked big but on you its not overwhelming at all. Its wonderful!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on July 30, 2009 at 10:18 am

      I got the medium size which i reckon is perfect, the large gets a bit clunky on me!

      Reply
  • emmakins888 posted on August 2, 2009 at 8:04 am

    Looks awesome Bev! So slouchy…I’m drooling! Would love to have one in every colour 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 2, 2009 at 10:36 am

      The leather smells awwwwsome! So glad it was nice in real life, was nervous about ordering online..

      See you verrrrrrry soon

      Reply
  • emmakins888 posted on August 2, 2009 at 8:04 am

    Looks awesome Bev! So slouchy…I’m drooling! Would love to have one in every colour 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 2, 2009 at 10:36 am

      The leather smells awwwwsome! So glad it was nice in real life, was nervous about ordering online..

      See you verrrrrrry soon

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on October 26, 2009 at 4:08 am

    Weight

    Hi there,

    Absolutely absolutely gorgeous bag that you have and I’m so green with envy !!

    Am hunting for the medium size in midnight blue too but i guessed my chances are like really slim.

    Anyhow, i’m concern with the weight of the satchel. Is it heavy ?
    I’m looking for a slouchy messenger bag and am utterly disappointed that nobody carries PS in Singapore 🙁

    So i’m worried about the weight of the bag actually. Cause i’m afraid it will end up like Mulberry’s. It looks fab but the weight of the bag before you put anything in is already like a tonne or something.

    So…. am wondering whether is the PS heavy ?

    Thanks,
    Sidney 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on October 26, 2009 at 8:48 am

      Re: Weight

      Thank you hon! Try the Mrs H swedish boutique (do a search on Google for it) and they may still have one available

      The satchel definitely isn’t as heavy as my other leather bags or satches, but the hardware does make it heavier than a super-light bag with no hardware. It’s def FAR lighter than a Chloe paddington bag though!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on October 26, 2009 at 4:08 am

    Weight

    Hi there,

    Absolutely absolutely gorgeous bag that you have and I’m so green with envy !!

    Am hunting for the medium size in midnight blue too but i guessed my chances are like really slim.

    Anyhow, i’m concern with the weight of the satchel. Is it heavy ?
    I’m looking for a slouchy messenger bag and am utterly disappointed that nobody carries PS in Singapore 🙁

    So i’m worried about the weight of the bag actually. Cause i’m afraid it will end up like Mulberry’s. It looks fab but the weight of the bag before you put anything in is already like a tonne or something.

    So…. am wondering whether is the PS heavy ?

    Thanks,
    Sidney 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on October 26, 2009 at 8:48 am

      Re: Weight

      Thank you hon! Try the Mrs H swedish boutique (do a search on Google for it) and they may still have one available

      The satchel definitely isn’t as heavy as my other leather bags or satches, but the hardware does make it heavier than a super-light bag with no hardware. It’s def FAR lighter than a Chloe paddington bag though!

      Reply
    • beverly posted on October 26, 2009 at 8:48 am

      Re: Weight

      Thank you hon! Try the Mrs H swedish boutique (do a search on Google for it) and they may still have one available

      The satchel definitely isn’t as heavy as my other leather bags or satches, but the hardware does make it heavier than a super-light bag with no hardware. It’s def FAR lighter than a Chloe paddington bag though!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on October 26, 2009 at 4:08 am

    Weight

    Hi there,

    Absolutely absolutely gorgeous bag that you have and I’m so green with envy !!

    Am hunting for the medium size in midnight blue too but i guessed my chances are like really slim.

    Anyhow, i’m concern with the weight of the satchel. Is it heavy ?
    I’m looking for a slouchy messenger bag and am utterly disappointed that nobody carries PS in Singapore 🙁

    So i’m worried about the weight of the bag actually. Cause i’m afraid it will end up like Mulberry’s. It looks fab but the weight of the bag before you put anything in is already like a tonne or something.

    So…. am wondering whether is the PS heavy ?

    Thanks,
    Sidney 🙂

    Reply
  • jetsinthesky posted on September 22, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    hi 🙂
    i came across your journal while drooling over this beautiful bag (i googled searched for photos and one of them linked back here).
    the bag is gorgeous and i must i envy you. i can only dream that someday i can find it and that i can actually afford it! hahah. i am currently a medical research student going into medschool so you know any money i have is barely paying for my text books.

    anyway, i was skimming through your entries, you are a mommy! congratulations!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 23, 2010 at 11:10 am

      I still remember the feeling very clearly when I was a student, hee! But you’re going to be a doctor which is just awesome – congrats in advance 🙂

      Reply
  • jetsinthesky posted on September 22, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    hi 🙂
    i came across your journal while drooling over this beautiful bag (i googled searched for photos and one of them linked back here).
    the bag is gorgeous and i must i envy you. i can only dream that someday i can find it and that i can actually afford it! hahah. i am currently a medical research student going into medschool so you know any money i have is barely paying for my text books.

    anyway, i was skimming through your entries, you are a mommy! congratulations!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 23, 2010 at 11:10 am

      I still remember the feeling very clearly when I was a student, hee! But you’re going to be a doctor which is just awesome – congrats in advance 🙂

      Reply
  • Izzy posted on May 30, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Hey I love you bag! Has got my eyes on this bag for a long time! What’s the name of the color? is it peacock or royal blue? Thanks!

    Reply
    • Beverly! posted on May 31, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      It’s midnight 🙂

      Reply
      • Izzy posted on June 1, 2013 at 7:58 am

        really!? i thought midnight is very dark?? the bag looks different i the pictures. it looks like midnight in the first two, then like royal blue in the next two, and like peacock in the last two

        Reply
        • Beverly! posted on June 1, 2013 at 11:31 pm

          Yep def midnight. I bought it when PS first released the PS1 range. Taken in bright sunshine so guess it looks a little brighter!

          Reply
          • Izzy posted on June 2, 2013 at 6:55 am

            It’s beautiful!! Thanks for the info! You’re a lucky girl ;;)

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