FASHION, Salvatore Ferragamo, Shopping SALVATORE FERRAGAMO VARA PATENT LEATHER PIUMA CLUTCH 27 July 2013

“Luxury is a necessity that begins when necessity ends”, so said Coco Chanel. That’s pretty true, don’t you think?

I’m normally fairly disinterested about Salvatore Ferragamo stuff, mostly associating it with ‘older’ tastes and designs. It’s a very classic brand to me, with neutral colours and very safe styles. All of which are the exact opposite of what I go for.

So I surprised myself when I popped into a boutique one day, and walked out with a bag!

Carter approves of the purchase

 

The real name is the Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Patent Leather Piuma Clutch, apparently. But I just call it my “Ferragamo turquoise bag”, to make things easier 😉 It’s small, it’s compact, it’s glossy, and HELLO it’s turquoise!!!

Guess I don’t really have to explain why I basically LEAPED over the counter like a crazy person to buy this sucker.

How could I possibly resist that stunning colour? And the cute trademark bow??

Salvatore Ferragamo gift box, in signature red

 

Peekaboo!

 

Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Patent Leather Piuma Clutch

 

Hi baby!

 

I… ermmm… sorta butchered mine a little. I didn’t fancy the short strap – it made the bag seem very dressy  so I couldn’t use it for casual wear. So I took it off and used pliers to stick on a long chain and VOILA! Cross body bag 😀

Re-worked into a crossbody bag. Wonderful for casual daily use.

 

Looking rather cheesy and ‘showcasing’ the bag. But really we were trying to show the contrast between the neutral-wearing girls, and the pastel-wearing girls!

 

8 Comments

  • starbucksweetie posted on July 28, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Pretty! I would have never had the guts to take pliers to rework a luxury bag.

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    • Beverly! posted on July 29, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      Well the strap it came with unclips without needing to be pried open.. so it was just my own silver chain (not expensive) that I had to plier on. Not too scary 😉

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  • Iris posted on July 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    That’s Karen Cheng! I enjoy reading her blog too!

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    • Beverly! posted on July 29, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      You’ve sharp eyes!

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  • Alicia posted on August 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Yeah, that’s Karen Cheng. I adore ferragamo shoes and collect them:p I simply cannot resist the bows.

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    • Beverly! posted on August 5, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      They’re such good quality too!

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  • ebella posted on June 12, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Omg. thank YOU! I bought mine in red and i really wanna have it in long chain. You just gave me an idea. ^^

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    • Beverly! posted on June 12, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      Heh have fun and it’s so much nicer with a longer chain IMHO !

      Reply

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