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Everything's Coming Up Roses: Louis Vuitton Stephen Sprouse Roses Speedy 30

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Everything's Coming Up Roses: Louis Vuitton Stephen Sprouse Roses Speedy 30

I've been trying to wean myself off of the Vuitton monogram for a while, but I still hold some styles near and dear. Unfortunately I wasn't "in" to Louis Vuitton in 2009 when they released their limited Stephen Sprouse Roses collection.

My favorite limited edition collection to date, Vuitton Roses is a classic style that is perfect for the spring and summer. It is a fun, casual look that is coveted by many Vuitton collectors (I should know... I've been drooling over this fun print for a very long time!) I found this Speedy 30 on a reputable online consignment store and had it authenticated by two different parties before purchasing.

When it finally arrived in the mail, I was ecstatic. The roses have more of a colorful pop than in the photos I viewed and it is in very good condition.

When cared for properly, Speedy bags can mature beautifully, leaving a honeyed patina on the vachetta and the canvas becomes smooth and flexible. Compared to my first Speedy, the blue Yayoi Kusama, which is stiff with virgin leather, this aged bag is a welcomed piece in my collection.

Stay tuned for an upcoming article about buying pre-owned luxury items and a look into the consignment business with a professional!

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Blast from the Past: Burberry Prorsum Wallet, Fall/Winter 2009

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Blast from the Past: Burberry Prorsum Wallet, Fall/Winter 2009

Here's another Blast from the Past piece this week!

Complementing the Prorsum bag featured as posterchild in Emma Watson's F/W 2009 Burberry campaign, this wallet was found after returning to the US. Just like the bag, the stud hardware is the most eye-catching part of this wallet. This (along with the handbag) is a piece I will always treasure!

Today's Burberry: What do you love about Burberry's current S/S 2012 collection?

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Blast from the Past: Burberry Prorsum Large Bridle Tote with Rivets, Fall/Winter 2009

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Blast from the Past: Burberry Prorsum Large Bridle Tote with Rivets, Fall/Winter 2009

On a summer trip to London in July 2009, this was my best souvenir. Purchased from Burberry on Bond Street, this beauty was the poster-child on Emma Watson's arm for Fall/Winter 2009. It was the first they received and the only one in the store--and to top it off, when I got back every store I visited in the US was wondering how I got one so quickly. Talk about best shopping experience ever!

This bag is one of my favorites. Not only are the handles sturdy and the bag's structure sound, but I've used it heavily for years and it sill has its structural integrity. Definitely love a piece that is made well and still can be in style seasons later!

Do you have a favorite Burberry bag? What is it?

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