Inside My Marc Jacobs Little Stam

November 22, 2010

Featuring my Marc Jacobs Little Stam. Lacquered Quilting from Fall/Winter 2010 Collection in Pink.

Peeking in:

Inside: Mini calendar, mini Coach Makeup Bag (gifted to me from the 2002-ish), Coconut M&Ms, small wallet, pens, iPhone

Contents spilled:

Inside my over-packed Coach makeup bag: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Powder Pink, Edward Bess Afterglow Highlighter, Trish McEvoy Little Black Card with Nude Shimmer Powder, Shell Eyeshadow and Raisin Eyeshadow, Diorshow Mini, L’Occitane Hand Cream Fleur Cherie, Chanel Star Glossimer, Chanel Mica Mini Glossimer, Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Ming, mini brushes

Some of you have asked about the way I care for my handbags and why some look brand new even when they are from around 2005ish. Care and maintenance is something I learned from The Purse Forum. I highly recommend visiting the forums there for tips. I view my purses as luxury goods which I handle with care. I only wear super dark denim with my darker purses. Lighter purses are worn with care (usually ok with denim after having gone through at least 3 wash cycles). When not in use, I keep them stuffed with the original stuffing and stored in dustbags out of the sun. When possible, I store them upright, if they are flatter bags, then I lay them on a flat surface in my closet or on my shelves and make sure heavy things aren’t set on top.

Most of the bags I own are still in fairly good condition. Do I have any bags that show wear and tear? Of course – it’s natural that things get worn down with use, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t usable. Wearing down and ripping usually occurs at the bottom corners – places that aren’t always highly visible but have frequent contact.

Again, I can’t reiterate enough how helpful The Purse Forum is. I’ve found tips by designer since certain brands have different styles by material and finish. Of course I’ve been guilty of a number of no-no’s. Carrying pens, hand cream and nail polish in my bag is like an accident waiting to happen. So far, no catastrophes yet for me – but it’s bound to happen one of these days. Sometimes I just throw in what’s convenient and forget what I put inside until a week later.

Anyways, hope you all have a great week! Hope it’s a short one for the US girls and that you get a few days off for the holiday πŸ™‚

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  • back up back up … there are coconut M & Ms??? no way!!! i'm so behind!
    great post. some girls are 'shoe' girls but i'm definitely a 'purse' girl. thanks for the great tips. xo

  • Faye Lu – yes, there are coconut M&Ms but they are a bit hard to find. I found them at Circle K and Walmart and stocked up. I've seen them here and there but I'm not really sure where they are sold these days.

  • Great tips for handbag care – I will have to check out that forum.
    I like your bag posts as much as your fab makeup ones too.
    Also Coconut M&Ms! Sound yummy, wish we got them in the UK.

  • that bag is gorgeous! i'm so lazy when it comes to purse care, not good!

  • Loved the sneak peek inside your bag – I was just scrolling down and thinking how amazing your make-up bag's condition was – considering it was from 2002 – and then I saw you posted about how you take care of your things πŸ™‚

    It's lovely to see nice things being taken care of and appreciated.

  • Coconut M&Ms, my favorite!! This post makes me want to go back and reorganize my purse shelves when I get home πŸ™‚

  • I'll have to dedicate a whole month to "Shopping your stash" as future idea just so I can save up for a Little Stam…I still want one. I think the MJ staff thought I was crazy when they saw me pet one like a kitty in the boutique last time I visited the NYC store. I do remember to keep my Marc by Marc Jacobs clutch in it's dust bag and I also store my wristelet with it in the same bag. I'm making an attempt to keep my handbags nice if I want to pass them down to my daughter. I did have a white Dooney & Burke that got ruined because I used it with a lot of dark denim. Oh well lesson learned!

    such a classic shape and color – LOVES the STAM!!

  • Coconut M&M's are awesome!!! Found some at Target the other day, you're right they are super hard to find…

  • That is such a gorgeous bag. I have a similar one in black thats dupe for that bag for much cheaper.

    Nice essentials u carry around.