17/02/2018

FASHION | The Camera Bag with Monnier Freres


That moment when you make an amazing deal in the sales and you feel as proud as if you'd just run a marathon or something.

Camera bags are a popular item at the moment, mostly due to bloggers and vloggers turning cameras into a must-have accessory. Although I don't vlog or take my camera with me all the time, I find that camera bags are really useful when you only need the essentials (phone, wallet, keys) and don't want to carry around a bigger bag. The classic YSL camera bag is for example one that I could see myself wear and use a lot - if only it was more in my budget!

Luckily, as I was browsing the sales section of the Monnier Frères website, I found this gorgeous little camera bag by Karl Lagerfeld and fell in love with it. It is now mine!


It is the K/ikonik Pearl camera bag by Karl Lagerfeld. Admittedly, I am not a fan of the designer himself (he can be quite controversial) but because I am weak, I loved the bag and decided to get it anyways. I've been loving the pearl trend at the moment (still looking for the perfect pearl-adorned jumper for spring) and this bag has it all: double texture effect, pearls, gold detailing. And even better, it was in the sale!

I got it from Monnier Freres, a French luxury retail website recommended to me by a friend. It was 50% off, but here's a tip for you if you find something you fancy on the website: subscribe to their newsletter and you'll get 20% off more, which also works on the items on sale. Thanks to that coupon code, I got the bag for £108 (RRP £255)!

Luxury items are not something I collect and I would never buy anything expensive lightly. It's important to take the right decision when it comes to investing in higher end accessories, and I could would always recommend to wait for the sales and buy reduced items only. Because let's be honest, luxury items are never actually worth the original price tag - you pay for the brand and (sometimes) the manufacturing, but ain't nobody got money for full price Dior bags. Unless you're quite lucky.


I will get a lot of use out of this bag. I'll try to include it in outfit photos in the future too. It is very versatile and although pearls are very much a trend now, the design is rather timeless and I see myself using it in the years to come even when the trend dies out. 
If you're interested, you can still find the bag in the sale here, and there's also a nude version. Monnier Freres is an amazing website, free delivery and shipping was really fast so I am pleased with their customer service and would happily recommend them.

Do you buy luxury or higher end items? What are your views on them?
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30 comments:

  1. The bag is so pretty!! Admittedly I don't carry a camera round with me, and if I want to take photos for my blog while out and about I just use my iphone 7 plus :)

    franalibi.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It is true that nowadays most phones allow us to take amazing photos - so the camera bag gets another use haha! xx

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  2. Such a cute bag! I love the design and pearl detail, really pretty!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. I know right? I'm obsessed with pearls at the moment? xx

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  3. So happy you managed to find this Karl Lagerfield beauty at such a great price, it's gorgeous! I've no doubt you'll get loads of use out of it - especially thanks to the chic, classic design :)

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Oh yes, totally worth it and it'll be a timeless accessory! xx

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  4. Oh wow I can not believe that is a camera bag. Love the pearl details and yes they are having a moment. You should so do an outfit post with this bag!

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. It could probably pass simply as a small structured bag! Very versatile. I've taken some photos wearing the bag and I'll probably post them on the blog soon! xx

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  5. It is a pretty bag, but not my style. I do need a camera bag though, not for the camera, but for the other essentials.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. So it seems we both use camera bags the same way - totally not for the camera haha! xx

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  6. That's a lovely bag hon x
    https://zunera-serena.com/

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  7. The bag looks great, small and pretty. It doesn't look like a camera bag, but that makes it even more exciting. Great find.

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    1. It's funny how so many people feel like it's not a camera bag at all! To be fair if it wasn't for its name, I would never have thought it was one either! xx

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  8. I really like the pearl details!
    Mariya
    www.brunetteondemand.com

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  9. A lovely bag! I daresay I wouldn't be willing to drop the money on it, even if it was on sale... but cheers to you!

    www.thebookwormbeauty.com

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    1. Oh I totally understand that, even on sale it is still quite an investment! xx

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  10. This bag looks so pretty! I don’t have a camera bag at the moment and I use a makeup case instead. I think that it’s about time I invest in a proper bag!

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. It's actually a really smart idea, never thought about that! But there are some lovely makeup bags that could totally be like camera bags! xx

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  11. Oh wow what a pretty bag! I would love to pick up something like this, its beautiful :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. Thanks Erin, it is indeed gorgeous and I'm glad so many people like it too! xx

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  12. This bag looks so beautiful!

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  13. Prettiest camera bag I've ever seen and what a great deal you got! I'll have to check this website out. This could double as a nice evening bag as well <3

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    1. You're right, it could definitely be a great evening bag! xx

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  14. That bag is so gorgeous! Such a nice touch on the classic black crossbody
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    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

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    1. Definitely a nice twist, thanks Elizabeth! xx

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