Both these little ladies were made in Hong Kong, of similar basic design, but there is a world of difference between them. Lady Left was made for the uptown market, while Lady Right was sold downtown. Though they’re both clean and well-put-together, Lady Left grew up with all the best, while Lady Right’s beginnings were more humble.
It’s obvious “in person” that these bags were made for different markets. The styling in both is superior, but the materials and extra attention to detail show that Lady Left brought a higher price.
I don’t have a favorite. Their stories are equally interesting to me (maybe Lady Right’s is a little more so . . . . .). Each one is perfect with the outfit that coordinates with it. While Lady Right could be much more casual, she is no less elegant – maybe even more so, if you don’t look too closely. Lady Left could seem a little tasteless if she showed up everywhere dressed like that.
I see one for holiday festivities or a very gala occasion (maybe tonight?), while the other would be lovely with a pretty summer dress. Both would be gorgeous for a bridal venue. It can all be so fascinating . . . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY