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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Why SLGs Are Great and What I Use It For















Small leather goods, otherwise commonly known as SLGs are not only useful but also can be an affordable way to start your luxury designer items collection. I remember perfectly, the first luxury designer item I purchased was a Christian Dior Long Wallet. They are functional and are not as expensive as buying classic designer bags. So if you have a limited budget to play with, SLGs are a great place to start.


SLGs are also a great way to add more colours to your luxury designer items collection. Due to their price point, I tend to be more adventurous with colours when purchasing SLGs. While my luxury designer handbags tend to lean towards more functional, classic, muted and neutral shades, my SLGs collection tends to have more vibrant, bright and colourful shades.

So today, I thought I'd do a round up of the SLGs that I have in my collection and what I use them for. Some of the items are no longer available as I've had them for years, but I've tried to include links to similar ones currently on the market.















The Salvatore Ferragamo Key Holder in Black was received as a gift from my best friend many many years ago. It has become my everyday staple as it can hold so many keys. Attached to it are the entrance FOB to my apartment building, the key to my apartment, mailbox key, a key to my desk drawer at work and the security pin pad for my bank accounts. I still have a slot or two available for additional keys, if needed. I never truly appreciated the practicality and functionality of a key holder until I have this. When the key holder is closed, the leather actually holds the keys together which means you don't get any key scratch marks on the inside lining of your handbags or other items such as your phone. It also stops the keys from making jiggling sound when you're out and about.

The next two items are from Liberty Collections, which is a great place to score beautifully designed yet functional SLGs and accessories. They have a wide range of goods such as passport holders, card holders, long wallets that come in a variety of their iconic Liberty design print. What I have here are the Medium Pouch and Coin Purse in Blue Iphis Canvas. I use the Medium Pouch as a travel document/ passport holder when I am travelling as well as at home. This ensures that all my travel documents are kept in one place and I simply need to grab the pouch when I am packing for a holiday. I also keep a pen in there which often comes handy to fill-in those landing cards when needed. I don't know about you, but I tend to carry a Long Champ Le Pliage bag when I travel as they are roomy and lightweight but the bags don't have any internal compartments. This often makes it difficult to find things, but keeping my travel documents in a pouch has been a life saviour. I know where my documents are and can access them in a jiffy!

The Coin Purse is the newest addition and while I thought of getting a different design initially, I decided to get the same design. Not only they look cohesive together, but also they look like they come in a set. Due to its versatility, I will not use it as a coin purse as I am not one who keeps my coin in a separate purse - they never get used! But I do have a number of store cards/loyalty cards which are taking up a lot of space in my wallet, so I decided that I want to keep them in this pouch.


The Prada Business Card Holder in Pink is also another item received as a gift from my best friend. It is rather small and slim but fits my business card perfectly.  Another cardholder that I own is from Salvatore Ferragamo in Yellow which I use to keep all the cards that are essential but not used or needed on a daily basis. These include my insurance policy, National Insurance, blood type cards.

Finally, while not a luxury designer item, but I thought I'd mention it here is the Cath Kidston travel card holder. I use it only for my Oyster card and it's perfect for my every day use - it's made of canvas and basically cost nothing so my cost per use must be negative right now :-)

So if you have not ventured into the world of SLGs, I highly recommended it. There are a plethora of options available out there. Trust me, once you start using them, you will start to wonder how did you survive without them all this while.
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