Proenza Schouler PS11 Mini Classic

August 7, 2017

Proenza Schouler PS11 Mini Classic /
I get a lot of questions about what’s my favorite bag, or about this bag that I wear basically all the time. Although I don’t have a huge bag collection (mostly because I’m a shoe girl) I do have severals that I just ignore and wear this one ALL the time. Honestly, when I first got this Proenza Schouler, I mainly just thought that the front of the bag resembles car grills and it would make a great signature piece that goes with my name - Van (I hope you caught that).

The Proenza Schouler PS11 Mini Classic is my all time favorite bag despite how it squeaks like a mouse during the colder months when the metal clasps rub against each other. Despite being almost 3 years old, I fall in love with it more and more after every wear.

So, with that in mind - this is not so much a 'bag review' but a 'bag appreciation' post and I hope it’ll give you some insights into seeing what an aged PS11 looks like.
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I’ll start off by saying that I got this bag as a 21st birthday present, so this makes this bag 3 full years old. It’s been to a few different countries with me and is basically worn 300 out of 365 days a year. Every rust parts and scratches bring me back to a memory and it’s even more of a reason why I cherish this bag.

Although this is a PS11 Mini Classic (OG because it’s the prior version that has the D ring attached to the base of the bag), it’s a really good size bag for everyday use. I know you’ll be surprised when I tell you that it fits my Polaroid and a card case/wallet.

There was a point when this bag was super trendy, but even though it’s not anymore, it’s still quite an eye-catching bag that’s low-key. I don’t think there aren’t many people who can recognize it if they weren’t in the know about fashion.

I really can’t say anything about this bag at all so I’ll cut to the chase and list a few things that absolutely love about this bag.

The magnetic button closure is such a gem, it saves me the struggle of trying to close the bag, which a lot of trendy bags right now lacks. (AKA - if you read my Chloe Faye Mini review, you’ll know that that one is a pain).

I love the medium width strap, not too wide and not too skinny - it makes for such a comfortable day bag and another reason why I always bring it with me on travel.

I’m not a big fan of mixing gold and silver but I really like the metal mixing on this bag. It’s super versatile with my daily jewelry. There are a lot of “it” bags and trendy bags in the market lately, but I just haven’t found another quite like this one. It’s quite easy to fall in love with a pristine, brand new bag that you’ve been dying for - but I just thought it would be resourceful to share an aged bag so that you can get an idea of how it’ll weather over time.

For exact dimensions and specifics of the bag, you can simply compare here.

Tip: Proenza Schouler often have an annual sale where these go on sale for more than 40% off, so I suggest you keep an eye out for that if you’re interested in this bag.