Wheeee!!! I’ve been overwhelmed by LV bags in the last four days, having seen so many of them in one place– Rockwell! So I’ve decided to do a little bag review update on Vuitton bags. It’s long overdue
Monogram Tissé Sac Rayure PM. I’ve actually reviewed this bag before, but I feel the need to mention this bag again. I love, love, love it. The size is a wee bit small for me, but I like that vintage-y look and the handpainted stripes on the bag. (My love for Goyard shines through with this bag… haha). If I weren’t so cash- strapped right now (accumulated too many bags within the last 5 months), I probably would’ve already bought this one. Priced at US$2,170+tax at eluxury.com
Monogram Canvas Montorguiel. I like bowler bags. Always have. Because they’re roomy, and their zipper opening usually extends all the way to the sides of the bag. That makes it easy to reach in for your ringing mobile phone and also easy to see the contents of your bag (no bag abyss). The montorguiel is a rather simple bag actually. No frills, just very basic style-wise, save for that small LV “plaque” on the front. The best thing about this bag is its price. In a sea of designer bags where the average price plateaus at around US$1,500, this Montoguiel GM at US$835 is almost a “steal”! Available at eluxury.com and at your local LV boutique (prices may vary though)
Monogram Canvas Tivoli. This bag is sold out in all the LV boutiques I’ve been to in the last 3 months. To be honest, I’m not that keen on the bag. Although the bag seems perfect in the “functionality” department– wide zipper opening, roomy, I still wouldn’t get it. (Don’t pelt me with rocks because of this haha) The thing is, this bag is also very popular lately, so LV must’ve done something right for this bag to be selling like hotcakes GM size selling for US$1,300 at eluxury.com and at your local LV boutique (prices may vary)
For the peeps who’ve been asking why LV, Gucci, Prada is more expensive here in the Philippines, this is all there is to it– All of the designer brands present in the Philippines are a little bit more expensive than those in other countries like HK, Singapore simply because the brands have to pay Philippine taxes (VAT, and also luxury tax). So think of it as helping our already- sluggish economy when you pay a little bit extra for a bag that you could get cheaper elsewhere.
DESIGNER NEWS ALERT. I got confirmation that HERMES is finally parking in Manila, thanks to the folks at SSI! (And special thanks to the little birdie baghag that confirmed this :D*) That’s quite possibly the most wonderful news I’ve ever heard, and the worst too *financially for us all haha*. Ready to empty your pockets in a year or so, baghags!!! (There is no word yet on when they’ll open but I hear it’s not anytime THIS soon yet)
On another note, I am also drooling over the Prada Fairy bag.
I loooove the bag mucho coz its mucho caliente (or is it calor) and even contemplated on buying it in Rome, but the bag that was on display, was NOT for sale *boohoo*. I would’ve bought the bag despite reports that it “bleeds”. It’s really a compact work of art!
(and yes, I’m still doing Yoga )