I've added a new handbag to my collection - the Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 in Damier Ebene.
Although I've owned both the Speedy 25 in Monogram and the Neverfull PM in Damier Ebene, I realized that I loved the shape (and zip closure) of the Speedy, but the design (and indestructibleness) of Damier Ebene bags.
Rather than owning two bags that I liked, I decided to sell them both and purchase the one bag I really loved! I was a little apprehensive about the bag-selling process, but I posted them on Instagram and luckily both bags were picked up by people I already knew! So this weekend I was finally able to head over to Yorkdale and pick up my dream bag.
|Shirt: Forever21 / Jeans: Garage / Boots: Old Navy (this year's version) / Necklace: c/o Pink Lovebird|
I couldn't be happier with my new purchase - it really is the perfect bag! Some thoughts:
- Of course it would have been simpler (and cheaper) if I had just purchased the Damier Ebene Speedy in the first place. But I think owning and using both bags really helped me realize what I liked - and I'm glad my other LV bags found good homes!
- The Speedy 25 is the perfect size for me (I'm 5'4) - as it has always held everything I needed. I decided against the Speedy Bandouliere version (which comes with a crossbody strap) because I have back issues, and the Speedy would be too heavy for me to wear cross-body. Also, I already have cross-body bags that I love (my Pashli and Coach Tanner).
- When I purchased my first Speedy in 2010, one of the reasons I chose Monogram over Damier Ebene was because there were many reports of the glazed leather bag handles cracking and peeling. I think LV has addressed that issue in their newer Damier Ebene bags, so hopefully it will not be a problem.
- Although all my LV bags were purchased from Holt Renfrew in Yorkdale - there have been some changes since I bought my Monogram Speedy there 5 years ago. This time they gave me an LV box with my dustbag (but the Sales Assistant told me store my Speedy JUST in the dustbag, NOT the box - otherwise it wouldn't air out properly and and the canvas could crack - have you heard of this happening?). Also, the lock and key now come in their own little dustbag - it's so cute!
Have you ever made a big purchase and then changed your mind? Which of these 3 bags do you like the best?
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