Monday, August 17, 2020

Louis Vuitton's Vanity PM! FINALLY.

 I finally got a piece!

When I first saw this on the Spring-Summer 2020 runway, I knew. I already knew I had to get this bag immediately. It proved popular with other customers and collectors as well, so it was a fierce battle. I remember Elaine and I asking Ms. Aljen daily to see if one piece has randomly arrived --- ready for me. Brazen as that may be, it paid off. (After 5-6 months, that is.) Elaine messaged me around Saturday afternoon. I snagged it immediately, and thankfully- it was shipped on the same day. I haven't stopped admiring it since.

When it comes to bags, my personal philosophy is that I love fun & cute bags which often border on trendy pieces. To me, I love to have fun with fashion. I want my pieces to reflect a sense of youth and child-like elements. This bag reminds me of a cute make-up case that I used to carry as a kid before putting on a copious amount of red blush and glossy lips.

So let's start with the specifics:

The bag is generally a good size. I mean, in comparison to micro bags, this is quite big and spacious at 19.0 x 13.0 x 11.0 cm. It's compact, lightweight yet has enough room for one's essentials. It comes with the luggage tag, lock & key, and the beautiful chain strap.

A lot of people were encouraging others to simply get the Vanity Case (which in retrospect if you want to get in on the trend but not spend the $$$ you can), but I preferred this a lot more as it was in the reverse. The leather trim is calf-skin. Plus, I'm just a huge fan of the reverse monogram. 


This is a structured bag. However, the canvas is a bit soft. Therefore, it is important to keep your items neatly and preferably with an organizer to maintain its shape. When it's not in use, you have to fill it up with a bag pillow or some thick cloth so it won't loosen up. 



One of the things that people (including myself) will probably be annoyed about is the opening. But it is part of the design element, and as we all say, it is what it is. As the canvas is soft and not made of completely structured material: think their EPI leather, this is to be expected.

The bag has a microfiber lining which isn't something I'm mad about. 

On a side note, this is my first ever Made in Italy piece. I've been looking at other reviews as well, it seems a lot of people have theirs made in Italy, too?


There are 4 bottom studs to help support the bag. This bag WILL sag so avoid putting in heavy items as much as possible. Use an organizer to help keeps its shape.


The bag has a lot of adorable elements included as well. I think the bag was designed with a Louis Vuitton vibe. Nicholas Ghesquire definitely achieved "Vuitton-ing" it if you get my drift.

The bag's added elements are adorable and well-made.





The strap is perfect for me. It reminds me a lot of Chanel's straps. This is a more chic and less clunky version that suits the bag. Personally, I don't see myself hanging it on a crossbody. I prefer to just leave the strap on as another added design element for the bag.



PROS:
  • Adorable design
  • Spacious
  • Has various design elements
  • Can be carried top handle or crossbody
  • Lightweight (without the lock)

CONS:
  • Pricey in comparison to LV's other vanity kits
  • The bag isn't structured so it will sag.
  • The zipper opening and closing can be a pain.
So that's it for my thoughts on LV's Vanity PM! I am very happy to have her in my collection!

Thank you for reading!

Love,
Mika

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