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.
- Adorable design
- Has various design elements
- Can be carried top handle or crossbody
- Lightweight (without the lock)
- 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.