Newest Review: ... their shape as well as pack really well. I purchased the Neverfull Damier GM after i had my daughter, and used it as a baby bag for a short... more
Louis Vuitton Handbags
Member Name: Ms-OptimisticJ
Louis Vuitton Handbags
Advantages: Big and roomy, trendy
Disadvantages: Possibly has to be sent off if there's a problem
I am what you would call handbags and shoes obsessive...I'm not obsessive in a crazy way to the point i have to have the latest. I just love and appreciate them so much that words cannot describe my passion for them. I must say, i disliked Louis Vuitton when i was much younger, because it was for and carried by old people. I fell in love with Gucci and became a die-hard gucci girl. I still am loyal to Gucci, but have bought a few Louis Vuitton pieces over the years, especially when i was travelling a lot. I have two vintage pieces, a Speedy 35 and the carryall 55. I have carried them all over the world and they really keep their shape as well as pack really well. I purchased the Neverfull Damier GM after i had my daughter, and used it as a baby bag for a short while. Its still my everyday bag, especially in the winter, because its very spacious and i can throw it over my shoulder on my way out. The quality of these designer bags really do hold their worth in terms of longevity, craftsmanship and quality. If taken care off these bags will last for decades. I have always believed that the amount of money used to purchase one quality made designer bag outweighs the purchasing of several cheaper sub quality bags over a period of time to be worth it. Most of my hand bags i've had for over 10 years and because i put them back in their dust bags still look pretty new. However, the speedy and carryall no longer have dust bags, because of the excessive travelling i did they got lost along the way. They're still in fantastic shape, clean inside and out and could resell for over 300.00 easily. All i do is stuff them with old baby clothes to keep the shape, dust them off every so often and thats it!
Negative: The only problem i've ever had with any of my bags was the Neverfull. The corners where the material overlaps came undone 2 years ago. I was deeply disappointed because i had only used it about 2 times and was shocked to see that. I went back to LV in the West end and got a no quibble replacement. Three months down the line, the same split happened, so back to Louis Vuitton i went with an attitude, after reading online about how badly treated customers were by some of the sales assistants. When i got there i had to queue for about 25 mins(LV/Selfridges). When i got in, had a great sales assistant who was really nice. Apparently a few customers had the same complaint as i did, so it was a relief. She said the bag would be sent off to France where all repairs were done for the lining to be taken off and restitched, but that it would take 3 months as they have a backlog. I didn't mind the wait as long as the issue got resolved, so i agreed. Two months later i received a call to say my bag was ready. It was perfect and i've had no problems ever since, considering its used as an everyday bag.....
Summary: Great products, brilliant craftsmanship and quality which if maintained well could be passed down.