Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Decisions, Decisions...Damier or Monogram Canvas?

*edit* pic is up :)

I haven't been blogging much lately...too bombarded by midterms @__@ which means no time for shopping/entertainment.

I did manage to purchase my first 'large' sized designer bag last Friday. Since I'm on a budget...I had to keep it under $1000 and I wanted something classic...something that I can wear for years to come (cos I'm frugal like that).

In the end, I got the Louis Vuitton Damier Speedy 30. Every fashionista has to own a piece of Louis Vuitton right? All the Miu Miu leather bags I wanted, classic Chanel bags were $1000 +.

Hrmm...but now I'm still debating...should I have gotten the monogram instead? (even thought i'm not big on monogrammed goods...). I know the damier is actually the first, older design..but it makes me look kinda....'mature'. I'm not a career woman just yet.

*sigh* I still love it though. What to do? Any suggestions?

9 comments:

Adelaide said...

I'm not really a fan of monogram bags so I have a really bias opinion.. I suppose some people would consider the monogram a more classic look but you already said you're not bigon monogrammed goods so you should stick with your choice! Also, I dont think the speedy looks that mature compared to some of the other bags like the multipli-cite or the tulum...

lol.. i think the point of getting a brand name bag is partly because it can last a long time so it will pay off in the long run!

Good luck with your midterms! I just finished mine..

Sophia said...

i dont really like damier myself but i think a damier speedy still looks cute. now they have a new damier color for summer (ok it has been a while actually..) and i think that new (lighter) color looks very young and fresh. personally i favor that one. but hey, stick with your choice! =)

i too was thinking about getting a monogram speedy 30/35 but its just overly ubiquitous here in hong kong. its ridiculous! i'd see at least 5 persons carrying that bag on my way home/to work every day. i mean, 5 AT LEAST! but the biggest problem is that i cant carry it on my shoulder and its kind of a bummer. anyways... right now im on the lookout for a new bag... its been more than a year since i last got my Fendi Chef.. im thinking Chanel! =)

gsquared said...

adelaide: yaa..i think i'll stick with my choice. I mean..I was at Holts for an hour debating on which bag to get...there must be a gd reason why i decided to get the damier. :)I'm def enjoying it...it'll prob work quite well when I start work in a few years.

sophia: I actually tried the damier azure speedy 25...but I don't quite like how it looks in person. And maybe white isn't such a great colour for a klutz like me XD I also think that the patina on the handles will look weird..so it'll only look gd new.

shopdiary said...

excellent choice! i like the speedy in damier more than the monogram or damier azur. the monogram is too common IMHO. and the damier azur, while i raved about it, is too light. i've got the same concerns about it as you.

Anonymous said...

How funny! I just purchased a Damier speedy 30 yesterday and I'm having the same dilemma. Should I have chosen the Monogram Speedy instead? I love the fact that Damier isn't common. I never see the speedy anywhere, whereas I see the mongram speedy EVERYWHERE. So, I think I'll probably stick with the damier. I was lucky enough to purchase a monogram Beverly GM while in Paris last year and I don't see anybody with that bag. I like having bags that not everyone has. I think your blog and the comments posted have helped me decide to keep the damier. I think you should too! They're different and very chic.

gsquared said...

anon 7:13pm

hello! thank u for ur comment! it's always nice to see old posts that ppl find beneficial. i am enjoying my damier speedy and def do not regret choosing it over the mono. funny thing is...this bag prob isn't my first choice bag so i haven't been using it that much. i guess i'm more of 'hands free' type.

welcome to my blog, and hope u enjoy the posts (though i've been slacking as of late. eeek!)

Dennis said...

i just got my speedy 30 in mono canvass because i'm a big fan of audrey hepburn and she owns one. besides, the damier is too dark for me, guess too mature looking. i don't see much of mono speedy 30 around my area (i live in austin, texas) and if i do, it's a fake. i love the damier in neverfull and i'm planning to get one in december. i guess for a first LV, mono canvass speedy 30 is the best choice.but then again, all LVs are a classic, it's a matter of personal choice.

Anonymous said...

the monogram would have been a great choice. It's so elegant and the design is no mistaken an LV trademark. I don't know why i the Damier lacks an appeal to me. im a long time LV collector and finds the monogram easier to swap or sell.

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I think monogram bag looks nice!!