I’ve been wanting to own my first ever LV for the longest time. Last year, someone offered to sell me her black Epi Noe, which was a thing of beauty, but the price she was selling it for didn’t work to my advantage in any way. With shipping, her price was very close to store price, I would have been better off buying it brand new for a few dollars more. I debated inside my head whether it was time or not. I decided against it and got a Gucci Medium Joy Bag instead. This year, a friend came up to me and presented a wonderful opportunity to own my first ever LV — a Tivoli GM in Monogram Canvas. I like the reseller, she’s been purchasing some of my items for sale as well. The bag was only 3 months old when she offered to me, with a very good payment terms. When she showed me the bag via webcam over ym, I got sold. Two weeks later, I met her for the first time!
It was a strange feeling knowing you got a long awaited “big ticket” purchase in your hand. I was excited and happy at the same time.
Here’s me and my friend K, modelling our bags at Sarah in MOA. An hour after I first laid my hands on it. I love the adjustable straps. I can use it as a handbag as well as a shoulder bag. I also love that the bag’s size is proportion to my biult, me being a not so tall plus sized woman. I can say, Im in LVoe with my first LV!
Here’s us later in the day, still at SM Mall of Asia. We are still giddy that I am now a proud owner of an LV bag.
I was so excited with the purchase, that I used the bag almost everyday during my two week vacation, unfortunately a day before I was to go back to Boston, there was an incident at San Miguel by the Bay where a waitstaff from Aling Tonya’s Seafood Palutuan accidentally spilled soy and oil sauce from a plate of steamed fish. As much as I wanted to get mad, I tried to control my temper. Here it was after the incident with me trying to wipe off as much as I can. Oh and yeah, that’s the culprit dish.
My friends and I before the fated incident.
I am still happy with my first ever LV, stain and all. While they soil probably depreciated the value overnight, it adds character and now I have a story to tell. While I now owned a couple more LV bags, this one will always be close to heart.
Vilma Santos is carrying a Louis Vuitton Tivoli GM bag in the movie, In My Life (starring John Lloyd Cruz & Luis Manzano)