You know what’s the worst thing that can happen after you’ve purchased your favorite designer handbag? And especially when the bag is expensive. It’s when something breaks within a week or month.
Even when it breaks within five months, it’s heart-breaking.
Instead of joy and happiness, the whole experience taste bitter.
At BRAGMYBAG we heard this a lot – the chains are damaged, the leather strap broke, the serial code tag in the interior is missing, leather is starting to wear off and so on…
You need to take your bag and go back to the store to check it out. What a drag! And when you get bad service, it’s even worst. If they tell you they will send it back for repair, you will miss your bag for weeks.
We talked to Gabriela the other day, after we posted an article about the Celine Trio Bag. Her leather strap broke after a few months of use. She did not even carried heavy stuff, but only her keys and small wallet, so weight was not the issue.
But there are a lot of bags with thin strap, and we need to be very careful. Gabriela went back to the store, luckily she bought it at Neiman Marcus, and they were kind enough to change the bag. But because she had bad experience with the Celine Trio Bag, she picked the Proenza Schouler PS11 Bag (via Elyse Walker for $1950 USD).
The PS11 bag is a great choice though; it’s also stunning, spacious, functional and great as an everyday bag. However, the Celine Trio Bag is still the favorite among fashionista’s, it’s popular and gorgeous.
Sometimes you can get a designer bag that breaks within a few months, we even heard this from Chanel products or Dior products. But in your case, what will you do? Switch to another brand or get it repaired? Tell your story below.Louis Vuitton
Shortly after we dropped a review about the Louis Vuitton Lockme II bag, Adrena sent us this message: ‘It resembles the Saint Laurent Moujik Bag, can you do a comparison?’
And yes, we want to.
So we took an image of the ’Lockme 2 Bag’ and the ‘Moujik Bag’. We compared the looks:
One large obvious difference is the front flap. The Lockme2 Bag has a larger flap while the Moujik Bag’s flap doesn’t even cover 50% of the front.
But there are also similarities – the luggage tag, the leather strap, the shape is not entirely the same but it’s close to. And both of the top handles are connected to the bag with eyelets.
Another obvious different is the LV closure on the front, while the Saint Laurent bag logo is printed very small on the flap.
The interior is also quite interesting. Both have two roomy compartments, one large and one small. The Moujik Bag has one more internal slot pocket while the Lockme 2 Bag has 1 inside pocket, 2 smartphone pockets.
On the exterior, the Moujik Bag features one back slot pocket.
If you take a closer look, there is one hidden difference that makes the Lockme 2 Bag quite interesting. It’s the 2 press buttons on the sides of the bag. These buttons are made to expand or tighten the bag depending on how much essentials you’re carrying. It makes the bag more comfortable to carry as its flexible and you can adjust to your needs.
The Saint Laurent Moujik Bag has been around longer than the Lockme 2 Bag, and furthermore, the Lockme 2 Bag is the upgrade and modernized version of the Lockme Bag.
About the Sizes & Prices:
Saint Laurent Medium Moujik Bag
Measuring: 12.1 x 9.4 x 5.5 inches
Price: $2490 USD
Louis Vuitton Lockme 2 Bag
Measuring: 11 x 7.9 x 4.3 inches
Price: $2910 USD
Conclusion: the Saint Laurent Moujik Bag has a longer history and its larger in size, and cheaper. The Louis Vuitton Lockme 2 Bag is quite new, but it has more interesting functions and features, it’s smaller and a bit more expensive.
Honestly, which one would you choose?