I have been looking for a medium sized summer tote. My criteria is it's sturdy, water resistant, light colored, and stylish. When I found this LV Saleya Azur tote from Modnique.com (invite here), I thought I found exactly what I was looking for. The bag was listed as 7/10 condition. There were some very clear pictures on their website to show the condition of the bag, but not enough to actually show the problem and the reason why I decided to return it. There were four places that the ends of the thread had popped out and sticking out like a loose stitching. To be honest, my first impression was - that can't be an authentic LV purse. In my limited experience, designer bags do not have loose stitching. Well, I was wrong. After posting many pictures on purse forum, an expert has blessed this bag to be authentic. I have also seen a few discussions on the purse forum about their Hermes and Chanels having loose stitching, so I guess it's not so uncommon. The quality of the so called "designer" items have gone downhill. I struggled for a week on whether to keep the bag or not, but can't overlook the glaring loose threads and decided to return. The bag however is on my "favorite" list. Its size is perfect - large enough to hold all my necessities for a weekend brunch or mall trip, but not too big to overwhelm my small frame. The color and pattern of the bag is my favorite of all LV designs and I just love how simple yet elegant it is. I have stopped by the LV store near me but couldn't find a new bag that fits all the criteria. So, the search goes on...
Before the return I had some pictures taken so I can remember how much I love this bag. This is my typical weekend outfit - shorts and T.
Gap T (old)
Banana Republic Factory shorts (old)
Mint belt from H&M polka dot skirt featured here
Ann Taylor necklace from this sale
Adrienne Vittadini Yancy Platform sandals (from TJMaxx $40, love! Buy here)
Louis Vuitton Saleya Azur Tote
|One of the 4 places that the stitching popped out|