April 30, 2012

A Wallet Story...

last december, i found out my Vuitton Sarah wallet was slowly dying. the stitching came undone on one side and the glazing peeled off as well. i was sad but i've had this wallet for a few years already. i guess with time, wear and tear, this had to happen someday. there was no way in hell i was going to throw it away since it was a present from my mom. after the holidays, i took it to the boutique and had them send it away for repair. my usual SA told me it was going to take from 6-8 weeks before i get it back so in the meantime, i borrowed my mom's zippered ferragamo. the wallet came back pretty quickly and i was really amazed at the craftsmanship. they restitched and reglazed it for me and it looked like brand new.


i even took the opportunity to hot stamp it with my initial. that small detail gave it a breath of new life.
a month later, guess what happens? another part of the glazing peeled off. i was so mad but figured they didn't touch that area when i asked them to refurbish it the first time. so i went back and sent it away at no cost. there's a 90 days guarantee on repaired items. thank god i didn't have to pay a second time. i stuffed all my money, cards and bills in my mini accessories pouch (which contains my personal items) and left the store really bummed out. Since Holt's was holding they spring event (25% of your total purchase that day goes back to you on a Holt's gift card), we dropped by to check out their wallet selection. it seemed like a good deal, yet none of the more interesting brands were part of this promotion. Still, i went ahead and checked out Prada's selection. they really didn't have anything that caught my eye. i saw some colorful Kate Spade wallets, they were cute, but i had no idea how long they would really last me. without anything else to look at, we went ahead to the 2nd floor to check out Chanel. Well, i don't know any girl who would say they didn't find anything nice at Chanel. so i did find something i liked, actually, there was a lot i liked, but the thing i needed most right now was a wallet. me and Long settled for a simple style, classic and sleek. having had the Sarah, which was a flap wallet thats a tad more bulky, i wanted something thinner that could fit nicely into small purses or clutches. once again, i got spoiled by Hubby! <3 he said he knew i had the other one for a long time already, so i deserved to get a new one. :D BB is the best!!


the perfect candidate!



thats all for now ladies! take care!! xox

9 comments:

Jian said...

Lovely! I'm glad you managed to get your LV sarah refurbished twice! It's lucky that the pannelling came off within the 90 days otherwise you'd have to have paid twice!

The Chanel wallet is absolutely gorgeous! You are so, very, lucky!!! :)

bebe said...

ugh.. my bfs damier wallet is doing the same thing but on the corner where it folds over.. it doesn't bother him as much but he keeps saying he wants a new wallet.. LOL. hope the wallet comes back to you all newly glazed and pretty! and love the new addition! :D

mqueenie said...

if you ever plan on getting your bf's wallet refurbished, you must do it before the canvas cracked. when i brought my wallet for repair the 2nd time, i asked about my hub's wallet and my SA said since the canvas cracked, they can't do anything about it and they wont reglaze it. he's gonna have to buy a new one soon. it lasted him 3 years.

yeah when my wallet came back the first time, i was so happy. the SA wrapped it all pretty and it made me feel like i purchased a new wallet! hehee

mqueenie said...

i would just kill myself if i had to pay a second time!! i'd feel so stupidddd!!! thank you!!

Fabienne said...

Your new wallet is gorgeous!!

Hey Queenie, if you don't mind saying, how much did it cost to get it refurbished? My LV wallet's stitches are becoming undone but nothing major (just 1-2 stitches). The canvas is still good to go though (no cracking).

chouxcreme said...

Well, I was actually deliberating on buying a LV wallet since my old one (non LV, but made of real leather) looks quite worn out already. I couldn't decide on the styles etc. O__O;; Maybe I should get a Prada instead. lol

mqueenie said...

Hi Fabienne, when i got it refurbished the first time, i asked for them to restitch and reglaze and both of the services costed ~150$ CAD together. at first, when i didn't show her the peeling of the glaze, she told me to restitch, it would only cost me 25$ +tax. i suggest you bring your wallet to the boutique and ask them for a quote, because i'm not sure if those prices are related to the damage on my wallet or a general price for each service.

mqueenie said...

well if you buy vuitton, you have a 2 years guarantee on your product, so whatever happens within that time frame, the repairs are on the house. i was really careful with mine and it lasted me 5-6 years. i still think vuitton is worth it but i was just fed up at this point and i was going to be walletless for a while, those are the only reason i bought another one. if mine wasn't damaged, i would still continue using it! ^^ don't let this post discourage you from getting an lv wallie!!

Fabienne said...

Thanks so much Queenie!! Yes, I think I'll get to the store to check it out and see but it's always good to have an idea of what to expect. Thanks again Queenie!