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!!