Q: Dear Bagaholicboy, what a great blog! I love your critique on everything and after reading your views on the Louis Vuitton Monogram Jokes collection I felt much better. This is why. I recently puchased the Louis Vuitton Monogram Jokes Graduate, and while doing some research, found some disturbing comments relating to the jokes used on the bags. I am not so bothered by them and glad that you love this range too.
I also don’t mind the colours, in fact I love the colour combination on the Monogram Jokes Graduate the best. What are your thoughts on this bag? Do you think it will increase in value (some sources say the entire line will)? I also saw the Monogram Jokes Mancrazy but as much as I loved the shape (and it is huge too) the colours would not work well with my wardrobe.
A: Dear Lily, thanks for your kind words. I think the Monogram Jokes Graduate is a great choice, I love how it is structured, poised and so roomy (see above). Even top model Agyness Deyn has been seen rocking this Richard Prince creation, so you are in good company. On whether this bag will appreciate in value in time to come, I believe the answer would also be yes. Everything that Louis Vuitton produces tend to hold their value very well, and since this is an artist collaboration piece as well, the value will surely go up more in time to come.
However, do keep it because you love it and want to use it, because that is why you got it in the first place. Buying a bag because of the possible returns in the future takes away the joy of owning this limited edition bag. Loving what you own always comes first. Sorry about the Monogram Jokes Mancrazy though, that is still my favourite piece from the whole collection.
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