Ask The Bagaholicboy #38 – What Do I Choose? The Softy Sloane Bag Or The Dr. Q Shorty?

Q: Hi! I like reading your blog. Thanks to you, I made the right choice by getting my first Louis Vuitton Speedy. And once again, under your ‘influence’, I started checking out bags from Marc By Marc Jacobs. I can’t decide which bag I should go for, need your help if you don’t mind. I love this bag, the Marc by Marc Jacobs Softy Sloane Bag in Cream, there is Black as well which means it will be easier to maintain, but I am in love with the former.

Another bag I like is the Marc by Marc Jacobs Dr. Q Shorty, which you featured recently (click here to see, 1st bag on top). It costs about RM2099 to get the Softy Sloane Bag. Do you think it is worth it to get this bag at that price? Or I should just wait till September for the Dr.Q Shorty?
June Toh

A: Dear June, thanks for the email! I am so glad I played a part in your acquisition of a Speedy! I’ve seen the Marc by Marc Jacobs Softy Sloane Bag (above) and compared it to the Marc by Marc Jacobs Dr. Q Shorty, and I feel it falls short on ‘character’ and style.

Besides, you already own a Speedy, which is rather similar in shape to the Softy Sloane Bag. Why repeat? At least the Dr. Q Shorty is a sling/tote bag, which means at very least your collection will be diverse and not ‘repeated’. Stick to your gut feeling and wait for the Dr. Q Shorty. That’s what I’d do. Another tip. Marc by Marc Jacobs seems to be more expensive in Malaysia than in Singapore, so if you can, make a trip down and get it here.
Love, Bagaholicboy

Image: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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  • From The Bagaholicboy That Hails From Singapore says:

    Hi Nonojane, no there is no Givenchy boutique in Singapore. At least that’s what I think.

  • nonajane says:

    Dear Bagaholicboy,
    I’m dying to get my hands on Givenchy’s large (not extra large)Nightingale in white patent leather. I called On Pedder and there’s one but it’s on reserve. I’m keeping my fingers crossed whoever reserved it would change her mind. In case she wants it, I’d like to know whether there’s a Givenchy boutique in Singapore? Can you give me the phone number and add if you don’t mind?

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