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?
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.
Image: Marc by Marc Jacobs