Q: Hi Bagaholicboy, I would like to get an agenda for my boyfriend’s 30th birthday. Would like to ask you, is Hermes or Louis Vuitton a better choice? Or is there other brand which is worth buying? My budget is not more than SGD800. Do let me know soon and I really appreciate for your help.
A: Dear Summer, thanks for the email. Frankly there is no comparing Hermès and Louis Vuitton, these two brands (though both French) are priced very differently. For your budget I would suggest the Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite Medium Ring Agenda Cover, which costs SGD735. Let me tell you why.
From my many years of observing hetrosexual men, I realise most do not like agendas that are too big or small for obvious reasons. Too big means too much clutter on the table at work or home, and too small means looking like a pansy fiddling around with tiny pieces of paper. In this aspect, this agenda will fit his needs perfectly. And the one in Damier Graphite is also a very safe choice in terms of colour (hues of Black and Grey), as most men in Singapore are not that adventurous with their work wardrobes anyway.
And other bits:
1. Milia, if you are reading this, stick to the Speedy and forget the Montorgueil. You are right, it’s much too old for you.
2. Lil’ Redbook, your choice is garish. Check your email, I gave you 2 alternative suggestions that are also from Kate Spade that I prefer.
3. Yong Zheng, do you have a budget for the manbag that you would like me to recommend?
4. Pursensation, try Let-Trade. They are based in Hong Kong and they often have the nicest Vuitton bags at great prices (100% authentic too!). Who knows, your dream bag may pop up there soon enough.
Image: Louis Vuitton Hermes