Q: Hi there! I am an ardent fan of your blog. I read it almost every other time and I must admit, you’re more of a bag person than me! I have a question which I hope you can help me with. I am thinking of getting a Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM but should I go for the one in Monogram Canvas or Damier Ebene? I heard the one in Damier Ebene is coming end 2009 (for Singapore), which is a bit too long for me to wait. Alternatively I can get it now (from resellers) but I have to spend like SGD400 more.
What say you? I also love the one in Fuchsia though, too bad Louis Vuitton in Singapore is not bringing them in. Appreciate your reply!
A: Dear Ms Hae, thanks for your email. I will need to break my reply into 3 parts, so bear with me. Firstly, choosing between the the ones in Monogram Canvas or Damier Ebene really depends on your personal preference. I think both are equally good-looking, though I an slightly more biased towards the Damier Ebene version and its gorgeous interior in Red.
Secondly rumour has it that Singapore will get the Damier Ebene Neverfull much later and getting it direct from either Japan or the States or paying more to local resellers here seems to be the more straightforward options. If I liked something enough, paying a little bit more would be reasonable if making the trip myself (or asking friends and colleagues) is out of the question.
Lastly, by Fuchsia are you referring to the Graffiti Neverfull GM (which also comes in Orange and Lime)? It is coming to Singapore, with the release date set for 9 January 2009. Look out for it!
And other bits:
1. Crystal, from what I found out the Monogram Roses Neverfull only comes in MM, while the Graffiti Neverfull only in GM.
2. Siew Kim, the 4 new colours for Monogram Vernis (Blue Galatic, Orange Sunset, Rose Pop and Vert Tonic) will be launched in Singapore on 1 January 2009, with the displays at all boutiques going up on 31 December 2008.
3. John, the Muji Basque collection is now going for 50% off. Check it out.
4. Bella, I don’t think the Goyard Saint Louis GM would be a good choice for carrying text books. The thin shoulder straps are not meant for so much abuse. You are better off with your 2nd choice, the Longchamp Le Pliage Type Large instead, which retails for SGD185.