Marc Jacobs Vibe

My Marc Jacobs hot pink 'Stella'

As you saw, my previous posts were all about my Louis Vuitton bags. I guess I had a bit of an addiction for a minute. Whitin a short period of time I collected around 15 LV bags and I loved them all. But the longer I owned them, the more I noticed I wasn't using them. Whenever it was raining (vachetta!) I left my LV's at home and used my good old beat up leather bags. So recently I decided to get rid of most of my LV's and start a new collection of bags that I can always use. I got the medium Dior Gaucho (LOVE it!), a Marc Jacobs Stella, a Marc Jacobs Multi-Pocket, a Marc by Marc Jacobs Totally Turnlock Teri, and some other bags.

       Right now I'm using my Marc Jacobs Stella. I got it on eBay for a good deal and I'm super happy with it. The leather is really soft (and sturdy!) and everything just screams quality. It has a lot of pockets, some equipped with super heavy clasps. The inside is made of a soft fabric and there's one zip compartment. This bag is really big and holds everything you need it to hold.

   I just started using it so I'll let you know how quickly the bag will age. Right now this bag is around 8 years old but it still looks as good as new. Overall I think this bag is a keeper, it's just really well made. I think I'll enjoy it a lot.

+ Beautiful leather
+ Lots of pockets
+ Great hardware

- Maybe it's a bit too big for me
- I personally prefer one top handle instead of two..


Review on the Louis Vuitton Bucket GM

After getting the Petit Bucket, I became really enthusiastic about the bucket shape so I figured it might be a good idea to get the Bucket GM as well. It's much bigger than the petit bucket, plus it has some extra pieces of vachetta that I like. I was really looking forward to wearing the bag, until I received it.

Borrowed from the world wide web


Relining a Louis Vuitton Petit Bucket Myself

I recently bought a Petit Bucket and I love it. I think it is the cutest little bag ever. The size is pretty similar to a speedy 25, but because of the large opening it is a bit less secure. To keep myself from being robbed, I attach my mini pochette (with my wallet inside) to the d-ring. The security issue is my only issue with the bag, right now. At first, as with most of the vintage Petit Buckets, mine came with a nasty sticky and peeling lining. I've asked how much it would cost to get it fixed by LV and the SA told me it would be aroung €125 (or about 170 dollars). Since I got a good deal on the bag, I didn't want to spend that money on it right away because I first wanted to test if I like wearing the bag.
      So in order to prevent myself from spending more money on the bag, I figured I would first reline it myself. I had already tried to clean the bag with nailpolish remover (which was a bad idea because it made the lining come off). I didn't want to try the talcum powder solution because I wouldn't want my stuff to be covered in talcum powder residue. So a new lining it was. I bought myself some cloth at a local store and went ahead with it. You can see the results here:

Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoires Vernis Amarante reveal

Anybody who's reading my blog may think that I'm spending money like crazy these days, but honestly, it isn't that bad. I recently sold several LV bags to save some money for a new one. Even though I like buying pre-lover items, I do feel that a new bag is more 'my' bag than a bag that has been used for sveral decades by someone else.


The wonderful Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoire

My pre-loved pochette from 2001

I think the pochette accessoires is the best piece to start a Louis Vuitton 'collection'. And even if you already have other bags, I think this thing is an amazing addition. You can use it as a make-up bag, a clutch, a cross-body or as an extra pocket inside your bag.