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Discussion in 'Handbags' started by tsur, Mar 21, 2004.
all this over a few pieces of coated canvas & a few strips of cowhide
You said it!...
everything Chick has said, I 100% agree
very well said!
You don't think this post was the least bit inflammatory?
"Why would anyone want an LV bag? You look stupid. People who really are rich don't show off their money it's dumb and you end up getting taken advantage of when people see you in that way. I would be so ashamed to carry lv."
Surely there is a more mature way to profess a distaste for a label. Perhaps. . . "I don't understand the appeal of the Louis Vuitton logo. Why are some people so entranced by it?" Can we agree that this is a better approach? I'm all for a debate over the appeal of Vuitton, if it is done in a courteous manner that doesn't involve insults being hurled and judgments being made. I'd almost venture to say that the original poster was a troll, logging on just to stir up opinions amongst us.
As for your "praying to their bags" comment, which I'm not sure who it was directed towards since I don't see anyone putting their lives on the line in this thread. I can only say that yes, fashion is a powerful thing. And yes, people do get extremely upset when the beauty of their favorite bag or designer or label is called into question. If you are so mature that you can handle someone trashing your most beloved designer, more power to you. However, and maybe this is unfortunate, I don't think most people can say the same. [/b][/quote]
*agrees with chickonspeed*
chick, you cannot expect a person who spells the word "entitled" as "intitalled" to put together a sentence saying "I don't understand the appeal of the Louis Vuitton logo. Why are some people so entranced by it?"
what's wrong with splurging on something you like? there are people out there who like LV for the look, quality, & history.. & there are those who like LV because it's the infamous LV -- i don't see anything wrong with buying what you like, people simply have different tastes, some would go for the flashy bags, others would go for a more subtle choice.
& honestly, i don't think an LV would be the best choice for a show-off of wealth -'cept for the latest $22K bags- there are plenty of other brands out there that could deliver the message of "what i'm wearing cost more than i do".. there are the chanels, the valentinos, & the fendis exquisite & very refined handmade bags that come in a limited number of pieces -- that's what one would prolly if they wanted to show off.
Here! Here! Well put Boudoir Belle
You know I never used to like LV. Like other people have said, it was done - overdone - and then done yet again. It was, and is, EVERYWHERE where I live in the Bay Area - from teenagers on up. It's a bet that I could walk into any store, at this moment, and be guarenteed to see at least one - probably more.
But, strangely, as I have gotten more and more into handbags, read more and more about them, spent more time looking at them - LV has started to grow on me. I'm not really a brown/beige type person - in fact I almost always wear black, maybe some white, and an occasional color. But those little logos are growing on me. I'm tempted to get one....if I wasn't so set on getting a white bag right now (If I can find the perfect one) I might just give in and get a classic LV - probably the Speedy.
hehe, and don't forget the Hérmes Birkin's! Its like, whoever has one, has IT! haha
very interesting thread....
i say judgement is a very bad thing. i think that vuitton is such an exciting brand in that i think that there are items in the collection that appeal to all of us. maybe not enough to ever buy...but now i digress.
i think that vuitton became fashionable again when logos became fashionable in a big way...and i think that a lot of the brands we love today would not exist except as reactions to vuitton. the understated, unmarked, insider bag really came about as a strong reaction to the logoed, trademark bag. personally, i think that the lv monogram looks best when it's beat up and scratched up...that's when i fell in love with it. it was like it had been laying in your mother's attic for fifteen years and you pulled it out and paired it with a distressed skirt and black tank...but then it became heavily marketed and people actually started valuing them again...but to this day, i see people who really pull off LV well, it goes with them...but others it doesn't. it's like everything, it's really a personal thing and not a brand thing anymore.
sighh... personally i dont like LVs but it doesnt really bother me if my friends like it and carry it! i dont see it as a status symbol. boy there's just a lot of jealousy that comes into play when people start hurling negative remarks about other people's bags.. i.e. "I dont understand why someone would pay $2000 for a bag.."
well truth it be told, many people enjoy the satisfaction of being able to buy a bag as expensive. its not really because it IS expensive and that they HAVE to have it. it fulfills a certain feeling getting a bag. Yes it may be overpriced and may have only taken $20 to make a bag that is being sold for over $2k, but think about it. Do the buyers get satisfied with buying that particularly expensive bag? Im sure they do-- otherwise they wont buy it.
It's to fulfill a "want" (not a need). I spent over $6k for a Hermes birkin. It pained me to spend that much on what seems to be just a regular leather bag with bits of metal hardware. I have never really carried the bag at all-- in fact it has just been staying in my closet and i just take it out of the box every week to look at it--> WHY? yes to many i must sound dumb or stupid to have spent that much a price only to keep in the closet. But you know what? It is fulfilling. It IS a beautifully handcrafted bag. And opinion wise, nothing comes close to its craftmanship. THAT is the reason why people spend thousands and thousands on a bag.
Perhaps the thought of the bag being sold out or waitlisted makes it all the more desirable. But then again, for me, it doesnt have that much of an effect. I have seen a Hermes birkin and have closely looked at its construction and I totally fell for it. I deemed it as the Mt. Everest of bags just because of its price. I thought abt not getting it-- I was in Florence a year ago and was looking at their versions of birkins, and i have to say this-- NOTHING comes close.
That was the reason why i got it. Because i would pay top $ for craftmanship and NOT because it makes me feel like Im a cut above the rest. Not everyone is into designer bags. I am not a huge LV fan and have not fallen "prey" to their nice bags. I just think they are not for me. WHo knows though, LV might just come up with a real nice bag that is appealing to me. I dont look at brand names of bags. I look at craftmanship above the brand.
Im sure people would be talking behind my back when i carry my hermes birkin bag, wondering if its the real thing or not. And frankly it wont bother me one bit if my friends think its a fake. Bottom line is , the bag is satisying to ME, and NOT to anyone else.
I am 17 and in high school and I carry LV. However, I don't wear it to impress everybody or "look cool". I wear them because I like them. I think they look classy. When it comes to style I wear what I like, I dont care about what other people think.
well, I'll definitely agree that everybody is entitled to their own opinion. While I'm not a fan of the Monogram LV, I love their epi collection. To some people, Gucci may be as loud as a monogram LV. it's just a matter or personal taste.
I don't think anybody should be criticizing another over their personal taste in bags but I do have to sy it drives me crazy to see such young kids strutting around with LV bags. real or fake. People are driven to own status symbols and I see that it's coming at a younger age than ever before!
If you like it great, if you don't like it there is no need to put everyone down... Come on now...
ya'll need a LIFE.
Hey guys. New girl here. So, the LV thing. Well, let me tell you. I've been awed by those bags since I was in highschool 15 yrs ago. I accept everyone's opinion whether they are contrary to mine or whether they are also Louis freaks. Regardless of anything, they treat their customers better than any co. I know of-- I have not even spent that much (actually I'm a semipoor grad student who just happens to spend 1/2 her money on designer goods, lol) , but LV has been very nice to me having me come to parties and stuff. So people who hate LV , that's fine, but I got to party w/ Queer Eye and you didn't, LOL. don't anybody flame me, I'm nice
Well said I agree with you and same goes for me too
I just read through this forum and I know most of this happened a while ago, but I hadda say something! I thought that it was ridiculous that Tsur said she owned a Dooney and a Gucci and that LV's were waaay more expensive. While some of LV's are more expensive than Gucci, I got a bag for like $500.00 the other day, and I've seen wayyy more expensive Gucci! I'm not "attacking" anyone here or anything, just stating my opinion, and I think that it's fair for everyone to state their opinion! Tsur also said that really rich people don't show off their money, which is false in many cases. Notice I said many, not all just a lot! Think of Donald Trump, very wealthy man, billionaire for that matter, deff. shows off his money, rich people usually show off their money, it's a fact of life cause they think they're better than everyone else. I have many LV's and other designer things but I do it cause I like the designs, I don't buy things to flaunt how much money I have! I found out about LV through my mom, and aunts and cousins, and I didn't have any clue how much they cost, I just loved the design! Fashion is fashion, but it doesn't have to cost tons of money! If you have the money, great go out and buy designer whatever, but it doesn't matter in the real world, in life. I still love my designer stuff though... loL!