February 26, 2013

My very first designer bag

My first love lol

When I was 18, I bought myself my very first Louis Vuitton bag. I was 16 years old when I got my first job at a small clothing store. I remember being so excited at the thought of being independent. I no longer needed to rely on my parents to pay my for my cellphone, and I could spend as much as I wanted on clothes. I finally decided at 18 that I would save enough money to buy my first designer bag. After spending a lot of time researching on the internet, I decided that I wanted the Louis Vuitton Mini Lin Speedy in Ebony. I didn't want to buy one at full price though, and so I also spent a lot of time researching reliable sellers on Ebay. I finally found my bag for sale by authentic_lvlady for about $700. Although it was used, it was still in pretty good condition. Waiting for my bag to arrive in the mail was so painstakingly difficult. It's like waiting to hear if you have been accepted into nursing school lol. When it finally did arrive, it was love at first sight. I felt so proud telling my friends that this was an authentic bag that I had bought with my own money.

This bag ended up lasting me a very, very, long time. I probably used this bag everyday for the next 3 years. I kind of wished that I had chosen a different Louis Vuitton bag because the Mini Lin is made out of fabric, which makes it more prone to wearing out. As you can see in my picture, the bottom corners of my bag have rubbed off! The fabric has also been discolored by the stupid Louis Vuitton padlock. Oh well. This bag is still my first love <3

For a long time, I didn't end up buying myself any new bags. I actually ended up buying my next 2 Louis Vuitton bags for my mom! I figured that my mom had worked so hard all of her life to get to where she is today. She was born into a really poor family but because of her perseverance and strong desire to succeed, she is now in a position that pays her $50/hour. My mom is also a single mother and survivor of breast cancer. I love my mom because she is such an inspiration! However, my mom is also very "stingy" with her money. She has never bought herself a nice bag before and so I thought that I would buy her one (or maybe two) to show her how much I appreciate her.

The first bag that I bought my mom was the Louis Vuitton Speedy in Damier Azure. This was for her birthday. The second bag that I bought my mom (halfed this with my sister) was the Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM, which was for one of her birthdays as well. I love shopping and am a self-proclaimed shopaholic. This includes loving to shop for other people! It makes me happy having nice things and I like to share that happiness with others by buying nice things for them as well. Plus, one of the pros of having a mom and sister is that you get to share clothing/bags ;) 

My mom with her Louis Vuitton Neverfull <3


  1. Aww your mom looks sooo happy!! :)

  2. your mum is def an inspiration! such sweet words xxxxx kat

  3. i enjoyed reading this post because the Mini Lin was my first bag too, for my 18th birthday. had the same experience as you, after a few years the fabric just got so worn out. i remember at one point i spoke to the somebody at LV about replacing the piping but it would of been $300 (at the time).
    also, what a nice gesture by you to buy your mom two LV bags! she deserves it :)

    1. Aw thanks so much!! Yeah she was so happy when we gave her the bags. She works so hard so she definitely deserved them :)

  4. That is so incredibly sweet of you. I JUST discovered your blog (ironically, googling Kenya Mackage), and I love it!

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