For my upcoming birthday next month, I got a new Lacoste bag from the hubby last night. If in the past I’d receive my birthday present as a surprise, this year it came in advance! Well, it’s primarily because it was a “requested” birthday present. I requested, he bought. Haha. It’s an L.12.12 concept large shopping bag (horizontal) with short handles. It’s in red clay. There were paprika red and the popular rouge red but the red clay appealed to me the most. When I tried carrying it in my right shoulder, I felt an instant connection with it. Okay, I’m just exaggerating, but you get the point.
To save myself from worries on the authenticity of the bag, I suggested to the hubby that we buy straight from the Lacoste store at Robinsons Place Manila. I did my research beforehand through my friend Google and read countless sad stories of hapless women who have bought fake Lacoste bags sold on Instagram, Facebook and groupon sites. Hindi ko naman nilalahat, pero karamihan talaga fake ang binebenta, alam man nila yon o hinde. In times like this, it’s better to be safe than sorry even if it means shelling out more money than you intended to.
Do you wanna know what my ultimate dream bag is? It’s Louis Vuitton’s MM Neverfull in Damier Ebene Canvas. The last time I checked (sometime in 2012), the price is P43,200 at the LV store in Greenbelt, Makati. While I can afford to buy it at this point in my life, I don’t have the heart to touch our emergency fund just for a bag. It will have to wait, for now. Plus, my new Lacoste bag deserves some lovin’ and I’m definitely giving it to her.
Just like with my Longchamp bag, I promise to take care of this baby for as long as I can. So far, I have yet to see a girl carrying a Lacoste bag in the same color as mine. I’m glad because it makes my bag unique, if you know what I mean. 🙂
P.S. For the hubby’s upcoming birthday next month (our birthdays are just one week apart!), he got his “requested” birthday present last night, too. We’re both ecstatic! 🙂