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.