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Re: Louis Vuitton Handbags - Cool or Kitsch?

If the label is not visible, fine. But anything that is so common it gets faked and then worn by 14-year old prostitots to go with the rest of the bling, well, I wouldn't want it even as a gift...
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I wouldn't want it even as a gift...
Ah Kittster, you should do the polite thing... accept humbly, and with a big smile, thank them a thousand times, then put it on Ebay ASAP!!!!
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...or simply do the polite thing... accept humbly, and with a big smile , and thank them a thousand times.

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Ah Kittster, you should do the polite thing... accept humbly, and with a big smile, thank them a thousand times, then put it on Ebay ASAP!!!!
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Re: Louis Vuitton Handbags - Cool or Kitsch?

One of the reasons I'm not so fond of getting gifts, people tend to get is so dreadfully wrong and I'm not the best actress in the world. I love GIVING gifts as I appear to be good at finding just the right thing but receiving, not so much. I blame it on the Christian upbringing.

Also, Dave, a gift, especially if it's expensive, is usually not really a gift at all. Very few people know how to give and not expect anything in return. Someone I shall not name actually used to give gifts and if you didn't behave the way it was expected, well the gift was taken away again.

So really, I'd prefer no gift than a rubbish one or a "cadeau empoisoné".
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Re: Louis Vuitton Handbags - Cool or Kitsch?

Anyway, the bag in the first picture is not even a good copy of an LV bag, the pattern is all wrong.
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Re: Luis Vuitton Handbags - Cool or Kitsch?

DaveA....You are after my own heart.

Sadly LV Bags have suffered from 'pass offs' due to the incredible abilities of the Asian Manufacturing market to copy anything. All copies have taken away the prestige of LV bags......even though I always thought the repetitive LV logo printed on non barrel rolled leather completely obnoxious and anyone that carries one is nuevo riche. I believe LV Bags are for consumers that are unable to create there own identify through the means of fashion.

Anyway......who would go drop anything from $1000 to $5000US on a bag that has been completely 'knocked off' and the only visible difference from a Fake and a Real McCoy is a simple little locket. Haha, which is now being copied as well.

This not anyway meant to a offend anyone that owns a LV Bag, it is just single person opinion.


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Kitsch. The originals are beautiful, but who would buy one to complete with some shell-suited chav bint ? I would buy Bally for understated style, Mulberry for practical lug-ability or Freitag (or even Bree) for jeans round town. (I don't normally talk like this, but I am subjected to constant reports of whats on-trend)

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HAHA, I hope that your are not implying that I am 'Chav'. Cos if you are you might wanna know what that word means......or re-read what I wrote.
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HAHA, I hope that your are not implying that I am 'Chav'. Cos if you are you might wanna know what that word means......or re-read what I wrote.
That post was not directed at you.
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Re: Louis Vuitton Handbags - Cool or Kitsch?

I like soft ,white, alligator underbelly bags - am I cruel?
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I like soft ,white, alligator underbelly bags - am I cruel?
yes!¨Poor croc
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Re: Louis Vuitton Handbags - Cool or Kitsch?

Depends, if the croc had a good life and stuff. And I've eaten crocodile so I suppose I can't condemn making them into handbags.
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I don't know, ask the alligator.
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Has anyone got a Freitag bag ? I went to look at them as a present for friend (who would smile, thank me a thousand times in true grace), but reached the conclusions they are really tarpaulin that has been knocked together with minimal care. Close up they have little appeal either, no fitted pockets, or even lining. Whats the attraction. Even dispatch riders would be better-off with Ortlieb.

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Has anyone got a Freitag bag ?

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They are actually very nice. Yes not 100% practical but they are about urban style. I would take a Freitag bag over chavish croc stuff anyday :-)
Don't forget that from graphic design point fo view they look cool as well.
The stiching is top quality on the ones I have seen or used. Are you sure you were not looking at copycat Freitag bags?


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Re: Louis Vuitton Handbags - Cool or Kitsch?

I have a Timbuk2, I like that you can choose almost everything to fit your specifications.
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Re: Luis Vuitton Handbags - Cool or Kitsch?

Dave buy me one
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Re: Luis Vuitton Handbags - Cool or Kitsch?

Yes, they're useless when you look close.

But it's about name, Swssmade and snobbery not practicality.
I'll stick with my Milletts ruckie.

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Has anyone got a Freitag bag ? I went to look at them as a present for friend (who would smile, thank me a thousand times in true grace), but reached the conclusions they are really tarpaulin that has been knocked together with minimal care. Close up they have little appeal either, no fitted pockets, or even lining. Whats the attraction. Even dispatch riders would be better-off with Ortlieb.

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