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Old 26.01.2007, 18:39
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Re: Luis Vuitton Handbags - Cool or Kitsch?

Its not to my taste. If I was going for that look then I would go for a real miltary vinyl bag, in reality I have a few Crumpler bags for gear, soft leather Hidesign cases for documents and Mulberry holdalls for being damned civilized.

I concede that the graphics are pretty good though. In fact the one I "advised" to procure was a new small pink shade that I first saw in that Kahuna shop on Seefeldstr.

They seem to me to be aimed at students, but they are priced such that they must be aimed at swiss students. Notwithstanding that, I don't see why they need to erect an eyesore tower in Hardbrücke to trumpet their brand..

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Re: Louis Vuitton Handbags - Cool or Kitsch?

How about a bag of Spermwhale foreskins, didn't Onassis use them to cover the barstools on his Yacht? Only European men would hold an open discussion on handbags.
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Old 26.01.2007, 19:35
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Re: Luis Vuitton Handbags - Cool or Kitsch?

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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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oh yeah, freitag is just another overpriced marketing illusion. suited perfectly for snobs and "cool" people willing to giving away they very hard earned money against a used vinyl leftover! the freitag bros doesn¨t pay anything for the material and ask 200.– for a mid bag !!!! for the same money you can get a full featured burton trolley!!!!!! i have to laugh when i see somebody using one....
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Re: Louis Vuitton Handbags - Cool or Kitsch?

That handbag is fake. The pattern is no way near the original monogram.

It's just a matter of preference. It's not all about the "LOOK AT ME! I'M RICH!" or the lack of confidence issue someone raised up. It's actually about the quality and style. People buy it because it's good investment.

Yes, it's a sh*tload of money but it's something you can use for many years on--unlike a cheap CHF 30 bag that will last for.. I don't know.. 3 months? LV is recognized for its quality, and the style for most bags remain classic ("trendy" for the lack of a better word). I know some don't understand why they would spend thousands on a bag, but it's the same with men busting CHF5000 on a watch. Some don't know why.

It's obviously not for everyone, but we all have a different style and taste towards fashion.
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Re: Louis Vuitton Handbags - Cool or Kitsch?

I'd like to see an LV bag tell time at the north pole, 1000ft underwater and on the moon.

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Yes, it's a sh*tload of money but it's something you can use for many years on--unlike a cheap CHF 30 bag that will last for.. I don't know.. 3 months? LV is recognized for its quality, and the style for most bags remain classic ("trendy" for the lack of a better word). I know some don't understand why they would spend thousands on a bag, but it's the same with men busting CHF5000 on a watch. Some don't know why.
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Re: Louis Vuitton Handbags - Cool or Kitsch?

I have some LVs, but mine are pretty old and were purchased long before they became a fad with the college crowd. The prices for the new ones are bordering on the stratospheric and are not as well made anymore (so I've been told).

BTW, the bag in this picture is a fugly, tacky looking fake. Nothing cool about it at all. Sorry ;(

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Louis Vuitton make, amongst other things, handbags.



Now in downtown Zurich, certainly, there's as common as a Porsche, Audi or Mercedes.

Yes, are they Cool or are they Kitsch? Has the fact that almost everyone (we're talking well-to-do female locals) has one devalued the brand?

I think so. They're so not cool.

PS: If you do have one, please admit to it.

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Re: Louis Vuitton Handbags - Cool or Kitsch?

As an aside... there we were in Paradeplatz, waiting for a tram, and wasting time by looking in the window of the Armani shop. There was a male mannikin on display there with trousers for about chf 1000. The production quality of the trousers was actually very poor - down the leg seam the material tension wasn't the same on either side and it was all scrunched up (not as per design). I suspected if you wore them that they would fall to bits fairly quickly. I also suspected that Giorgio Armani had never actually set eyes on them...
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oh yeah, freitag is just another overpriced marketing illusion. suited perfectly for snobs and "cool" people willing to giving away they very hard earned money against a used vinyl leftover! the freitag bros doesn¨t pay anything for the material and ask 200.– for a mid bag !!!! for the same money you can get a full featured burton trolley!!!!!! i have to laugh when i see somebody using one....

Actually they do pay for the tarps that they use. I love my Freitag bag. I've always had a courier bag since highschool. They are very practicle as you can open it whilst walking etc
Every bag is an original !!!
Also when I have to stuff it full, it extends up and still closes with the velcro.
They are also waterproof (unlike your Burton trolley) and can be repaired FOC for life !!! Not bad I'd say

Then again maybe I've also been caught up in the Zurich 'Sheep fashion' scene ???
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Re: Louis Vuitton Handbags - Cool or Kitsch?

Did you realise that you have resurrected a post from 2006?

How long has this forum db been going for? This _must_ be one of the originals.

But after 6 years it somehow hasn't moved very far...
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Re: Louis Vuitton Handbags - Cool or Kitsch?

I don't think "Kitsch" is used correctly here. It's easy to find knock-offs of LV bags, and those would be considered "Kitsch". So is the poll about the real-deal LV bags? Or is it about knock-offs?

this poll needs another option: RIDICULOUS WASTE OF MONEY EITHER WAY!
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Re: Louis Vuitton Handbags - Cool or Kitsch?

Whats wrong with Migros hand bags?

It beggars belief that people have to spend so much money on an object that "supposedly" makes them feel less inadequate.

http://www.google.ch/search?tbm=isch...12l112l0.1l1l0
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Did you realise that you have resurrected a post from 2006?

How long has this forum db been going for? This _must_ be one of the originals.

But after 6 years it somehow hasn't moved very far...
He he he he no kidding... Strange, how did that happen.

Night shift, I'll blame it on that...
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He he he he no kidding... Strange, how did that happen.

Night shift, I'll blame it on that...
That's OK. It's a nice one with all the oldies' posts! Feeling a wave of nostalgia...
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The post was resurrected by a spammer, others then responded and the spam post was deleted.

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How long has this forum db been going for? This _must_ be one of the originals.

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The post was resurrected by a spammer, others then responded and the spam post was deleted.
What? So there isn't anyone that bored out there to be reading 6 year old chat room posts?
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