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    Default My trip to the LV Boutique in NY!!!

    Ok, so my trip to NY was really fun. My bf actually went shopping with me and didn't complain like he usually does. So we went to the LV boutique on 5th ave. and it was an AWESOME experience. I spent like an hour and a half in there and LOVED every minute of it. The canvas on the bags are sooo frickin' soft and pliable. I was AMAZED because I thought it would be stiff b/c that is how it looks on eluxury. And the cowhide leather...so soft and just breathtaking...well, to me anyway. And i even went to my first Yankees game and had some of the best seats!
    So first I looked at the azur line. They only had a speedy 25 and one of the SAs called Macys and they had a 30, but I didn't end up getting it because it wasn't as terrific as I thought, and it wasn't a "OMG, I HAVE to have it" feeling. And for my first purchase I wanted something more classic. I also considered getting the damier speedy 30, but didn't. And then I saw the most gorgeous bag: the manhattan! I REALLY wanted it but it was $1450 And it looks way better in person than on eluxury. So it came down to two items: the speedy 30 or the beverly MM. The beverly MM was like $400 more than the speedy and my bf and the SA were like, "you should just GO FOR IT for your first LV purchase." They really loved the bag and I was amazed that my bf wanted me to spend more money (when I owe him money for my car )! So I kept trying both on and they kept telling me that the beverly looked so good on me and that it is such a gorgeous bag. I even asked random people in the store for their opinions and 2 out of 3 like the beverly better!!! So finally, it came down to this. I thought to myself, I really, and I mean REALLY want the speedy. I had been wanting it forever. I know everyone has it and there are alot of fakes out there, but I have always wanted one for an everyday bag. The beverly was a little too pricey for me, and I havent been in the mood for a shoulder bag. So....I bought the speedy 30!!!!!! And I am in love...I mean, in LOVE I tell ya! There is nothing like an LV and it was worth every penny I spent...even the extra $51 I spent on sales taxes because of the boutique experience...but I will order from Eluxury from now on. And my next purchase will be a wallet and then the Manhattan PM. And another great thing is that my bf said he will get me LV for future gifts, so I am hoping that for our 1 year ann. on July fourth, he will get the wallet I want:D . Ok, sorry I made this post really long, but I am excited about my first LV and who would understand better than everyone here?

    PS - I will post pics of my new speedy. also, are you suppose to do anything to the cowhide leather? the SA said you are suppose to leave it, but i thought that you need to add leather moisturizer...can someone please confirm this?
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    Default Re: My trip to the LV Boutique in NY!!!

    I know how it feels getting your very first 'love'. Good on you :)

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    Default Re: My trip to the LV Boutique in NY!!!

    Cool! Sounds like you had lots of fun picking out you bag! Hehe... wish my husband would be nice and go shopping with me!
    Congrats on your new baby!

    As for the handles... its up to you. There are anti-darkening lotions out there that you can use... but I believe that LV feels the leather should be allowed to naturally darken.

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    Default Re: My trip to the LV Boutique in NY!!!

    Here's one:

    For Handles Only from Lovin My Bags

    The best way to protect your handles from darkening! Lovin my Bags' new oil blocker product forms a chemical barrier that inhibits the absorption of oils and dirt into the leather, thus preventing the typical darkening that hand oils and sweat cause.

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    Default Re: My trip to the LV Boutique in NY!!!

    Ahhh.... Congrats!!! I'm happy for you and i'm glad you had such a memorable experience!!!! I'm waiting to hit a boutique this summer, so i'll be looking forward to that!!! I think you made a great choice.... the speedy30 is soo classy... Congrats again and enjoy your new baby!!!!

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    Default Re: My trip to the LV Boutique in NY!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by boysRsmelly View Post
    do you think i should use this? i mean, i want the handles to get darker, but i have seen others with LV and the handles are dirty only where the hands touch and the darkening is uneven. i dont know what to do

    i used my LV bag today for the first time and it is by far the best bag ever. the monogram canvas is so soft that it just easily flows with the rest of your body. i LOVE , LOVE , LOVE my new bag . i cant wait to get the matching wallet and then the GORGEOUS Manhattan!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VivaLaJuicy View Post
    Ahhh.... Congrats!!! I'm happy for you and i'm glad you had such a memorable experience!!!! I'm waiting to hit a boutique this summer, so i'll be looking forward to that!!! I think you made a great choice.... the speedy30 is soo classy... Congrats again and enjoy your new baby!!!!
    thanks a lot ! i cant wait for you to go to an LV boutique this summer and see what you'll come back with!!!

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    How awsome! Congratulations on your new baby!! I love the Speedy bags, even though there are alot of fakes out there.. its a great everyday bag. Cant wait to see pics!!!

    I haven't used that product yet (Lovin my Bags) but I heard great things about it. I should pick some up for my new bag...

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    Default Re: My trip to the LV Boutique in NY!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by purse-aholic* View Post
    do you think i should use this? i mean, i want the handles to get darker, but i have seen others with LV and the handles are dirty only where the hands touch and the darkening is uneven. i dont know what to do
    I doubt it would completely prevent the handles from darkening... it probably just slows the process down. They also have cleansers on that website that you can use to take out the "hand prints". LOL! But that would only work if your handles were dirty already.

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    Default Re: My trip to the LV Boutique in NY!!!

    wow!! that's nice! congrats!!! i envy you! i like that bag too

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    Default Re: My trip to the LV Boutique in NY!!!

    thanks to everyone for giving me the thumbs up! yeah, im gonna post pics as soon as i have a day off (been working alot of overtime lately). but should i ise a cleaner for the handles? i dont know if i wanna take the risk on my bag. i think i'll check out the product that boysrsmelly was talking about.
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    Default Re: My trip to the LV Boutique in NY!!!

    ^^^ IMO... I would just let them oxidate on their own... I like that natural dark patina....

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    Quote Originally Posted by VivaLaJuicy View Post
    ^^^ IMO... I would just let them oxidate on their own... I like that natural dark patina....
    i think your right Viva. i'm actually looking forward to using my bag more and seeing the natural darkening...i think it adds to the beauty of the bag

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    Default Re: My trip to the LV Boutique in NY!!!

    ^^^ ...and it's the #1 sign of authencity to those ppl. who don't know....

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    Default Re: My trip to the LV Boutique in NY!!!

    OMG... congrats!! Isn't the store on 5th ave AMAZING! My SA here in FL told me they are remodeling it to look like the one is France. 1/2 Gallery.. 1/2 Store... I didn't go in this last time I went to NY... did they remodel it yet. If they did... I'm gonna be upset I didn't go in! 2nd.. I'm jealous!! I'm a die-hard YANKEES fan!! OMG... I would die to go to a game. I would probably start crying... and scream my undying love to Derek Jeter. I just bought a Yankee hat while I was in NY... it's PINK and says Yankees Princess. Got it at the Yankee store down Time Square. So lucky... I've only see the Yankees here at Spring Training. To actually go to Yankee Stadium... I would die.

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