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    Question New Epi Speedy vs. Pre-Owned Bal



    Well, I'm in search of a new bag. I'm getting a pay raise starting Nov. 3rd, and I will be able to buy a new bag.

    The reason I got into a new bag search was because of the next LV price increase. I really need a black bag that is big enough to wear on a daily basis. I want the black Epi Speedy, and I want to pay what it currently retails for, and not pay more after the price increase. I want a black bag because it will go with everything. I don't NEED to buy a bag, but if I decide to get an Epi Speedy, I want to get it before the increase.

    Now here is my dilemma...

    I'm not completely obsessed with Bbags, however I am obsessed with the colors that Balenciaga comes out with. I could get a pre-loved Bal for the same price, if not cheaper, than an Epi Speedy 30 ($1050+tax).

    I don't want a black Bal bag, but I do really love the gray colored Bbags, which would be close enough to black that I could wear it with anything. I also really love the bright colored Bal bags, which would be a completely impractical buy for me, at this point anyway.

    What do you guys think?
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    Default Re: New Epi Speedy vs. Pre-Owned Bal

    hmm... to be honest, i will vote for bal.
    I think you have 3 speedy and that's enough.
    bal bag is practical and it can fits more than speedy.

    Bal bag will increase as years pass by but LV, black epi speedy, if you dun mind a pre-loved bag, you can always get it from ebay, for half the price.

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    Default Re: New Epi Speedy vs. Pre-Owned Bal

    I thought you didn't care for Balenciaga bags?

    I would take a Balenciaga over a Louis Vuitton anyday!! (So my vote is for the Bal!)
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    Default Re: New Epi Speedy vs. Pre-Owned Bal

    IMHO, the epi speedy is not really an everyday bag. For an everyday bag to throw things in, I would get one that I could carry on the shoulder and one that is easy to access. The epi leather is quite stiff and it's hard to get into the bag. I prefer the gray Bal because it's still a neutral colour that is a good alternative to black. Actually, I love the gray Bal!

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    Default Re: New Epi Speedy vs. Pre-Owned Bal

    I would go with the Bal because you already have Speedys. I like to have a variety with bags.
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    Default Re: New Epi Speedy vs. Pre-Owned Bal

    I would go for the Bbag since you already have Speedys. But, it's whatever really makes you happy, IMO.

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    Default Re: New Epi Speedy vs. Pre-Owned Bal

    I love LOUIS VUITTON... so I say epi speedy!! I love that bag!

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    Default Re: New Epi Speedy vs. Pre-Owned Bal

    Definitely Balenciaga, I am so sick of LV.

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    Default Re: New Epi Speedy vs. Pre-Owned Bal

    Oooh thats a tough one... I love Vuitton's Epi Speedy in black BUT, you already have a couple of speedys! Change it up a bit and go for the grey balenciaga... I've been wanting a grey Bbag for quite some time..

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    Default Re: New Epi Speedy vs. Pre-Owned Bal

    Sorry to say, but LV doesn't impress me at all. So without question I would get the Bbag.

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    Default Re: New Epi Speedy vs. Pre-Owned Bal

    Quote Originally Posted by Zombiegirl View Post
    I thought you didn't care for Balenciaga bags?
    I think it's bc I know so much more about LV/Gucci/Chanel, that I think of those as more iconic bags than Bbags, which is why I liked them less. I don't dislike them, there are just other bags that I like more, but once I saw that gray I kind of fell in love with it. Plus, I'm a total pain in the butt and change my mind too often, haha
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    Default Re: New Epi Speedy vs. Pre-Owned Bal

    Seems like almost everyone agrees that I should get a gray Bbag instead, but I've never seen one in person so I don't know how much I will be in love I'm sure I would be though!

    So my second question is... what size (style) do I look for? I don't want a small bag, but I don't want anything huge, and judging by the size of the Work, it might be too big.... so I have no idea what to get.

    The problem with getting a pre-loved bag, is that I have to take what I can get. Whatever is available online is what I have to work with, but I definitely want a gray bag.
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    Default Re: New Epi Speedy vs. Pre-Owned Bal

    I say go for a City or Part Time. The First is too small, the Twiggy is an odd shape (you can ask maeveyB about that), and the Work is too large, that is JMO. The PT is a little longer than the City and the handles are a little longer as well. Both the City and PT have shoulder straps which is great for when you want to be hands free. Oh and they have the handles so you can do this !! lol

    Glad you are considering a Bal, the leather is great and super lightweight!! Since I finally got my hands on one I don't really even search for LV's anymore.
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    Default Re: New Epi Speedy vs. Pre-Owned Bal

    Both are great bags but I prefer the Bal - I love that it gets better (smooshier and softer) with age and use. Argent is beautiful but keep in mind that because it's light, it's going to show handle warming and other wear more than darker colors.

    As for size, I agree with Zombiegirl - if you're not used to a larger-sized everyday bag, you may find the work on the larger size. Part time is great because it holds a lot but is manageable, it also has the flexibility of shorter handles and a longer strap.

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    Default Re: New Epi Speedy vs. Pre-Owned Bal

    Quote Originally Posted by Zombiegirl View Post
    Oh and they have the handles so you can do this !! lol
    Hehe too funny!
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