27 August 2009

I Hate LV!

Someone: Wow, Liza, I'm sure you are collecting LV bags.

Me: *raises eyebrows* No.

Someone: But why?

Me: Why not?

Someone: Oh, I am sure you have Chanel, Balenciaga or Gucci?

Me: Ugh! No!

Someone: But..

Me: You know what? I love handmade bags and those ideally made of faux leather from local boutiques.

Someone: *speechless*

I hate Louis Vuitton. Especially the monogrammed ones. Am I being blasphemous? Alright, hate is a very strong word. I would describe my feeling as apathy bordering disapproval.

I was never really into bags but Louis Vuitton makes me cringe. I find it outrageous (price-wise), ugly, overrated and common. Yes, you read that right: COMMON. Their bags were undeniably a novelty once upon a time. These days, almost everybody owns one (or more). Worse, people expect you to tote one around as well. They are no longer considered luxury, as they have become too generic.

To be fair, it's not only Louis Vuitton I dislike. I have no taste for extravagant things in general (except gadgets.. hehe!). I guess I have just been bombarded with a great deal of sickening "How many LV bags have you got?" questions, that's why I got fed up with the brand itself.

NOTE: This post is not meant to offend Louis Vuitton lovers. We all have different tastes and opinions. I come in peace.

10 comment(s):

Askmewhats said...

I don't own any LV bags too! My hubby doesn't like the design and felt its a bit boring already as so many people uses it (both genuine and fakes) so if ever he purchases me a bag, he goes for quality, regardless of brand :)

joyciexclusive said...

me too. never liked branded bags.
i also agree that the design of lv bags are so generic, you can see them in greenhills na :P

Golden said...

Love, love this post! It shows how true you are to yourself. I love your honesty. Don't worry, you're not alone. *hugs*

jillsabs said...

hahaha! I feel the same way about LV:p

I agree, it has become too common now with thousands of knock-offs floating around pa.

I'm not a bag person myself too and perfectly happy with my H&M and Liz Claiborne bags. I only have 4 bags I can use on a daily basis and it's really more than enough.

But shoes are a different matter! I can never have enough:p

Anonymous said...

nods @ COMMON
and takaw-nakaw kahit fake.


Miss Guimba said...

OMG! My sentiments exactly! I never could understand why a lot of my friends go gaga over these ugly bags. That's why I always say, you don't need to spend a fortune to get some class. I love your blog. I'm putting you in my blog roll. =)

The NeuroChiq said...

Exactly how I feel! I NEVER, as in NEVER found the monogram designs of LV attractive, it makes me feel OLD.

It's really overrated, and overpriced. Not to mention the fake ones are so expensive too. I think some people are just buying it for the sake of being "in" or "rich looking". Sorry, that was mean. =p

iamsutil said...

weeeee...same here. i don't like LVs..actually, all expensive bags! if a bag costs 1k+, i consider it expensive already heehhe..yeah i am that cheap. i'm not into bags or shoes and clothes..but makeup and skincare? hmmm, now that's something different :D

Clare said...

i can't really afford LV bags but if i could afford them i don't think i'd buy them either (being that like you, i'd rather spend my money on gadgets).

i don't think it's practical, i prefer local bags myself since i have the habit of collecting and changing bags every couple of years or so.

Shan Abellaneda said...

Right on!! You nailed it when you said its overrated and common - especially in Singapore.

Honestly, i find some (or maybe most?) people use it as a security blanket (to say it bluntly) to cover up their insecurities.

Nevertheless, to each his/her own :)