"  I remember everything like it was yesterday "


I remember everything like it was yesterday. It was a few weeks after my mom’s birthday, and we were at the Louis Vuitton store for the third time that month. And no-no, not because we could make it rain, but because my mom was ready to take the plunge; to get her very first “splurge” handbag. But even if she was ready to splurge, she knew she wanted something that she can use for years; something timeless.

On our second visit, she fell in love with a PM Vernis Bellevue in Bleu Nuit, but after a small child-to-mother intervention about classic bags, she was able to narrow down her options*. This time, she had her eyes set on two timeless beauties: the Epi Speedy in a beautiful Cassis color, and the classic Monogram Alma.

"  ...but for me, it was an awakening. An awakening to the world of fashion.  "


The Speedy, though it’s one of the most classic Louis Vuitton bags, didn’t exude that timeless vibe we’ve been looking for. The Alma, on the other hand, with its structure, and an almost architectural curve was something that an older, elegant woman would wear. Finally, after finishing two teapots filled with Jasmine tea, countless mirror tests, mini fashion shows, and burning 3 hours at the same store, she finally took home the Alma.

Fast forward to February 2019, I bought this beautiful Epi Riviera bag** for my mom on a recent trip to a resale store in Tokyo. Though it might not be similar, buying this bag reminded me of those three hours we spent at the Louis Vuitton store almost 9 years ago.*** For some, it might seem like a typical “child shops with mom” story, but for me, it was an awakening. An awakening to the world of fashion.


*Love the bag (and that Bleu Nuit color!) but not timeless enough!

**Louis Vuitton Epi Riviera in Toledo Blue (Vintage)

***Don’t worry, I didn’t spend 3 hours at the store this time. Thank god!


Riviera Bag, Louis Vuitton

  1. Jessica

    March 12, 2019 9:32 pm

    Love that bag, and what a sweet story!

  2. jodie filogomo

    March 13, 2019 1:54 am

    Gosh, that is timeless really. The color is interesting enough not to be boring, but the shape is classic.

  3. Jade

    March 13, 2019 3:32 am

    I need that bag in my lift haha its beautiful


  4. Maria

    March 13, 2019 10:59 am

    I love to read about stories like these. That bag is gorgeous!

    xo, Maria

  5. SundayDahlias

    March 13, 2019 10:53 pm

    That’s so sweet of you to get that bag for your mom. It’s a gorgeous color!!

  6. Vanessa

    March 14, 2019 12:30 am

    Love the bag! Gorgeous!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  7. Mariya Zafirova

    March 14, 2019 12:48 am

    Gorgeous bag!

    Mariya |

  8. Ivana Split

    March 14, 2019 4:57 pm

    So nice of you to buy that bag for your mother! I also loved reading about your first shopping trip to a LV store with your mother. I can see how you feel that it was your awakening to the world of fashion. I think our mothers are often our first fashion icons.

  9. Gemma

    March 14, 2019 6:22 pm

    Such a beautiful story! Have a great day!

    Gemma x

  10. Ashley

    March 14, 2019 10:28 pm

    I loooove this story- and what a classic, gorgeous stunner!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  11. mens clothing

    March 31, 2019 8:02 pm

    This bag is brilliant! Where can I buy it?

  12. heather noire

    April 2, 2019 3:36 am

    I think it is a preference. Personally, I prefer leather pieces over canvas. I loved this so much that colour is gorgeous 🙂

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