Should You Keep a Limited Edition Bag Solely for Potential Resale Value?


I spent a lot of time debating what to do with my Restricted Edition Louis Vuitton Escale Onthego

Note: As of appropriate now, ten:45am EST, the Escale Onthego is out there on LouisVuitton.com! Act rapidly!

Some of the most sought just after handbags now have been Restricted Edition when they have been initially released. The Watercolor Speedy from the Louis Vuitton x Richard Prince line quickly comes to thoughts, which coincidentally is a single of my leading Holy Grail bags. In addition to the Watercolor Speedy, I also dream about owning a Stephen Sprouse Graffiti Speedy, just about any piece from the Takashi Murakami Multicolore line, and of course, the hugely coveted Takashi Murakami Cerises or Cherry Blossom lines. If you search any of these bags on the resale industry, you will see that they are tough to come across and normally come with huge value tags. I’ve study numerous threads on The Purse Forum of members attempting to track down pieces from these collections and (regrettably) normally failing.

I have been incredibly vocal about my passionate enjoy of Louis Vuitton’s Onthego bag. It is a single of my favored bags released in current years and I just adore every thing about this handbag. I personal an Onthego in the reverse monogram colour scheme and it is grow to be a single of my most often utilized handbags. When Louis Vuitton released their Escale collection, I was quickly smitten. Truth be told, when I initially laid eyes on the Escale collection I was straight away disappointed I had currently pulled the trigger on the reverse monogram Onthego for the reason that I was so obsessed with the pastel version of this bag. The Escale collection is a single of my favored Restricted Edition collections that Louis Vuitton has had in current years and I couldn’t quit pondering about it just after seeing it. Pink is my all time favored colour and I loved the pastel colour scheme, it became my newest handbag obsession (which I’m certain if you are reading right here, you can most likely relate to).

Every single time I looked at the pastel Onthego on line, which was a lot, it gave me the dreaded “notify me” on the web-site. Speedy forward two months later when I was perusing the Louis Vuitton web page late at evening (any person else have a tendency to do this or is it just me?). Envision my surprise when I saw the pastel Onthego was out there to location in cart. This bag had been sold out on the web-site for weeks, so I decided to take the plunge and order it when I was half asleep (I woke up in the morning and had to double verify it hadn’t been a dream!). I couldn’t think how wonderful the bag was when it arrived at my home, it actually is a beautiful piece.

I actually do enjoy the appear of this bag, but when I went to really put on it there was just anything about it that felt off for me. I’m not shy about loving logos, my monogram Onthego is a single of my favored bags in my collection, but the vibrant colors combined with the big nature of the bag was just felt a small also flashy for my comfort level. This is coming from a person who loves bold prints and logos, so I was incredibly shocked when I realized this bag was not for me. I felt self conscious with it, which is the comprehensive opposite feeling a bag ought to give you, and in my heart I knew that I wouldn’t be providing this bag as a lot put on as I ought to (in particular for the incredibly higher value tag).

Of course my initially believed was that I ought to return it, but I located myself hesitating for the reason that this handbag took me so extended to come across. I was fortunate I was capable to even snag a single, appropriate? I was entirely swept up in the hype of obtaining a bag that was tough to come across that the concept of returning it was out of the query. I knew I wouldn’t carry this bag normally, but the concept of owning a rarer bag outweighed the logical want to return. The believed of becoming capable to sell it for a larger resale worth in future crossed my thoughts as properly, in particular considering the fact that some resale web-sites are currently promoting this bag for far above retail worth. If you have followed along on my Onthego journey, I even thought of paying practically double the value final summer season when I fell in enjoy with the Creme Onthego (and truth be told I am nonetheless pining more than that bag…!).

Simply because of the rates that some Restricted Edition bags of the previous are commanding, I did take into account maintaining my Escale Onthego. Am I just going to yearn for it in 15 years? Possibly. Is that purpose sufficient to maintain it now? Not for me. Soon after two weeks of mulling it more than, I ended up exchanging my Escale Onthego for a Pochette Métis and I couldn’t be happier with my choice. Perhaps I will regret it in future, but for now, I assume I surely created the ideal selection.

Have you ever kept a bag that didn’t operate properly for you for possible resale worth or for the reason that it was uncommon? Did it operate out for you?