This purchase was a big deal for me. I don’t tend to spend serious money on bags unless they are Chanel. Why? I like things that hold their value – not necessarily because I sell my bags all the time (I don’t, at all) but because I like the idea that I could sell my bags at any time. I put an awful lot of my money into my bag collection and it’s comforting to know that I can recoup some of it should I need or want to.
That’s not to say other brands don’t hold their value – I know with Hermès bags, you can actually make money pretty instantly but Chanel is always such a safe bet, not to mention the fact that I love the aesthetic. Louis Vuitton holds value as well of course but that’s more true of the classic monogram bags than anything else and the Soft Lockit, being such a new bag and in somewhat uncharted territory for Louis Vuitton, felt like a risk.
So, was it a risk that paid off? Honestly, I’m not entirely sure. Two majors factors weigh in (negatively) on me saying this: 1. The resale value of this bag isn’t anywhere near what I’d like it to be and 2. I just don’t use it very often.
This isn’t to say I don’t love the bag – I really do. It’s beautifully made, classic, elegant and wonderfully understated.
It has also made me question whether Hermès is right for me. Now, I know a Soft Lockit and a Birkin/ Kelly are very different bags but for me, they kind of fulfill the same purpose, i.e. act as a smart, refined bag that can be used for posh work events. Would I like to use the Soft Lockit for more than this? Sure, but I don’t because I have so many other bags which are more suitable.
This has turned into a bit of a ramble but I thought I would share my real concerns and thoughts about the bag. For more of my rambles, my video review is here 🙂
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