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August 21, 2013

Lasts a lifetime #2 - The Goyard tote

Caterina, picture  from Caroline's blog, Jules



Dreaming of a Goyard tote is probably something every fashion lover does at least once in a lifetime but because of the exclusivity of the product (only sold in a few places around the world, according to their website only 20 locations carry Goyard) few of us ultimately take the plunge of getting one. Well, that was until recently, because now I'm seeing Goyard totes everywhere (online I mean) and because I am a hopeless follower I want one too, badly.

I have my eye on a black large one (so predictable) but there is a variety of colors to choose from.The only thing discouraging me is the quality and customer service issues. Unfortunately, the rumors of unreliable quality and less than acceptable customer service turned out to be facts (read Caterina's experience here). Given the iconic status of the Goyard tote but with the possibility that it won't last a lifetime as expected, do you think I should give in ?

xx Marta


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7 comments:

  1. I'm always skeptical about those big bags with those skinny straps. I say no to the bag. It costs too much for a bag that would potentially only last you a year...unless you plan on not filling it with much.

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    1. I got your point, your most probably right but my heart is telling me the opposite... :) xx

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  2. Hello Marta,

    Working in the rue saint honoré and doing my grades as a hopefully soon personal shopper in paris (let's hope i can ditch the day job soon), i have to say that Goyard is an absolute favourite. Regarding the quality I have to say that I do (personally) expect that the type of material wouldn't age too well. I mean not saying that goyard should just ask like "oh we don't care" but it's literally coated canvas. I guess for the price one could get an all leather vertical tote from celine (not just stating my personal preference there).

    If you contemplate a Goyard I suggest that maybe the second hand market is more interesting (with the price/quality ratio).

    Best and let us all know if you went for it.

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    1. You are so right, and I do check on VC everyday, but unfortunately I missed exactly the one I wanted for like 5 min, grrr ! If you see it please let me know ! thanks :) xx

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  3. Marta, I completely understand this fashion dilemma. Despite the experience of my mom's bag (thanks so much for sharing my picture and story!), a yellow Goyard shopping is still on my bag dream list...As I told you when we met, given that this label is specialised in travel bags, I expected the creations to be more 'resistant'; having said that, I read several forum discussing these purses and many people never had an issue with Goyard, so there is hope! Keep us posted! Caterina

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    1. You are welcome, I loved your story !! I'll let you know but first I need to see your beautiful Céline :) xx

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Thank you for passing by and taking the time to write a comment, I really appreciate it !
xx Marta