Mmm… chilli red Vernis leather or what Louis Vuitton calls Pomme d’Amour was a colour I was “lemming”. The rumours on the grapevine say that this gorgeous shade of red might be discontinued soon. So, if you have been wanting something in pomme d’amour, best pick it up now before its gone for good and you have to pay a LOT more on ebay etc in future. With this in mind, I popped into the local LV boutique to check it out.
I sniffed around the boutique a bit trying on various items in Pomme d’Amour Vernis but decided it was all a little much for even me who likes my red RED. Instead my eye was drawn by a new colour – Bleu Nuit (Lit. Night Blue)
Bleu Nuit is a unique dark blue-green navy with sparkles vernis treated leather which gives it a shiny look. Bleu Nuit, for anyone wondering, changes colour depending on the light which really captivated me. Granted Vernis leather is not a look many will like, and neither did I until recently. I saw it in the Sunset Boulevard clutch and the Bellevue PM bag and it actually looks way more sumptuous in person than I ever expected. No prizes for guessing which one followed me home LOL…
Prices at LV fluctuate from time to time (actually they keep going up and never go down :P ) so check at louisvuitton.com or your local LV boutique for latest prices. I blew my ang pow and bonus (and then some!) on my purchase and happily too! But it was a long awaited treat for a job well done so yay! :D
Bleu Nuit j’adore!
My brief observation about shopping at Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton stores in Kuala Lumpur are at Starhill Galley and Suria KLCC. I’ve shopped at both. Starhill Gallery gives me a more luxurious feel and I feel better taken care of there as its quieter. At Suria KLCC, I feel a little more harassed because I’m seated at a “bar counter” and the sales assistants are very busy due the high traffic from locals and tourists.
Given a choice, I prefer to shop at Starhill Gallery because its more relaxed and quieter and more befitting the luxury feel of the brand. That said, I’ve had excellent service in both stores, irrespective of how I dress (I tend to dress down as a test for all designer stores) and whether I buy anything or am just window shopping. The sales assistants will always bring me products from the store if it isn’t displayed and don’t make faces at me or stare down at me if I just look at them and don’t buy. Understandably, sometimes, we need to think about things since prices are so high.
So if you’d like to pay a visit to LV, I’d say just visit whichever store is more convenient and don’t be overly intimidated nor put yourself on a pedestal. A smile usually goes a very long way towards getting friendly service from anyone anywhere :)