April 23, 2008
post written by Bag Bliss blogger: Alicia
Louis Vuitton Palermo PM Bag
Recently, I was able to make my way over to NYC, and to Louis Vuitton of course. Within the bag choices that I was finally able to come down to, the Palermo PM was one that I was leaning towards. I loved how functional it is – wear it as a handbag or easily throw it over your shoulder with the detachable strap. Also, I was looking for a larger bag that didn’t look like luggage for trips and times when I need to carry more. So this one was at the top of my list of options.
When I was finally able to see the bag, it wasn’t as appealing to me as it was from seeing it online. To start, I thought the pleat in the front was cute and all, but I wasn’t exactly sure if it would disqualify the bag from joining the rest of the LV classics later on down the road. What can I say? I’m a sucker for anything classic, so I’ve recently learned. The next thing that bothered me was the extremely wide bottom. It looked odd when I tried it on because the bottom just stuck out, making it feel too structured or something. Also, the fact that the canvas on the bag seemed stiff compared to other LV bags didn’t exactly add any comfort or flow. So overall, I wasn’t as impressed with the Palermo as I expected to be. I mean, yeah, it’s definitely functional and it is easier to maintain because there is no vachetta bottom.