Onatah Leather GM or Damier Speedy 25?

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cp3508

So I am thinking about my first LV purchase and would like some advice. I have just turned 24 and gotten my first decent job, and would like to get myself and my mom (now that I can finally get her something really nice!) an LV. For my mom, I was going to pick something out to surprise her, but decided I should simply go with her to a store lest I pick something out that she doesn't like (a shame at such a price!)

So now to my decision:

I am quite partial to purple (of my handbags, I have two purple Coach bags, and a purple trimmed Gucci signature hobo), hence I am considering the Onatah Leather GM in Aubergine. I was originally thinking of the Onatah Pochette, but am looking for a medium size bag.

But I also wonder if I should get a more staple LV for my first purchase like a Damier Speedy 25. Also, being an LV newbie, are the leather pieces are durable as the canvas ones?

:heart: Any advice is much appreciated! :heart:
 
Oct 29, 2006
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I would go for Onatah, for sure!

As Mr Posh Spice pointed out you could get the Damier Speedy anytime!!
 

shopaholiccat

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haha i have both and i love both. BUT if i were to pick, i would choose onatah first because when it stops producing, you can't buy it anymore at retail, speedy, you can always get! and onatah is not as common, you want to make you first purchase special don't you? :smile:
 
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cp3508

Thanks everyone. I think I need to go see the Onatah in person for size, etc to confirm. What about durability? Do I have to be super careful with the leather compared to canvas?
 

karman

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If you love the Onatah and have the $$ to buy it, buy that one first, then Damier Speedy sometime later!
I don't own an Onatah, but I imagine that you definitely have to be more careful with the Onatah...nothing beats the durability of LV canvas.
If you want a durable bag, the Damier Speedy should be your choice.
 

gingerB

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ooooh...the onatah aubergine is yummy! and i agree, ou can get the damier speedy anytime!
 

CEC.LV4eva

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The Onatah's great, except that the leather on the zipper peels...or at least mine does... It's def not as durable as the canvas speedy (or any other canvas bag), but it has mucho more WoWW factor!
 

dlg

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I love my onatah gm in aubergine! I haven't touched my speedy since I got it. Love it!!! Get the onatah!