If you are familiar with these bags you would know then how quickly they sell out. At the time of first seeing them and noticing how much I liked them more and more on Instagram and other blogs, I just put it as something that I would one day get to buying when I could afford it. Trouble is, I tend to buy lots of things and I never got around to it.
In the last 6 – 9 months, every time I visit the Mansur Gavriel website I’m met with the same message that we all hate seeing. The dreaded ‘sold out‘. Eventually I emailed about it and asked when they would be restocked. They don’t do pre-orders which is so annoying! Anyway, so since this label has gotten so huge, they had a launch date for a new season plus the old favourites. Set for 11am Eastern Standard Time, (I’m from Australia so this meant 1am!) I set my alarm to get up to try and nab one of these highly sought after bucket bags. I got onto the page, added my bag to cart, (they said it would be held for 5 minutes once in the cart) hit continue and what do you know SOLD OUT!! What the hell! It was less then a minute that every bag sold out in. Well… you should have seen their Instagram go mental! Clearly I was not the only one who missed out.
If something is that popular and the demand is so high wouldn’t you increase your order numbers/inventory levels?! Just my view.
Anyway… I was walking aimlessly around the shops last week when I came across this bag in Seed. I loved what I saw, it was the perfect shape and size and under $100! (and I didn’t have to pay $150 for shipping which F.Y.I that’s what MG charges – WTF!) For something that is kind of a trend I thought F it, I don’t care that it’s not leather or MG.
Normally I don’t condone or buy copied items in fashion that are so blatantly obvious but when the original is so bloody hard to get your hands on I chose not to care. I am loving my bag and feel happy knowing that when the trend passes I haven’t broken the bank and can go back to my staple Wang bag that will never go out of style at any time.
Do you have a story like this? I’d love to hear from you!