Save or Splurge: Coach or Saint Laurent
I love the style of this SLG item. It’s slim, can ft bare minimum amount of cards, but also has a zip closure for coins and bills. Very functional, no fuss, and goes with everything.
I noticed the style on Fashionphile when I stumbled across a black Saint Laurent version - originally $295USD, selling for $220USD, preloved. It’s currently selling for $435CAD on the YSL website, here.
At that price, even pre-loved, I passed - I have other SLGs, and despite none of them being as close to perfect as this one, I still don’t need it. If I didn’t already have so many other options, I may have given it more serious consideration. Especially since it’s black.
Now, I recently come across this light torquise version at the Coach Outlet. I think they were having some extra discount on clearance items but the price ended up being $22 something CAD, if I recall correctly.
Dilemma isn’t it? Love the color, same function, leather, and at a 20th of the price, brand new. What do I do? At the Saint Laurent price it’s definitely a splurge I can’t bring myself to make, but at $22, it seems almost a waste to not get it since I could likely easily sell something I own that doesn’t work so well, and pay for it.
What to do? Obviously I’m not going to splurge on this seeing as there is another option by a brand I trust, but should I get it? I want it! Coin toss perhaps? I shouldn’t even be thinking of buying it since I’ve already exceeded my 5 Allowance Items, and already bought a few SLGs this year already... aaaagh, decisions!!!