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Yves Saint Laurent Cabas Chyc Tote in Gray

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Yves Saint Laurent Cabas Chyc Tote in Gray

I've been CRAZY about this bag forever! I never thought I'd have the possibility of getting one for ages, having to save up for my accessories, project after project. With my Chloe Marcie debacle still unsolved, I finally had the chance this weekend to return the bag. I decided against ordering another Chloe, since I was really worried about the hobo strap. I thought I would feel comfortable with the hobo style, but in all reality, I wasn't. So why get something that I will be afraid of using? The Chloe was a graduation gift from my parents, and I was reluctant to return it but since it was marred by defects there really wasn't another choice. I decided to make a switch!

Cabas Chyc

After exchanging the bag, I walked away with the medium YSL Cabas Chyc tote in gray! The store's stock had been quickly depleted and the YSL Cabas was the last medium in the store; I was told they weren't going to replenish anytime soon. I was on the fence about returning the Chloe for a Proenza Schouler, but for such a trendy, casual bag, I didn't think it was worth it. The Cabas is definitely an iconic tote that will be timeless. The Proenza overall was too casual for me, and I haven't heard good things about bag integrity--a MUST for me after this poor Chloe experience.

I had always considered a large in the Cabas, but it is a little too large for me, despite my love for big bags. The medium is the perfect size for a chic tote. Maybe it's not the bag to tote around my work and school materials, but there are other bags in my collection suitable for that task. A bag for every occasion, right?

This graduation gift disaster made a 180-turn into a beautiful, new piece in my collection--of a bag I lusted after, no doubt. Do you have any bad-bag to good-bag stories?

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Chloe Large Marcie Hobo in Dove

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Chloe Large Marcie Hobo in Dove

Super-psyched is what you'd call my reaction when I brought my Chloe Marcie Hobo back to my home. It was a bag that was on my wish list for the longest time, and my parents got it for me for graduation from graduate school--so generous, right?! One of the reasons why I was drawn to the bag was the iconic leather stitching on the front of the bag. The leather is soft, pebbled and luxurious, and the interior is spacious.  The Marcie is unmistakeable and a certified, subdued stunner! The bag fits comfortably under the arm and looks amazing!

Chloe Large Marcie Hobo

NB:  I usually write positive-centric reviews about items. To be fair, I rarely have issues with my purchases. Luckily. But this time, I've been disappointed. And I couldn't write this without being honest with my readers.

Long story short:  I've experienced a defective bag and way-less-than-satisfactory customer service at my local department store. Speaking only of the bag, though, the integrity of my singular *large* hobo bag handle is weak. I emphasize the bag size because I've felt and seen that the smaller hobo handle seems to have more durability. Within days of initial purchase the handle started to break. I didn't even have a lot in the bag. Heck, I was just trying it on at home. All that was in there was just my iPad, wallet and a few other essentials. Nothing incredibly heavy. Then after repair from the department store, the handle still pulls. I'm frightened to take it out of the house; it seems sure to fall apart eventually. I'm sure there are lots of lucky Marcie Hobo owners, but sadly I'm not one of them.

Having never even left my house wearing the bag, I'm definitely returning this. Perhaps I'll pick up another Chloe but I'm not feeling too positive about it. Perhaps a Proenza Schouler? I'm still in love with Chloe and the Marcie Hobo, but I'm incredibly hesitant to get another one. Enjoy your Marcies, but please be extra careful that your bag's handle isn't defective!

Do you have any bag-nightmare stories?

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