some kind of mono: bequia, bordeaux

I’ve been obsessing about LE bags from Louis Vuitton – especially those from past seasons that are extremely difficult to come by. I snagged myself a Tanger Sac Plat from Spring/Summer 2005 five months ago, and through incessant net crawling the last few weeks and an intense bidding for a bag the second time around, I won my latest LE acquisition.

Do you remember this?

LV Fall 2007 Runway Bequia PDV

First appearing on the Parisian runway in January 2007 and in stores thereafter, the Monogram Bequia Porte Document Vertical (PDV) was one striking piece of show bag. I saw it in person for the first time back in February (surprisingly!) on a trip to Berlin, considered buying it but decided on the Cabas Naxos.

And then last Saturday, mine in Bordeaux came in the mail!

LV Monogram Bequia PDV

This bag is brimming with killer details – the multi-colored and multi-layered bequia leather, the woven zipper pull, the detachable leather strap, the expandable sides, the interior metal plate, the sturdy golden hardware, the striped lining and the comfortable rolled handles. The handheld and cross-body options (something lacking in my Damier Graphite Ieoh) are also a big plus.

LV Monogram Bequia PDV

LV Monogram Bequia PDV

LV Monogram Bequia PDV

LV Monogram Bequia PDV

LV Monogram Bequia PDV

LV Monogram Bequia PDV

LV Monogram Bequia PDV

LV Monogram Bequia PDV

LV Monogram Bequia PDV

Someone got (trigger) happy. Lol.

I LVoe!


33 Responses to “some kind of mono: bequia, bordeaux”

  1. 1 yed August 24, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    wow, you are so into it. man, you are so lucky to have this. it looks like brand new! is it? anyway, a big congratulations to you, bag is really meant for you and has been waiting for so long…ito pala yung multi-color clue mo. i had no idea it was this. you are so gonna love this bag. i am telling you. i have just even changed my bag for my flight tomorrow to manila to the bequia from compagnon. hehe.

    LE IS THE WAY TO GO! enjoy.

    • 2 freshmess August 24, 2009 at 6:02 pm

      hahaha, multicolor naman diba? fooled you didn’t i? hahaha!

      i bought it used, but in good condition. there are some scratches on the leather (now i know why after feeling the bequia leather) but no biggie. the striking beauty of the bag makes up for it. i think it’s one of the best bags to ever come out of LV in recent years. loving it already!

      i learned that mantra from you, y’know ;) thanks man!

  2. 3 Tom August 24, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    oh wow. you’re on a roll! congratulations on your “new” acquisition. what recession? :-)

  3. 7 ofaj August 24, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    hehe. congrats!

    the guy who bought mine sent me a message one month after buying the bag from me, as if it was a baby he adopted:

    Hi Allan,

    I am writing just to tell you that the PDV is doing fine in Italy. I am wearing it almost every day, and it has garnered quite a lot of attention and compliments from co-workers and strangers alike. I also took it with me on my summer vacation to Mykonos to continue its tradition of being a globetrotting bag.
    I hope you found a substitute for the PDV that you like just as much as I like the PDV.

    Take care.

    • 8 freshmess August 24, 2009 at 6:48 pm

      Thanks, allan! I know this is not your most favorite bag, but I love it. Some of us needs our monograms from time to time :p

      That was a sweet mail. For a sweet deal he got the PDV for you, he better take care of that baby!

  4. 9 Eric August 24, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Congrats! It’s remind me the PDV of Allan. U should take a family pics of ur LV collection. Do u have a TPF’s account?
    And i’m not tired to tell u that ur pics are incredibly stunning. A soon of the Sartorialist??

    • 10 freshmess August 24, 2009 at 7:01 pm

      Yes, Allan had one, in Anthracite. I’ll update my LV family pic towards the end of the year. Yes, I’m on tPF. I go by the same name. :) Thanks Eric! No, not like The Sartioralist! Lol.

  5. 11 00o00 August 24, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    very nice, i like!
    i think there’s a bigger sized, like a brief. am hunting that done too…

  6. 15 deluxeduck August 24, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    congrats Mark! it is such a fantastic find. im glad you persevered and won. sulit talaga ang PDV, you will find it very indispensable. coincidentally, im using mine today =)

    • 16 freshmess August 24, 2009 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks, dd! And sorry to have kept you waiting for this reveal, hehehe.
      No vachetta to worry about, although the Bequia leather is quite eaasy-to-scratch, no?

      Woohoo, that means we were both using this bag at the same time, at two different parts of the world. Surreal man!

      • 17 deluxeduck August 24, 2009 at 7:31 pm

        my PDV has been around the world with me and it has gained a few marks. but im really not fussed. i find that being overtly cautious only makes one more prone to whatever it is one’s trying to avoid. just use it, enjoy it and love it.

        btw, Yed is using his PDV too.

  7. 19 M August 24, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Someone has got Louisaholick!

  8. 21 M August 24, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    But it’s a good thing thou :)

  9. 23 M August 24, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Well, I like the way you shop! ;-)
    Too bad youre taken, Knut is lucky to have your collection to borrow from!

  10. 25 M August 24, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Really? He should do, or at least I would, but on the other hand you never need to worry about how the gay-babies are getting treated. Not that I don’t think he is taking good care of them.
    Anyway; Fantastisk kjøp, og herlig bag!

  11. 27 m'laden August 25, 2009 at 12:22 am

    LOVE the bag! This along with the Striped Chemise Tanger are my HG bags! I’m closely watching the one online and hopefully will be able to score it!! As always your photos are amazing!

  12. 29 bagaholicboy August 25, 2009 at 2:20 am

    You did it again Mark! Congrats on the gorgeous PDV… I like…

  13. 31 Hazryzal Radzi August 25, 2009 at 4:23 am

    hi there! congrats on your new LV! such a gorgeous bag! did u buy it online? may i know the website address? i’ve been wanting to buy a rare LV bag, but have no idea where to get it…

  14. 33 Hazryzal Radzi August 25, 2009 at 8:04 am

    oh okay… noted, thanks for the tips!

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