Update on my experience with DD (Photos)


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Hello all. Just thought I'd update you on my shopping experience with DD. Let me preface by saying that this is my first replica shopping expedition, so I was anxious. It was truly a leap of faith for me to trust sending my money (Western Union) to a stranger across the globe; someone I have never personally met nor known. I basically took an enormous risk, and was willing to accept the outcome.

I ordered online on May 8th late evening, the order was put on hold, then the following day (May 9) I sent my cash payment by WU. I was given an invoice with payment details after I placed my order online. I then contacted their customer service both by WeChat and email telling them I will be sending money the following day. English replies were pretty good though limited to 2-3 sentences. They're always polite, and they tell you to be patient which was hard considering that I've entrusted my money to someone I don't know. I asked for pre-shipment photos and requested for tracking information. On May 13, I got a tracking information (China EMS) from them informing me that it was shipped. By this time, I still haven't received any pre-shipment photos, so I made a request again. I know it was too late because whatever photos they'd send me would be a moot point then since package already left.

On May 16 early morning, exactly one week after I sent payment, I received the photos. They looked good to me, so I was crossing my fingers that they'd match the actual bag. To my biggest surprise, later that morning, my parcel was delivered by our postal carrier. Can you imagine my excitement! I was very nervous and didn't quite know what to expect, and only hoped against all odds that the bag would at least meet my basic expectations - decent replica, no glaring flaws, presentable enough to bring to the mall that has the LV boutique :))), with no visible loose threads, cracked canvas, or "grossly" mis-aligned pattern. I was actually prepared for the worst, thinking this was a no guarantee transaction in the first place, LOL!

After carefully opening the box wrapped in multiple layers of duct tape, I was stoked! The bag came with the LV brown box tied with LV blue ribbon, LV store bag, dust bag, and card. I must say that it exceeded my expectations. This bag is just gorgeous and cute! I love hands-free bags nowadays. I became fond more of backpacks and cross-body bags since I became mom. They really come in super handy when you're out on field trips with the kids and running errands constantly.

More to the bag. Before I got the bag, I frequented the purseblog forum and looked at tons of photos of the LV Palm Spring World Tour mini backpack. I studied and scrutinized every photo so I know at least what to expect since our LV boutique doesn't have a stock of this one. They do have the plain monogram available, so I actually got to feel and hold that. At least it gave me some point of reference with how the bag feels, look and smells (;)).

I must say, this one is pretty dang good! It's as close as you can ever get to a 1:1. I am sure there's a flaw somewhere (I'm thinking the graphic paint sticker placement by a few mm, or the inside serial tag) but overall I am very happy and satisfied. It exceeded my expectations.

Without further ado, introducing my new LV rep bag.

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Love the detailed story in your review and thanks for sharing such detailed pictures, the canvas quality of rep bags seem like they keep improving major-ly year by year.
Thank you for posting so much detail about your experience. I am brand new here, considering ordering from DD, and your post makes me feel a little less nervous. Enjoy your new bag!