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Don’t worry, I have no more questions or dilemmas about my Saint Laurent bag. I’m here to tell you that I made my decision, and I decided to go with your helpful advice and exchange my python-embossed Saint Laurent Monogramme Shoulder Bag for the croc-embossed version! I actually decided a few days after writing that post to exchange my bag, but the reason it took so long to give you all an update was because I just received my croc version earlier this week.

When I walked back into the boutique, my sales representative wasn’t surprised to see me. He knew I had mixed feelings about the python-embossed texture, and he truly wanted me to be satisfied with my purchase. He said he would gladly run my exchange, but that my bag was currently sold out and they were expecting another shipment to arrive at the end of the month. (At this point, it was the first week of February, and I cringed when I heard I had to wait a month.) While it wasn’t an ideal situation, I have nothing but good things to say about my sales representative. He kept me informed about the status of my bag on a weekly basis while I waited.

Now that I’ve worn my bag for a few days, I’m happy I listened to my gut and to all of you and exchanged the bag for the texture that I know will wear well. I’m also glad I made this decision when I did, because I checked the Saint Laurent website earlier in the week and the croc-embossed texture is no longer available. I definitely got lucky, and it’s thanks to all of you.

Thank you again for all your input, and be sure to stayed tuned for a look at What Fits in my new bag, coming soon!

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  • shueaddict

    good for you !!!

    • Katherine Callaghan

      Thanks! :)

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  • Sparkletastic

    Gorgeous!!! How much fits in the bag? Is it practical for a day of work or errands?

    • Katherine has a post on exactly those topics coming soon!

    • Katherine Callaghan

      I used it for work yesterday and it fits A LOT! Stay tuned for a What Fits! :)

  • missarewa

    It’s gorgeous! Congrats

    • Katherine Callaghan

      Thanks so much! I LOVE it!

  • I think you made the right decision! Congrats on your new bag :)

    • Katherine Callaghan

      I’m happy I decided to exchange it. It was worth the wait.

  • Lori

    Your bag is gorgeous! I hope you get many years of enjoyment out of it.

  • CobaltBlu

    Good Choice!

  • ElainePG

    It’s such fun when the PB team involves tPF members in their decision process. Thank you for the vicarious shopping thrill. I almost feel as though that Saint Laurent bag is tucked snugly into MY purse closet!

  • kate

    I am sure that bag is gorgeous. I have the croc embossed bucket bag and I love it.

  • Passerine

    Hi, I saw that the medium isn’t there, but the small version is still available in croc-embossed leather ($1990). It’s a beautiful bag, next time I’m in a Saint Laurent store, I’ll look for it! In the meantime, I have my eye on the small top handle Cabas monogram bag, it’s a gorgeous work bag, but not sure where to go for the earth tone or classic black.