That One Bad Quality Bag Charm from Versace

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I were at a Versace and I saw a couple of bag charms. After going over to check them out, I noticed that the quality wasn’t that good. So, since the product wasn’t as well made as other Versace products, I thought it wouldn’t be that expensive. The bag charm, however, cost over $300.

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I took a weekend vacation to Long Beach, CA. While we were there, we decided to go to Beverly Hills to see the luxury shops on Rodeo Drive. When we got there we browsed around a couple of stores like Chanel, Gucci, and Coach. Then, as we got towards the Louis Vuitton store, I noticed the Versace store across the street.

I like Versace so, of course, we went in the store. As we were there, I was browsing bags and my husband was looking at sunglasses. I went to look at the Palazzo Empire Bag to see how it looked, but as I was browsing, I noticed a couple of bag charms.

On the rack were a few charms shaped like Palazzo Empire bags as well as a couple of others. There were also some that were coin purses that you could put on your bag. The mini bags were okay but the coin purse is the one we’re talking about here.

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As I was looking at the coin purse I noticed that the leather didn’t seem evenly stitched. The coin purse was soft and seemed to be made of lambskin, but it seemed like it was poorly made. It was as if Versace just made it just to make it because they knew they could sell it. I wouldn’t doubt it if they did that, either.

After looking at the coin purse I decided to see how much it cost. I don’t remember exactly how much it was and I couldn’t find it on Versace.com but it cost about $300 – $400. That is ridiculous.

Aside from the price, buying a bag charm that costs that much is stupid anyway. Why would you spend that much money on something that you’ll just hang on your bag and probably not use? Plus, it’s tacky. Many people buy them just to show that they have the money to buy it and be flashy. You could get literally any other accessory from the brand for that price.

As for the quality, it was just about the same as a coin purse my husband bought his friend in Mexico. A coin purse which was made of lambskin as well. Those coin purses cost between 120 pesos and 220 pesos, which was in between $6 and $11 then.

One of the coin purses my husband bought coin purse was, however, actually not stitched evenly. The hardware on another one was also chipping. So, they were cheap but they’d should’ve been because the quality wasn’t that good.

As for Versace’s coin purse, the brand probably used better quality leather and hardware. The stitching was also better. Regardless, even though it was better, the quality was still about the same as the coin purse from Mexico. The better leather and hardware would make the coin purse cost more but it still shouldn’t cost as much as it does.

So, what do you think? Should Versace be charging as much as it does for the coin purse? Let me know in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to get new posts sent directly to your inbox and follow me on Facebook. Instagram, and Snapchat.


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  1. When you buy from a top designer, you have a right to expect more than just a name; you have the right to expect that name to stand for something – like quality and superiour workmanship. They should be ashamed of charging premium prices for substandard goods.

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