I'd been coveting the beautiful Miu Miu Vitello Bow Bag for years, so one day, I decided to save for it. I reached my goal more quickly than I thought, but rather than buying the bag of my dreams, something was holding me back. I went to visit the Miu Miu store in London to see and touch the bags in real life, but I wasn't overly keen on any of the colours and I didn't want to spend a large amount of money on something I didn't adore. So I went home empty handed. As pretty as the pink version is, for something which is so costly, I wanted a neutral colour that I could wear with anything, in all seasons. I'd also recently purchased a pink leather bag which had satisfied my need for an unashamedly girly accessory.
Then one day, I was browsing Miu Miu's online store and came across a colour I hadn't seen available before - light grey. For me, the ideal colour, so I decided I was going to dip into my savings and buy it. I went to add it to my virtual basket and my heart dropped. It had sold out. I wasn't going to give up on my dream handbag, so when I remembered I had a PR contact for Miu Miu, I got in touch and they kindly checked the stock for me and sourced the bag I wanted in a Glasgow store. A phone call to them later (when much to my relief they confirmed they do deliver) and I had bought my dream bag!
After years of yearning, it felt good to finally own this bag. The leather is supple and unstructured - a refreshing change from the other bags I own - and has a slight glazed sheen to it. I love the design of this bag. Everything from the fold-over flap which reveals a peek of the gold Miu Miu logo, to the handle size and the girly bows which adorn the sides - it's well crafted and beautiful to look at. The interior features a chocolate brown lining, with a zipped side compartment and a small pocket for carrying keys or a phone. I absolutely adore this bag, it brings me joy whenever I use it (and even when I just spot it in the corner of my room!) and I'm so glad I finally took the plunge and bought it!
The Miu Miu Vitello Lux is available to buy from the Miu Miu E-store
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