For many of us without the Kim-K riches, our designer bags are our sidekicks and trophies. They’re trophies that remind us how hard we worked for our pocket full of change. I’m a huge believer that you should treat yourself with the things you love, whether they’re purses, shoes, a vacation, whatever! But whatever that thing is – as much as people think it’s materialistic – remember how hard you worked for it and what that symbol really means to you.
For that reason, I try my best to pick my lazy butt up and take precautions to protect my trophies. You know… taking your $15 to buy a suede spray that you really want spend at the ZARA sale? Yeah – my #realstruggle. Nonetheless, I suck it up and remember that if I don’t take care of my trophies, the crazy amount I spent on it will be devalued.
This is where Es-Cubed came in pretty handy. I had just learned about this Toronto start up recently and when they offered me a piece to protect my Chanel, I was super excited (if you live in Toronto you know how much crap, aka snow, rain, AND SALT, comes with 6 months every year of our lives). I’m also a huge fan of start ups – the innovation, the bravery, and the ambition that goes into developing products is so inspiring.
I won’t lie though, I was still a bit skeptical to cover up my Chanel GST (I mean, for $3000+ it’s got to be invincible right?!), but I decided it was worth a try.
So one snowy morning, I was feeling a little less lazy than normal and threw on the Es-Cubed cover (which was so much easier than I thought it would be). It actually fit my Chanel GST perfectly and looked like a cute little raincoat for it. Not to mention, it has cute little designs on it that fit perfectly with where the straps start.
It stores easily and is so quick to throw on. It’s so thin so it really doesn’t take that much room up in your bag which is great (God knows how much sh*t I carry in my purse). I would definitely recommend picking one up. I mean, you spend $3000-$6000 on your designer piece, what’s a couple 10s and 20s thrown at something that protects your investment, right? Seems like a good investment to me.
If Es-Cubed isn’t your thang, that’s cool but do make sure you spend some time to spray down your bag or use some precautions to make sure the leather lasts and the hardware doesn’t wear down (I know it’s hard to remember to do this when you’re so excited to just use it).
Since I’m such a lazy butt, I would LOVE to hear about what you beautifuls use to protect your designer pieces and what you think about Es-Cubed in the comments below!