Friday, November 26, 2010
Mulberry Alexa Oversized by Trish
The following bag review is by the meticulous Trish. As much as I do not like buying from Pursevalley (Please read my post on Sofia the scammer.), Trish have had a great shopping experience with them. I am glad that someone was able to get what she paid for even after hearing so many negative things about that website. Thank you Trish for sharing your experience with us.
I would like to share my experience with pursevalley I have been following Sofia's blog for a while and decided to try out her most recommended site which is pursevalley. I wanted to get the mulberry Alexa oversized for college so i needed to be sure it was good quality and wouldn't fall apart carrying all my books
I ordered the Alexa with two other bags for their 30% discount. After putting in the credit card details i got an e-mail of them a day later saying my credit card got declined so i got onto the life support customer service. They answered fast and were helpful but they would not except any credit cards from Ireland as the fraudulence rate with credit cards was too high here. They would only except western union or bank transfer. I found this way too risky and got my order canceled.
I got back to Sofia and told her about it and she responded saying its no risk at all with pursevalley. So i decided to only order one bag from them with western union in case there was something wrong with the order. E-mails to pursevalley were answered also very fast within 12 hours. The Alexa bag was quite expensive at 359$-288euro.
The bag arrived only 5 days later. I was very nervous opening it i must say after reading various articles about Sofia and the site. The bag was packed carefully in plastic twice. My first thought was that it was very good quality and smelled of leather and looked exactly like the pictures on the site. The leather itself is soft and the bag seems very sturdy. It has all the detail of the real bag and the interior is very nice as well. The stitching is faultless. I had some trouble adjusting the straps as the metal bales were stiff to open but i managed.
So far i have put quite some stuff in there and I carried it to college every day for two months now. I also recently put groceries in there and it was quite heavy ( probably shouldn't do that!). Was a bit scared it might break but it didn't.
A few minor fault details, just because I'm very fussy ( and i think ye want me to be), are that the top flap of the bag seems to be made of a different textured leather than the sides if you can spot this in the photos. The real bag's top flap has a more textured or treated look to it and is thinner and softer than my replica. I was in the store comparing it to the real thing. Also the metal plate on the front of the bag saying mulberry is more shiny and golden on the real bag. Got a few compliments in there though so no one noticed. I think i paid too much for the bag as it probably cost 50 euro to make. So if you want to order the mulberry Alexa from this site it isn't bad at all with very good customer service but maybe a bit expensive for me. The only thing i can say is don't be too hasty buying replica and get as much information first as you can and instead wait a bit longer. Read as many reviews on the net (not just on their site) as you can. Hope this was helpful to you and enjoy shopping"