Move Over Orange, Malaysia Exclusive Is Here

Today’s entry’s title is rather timely, based on my last post and a recent comment from my dear reader, D. She recounted a bittersweet story about her own hunt for the Birkin and unfortunately, it’s not the first time that I’ve heard from people who have not been treated well by the orange house. I always thought cash was the common denominator that leveled the playing field in most economies, but apparently some vendors still see shades of currency and don’t even bother to disguise their contempt for certain buyers whom they feel may not deserve to spend money in their stores. I know, shocking. It’s 2011. Consumers are tightening their belts–the level of customer service should be at an all time high. Ok, enough soapboxing. Let’s get to the real adventure I want to share with you today!

The month was March. The date the 19th. This year. People remember birthdays, anniversaries, phone numbers. Me, I remember inception dates. What do I mean by this? Well, they’re dates when ideas germinate, whether it’s for business or for pleasure. In this particular case, it was the date when my virtual bff from Kuala Lumpur and I conspired to land me a very limited edition Chanel flap that was to be released just for Malaysia. To be honest, the chatter surrounding this bag was back in early February, but we didn’t really fixate on the idea until that fateful email in March. Almost exactly five months later I was tracking its voyage online as it crossed the Pacific this past weekend and cleared customs yesterday then finally arrived here today…

I paused and exhaled before I took it out of its sleeper bag. I’d only seen a few spy pictures of it, so this was definitely do or die time for me. Would it be as amazing as I imagined? Would it be love at first sight?

Move over orange, Malaysia Exclusive is here. Birkin who :D?

The tweed versions were released globally, but I knew it’d be the pale champagne leather for me. The whimsical enamel charms of this Secret Garden flap make the bag fun and dressy at the same time.

Check out the butterfly charm attached to the chain strap…

and the logo-ed ladybug on the lock:

Can’t wait to put together some looks for this bag!


  1. Christabel

    Wow! Do you know how get one of this ?? Like is there a Malaysian website for pre loved bags.,

  2. R.

    Wow. This bag is perfection. Enjoy, Larkie! πŸ™‚

  3. kathy78

    wow… congrats… u are the lucky few get e lovely bags…. within a month …. all gone…. πŸ™

  4. Stephanie

    This is so beautiful! Love, love this bag. I really love the lock with the little ladybug. Such a special bag! I think we need an ODJ featuring this one now… πŸ™‚

  5. larkie

    thanks everyone! just when i think i can stop looking at chanel bags something else wonderful shows up. but here on out i have to be choosier…it’s kind of hard to one up something this special πŸ˜€

  6. April

    Glad you dumped the Orange idea; already expressed my opinion on the House of H.
    This bag, on the other hand, is absolutely TDF. You’re a lucky little Larky to have scored this one! Congrats, she’s a work of art; just place her on an adoring pedestal and worship (pet) her and all will be well. Of course, actually wearing her out is OK, too. πŸ™‚

  7. Yeecin

    Omg….I die… Such a beautiful bag! You just made my morning a little bit easier to deal with:) congrats L!!

  8. wong shan ty

    congrats ! this is so beautiful, my SA told me they only brought in two (if i remember correctly) now i know who got one of these πŸ˜›

  9. Jelita78

    Awwwww mannnnn
    I am in malaysia and i didn’t know about this??
    Ohh shucksss!
    Thats a beauty indeed larkie
    U lucky *toot*!

  10. d

    I’m with you, I would take a moment of silence before opening! Soak it in, girl! This pale gold is truly stunning! I have a lot of vacay time saved up, perhaps a trip to the Far East?!

    Like you, I somehow prefer the chase! Twisted mines think alike!

    I almost forgot about the gator & the ostrich. I said almost…

  11. Angie

    OMG, that’s a beauty!!!! Move over Orange, indeed! Congrats on this acquisition, Larkie…this is my second favorite bag of yours next to you Leo flap(s).


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