Lanvin Mini Jiji Handbag Review…
My friends, today I am doing a post about a handbag I have been meaning to write about for literally YEARS! I got this bag when I first moved to Margate. We were in full throws of renovation at the time and I remember this bag felt like a beacon of light and excitement in my chaotic, dust-filled life. As soon as I saw it I fell in love with the cuteness of it’s size coupled with the high contrast black and white design and the bright, gold shiny hardware. Plus who am I kidding, I can never resist a little troupe l’oeil! Today we are going to review the Lanvin Mini Jiji handbag and whilst this design is now sold out, it’s still a much loved handbag silhouette from Lanvin and the quality and design is classic! Shall we deep dive?
Lanvin Mini Jiji Size & Dimensions
Let’s kick this off with the size and dimensions, this nifty little bag is adorable, but thanks to it’s fairly good depth it fits a little more in than you might expect. It measures around 15.5cm wide and 15cm tall with a depth of 9cm. It has three main pockets on the inside as well as one further interior slip pocket. In terms of it’s interior space, you can squeeze more than you think in this micro bag, personally, I can squeeze in a small card holder purse, keys, lipstick and compact, small compact camera and maybe a small portable charger and cable too. That would fill it up, but it’s not too shabby if you ask me!
Lanvin Mini Jiji Design Options
Whilst my Lanvin Jiji bag may be sold out now, there are lots of other great options out there, including a hot pink one, a patchwork one and many with jewels and rivets. But if you have fallen in love with mine, then it might be worth checking Vestiaire Collective. And whilst you are on there, see what other gems you might find, Lanvin is a wonderful designer brand, but it doesn’t hold it’s value like the Chanel, Hermes or LV bags, so it’s a great brand to buy on the pre-loved market! However, if you are buying this bag with the thought of reselling it later down the line, you might want to rethink this one, as it won’t hold it’s value compared to Louis Vuitton, which is a similar price point to the Lanvin bags. Chanel and Hermes though, you will need a much bigger budget for, so if your bag budget is around the £1,000 mark, Lanvin is a great place to be, as is Louis Vuitton for a Neverfull or a Noe bag.
Lanvin Mini Jiji Bag Price
My Lanvin Jiji Bag was around £900 but you can get them on Vestiaire Collective for around £500. In my opinion, this is a great bag to buy preloved as not only will you have more design options to choose from, but the prices are way better on the preloved market. It’s also worth noting that the Lanvin bags don’t hold their value quite like a Chanel, Hermes or Louis Vuitton bag. #justsaying! Personally I love handbag shopping and whilst I never buy them to sell on, I do like to have the option of reselling in the future as I’m not an heiress and I don’t have oodles or storage space, however, some people never sell their unwanted fashion items, which is totally cool too. It’s just something to consider!
Lanvin Mini Jiji v’s Lanvin Happy Bag
Whilst the Lanvin Happy bag might be a more-well known silhouette, I personally think the boxiness or the Lanvin Jiji bag is much more cute. I also think the colours and design options of the Lanvin Jiji bag are much more playful. If you are going to carry a mini shoulder bag, it may as well be super fun and playful and the Happy bag just isn’t as happy as it should be, where as the Jiji bag is way more fun! That being said, the holographic Lanvin Happy bag was epic!!!
I LOVE my Lanvin Mini Jiji bag, I think it’s adorable, however, I don’t know if I would love it as much if it wasn’t for the print and design. There’s just something SO fun and special about it and in plain black, I don’t know if it would have the same… MAGIC! That being said, it’s a great designer bag to pick up on sale or on the second hand market, but if it wasn’t for the fact that I ADORE this design, I don’t know if I would pay £900 for it full price. However, on sale or pre-loved, it’s a great little bag; It’s beautifully finished, great quality, cute design and just a great handbag to have in your collection which you can take anywhere and feel great about. On the preloved market you can pick them up for around £500ish which is AMAZING… however, I don’t know if I would recommend it for £900 unless it was in a REALLY great design like mine! I love mine so much!! I hope this post is of help and if you have any questions, please do let me know! (This post contain affiliate links)