I was struggling with myself for quite some time over one of the Heart of Valentine bags. I liked the first edition very much but it was too big for me. The second edition (medium size) had the right size but I wasn't happy with spending so much money on a bag. When I got a raise at my work and saw the promotion, I decided to reward myself with an Evil Live bag. ^_^
On April 25th, I asked for the 5% coupon code because they had a promotion at that time. You just had to like the Facebook page (I did this some time ago) and ask for the code. I didn't know they had a webshop at storenvy at that time, so I tried to gather all the information from their Korean blog. I wasn't sure about the price and stock, so I asked about this too and got answers very quickly. 130 USD for the bag and 35 USD for EMS shipping. My desired colors were both in stock so I only had to decide on a color. I was also told that I could get additional discount for buying more than one bag but I wanted to check on the quality first before I buy another bag that is quite expensive in my eyes :)
I put my information in the ordering form and sent it via facebook. I got a short notice that it was noticed.
On April 28th, I got the invoice:
$130 - 5% = $123 + $35 for shipping
I paid immediately and got a mail the bag was packed up the same day and would be sent out the day after.
On April 30th, I got a mail that she was sorry for being late and in the post office. She wanted to confirm my postcode again. I asked for the tracking number but I didn't really understand what she meant in her answer. The package should arrive in 4-5 days and I she would send the shipping number 4-5 times later. Hm..if the package arrives in such a short time, I don't need a tracking number at all :)
On May 10th, I received a letter from my local customs office, I had to get my package from there. Nothing new for me. The Monday after, May 12th, I fetched my bag at the customs office after paying around 17€ for it.
So the whole process took 18 days which is okay for me. Packages with customs clearance always take a bit longer to arrive. Unfortunately, I can't show you pictures of the package because I had to open it a the office and threw it away afterwards. It was a big box and the bag was wrapped in several layers of bubble wrap and was stuffed with newspapers.
Now pictures of the bag:
I chose misty cream (last one in stock hehe) because it matches most of the stuff I own. The other color I was thinking about was downy lavender. :)
This is how I got it. The color is not as shiny ivory as I wanted it to be, it's some greyish (misty ;D) shade of cream but it's pretty after all. It includes the bag and some additional straps to wear the bag as a backpack, shoulder or hand bag ♥ Very versatile!!
The backsides of the bows have marks, thats a bit ugly but not very visible when worn.
golden zip with hearts ♥
Although it was wrapped very good, there are some minor dents in the bag.
The inside is some soft grey fake suede, it looks very elegant. The bag has a zip and two extra pockets inside.
Another way to wear it as a handbag.
The package also included a business card and some sweets ^___^ I'm always happy when I get little presents as sweets.
So all in all I am very happy with my bag. It has much space and is simply beautiful. I will wear it both for normal and Lolita outfits, everybody has to see this bag. My mom loves it, too :D
So I can recommend this shop and bag if you want a spacious bag. There are many color options and even matte or shiny enmal versions!
Hope you find my review helpful, please let me know in the comment box ^_^