Gilt Review: Miu Miu Madras Grained Leather Short Wallet

Monday, March 16, 2015

Check out my first review HERE.

I wanted to look for a new wallet.  I didn't have much preference but I wanted to invest in a quality designer wallet.  I wanted a small size, preferably around 5 inches  Even though long wallets look really nice, I don't like to carry them out because it is so bulky and heavy for every day use.  I just want to grab and go.  I've been looking at the brand Prada for a while but did not find a small one I liked when I was in Paris.  I regret not looking for in the LV store  too while I was there.  Gilt has a lot of variety of wallets so I've been glancing on the website the past few months.  Finally I saw this Miu Miu in a somewhat small size.  The description read:

Description: Short wallet
  • Grained leather
  • Designer logo at front
  • Exterior zip around coin pocket with two compartments
  • Leather and fabric interior lining with four slip pockets and 10 card slots
  • Flap top with snap closure
  • This product was sourced for Gilt by a trusted independent supplier
Measurements: Body length 5¾", height 4", width 1¼"
Material: Grained leather
Brand: Miu Miu
Origin: Italy

Unless otherwise stated, this is a brand new wallet, and there was also a slash in the price.  Gilt was selling it for $329.  I was also browsing Gilt a lot because I've been getting emails giving me 30% off a purchase (maximum discount $75).  So I got the maximum discount and ordered it for $261.95 (shipping was $7.95).  I used Ebates and got 2% cash back, and my Bank of America Travel Rewards credit card gives 1.5% cash back, so after that, my purse comes out to a final price of $252.78.  Which I think is a great deal since this wallet retails for $450.  That's 44% off!  I feel like my designer purchases have all been worthwhile.  I don't spend on full retail prices, and I invest in new/like-new/vintage items that only increase in value.  So in the end, I don't lose money from it and get to enjoy the perks of a great piece.

It came in its original box with bar codes and details.  And a very pretty pink Miu Miu box with gold lining.

I chose the purple color since it's a wallet and I didn't want to go with the default black.  The inside has 10 credit card slots, 1 bills slot at the top, and 3 sleeves where you can slip things in.

I like that this wallet also has a zippered side where you can put coins in.  This wallet is very roomy but still compact.

It also came with the authentication card.  Which definitely gives you reassurance that you got an authentic item and is useful to retain if you ever want to sell you it.

Overall, this was a positive experience.  I have no complaints this time.  It also arrived really fast.  I ordered on 2/20 and it arrived on 2/25.

9/7/15 Update:  After using the wallet a few times, I notice the leather on one of the folded edges is peeling.  This is upsetting when I thought this would be a high quality wallet.  But I should have expected it since it is a very soft and delicate leather, unlike saffiano leather which is more durable.  I now keep it in a pouch so that it is safe from rubbing against anything inside my purse.

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