Before heading for work yesterday, I went to Gateway Mall in Cubao to meet up with the seller of this Comme des Garçons Homme Plus canvas tote. I knew that the bag might need some cleaning and I’m fine with that. As I was afraid that I might be late for work, I immediately paid for it (it was inside a zip-lock pouch) and left right away. Back in the office, I knew something was wrong. I should have inspected it.
The bag is relatively okay, but very far from the description “excellently used condition” indicated in the auction because as far as I’m concerned, this is a case of just “good condition”. The canvas was dirtier in person, with several black marks on the body and I had a feeling that the seller had Photoshopped the pictures in the auction. Moreover, there was a 0.25 cm tear in the leather trim near the zipper.
I have already washed the bag last night before hitting the sack and when I left to go to work, it was still damp. It has been raining really hard since last night and the lack of sun and decent wind makes drying more difficult. I have left it to air dry in the room next to me and occasionally pointing an electric fan to its direction.
I was afraid to put it in the dryer because of the leather parts. This is what made me want this bag so much — the leather parts. I loved the leather trim, the leather handles and the detachable leather straps so much that I thought of not returning the bag to the seller. And instead of leaving a feedback, I thought that the best way was NOT to leave any. I wouldn’t give a negative because it was not entirely bad but it was just misrepresented. The bag could have been perfect for the summer, but alas, it is already the rainy season. Surely, I can still find ways to make use of it.