For those of you who aren’t aware, my Louis Vuitton wallet was stolen out of my apartment last week, the evening before Thanksgiving. The boyfriend and I were both off of work early so we decided to grab an early dinner before the Warriors game with The Smoosh. I decided not to bring my entire wallet and took out only my license and my Virgin America credit card (gotta get those airline points!).
When I returned, my wallet was gone. There was no sign of forced entry and my doors were locked. As you can imagine, I was going crazy. We tore my place up searching for it, stripped the bed, looked under and in every nook and cranny…nothing. It was as if it had disappeared into thin air.
I stood in the doorway to my kitchen nook staring off into space, dumbfounded. I switched on the light and suddenly it hit me; the light fixture had been changed, which meant that somebody (contractors given unauthorized access to my apartment by management) had been in my apartment and swiped it on the way out.
You can imagine how broken hearted I felt in that moment, knowing somebody royally f*cked me, the night before a holiday, no less. Vince was amazing, though, and sprung into action while I sat there frozen not knowing what to do. He called the police department and investigated, he got on the phone with the contractors who were in my apartment and questioned them thoroughly, he advised me to get my locks changed immediately, got me moving to cancel all of my credit cards, checks, etc., and then went to FIVE different corner stores to find my favorite ice cream, Fish Food.
I filed a police report and a claim with my renters insurance. I was worried they weren’t going to reimburse me for the full cost of my wallet since it was expensive but luckily, I had saved the original receipt from years ago (yay me!) and will get the full amount!
SO, with all of that said, the moral of the story is:
1) If you rent, get renters insurance. This incident has proven to me that it’s worth it.
2) Save your receipts!! Save them in a filing cabinet, a shoebox, a drawer, whatever…just save them, especially if it’s something that’s valuable.
3) If you haven’t already, find yourself an amazing boyfriend who will be supportive and helpful in these moments and most importantly, will search far and wide for your favorite ice cream.
Now, let’s get down to business. What wallet should I replace my LV with?! There are so many options. I’m overwhelmed…
Jules & Ru