Starting with a review of MILK's metallic heart bag, which is still available in case anyone's interested (20,520JPY).
The appearance of the bag is accurate to the pictures on MILK’s site. It’s large and can fit a lot (in comparison with the average lolita bag), including all my usual stuff like my wallet, makeup bag, phone battery, and giant over-ear headphones, with room to spare. There is one inner pocket that doesn’t zip up, which comfortably fits my phone.
The stitching is neat, and the pleather is smooth, high quality, and doesn’t appear prone to flaking. However, the major downside is that the material is super delicate, and is VERY easily scratched. The two heart faces are also ‘squishy’ and vulnerable to permanent denting. This is definitely not a daily bag. I don’t consider myself to be rough with my belongings, but it’s only been a few wears and the bag has already developed some small but visible scratches and damage to the finish. I imagine the matte bags would hold up better, but I can’t say I recommend this bag, for this reason. While it might be worth it at a used price point, it’s so easily damaged that by the time it’s reasonably discounted, it would be in visibly bad condition. I wouldn't buy it again, although I can't say I regret my purchase because it was for a specific coord.
MILK did ship out really quickly, and it arrived at Tenso about 36 hours after my purchase. It was well packaged, although in maybe a slightly larger box than necessary. They sent it with a lot of extras, including hard candies and a catalog for that season. I should mention that it did get dinged by customs despite me having it marked down below the limit, but this seems to have been a fluke and not related to MILK.