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Apr 8, 2008, 12:39am   #31
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What struck me most about this is that the leather smells the same as BE leather ~ how many leathers are prepared as the leather BE uses with its perfumed scent? I think the aroma is absolutely DIVINE!

I googled perfumed leather and came up fairly short-handed. Apparently, it was very popular amongst the European aristocracy in the 16th century.
Apr 8, 2008, 1:34am   #32
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Originally Posted by lucretias
I have heard (here on tPF as a matter of fact) thhat Bannana Republic and Chloe have the same leather source, so I wouldn't be suprised if the same is true for these two designs.
Just because it is from the same source doesn't mean it is the same quality. There are always different grades of leather - I'm sure manufacturers have their cheap stuff and their uber-high end stuff. Even leather taken from the very same animal will end up different, depending on where on the body it is from and how it is tanned, stretched, cut, and treated.

Banana Republic bags are nice, but they are nowhere near the same level as Chloe - just speaking on terms of leather quality.
Apr 8, 2008, 7:01pm   #33
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Originally Posted by circoit
Just because it is from the same source doesn't mean it is the same quality. There are always different grades of leather - I'm sure manufacturers have their cheap stuff and their uber-high end stuff. Even leather taken from the very same animal will end up different, depending on where on the body it is from and how it is tanned, stretched, cut, and treated.

Banana Republic bags are nice, but they are nowhere near the same level as Chloe - just speaking on terms of leather quality.
So true circoit and very well said!!
Apr 9, 2008, 10:50am   #34
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It wouldn't bother me even if they did use the same leather source. BE designs are very distinctive and the quality of the leathers she is choosing might be quite different..how they're selected, cut, etc. Plus, her bag designs are so well thought out in terms of balancing beauty and practicality.

And that smell? I do wish she could bottle that scent..it's amazing!
Apr 9, 2008, 9:16pm   #35
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hmmm ... i think the title of this thread should be changed ... its not a fact ...
Apr 9, 2008, 9:26pm   #36
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Originally Posted by mjlover1977
hmmm ... i think the title of this thread should be changed ... its not a fact ...
I agree!!!
Sep 23, 2008, 12:25pm   #37
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I bought a small Claudia Firenze bag at Winners yesterday because it was so gorgeous-the price ($100 Cdn) was higher than I usually go, so I was kinda nervous since I had never heard of the label before. Started to google it last night and found The Purse Forum! Hello sisters!! What a great feeling to discover a site where you feel like you've arrived HOME! Looking forward to the days ahead, sharing, comparing and learning!
Sep 23, 2008, 3:21pm   #38
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Welcome Kissd56! Enjoy the sisterhood : )
Nov 28, 2009, 7:02pm   #39
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so what is BE leather? Don't know that term.
thanks
Nov 28, 2009, 7:17pm   #40
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Belen Echandia
Dec 22, 2009, 4:39pm   #41
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what is BE leather?
reply to x
thank's
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Dec 22, 2009, 4:42pm   #42
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"BE"= 'belen echandia', a british handbag company. BE leather was colloquially referring to the leather from which BE makes its bags.
Dec 22, 2009, 4:43pm   #43
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Originally Posted by Fiona101550
what is BE leather?
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thank's
I believe your answer is in the post above. It's leather used by Belen Echandia. Sorry, I won't be emailing you with my answer since you can read it here.
Feb 11, 2010, 5:59pm   #44
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Originally Posted by tlloveshim
I believe your answer is in the post above. It's leather used by Belen Echandia. Sorry, I won't be emailing you with my answer since you can read it here.
ok,thanks
Feb 11, 2010, 5:59pm   #45
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thank you all for your replies.
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