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Jul 29, 2012, 2:29pm   #16
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Originally Posted by quackedup
So i didnt give up on the Pandora...

I purchased another one, but this time in the washed sheepskin (pepe) with zipped front pocket instead of flap and i am much much MUCH more happy with this one than the first one!
It did not have any of the visibly bad issues that i saw with the first one.

Im very happy with this one. It is a camel/tan colour. My bf accidently spilt water on the front of the bag (about 2 weeks after i bought it!), and even though it does have a [faded] water stain on it, it blends in well with the finish of the washed leather and isnt noticable at all.. lucky for the bf

Faith restored

i think it would be wise to avoid deep pinks and reds as they seem to fade like crazy!
Think of red marker ink on paper. Red fades to nothing on the same piece of paper than the blacks or colours do.
I guess the same idea applies to leather dyes.
So glad to hear...pepe is one of the best leathers hands down
Jul 29, 2012, 2:29pm   #17
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Originally Posted by evil queen
Walked under a little rain yesterday and got raindrops on my goatskin pandora in cigare... absolutely no watermarks whatsoever! Wonderful, wonderful hardy bag!!! Best purchase in a long long time... bought a snakeskin, an ostrich and a croc skin bag right before my Givenchy purchase, and my pandora goat has trumped them all!
What a testimony!
Jul 29, 2012, 4:12pm   #18
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Originally Posted by evil queen
Walked under a little rain yesterday and got raindrops on my goatskin pandora in cigare... absolutely no watermarks whatsoever! Wonderful, wonderful hardy bag!!! Best purchase in a long long time... bought a snakeskin, an ostrich and a croc skin bag right before my Givenchy purchase, and my pandora goat has trumped them all!
Agreed! My dark brown goatskin Pandora is a tough cookie. A handsome, luxe, sturdy and delicious smelling but inedible cookie!
Jul 29, 2012, 5:50pm   #19
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I'm so pleased you are happy with your new Pandora

I have to say that in my experience Givenchy bags are superbly made - I was a die hard Balenciaga fan but Givenchy quality and workmanship beats them hands down IMO
Aug 8, 2012, 5:39pm   #20
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Originally Posted by randr21
So glad to hear...pepe is one of the best leathers hands down
I've got to agree with this. I spilled coffee on my new sage pepe, not once but twice, this weekend and I patted with water, and a few tense moments and it was fine! Though I've learned my lesson - not to have my bag on my lap when opening a travel coffee mug in a moving car!!!!
Aug 8, 2012, 9:58pm   #21
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Originally Posted by foxgal
I've got to agree with this. I spilled coffee on my new sage pepe, not once but twice, this weekend and I patted with water, and a few tense moments and it was fine! Though I've learned my lesson - not to have my bag on my lap when opening a travel coffee mug in a moving car!!!!

living dangerously! pepe is tough, but twice in one wknd is def testing its limits, but happy to hear it survived.
Nov 15, 2012, 7:52am   #22
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Hi ladies!
I intend to buy a watered leather Pandora in camel on an Italian site.
Do you know if it's what you call pepe leather and if it's sheepskin?
On some American sites....they say it's lamb....
I'm lost now.
On the other hand I am scared of colour transfer.
What do you think?
Nov 15, 2012, 7:58am   #23
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Originally Posted by Mariapia
Hi ladies!
I intend to buy a watered leather Pandora in camel on an Italian site.
Do you know if it's what you call pepe leather and if it's sheepskin?
On some American sites....they say it's lamb....
I'm lost now.
On the other hand I am scared of colour transfer.
What do you think?
Sorry ...I meant washed leather...not watered.....
Dec 14, 2012, 1:03am   #24
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I really loved my pandora too, I just got it a month a go and it was a good deal 40% off I haven't changed bag since I got my panda. I just saw the zipper part and it's YKK. It bothered me a while but after I read all comments, I think I'm still happy with my purchased. One thing that bothered me is the bottom part ( the lining is a bit unstructured for me) and looks slouchy. Are all pandoras look the same like that? by the way, mine is large and I'm not sure about the leather, it's not wrinkled but looks like that to me
Dec 14, 2012, 7:03am   #25
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Originally Posted by black_holic
I really loved my pandora too, I just got it a month a go and it was a good deal 40% off I haven't changed bag since I got my panda. I just saw the zipper part and it's YKK. It bothered me a while but after I read all comments, I think I'm still happy with my purchased. One thing that bothered me is the bottom part ( the lining is a bit unstructured for me) and looks slouchy. Are all pandoras look the same like that? by the way, mine is large and I'm not sure about the leather, it's not wrinkled but looks like that to me
YKK zippers are excellent quality!
Feb 14, 2013, 10:39am   #26
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Originally Posted by Mariapia
YKK zippers are excellent quality!
Just a note about YKK. I see why you might look down on YKK but you should not. YKK has many different grades and types of zippers - from very high end to industrial to waterproof to relatively inexpensive.

The company is the largest manufacturer of zippers in the world with facilities across the globe (including America). You cannot just assume that a Lampo or Riri, Opti, IPI etc is better quality. YKK just seems to have more diversified product line-up.
Oct 17, 2014, 1:20pm   #27
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Hi,

Question regarding my 2012/2013 Black mini pandora (sheepskin) - I purchased gently used and is in great condition. However I was surprised to find some of the gold tone hardware has slightly faded. Has anyone with an older bag and gold tone hardware had the same experience?
Last edited Oct 17, 2014 at 1:28pm. Reason: typo
Oct 17, 2014, 8:01pm   #28
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Originally Posted by ohuprettything
Hi,

Question regarding my 2012/2013 Black mini pandora (sheepskin) - I purchased gently used and is in great condition. However I was surprised to find some of the gold tone hardware has slightly faded. Has anyone with an older bag and gold tone hardware had the same experience?
I don't have a Panda with gold tone hardware, but my Obsedia bag (sheepskin) does. Its hardware has faded slightly but I think it adds to the overall look of the bag. What you can watch out for is oxidation (when the hardware has these rust brown splotches).
Oct 18, 2014, 12:57pm   #29
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Originally Posted by mmmilkman
I don't have a Panda with gold tone hardware, but my Obsedia bag (sheepskin) does. Its hardware has faded slightly but I think it adds to the overall look of the bag. What you can watch out for is oxidation (when the hardware has these rust brown splotches).
Ah, ok. Thanks for the info! Makes me feel better! Just wanted to make sure it had been properly cared for and will be properly cared for.
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