I've the same dilemma! I adore the look of the Goyard St. Louis and everytime I see one (very few) I seriously get goose bumps. But the cracking problems and stuff are kinda scaring me. ;(
I am new to Goyard. Haven't seen one. Do they have cracking problems? They said LV Neverfull had cracking problems in the Damier Ebene, but i have the bag and never had an issue. So does Goyard St Louis have these issues?
Absolutely! My navy PM has been in constant use for three years and shows no wear with none of the problems others have mentioned.
My only regret is I don't have more cws.
I usually have a small Prada messenger inside as a bag insert to keep the all my bits & pieces in order. As I load up through out the day, the messenger comes out & goes over my shoulder.
We hit a lot of antique shows. It's a great under the radar antiquing bag. The people who know take you seriously & the people who don't leave you alone. Sometimes if our surroundings are a bit dubious I'll tuck the corners in behind the shoulder straps covered by my arm to protect the contents. A nylon rain coat does the same thing if we've picked up a lot of stuff.
Also DH thinks it looks gender neutral & will happily take his turn when it's heavy.
Absolutely! I have a navy PM that is about five years old which has had constant use. It has softened a bit but still looks amazing with none of the issues that some other people have described. Tried to get another in grey last time in Paris but they weren't available.