I had heard that PVC was another term for plastic. WOW! How do high end brands sell these bags for the prices they do and the bags are plastic?! I already know, brand name........wow, what we will pay for a name. Silver, don't think I am saying something negative about your purchase as I'm sure I'm guilty somewhere within my collection. It just bugs me that high end brands make bags out of this material and continue to sell at the prices they do. Ok, off my soapbox now........
Some Dior bags use PVC too - and though I'll never pay anything to use a PVC bag, let alone pay for them, let's not shoot it down either - it lasts for ages, is durable, ligtweight, withstands the shocks of weather elements, and if you accidentally put a pen to it, you MAY be able to get the pen stains out by using an eraser <hahah>
So, I fell for a BCBGeneration bag today. Looked it up online to send pics of it to my sis (yea we do that) and found out it's made of PVC!
I didn't know what PVC stood for either but googled it and low and behold PVC = Plastic. I always check to see what material my clothing is before purchasing...guess I'll have to start doing that for my purses (and who knows what else!) now too.
It wouldn't be SO bad, except I also read they frequently use PHTHALATES to 'soften' the material (check Wikipedia if you want more info)!
The crappy part is these are BRAND names using these 'alternative' materials and still selling them as if they're using the real thing (I THOUGHT it was made of leather)!