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Jul 2, 2012, 7:34pm   #1
Vily's Avatar
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Wrinkles/cracked one side of my Alma's handle but others is minor

This is the cracked side (pics taken after applied Leather Conditioner)

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And this side no problem (very minor)

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Should i worries or just leaves...
Is anyone had the same problem?
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Jul 3, 2012, 2:05am   #2
this happened after you applied conditioner?
Jul 3, 2012, 5:10am   #3
Vily's Avatar
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No... Its already there... Maybe when I wipe/clean
the handles 2 wks ago but didnt have conditioner
at the time..then it might crack then

Originally Posted by purseslov3r
this happened after you applied conditioner?
Jul 3, 2012, 12:54pm   #4
twin-fun's Avatar
Could the handles have gotten very dry? Leather needs moisture or it will crack.
Jul 3, 2012, 12:58pm   #5
IN LVOE's Avatar
could the conditioner have gotten in the cracks that were already there???? and now there are just more noticable????
Jul 3, 2012, 1:01pm   #6
MrVuitton's Avatar
Luxury obsessed boy
I've the same on my Speedy. It's normal wear and tear of leather. The leather stretches, so that caused the wrinkles. Don't worry about it. =)
Jul 6, 2012, 3:17pm   #7
ArtsyLVChick's Avatar
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This looks like normal wear and tear. How old is your bag?
Oct 15, 2012, 8:41am   #8
I believe its normal wear n tear. My speedy 30 mono also has that pesky wrinkles on the underside of the handles and the sides too. N yes, when you clean the handles with baby wipes especially, the wrinkles becomes more pronounced. And I also noticed that, some part of the handles do wrinkle more... this is probably due to the way our palms hold the handles... so no worries dear , its normal... But it wd be good to condition the vachetta leather ( esp. the handles) with vachetta leather conditioner , eg , from LMB, that way the leather stays moisturised , just like our skin :) The handles do tend to get dry with age...
Oct 15, 2012, 10:08am   #9
JadaStormy's Avatar
If it really bothers you, you can always get the handles replaced.
Oct 15, 2012, 11:23am   #10
charleston-mom's Avatar
Did you use something that dried them out - like a magic eraser? (before the conditioner).
Oct 15, 2012, 7:49pm   #11
NWGal's Avatar
I agree with a couple of the others, it looks like the leather got dried out. Seems like the cracks are more pronounced now because it soaked up the conditioner. I'm sure some of it is normal wear/tear but I would think it wouldn't dry out much unless you are using some type of a cleaner on them, or a hand sanitizer with alcohol in it.

The one picture from a distance isn't as noticeable, just in the close ups.
Oct 15, 2012, 8:13pm   #12
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I've seen that before on vintage bags that I've bought. The leather already has little hairline cracks like that, but when you put the conditioner on it gets in the cracks and darkens them. I don't think it's flaw or worthy of a return, it's just leather, and leather gets dry and cracks sometimes. :(
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