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Jul 21, 2008, 9:17am   #31
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Originally Posted by bagcat
I own a mughetto bow and so far, I've not experienced any sealant cracks, but then again, I don't use her so much (for fear of damaging her). I just angers me that a bag this expensive is very poorly made. So, I've been looking for contact information for the Miu Miu company to complain about these quality issues (cracks, lettering falling off, etc). This am, I found this:

Prada Usa Corp (Miu Miu)
609 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019-5008, United States (Map)
Phone: (212) 307-9300

Maybe if TPF bow owners write letters of complaint to them, they would finally address these quality issues with the bow (w/c I love so much!)

of course they will!!!! you girls just really have to let your voice be heard!
Jul 21, 2008, 2:49pm   #32
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Mine arrived with a pen mark from Saks. I recieved a replacement and have been using it for 4 months, the leather on the trim is cracking :( I still use it but wont buy a replacement this year. I am thru with the MMBB.
Jul 21, 2008, 4:15pm   #33
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omg.. i really do want to owe a bow but after seeing the sealant cracks.. i'm not sure if i can live with it! somemore i'm contemplating of getting a light colour..

does other brands have such problems or is it only miu miu?? i'm not exactly with how other brands sealed up the leathers tgr..
Jul 23, 2008, 9:27pm   #34
K
& so are pugs!!
Update on my alluminio - noticed some SLIGHT - but still evident - cracks in the sealant on the HANDLE! I really really hope those cracks don't get worse, they're not very noticeable at all now, but still. Also, a good thing is that several things have spilled on my bow and with some rubbing of a white napkin/towel and some water, the spots go away. The leather is still very soft and looks gorgeous in natural light, so I really can't part with it yet... though I have been considering. I just need to find a replacement bag!
Jul 23, 2008, 9:33pm   #35
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Originally Posted by Kitties Are Cute
Update on my alluminio - noticed some SLIGHT - but still evident - cracks in the sealant on the HANDLE! I really really hope those cracks don't get worse, they're not very noticeable at all now, but still. Also, a good thing is that several things have spilled on my bow and with some rubbing of a white napkin/towel and some water, the spots go away. The leather is still very soft and looks gorgeous in natural light, so I really can't part with it yet... though I have been considering. I just need to find a replacement bag!
I HAVE THAT PROBLEM TOO! I noticed it after I got my bow from cleaning @ Saks. I have the cracks on the handles too. I think MIU MIU uses really CHEAP plastic sealant Oh well, as you know, I my bow more than anything, I just couldn't part with her after how CLEAN she looked after her cleaning and having the fallen off M glued back, (I just hope it doesn't fall off again).

Replacement bag? Try a REBECCA MINKOFF I was there during my heartache with my bow.. lol!!
Jul 23, 2008, 9:36pm   #36
K
& so are pugs!!
So you kept it?! Woohoo! It's hard for me to part with it too, the leather and everything is so pretty, it's just so hard. I just wish they made the sealant better!!!

Haha Rebecca Minkoff IS a lot cheaper... I think I need a replacement bag that can isn't so fragile like the bow! And by replacement I mean just an alternative, since I don't know yet if I can part with the bow.
Jul 23, 2008, 10:03pm   #37
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omg, that's horrible. i was lemming a bow for a long time and sorry to say, i'm glad i didn't get one. sorry to hear you're having problems!
Aug 19, 2008, 5:41am   #38
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Ever since I noticed the Bow, I've been wanting one forever.
But then stopped myself because of the many troubles it has, so during the lemming period I got myself a LV MC Speedy, LV Roxbury Drive, Chanel ivory with gold h/w bag.

And now I am STILL thinking/dreaming about the BOW... but just cannot justify whether to spend that money on a bag that wont last.. SIGH
Sep 21, 2008, 8:36pm   #39
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Hi Anna, thank you very much on posting this thread. I like Miu Miu but have never owned one myself. Now that I am ready to buy one, I read this thread about the poor quality and problems of Miu Miu bags. My question is, are all Miu Miu bags tend to have sealant cracks or it is mostly on Bow bag only? Thanks.
Sep 22, 2008, 12:31am   #40
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Originally Posted by hooooiling
Hi Anna, thank you very much on posting this thread. I like Miu Miu but have never owned one myself. Now that I am ready to buy one, I read this thread about the poor quality and problems of Miu Miu bags. My question is, are all Miu Miu bags tend to have sealant cracks or it is mostly on Bow bag only? Thanks.
Hi hooooiling

So far the sealant cracks are ONLY with the bows. The bow is a very loved bag by many tPFers but it's also a huge quality issue... so you might want to be careful if you want a bow!

As for other bags, NOPE, no problems, BUT the PRADA "FAIRY" bag did have some ink bleeding problem & you can search that up using the Search function HTH!
Sep 22, 2008, 3:43am   #41
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Hi Anna, thank you very much. I hope Miu Miu has then rectified the sealant cracks issue on bow. I love this bag. Right now I am contemplating between bow and Vitello shopper. Both are of same size (quite close). What's your opinion on this bag? http://forum.purseblog.com/attachmen...5&d=1221778128 (from tfs member Lasmico)
Sep 22, 2008, 4:34pm   #42
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I have a lot of tiny cracks on my bow now.. I think it's from everyday use!
Sep 29, 2008, 2:44pm   #43
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Oh Man, I don't know if I am going to keep my bow bag now, which I bought on Saturday. Problem is, I'm not sure the store do refunds.
Sep 29, 2008, 4:34pm   #44
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^^Oh Tiree, what a shame! I know when I bought my Miu Miu from a shop in Bath they wouldn't refund which is why I sold it privately. But, listen, I used mine a lot and I didn't have any quality problems with it at all. The sealant didn't crack and I used mine virtually every day. It was the off white one and I was amazed at how well it held up.
GL with your decision.
Sep 29, 2008, 5:42pm   #45
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I think that Bow bags will eventually get the sealant cracks. I think they way the bag is designs, with the flap over, that it is matter of time. If you look on the Chanel thread, someone posted a great place to repair Chanels. I would suggest looking for the contact info on this thread and perhaps taking your bow bags there and see what the expert recommends. A Miu Miu sales associate told me that they do not recommend conditioning bags. I wish that Miu Miu had as great of a repair department as Louis Vuitton.
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