ADVICE! Quality, Durability, & Value - SLGs - LV vs. Gucci

BlackGrayRed

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Hi, everyone!

I have an opportunity to add to my SLG collection.

I am deciding between these:

(1) LV Zippy Coin Purse (damier ebene)

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(2) Gucci Signature Leather Zip Around Card Case
(red or black)

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(3) Gucci Signature Card Case (red or black)

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Do you own any of these SLGs?
Raves? Rants?

I would like to make a measured decision (as opposed to being impulsive). [emoji5]

Which brand offers the best in the following:

- Quality
- Durability
- Value

Which SLG in particular would be the better/best buy?

With LV, I worry about potential canvas and/or glazing issues.

With Gucci, I have no firsthand experience with this type of leather ("Signature"). And I have no idea about resell value for Gucci, in general, and for Gucci leather SLGs, in particular. And does Gucci offer repairs (for how long)?

The nearest LV standalone boutiques and department store boutiques are a couple of hours away. So that makes any potential repairs trips not that convenient. (Repair requests have to be done in person, correct?).

We have a Saks with an LV boutique in town.

I would like to make the purchase soon. I appreciate everyone's help!

Thank you!
 

spicestory

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[At least for me] the zippers on LV SLGs tend to be very smooth, and therefore easy to use. However, I find the zippers on Gucci SLGs are not as smooth [when compared to] the zippers on LV SLGs.

PS. Is it just me or is it true? Because regardless of the canvas prints (i.e. Monogram, DE and DA), I feel like the thickness of the actual canvas that is used to make the new LV SLGs [currently sold in-stores] is much thinner and noticeably more pliable compared to the thickness and the pliability of the canvas from a couple of years ago.
 
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BlackGrayRed

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Regarding resell value, Gucci has outlet stores. Something to keep in mind since you mention resell ... LV is stronger in the preloved market.
Thank you.
This is true.

I did read that Gucci might stop offering sales.
This lead to someone asking about Gucci outlets.
We shall see.
 
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TrixyG

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Thank you.
This is true.

I did read that Gucci might stop offering sales.
This lead to someone asking about Gucci outlets.
We shall see.
That's interesting about the sales. I'd be surprised if they closed their outlet stores.
I have a Gucci keypouch that I love, the leather is wonderful.