Last summer I bought a Legacy Leather Shoulder Flap online in citron that I love. I have picked up a few bags from that line with the striped anniversary lining. It had been basically unused so I can’t help with that question of wear. Over in the the Club house forum, there is a vintage thread. You may get more of a response there, although technically they are not vintage. There are definitely a few fans there. I do see a lot of Ali’s online for sale. With many of the lighter colors, like Parchment, I can see dirt (are they putting them on the floor?). I think they wear well, but show dirt if you use them continuously without a break.
Didn't there used to be a super secret super exclusive "Market" selling forum here on TPF years ago? I seem to remember asking to join and being rejected. Completely unknown to me. I’ve only been a member for about 2 1/2 years. I’m such a cheapo, lol, it probably would have been above my budget.
I had several of the shoulder bags years back, but I ended up giving them all up over time. 3/4 of them developed verdigris on the hardware, which was a pain, but otherwise they were beautiful bags. I love the look of that collection.
I love my Coach Felicia in whiskey; she is in very good shape. I am considering getting a black one. The bleecker leather is just so wonderful and I love the braided strap. The design is timeless. I still carry her even though it is a really big bag and I only carry 2 card cases, a coin purse, sunglasses, keys, and phone. I do wish there was a small outside slip pocket though. I am deaf to my phone when it is in my purse.
Congrats on your new Ali. I still use my 2006-2007 legacy bags, almost exclusively. I've moved frequently since starting my collection, and they're one of the few things I haven't pared down/gotten rid of because I still find them amazing.