Blue jean: does it show dirt?

kenzie1980

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Feb 14, 2008
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I'm eyeing Sandia's lovely blue jean box Kelly and wondered whether it was practical for everyday use in warm weather. Does it get dirty easily? I tend to shy away from lighter colored bags, but this one is gorgeous!
 

guccigal07

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Jun 19, 2006
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the handles will darken over time....just like any light bag....and scuffs and bruises will show more easily on a light bag....
 

elizabethk

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Jul 25, 2006
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Yes, but according to Claude and straight from the craftsman's mouth a little soap and water and it will look new.
He really said it's all right to do that.
It will make the Bleu Jean vibrant again.
 
Mar 19, 2007
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I looked at the kelly on eBay. It's gorgeous isn't it? Also a reasonable price. I like SandiaExchange, they seem to have a steady supply of new as well as pre-owned Hermes items at reasonable prices. And they take cc too which is cool to rake up points.
 

jag

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Jan 18, 2006
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My Blue Jean HAC is holding up exceptionally well! I don't see any wear or dirt, and think this color shows LESS dirt than my gold vache liegee. But one trick I have learned is that using a plain baby wipe easily removes dirt without harming the leather. HTH!
 

gracekelly

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I have a BJ togo Trim and I have not seen the handles darken or the bag show dirt. A box leather would be more problematic for everyday use. I think the scratches are going to show more on the ligher leather than on a darker color. I have seen the bag pics and while it is very lovely, it doesn't strike me as being an everyday bag.
 

kenzie1980

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Feb 14, 2008
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^^ My thoughts too. I think I'm going to sit on my hands and be good. The right bag will come along. Thanks to everyone for all the helpful input!
 
May 6, 2007
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blue jean in box is not like blue jean in any other leather FYI. Lighter and grayer and duller. pretty but different