Buffalo gala - talk to me

AuthenticLux

Mom/Feminist/Veteran
O.G.
Feb 1, 2007
3,403
200
San Francisco
I have a lovely tri-fold bearn in buffalo gala and after a little less than a year it looks as though it's been to war and back. I am willing to take 50% of the blame as I use it daily and it does meet with the occasional Hot Wheels toy car or goldfish snack but it really does show every little nick and scratch.

I've never taken a buffalo gala piece to H for cleaning so I'd love your expert opinions on cleaning and just overall thoughts on this leather.

TIA!

P.S. Scratches and all, she receives tons of compliments! ;)
 

pursenality

Extreme Hermès!
Aug 28, 2007
4,278
10
Orange World
^^I own a Buffle Gala wallet. It has scratches and nicks. Took it to H for cleaning and was told that it won't have much effect on the scratches, etc. They can only condition the leather. In the end, I took back the wallet.
 

AuthenticLux

Mom/Feminist/Veteran
O.G.
Feb 1, 2007
3,403
200
San Francisco
^^I own a Buffle Gala wallet. It has scratches and nicks. Took it to H for cleaning and was told that it won't have much effect on the scratches, etc. They can only condition the leather. In the end, I took back the wallet.
^^^ That's what I was afraid of. Thank you for the info!
 

orchids

Member
O.G.
May 30, 2006
5,063
52
I second pursenality's thoughts. I'm hoping yours is a darker color; my DH's was not and there was little that could be done for it which was very disappointing given the short amount of time he had it. On a go forward basis, I was advised to avoid this leather in lighter colors for smaller accessories.
 

castorny

Luxury Obsessed
Jan 3, 2008
3,056
17
USA
Buffle Gala is sensitive to surface marks, like Swift and Tadelakt. I don't think these three skins wear particularly well.
 

sarachryan

O.G.
Jun 6, 2007
750
126
This is my least favourite leather by a long shot. I've a globetrotter in it and it is wrecked! And that's with normal usage. Really disappointed with it