Can anything be done to decrease the creasing on the box calf kelly?

Mindi B

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I am guessing (and I hasten to add, I'm no Docride) that leather, being a skin, ages like any skin--it wrinkles over time. I like the patina this adds and sort of doubt that spa could correct it, but again, as humans do, some moisturizing might help.
It's a gorgeous, gorgeous bag.
 

Cutiepatooti

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I am guessing (and I hasten to add, I'm no Docride) that leather, being a skin, ages like any skin--it wrinkles over time. I like the patina this adds and sort of doubt that spa could correct it, but again, as humans do, some moisturizing might help.
It's a gorgeous, gorgeous bag.

Thanks mindi and Whispercrest! Did I mention this bag is 65 years old ☺️
I'm ok with the wrinkling but I've seen vintage black Kelly's where the leather cracks open and you can see a white base underneath and that's what I'm interested in avoiding.

Also, has anyone noticed that vintage sellier kellys seem to crease more than retourne, or is it just me?
 

Mindi B

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Thanks mindi and Whispercrest! Did I mention this bag is 65 years old ☺️
I'm ok with the wrinkling but I've seen vintage black Kelly's where the leather cracks open and you can see a white base underneath and that's what I'm interested in avoiding.

Also, has anyone noticed that vintage sellier kellys seem to crease more than retourne, or is it just me?

I haven't seen enough to know, but that would make sense, as the selliers are stiffer and probably less tolerant of being squished with daily use.
 
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Often with older box calf the wrinkling is from the finish on top of the leather (box has a finish on it) bunching up because the leather underneath it is shifting and/or is dry. I would start with H spa first as they can possibly even re-finish the bag. Once you've addressed the finish on top of the leather, you can condition it yourself ongoing.
That said it's a gorgeous bag! Congratulations!
 
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