Dior Quality vs. Fendi Quality

Jan 10, 2006
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In my ever on-going decision between the Gaucho and the B Bag... I was curious about the quality of these bags.

I have a Dior Gambler that isn't necessarily the "greatest, well-made bag." It's nice, but sometimes I look at it and think it looks like it could have been made better. Especially the leather and stitching on the handles. And I know it's not a fake.

I've never had a Fendi--so I don't know about their quality. If you have a Fendi--I'd appreciate getting input on their quality. And if you have the Gaucho and/or have seen it--let me know what you think.

Thanks!
 
Jan 16, 2006
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I actually don't know the answer to this question but suggest waitlisting both bags, and then visiting the bags on the same day and checking them out.

I have read blogs with people commenting on the Fendi spy bag leather quality not being as good as they would have hoped etc. however I cannot speak from personal experience.
 

riotstar

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Nov 10, 2005
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It may depend on what color spy bag you decide on. The color on my cognac bag is fading near the mouth, so I had to get it treated with a moisturizer to prevent further wear... You wouldn't have to worry about that with patent leather on the B bag though. Reviewing your other thread, I think the B bag would be a better investment than the gaucho.
 
Jan 10, 2006
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Thanks Riotstar--I should keep my eye on the prize, i.e. the B bag. The Dior guy at NM promised to give me a call when the Gaucho comes in just so I can look at it and then figure out if I'm really interested. I think I'm drawn to the white color of the Gaucho....

The B Bag is probably a better option for me. I want the small/medium sized satchel-style in tan & black patent. Hopefully it'll work out. I just hope that the two other women in front of me on the waiting list don't want that one too!
 

riotstar

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Nov 10, 2005
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No problem! I'm so excited for you! I'm still a student so I doubt there will be many opportunities to mix and match with that bag. Nevertheless, I put myself on the waitlist for the same colored bag bc I wanted to see it in person. (It's the only one I find absolutely gorgeous... :love: ) Most likely, I'll have to pass it up. Otherwise, my parents should strongly consider disowning me than put up with my expenses.
 
Jan 10, 2006
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Sounds like you appreciate your parents and their willingness to support you! I'm really curious to see the B bag in person--did they give you an ETA when you waitlisted? My NM was clueless....
 

riotstar

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Nov 10, 2005
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Ohhh... She guessed around early March (but I wouldn't trust that date) since the bag in this particular color is in such demand. The SA I normally see whenever I drop by wasn't working that day, and the one who took down my name looked sorta clueless. Then she started speaking to me in Korean when I wrote my name down. That was so professional of her! *sarcasm* And yet, so Korean.
 
Jan 10, 2006
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I started cracking up Riotstar at your "professional" comment because I'm Korean too! But a TOTAL twinkie. Everyone who meets me tells me I"m soooooooooo not Korean or even Asian. Anyways, that doesn't really happen to me cause I think people seem to pick up that I speak absolutely no Korean. When it does happen I figure they're just trying to be friendlier or somthing... I think it would be best if they just waited for the customer to speak in the language though.
 

riotstar

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Nov 10, 2005
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I'm very white-washed too (which doesn't help when you're in the Korean Mecca of the US). I get by only bc I watched k-dramas in high school. It's an ordeal when I have to talk to my grandparents.
 
Jan 10, 2006
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At least you can SPEAK to your grandparents! When my grandparents were still alive, I couldn't... It was nice that they all spoke some English. I don't even know how to count to 10 in Korean! Terrible, I know...