louis loves fendi 818
- Aug 5, 2006
It may seem like just a simple repair, but you have to consider other orders that the repair specialists have to do too. Sure, it does suck that one has to wait so long for a repair sometimes, but maybe you and LV wallets just weren't meant to be?
My mono koala wallet is peeling along the sides and has been for awhile. The first time this happened, about a few months after purchasing, I brought it to LV and they gave me a new one, saying the piece was "defective". A few months later the new one began doing the same thing - the leather-like lining along the sides of the canvas on the wallet, the "glaze" that holds the pieces together peels off like plastic and the threading shows. This also happened to my fiance's wallet awhile back (damier), and after having it re-glazed and the same thing happening again (and waiting like 3 months to get it back)
^^that's apalling!!! i mean, to me that would not be normal for a CHEAP wallet that is two weeks old, let alone an LV...i would try asking for a manager and get decent customer care.
called LV a few days ago and spoke to their supervisor, and she asked me to bring the wallet to the store, and.. they replaced it!! i'm really afraid to do repairs myself on my lvs.. if its really old or got it on bargain and got nothing to lose then maybe that's the time i'll try DIY. i also think it depends on how skilled you are on DIYs coz if you're messy in crafts you may do more harm than good when attempting DIY. just my opinion.
I work in NYC and see LV everywhere, and I know a bunch are fakes but much of it is real, and I have to say, I have yet to see ANYONE really anal about her bag - everyone has dark patina with spots on it, plop their bags on restaurant floors, walk in the rain and snow...I seriously would never have known how some people think about their bags and how carefully they treat them if it weren't for tPF...and now, lol, my damier azur speedy has been used only twice since the fall since I'm so scared of something happening to it! And I carry my vernis agenda in its dust bag!
I have learned so much about how to take care of my bags from tPF and what some do and what others don't do, but ultimately, we all have to decide how we are comfortable treating our bags. Apple Guard, Shining Monkey, Magic Eraser, even something as simple as baby wipes could invalidate that elusive LV warranty right? And even if they don't, we'll likely be charged out the nose for repairs anyway! And we all have preferences like patina, no patina, sag, no sag, etc.
Anyway, I love what I've learned here, don't see it in practice (taking care of bags, asking to see 10 of the same cles in an LV boutique, etc.) but we all have our opinions about what is the right thing for us and our bags!
All that said (I DO DIGRESS!), I think it's insane that the wallet is not holding up well with normal use....sometimes I do think LV takes the position that anything we do is harming their products so they don't have to be responsible when things happen to them. On the other hand, I can also see them not wanting to deal with our mistakes. That said, if I use Apple Guard and end up wanting new vachetta, I know they will gladly do it, for a fee, of course.
There is a product called edge kite by feibings that you can use. There is also an edge kote by Tandy leather . one of them will have a color to match your walwe. It is used for that purpose.My mono koala wallet is peeling along the sides and has been for awhile. The first time this happened, about a few months after purchasing, I brought it to LV and they gave me a new one, saying the piece was "defective". A few months later the new one began doing the same thing - the leather-like lining along the sides of the canvas on the wallet, the "glaze" that holds the pieces together peels off like plastic and the threading shows. This also happened to my fiance's wallet awhile back (damier), and after having it re-glazed and the same thing happening again (and waiting like 3 months to get it back), we just decided this happens with LV wallets and we'll most likely not be buying another... but for now, I love my koala - and so I tried re-glazing the sides by myself with Mod Podge, a waterbase sealer/glue/finish that I use on my ballerina flat bottoms when they tear - and things like that.
Now let's not all gawk or throw stones . I've noticed this is particular to the LV crowd...LV owners don't self repair their items - and they have near panic attacks when people talk about this... I'm prepared for the typical "oh no don't do that! You'll ruin the LV warranty!!!" or "you'll hurt it's resale value!!". What's crazy to me is that, I typically frequent the Balenciaga forum, and women on there are constantly DIY repairing their bags - glueing tassels, cutting tassles, dying their bags, sending their bags to be dyed - LV girls are so anal about this warranty myth, it's nutty ! So please - no comments like this
This is strictly for advice on fixing your items. Don't be shy! Come out and share your experiences. The Mod Podge peels too eventually, by the way, so I'm looking to see if I can try something else. I've heard of Bal girls using some sort of flexible craft glue to mend their split tassels... thinking of trying it ... but open to other advice . The problem with the koala wallet is the way it folds - the creasing of the wallet causes the lining to crack - it's inevitable for this design - and the same happens with Mod Podge because it isn't flexible. :s
I have an LV Epi wallet that I LOVE, not close to an LV store but have heard they won't fix the lining anyway. The wallet is a yellow epi with that amazing purple lining. The sub-par Vuittonite lining is peeling. I've heard of a number of fixes, but before I undertake was looking for someone who has done this. I was going to just paint over the lining since I read that can be the best long term solution. Thoughts? If I go with the paint, is there a good brand and color recommendation? I see Angelus on Amazon has a 'Purple' but not sure of the match? TIA.TS, can we see a picture of this wallet glazing? i know it's been a while, but maybe you still have it...still modge podging it and everything.
I love DIY. Anyone have any projects they are contemplating? Would love to give you some suggestions.
I always suggest taking the item to Vuitton first, but eventually, some bags will be discontinued and their parts no longer available so some items are inevitable DIY projects. If it's something you plan to keep and not really a question of retaining value, it's all good.