Do you or don't you in the winter?

Jul 1, 2008
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south western pa
I live in lovely western Pennsylvania where we already have snow. Yuck. This is my first winter with my Stressa PM. I was wondering if you all carry your bags with a lot of vachetta during the winter months or if you retire them till nicer weather. I don't mind the cold but the salt and slush really bother me. I have a 2 year old plus an infant carrier that I am lugging around so I brush against dirty cars. I don't want to ruin my leather! I am thinking about letting my Stressa rest until salt season is over but I am going to miss her so :sad:

What do you northern girls do? or Southern girls...I guess you might rain or crummy weather from time to time ;)
 

bpurse

joie de vivre
Nov 2, 2007
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I live in the Cleveland area so our weather is the same and I only take out bags with vachetta when its dry out. I hate those dang water spots. Lately with all the snow I've just been using my Ebene bags. My beautiful Azur Galliera is resting comfortably in her dustbag:smile:
 

pratheeba15

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Oct 10, 2010
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I live in PA.There is no snow but the weather is yuck.One day its raining and every day its different.I really don't have time to keep switching my bag as i have a 1 year old and he keeps me very busy.I retired all my leather bags and i am planning to take my ebene speedy for winter.This is my first time carrying LV in winter.I do not want to carry any vachetta bags in winter.This is just me.But if you want to carry vachetta ones, you can always take a carry bag or something like that and place your LV into it if the weather is bad. I have also seen some threads on it.
 

earthx

back to basic.
Aug 31, 2010
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Bangkok, Thailand
I also live in California also. It doesn't snow here, but it does rain here sometimes. However, I would use my mono/azur bag anyway. If I got to live somewhere where it rain/snow all the time, I would still be using them. What's the point of buying the bag when I hardly got to use it? Lol
 

Stacy31

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Sep 27, 2008
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I am from western PA too!---I definitely understand how you feel! I tend to use my all leather or damier bags in the rain/snow. I am too paranoid about ruining the vachetta. It did help to spray the vachetta with a leather protector spray---the few times my mono speedy was in the rain/snow it seemed to help.
 

DesigningStyle

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Dec 20, 2006
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I have enough bags that I can avoid carrying those that might stain when the weather is not nice. So, no I do not carry those with vachetta in wet weather, albeit, rain, snow, or even if it looks like it might rain!
 
Jul 1, 2008
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south western pa
I am from western PA too!---I definitely understand how you feel! I tend to use my all leather or damier bags in the rain/snow. I am too paranoid about ruining the vachetta. It did help to spray the vachetta with a leather protector spray---the few times my mono speedy was in the rain/snow it seemed to help.
Stacey--- feeling the Stillers love here! Great game last night!


I guess on one hand you should use the bag since what is the point if you don't use it half the time but on the other hand it kind of makes my stomach hurt thinking about salt stains! Ugg.

I think I will retire Stressa for a bit. I am hoping to save up enough to purchase an Ebene bag but until them I will make due with some others until lake Erie freezes and this lake effect crap stops. Boo hoo. So many things to dislike winter for.
 

Nicole429

Loving LV
Oct 12, 2009
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Oh how I miss Western PA weather...

If it looks like rain or snow, I leave my bags with vachetta at home. I usually have a clear large garbage bag stashed in my bag so that if I'm out and it suddenly starts raining/snowing, I can cover my bag (kind of like a rain jacket). I usually get some strange looks but that's ok as long as my bag is safe!
 

sunfire27

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Jun 2, 2009
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The only bag I don't use much in the winter is my Cabas Mezzo. It has to be a dry, sunny day for me to bring it out because of the vachetta bottom.
 

tiggycat

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Jul 29, 2009
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I grew up in North Western PA with my grandmother and still have nightmares about the weather - we lived on a little farm and sometimes couldn't get out for days until the plow got around to us (loved the 'snow days' when I got to skip school though!) . I'm now in Canada and see more Ebene and Epi in the winter months - I'm so scared of the vachetta myself that if I ever get an LV Bag it will be Ebene.