empriente or Epi wallet?

cmd28

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Hi,

Does anyone have any thoughts about wallets in empriente vs Epi leathers? Any pros or cons to either? I know there's glazing and cracking issues with the Emilie in mono (and Epi too I think?), I'm wondering of the emp version would have glazing too?

I want to get an Emilie wallet, which is available in Epi, but will be coming out in empriente soon. I'm trying to decide which version to get.

I like that emp is soft, but it's almost too flimsy when I was looking at the compact curieuse. However the card slots seemed easier on the emp.

Thanks!
 

nvie

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Tough decision. Epi wears like iron. Empreinte has glazing issues with its older models but was addressed. I have 5 items from the Empreinte range and 3 items from Epi. I definitely love Empreinte more!

Either one you can't go wrong! [emoji8]
 

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I would choose empriente, as I think epi looks dull and "old" in a lot of pictures I saw, but when I see it in store, I don't have that feeling, strange
 

nvie

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I would choose empriente, as I think epi looks dull and "old" in a lot of pictures I saw, but when I see it in store, I don't have that feeling, strange

Which one do you think is newer? Cosmetic Pouch or Zippy wallet? Both are Indigo. ImageUploadedByPurseForum1464361996.372424.jpg
 
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nvie

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Hahaha :smile: however you want. I love epi leather. My nearly 3 old bag looks just like the day I bought it.

Yes, EPI has a nice sheen after use. So the dull looking Epi that one poster mention is definitely a new piece. [emoji4]
 

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I am trying to make the same decision. Sarah wallet in grape empereinte or twist wallet in blueberry or hot pink epi. I also thought empereinte felt flimsy ans SA said it would get even looser over time. Also can't decide on a color as I usually go for black.
 

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Last year, I was looking empriente compact curieuse in cherries, but I decided to get Marie-Lou Compact Wallet in chilli. A compact curieuse wallet is beautiful, but I'm was afraid about the issue of faded embrossed.
I love epi leather more and more because it's durable. I also have an emilie epi in fuchsia.
 

cmd28

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Thanks for everyone's input! It's good to hear that Epi becomes glossier after use, I definitely love the look of it! Also good point about the embossing fading on the empriente leather.

Tough decision....!
 

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Fading embossing on Empreinte is only possible when it's light, there's no way deep embossing could fade. 2 of my 5 items have light embossing and I could see the fading after using it. However, I find that unique. To each it's own.
 

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fading embossing on empreinte is only possible when it's light, there's no way deep embossing could fade. 2 of my 5 items have light embossing and i could see the fading after using it. However, i find that unique. To each it's own.
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