Girolata durability

jennifer-j

O.G.
Oct 6, 2007
533
58
Hi everyone,
I was looking for a bucket bag and thought the Girolata would be a good choice. The bag looks gorgeous and I also like that it can be worn as a shoulder bag or hand held bag. But when I saw it at the LV store, I was a bit disappointed with the quality of the bag. I'm worried about two things. First of all, the sides are just two pieces of canvas stitched together, with a leather strap securing it. I'm afraid that over time the stiches will become loose and I will get a tear. Secondly, the holes where the cord runs through are also just stitched and not secured with leather or metal.

I would like to use this bag as an everyday bag, so I'm looking for a durable bag without major quality issues. Does anyone have quality issues with this bag or should I just trust in the LV quality and go for it?
 

fabuleux

STAND UP
Aug 3, 2014
19,157
39,387
Hi everyone,
I was looking for a bucket bag and thought the Girolata would be a good choice. The bag looks gorgeous and I also like that it can be worn as a shoulder bag or hand held bag. But when I saw it at the LV store, I was a bit disappointed with the quality of the bag. I'm worried about two things. First of all, the sides are just two pieces of canvas stitched together, with a leather strap securing it. I'm afraid that over time the stiches will become loose and I will get a tear. Secondly, the holes where the cord runs through are also just stitched and not secured with leather or metal.

I would like to use this bag as an everyday bag, so I'm looking for a durable bag without major quality issues. Does anyone have quality issues with this bag or should I just trust in the LV quality and go for it?
I don't like the fact that it has no rivets around the cordon's holes. I would pass just for that reason.
 

LuckyBitch

Member
Aug 4, 2014
965
1,086
Totally agree. I really love the look and functionality of the bag but the no rivets and the side seams really put me off.
 

Sonmi999

Backpack lover
Jul 4, 2016
2,131
5,182
Brazil
I was about to open a thread about this bag, because I was thinking of buying one for my mom and I rarely see information about it.
If anyone owns the Girolatta and can chime in, that would be wonderful. Thanks!
 
Mar 31, 2011
1,704
1,400
Atlanta
I couldn't wait for this bag to come out last spring, and ran to buy it when my SA called. What a disappointment. Cheaply made, IMO. I passed. :sad:
 

Luzewheel

Member
Oct 15, 2016
7
7
I purchased the Girolata last Spring and I love, love it! It's a wonderful bag and I haven't had any quality issues and it seems very durable. LV just introduced the Girolata in mahina calfskin that is much more expensive than the azur canvas so I wouldn't think that they've had any problems with the Girolata.
 

jackbnip

O.G.
Feb 11, 2008
850
216
I have this bag and love it! I have used it a lot and had zero issues. Being that they are making it in other more expensive materials says a lot.. I would like to buy another one!
 
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bam253

Member
Mar 8, 2014
47
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Tacoma, WA
I purchased the Girolata last Spring and I love, love it! It's a wonderful bag and I haven't had any quality issues and it seems very durable. LV just introduced the Girolata in mahina calfskin that is much more expensive than the azur canvas so I wouldn't think that they've had any problems with the Girolata.
Do you have Model pics?
 

Luzewheel

Member
Oct 15, 2016
7
7
The DA Girolata does not come with a pouch. It has a inside zippered pocket and slip pocket behind it.
Also, someone asked if a MacBook would fit and I would say no. iPad and iPad mini yes.
 
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Trillylilly

Member
May 30, 2017
24
6
Thanks for the info. I was the one that asked about the macbook. I have heard mixed views about the quality. I would be interested in DA but I haven't got any items with DA canvas and nervous about colour transfer for a more expensive bag.
 

Gimmethebag

Gimme Gimme Gimme
O.G.
Dec 2, 2008
3,216
1,433
Chicago
I have a Girolata but it’s still in the box until Chicago thaws out. I like that there aren’t grommets on the bag. The drawstring openings are stitched and reinforced and it lends a more casual look to the bag.

I get what people are saying about there not being piping but to be honest, piping isn’t low maintenance to me. I am always cleaning and conditioning the leather piping on my bags. At least with coated canvas, all you need is a swipe with a baby wipe.

Drawstring and bucket bags are so trendy this year and I like the Girolata because you have the option of wearing it as a handbag, shoulder bag, or throwing a crossbody strap on it.