Goyard for school

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  1. HI! I am thinking of using my Goyard St Louis GM for school. I would only be carrying: 1 5-subject notebook, 1 1.5 inch binder and and iPad Pro. Do you think that would be too much for the bag?
  2. Hi there,

    I don’t think it’s too much for the bag depending hot you organize your belongings. But I can say that the St. Louis is very large for just those three items. Keep in mind that the canvas for the St. Louis is particularly thin and light so you might have some issues with punctures especially with a binder inside a slouchy bag.
  3. Do you think if I used a felt organizer (I have one from Samorga) that it would reduce the risk of puncture?
    I know this bag is large, but I like the slouchy look! :smile:
  4. I love the Samorga Organizers! I have one for my keepall but I haven’t had one for my Goyard St. Leger, I trust that it would definitely help you from internal bag punctures but for outward punctures going into the bag it may not. Just as long as you’re not throwing your bag or rubbing it on abrasive surfaces you should be fine.
    I think that it can be durable on whatever you put it but be mindful of the weight you’ll be putting in.
    If you’re able to, inspect the bag in person.
    I mean look at the bag outside for any issues with canvas quality, as my prior Belvedere 2 in Black and Tan had an issue where it seems like a chip in the canvas happened before even wearing it. My suggestion is when you are in the boutique, to hold the bag (not exactly over your head) but to hold it up next to a light source and see the areas that seem frail. I did this on a St. Louis in PM in NYC and I can tell you that the bag had small holes but you won’t be able to see in the coated canvas part, you’d only be able to make out the areas that have a small hole or weaker parts of you look at the inner part of the non coated canvas with light against it.
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  5. Will this be your first year in college?
  6. Yes!
  7. I think you should be fine, I had a bunch of friends and peers at my university who carried the St. Louis bag with much more than what you listed. One of my friends would actually stuff her bag with clothes throughout the day and even carried a textbook occasionally in addition to a few notebooks and daily essentials. The only wear I noticed was the handles cracking, but it is a common thing so overstuffing could've contributed to it. If you're worried about the binder damaging the bag, you can get a folder and put in the notes you need for the day and some extra paper to write with. I had a habit of doing that throughout college so I didn't have to carry so much with me.
  8. I have packed both my St. Louis with WAAAY more than that. I have a PM and a GM and the GM in particular has been abused as a carry on with a laptop, iPad, books, notebooks, shoes and other stuff and no handle issues. I use it as a tennis bag all the time - the corners show signs of wear (3 years old) but I put it down on cement and clay courts, shove it under airplane seats and hang it with heavy stuff. They are tougher than people give them credit for!
    rlVlad likes this.
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