Help! My GST (gold hardware) the gold paint is chipping.

vwynn

Member
Oct 21, 2011
163
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United states
Hi Ladies with GST gold Hardware owners,

Today I decided to switch using different bag from my Jumbo to GST, after I took her out from the box and removing all the tissues, I found out the gold paint where the ring attached the ( 31 RUE CAMBON PARIS) hardware, are chipping and it's like a top coat. :sad: :wtf::shocked::huh::panic:
The second layer is a light gold tone and more like matt gold, its doesn't look right to me. So i took out my Beige Clair with GST with Silver hardware, (which i use over the vacations) and the hardware are looks fine to me.
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I just texted my SA from boutique and he said he will look at it first and send it to repair. I am panicking and broken hearted ... Since I got this bag, I took her out only coupled times. Since its Gold hardware so it's kind of dressy And i hav two boys so most of the time I wear casual clothes. Using my silver hardware bags. :sad:
Does any of your GST hardware dose that?
 
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saltgirl01

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Apr 16, 2012
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236
I don't have a GST but I noticed that on a friend's bag. Looked like a type of top clear coat that is put on, maybe to keep the hardware from tarnishing easily?? But the chipped area looks pretty big on yours. So sorry.. :sad: I know it would bug me too.
 

LuxBagLVr

Chanel-aholic
Nov 15, 2010
1,357
2
Toronto
I have never had this happen with my Beige Clair GHW and I am by no means easy on my GST-I put books, folders and my iPad in her. I purchased mine in June of last year. I hope you get this fixed :smile: This should not be happening.
 

Pandada

Member
Jan 8, 2012
599
2
Sorry to hear OP. I don't have this problem with mine. Hope you get them replaced soon.
 

tutushopper

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Apr 13, 2012
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Hi Ladies with GST gold Hardware owners,

Today I decided to switch using different bag from my Jumbo to GST, after I took her out from the box and removing all the tissues, I found out the gold paint where the ring attached the ( 31 RUE CAMBON PARIS) hardware, are chipping and it's like a top coat. :sad: :wtf::shocked::huh::panic:
The second layer is a light gold tone and more like matt gold, its doesn't look right to me. So i took out my Beige Clair with GST with Silver hardware, (which i use over the vacations) and the hardware are looks fine to me.
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I just texted my SA from boutique and he said he will look at it first and send it to repair. I am panicking and broken hearted ... Since I got this bag, I took her out only coupled times. Since its Gold hardware so it's kind of dressy And i hav two boys so most of the time I wear casual clothes. Using my silver hardware bags. :sad:
Does any of your GST hardware dose that?
Please do keep us posted; this is not something one would expect on a fairly unused Chanel bag. I just got mine, so I can't say yet how mine will wear. I hope they will fix yours up quickly.
 

dydyluv

Member
Oct 29, 2007
81
0
Hi vwynn,
Hope u can get it fixed. I also have rusting problem with my unused GST.

Hi tutushopper,
You are one of the gurus here. You have not encountered chipping or rusting problems on your babies right?
 

ChanelCanuck

Member
Jan 21, 2013
1,454
2,342
Vancouver, Canada
Hi Ladies with GST gold Hardware owners,

Today I decided to switch using different bag from my Jumbo to GST, after I took her out from the box and removing all the tissues, I found out the gold paint where the ring attached the ( 31 RUE CAMBON PARIS) hardware, are chipping and it's like a top coat. :sad: :wtf::shocked::huh::panic:
The second layer is a light gold tone and more like matt gold, its doesn't look right to me. So i took out my Beige Clair with GST with Silver hardware, (which i use over the vacations) and the hardware are looks fine to me.
View attachment 2066891


I just texted my SA from boutique and he said he will look at it first and send it to repair. I am panicking and broken hearted ... Since I got this bag, I took her out only coupled times. Since its Gold hardware so it's kind of dressy And i hav two boys so most of the time I wear casual clothes. Using my silver hardware bags. :sad:
Does any of your GST hardware dose that?
Please keep us posted on the repairs, cost, etc. Now I'm paranoid!
 

tutushopper

❤️ Lambskin Lover ❤️
Apr 13, 2012
16,420
106
Hi vwynn,
Hope u can get it fixed. I also have rusting problem with my unused GST.

Hi tutushopper,
You are one of the gurus here. You have not encountered chipping or rusting problems on your babies right?
For the GST, I'm a newbie (I'm a flap girl usually). Willeyi is the GST guru. My GST is still new, so no rusting or chipping yet. Willeyi has had hers for years, so hopefully she will chime in on this issue.
 

Passau

O.G.
Jun 9, 2008
4,002
1,547
Washington DC Metro Area
Hi OP, I have had my GHW GST for almost 13 years and wear it out quite often in the rain, snow, etc. and I have not seen this.

Good Luck with your bag and push for a quick resolution!
 

vwynn

Member
Oct 21, 2011
163
1
United states
For the GST, I'm a newbie (I'm a flap girl usually). Willeyi is the GST guru. My GST is still new, so no rusting or chipping yet. Willeyi has had hers for years, so hopefully she will chime in on this issue.
Yeah *sign*, i owned only 2 GST and my SHWon Beige doesn't do that. I had my Beige one for 4 years now. Its shouldn't chipped nor rusting cause this is luxury item that we all know and in love with it. right?
 

vwynn

Member
Oct 21, 2011
163
1
United states
I have never had this happen with my Beige Clair GHW and I am by no means easy on my GST-I put books, folders and my iPad in her. I purchased mine in June of last year. I hope you get this fixed :smile: This should not be happening.
True you are absolutely right!!! . Its should not happened and now i am scared now and doubting that this is not authentic bag :sad: I bought it from boutique from VA McLean store.
Still have my receipt thou.