Hermes tadelakt streaks

pocketpuppy

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Hi everyone! Has anyone noticed streaks in their Hermes tadelakt bag? I bought a second hand Hermes Kelly 32 in red and there seems to be streaking on the bag. I took it to Hermes for a spa and now I noticed it’s worse! Anyone know what could have caused this? Thanks in advance for help!

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Hi everyone! Has anyone noticed streaks in their Hermes tadelakt bag? I bought a second hand Hermes Kelly 32 in red and there seems to be streaking on the bag. I took it to Hermes for a spa and now I noticed it’s worse! Anyone know what could have caused this? Thanks in advance for help!

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perhaps ask Docride on her Lazarus thread-she knows everything about leather care.
 
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Hi everyone! Has anyone noticed streaks in their Hermes tadelakt bag? I bought a second hand Hermes Kelly 32 in red and there seems to be streaking on the bag. I took it to Hermes for a spa and now I noticed it’s worse! Anyone know what could have caused this? Thanks in advance for help!

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You might want to bring it back to H & point it out & see what they say..
If your H has a craftsperson there, they should be able to explain.. Boy do I miss Claude for a situation such as this..
 

pocketpuppy

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I’ve heard a lot about Claude, he must have been spectacular! I’m trying to reach repairs it’s not easy during the pandemic.
 
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I’ve heard a lot about Claude, he must have been spectacular! I’m trying to reach repairs it’s not easy during the pandemic.
Yes, Claude indeed was a spectacular artisan.. He is sorely missed in my eyes & I will say the craftsman & craftswoman
that are in the Madison Ave H have done repairs for me with great satisfaction...
Do you have a SA that you can send an image to & go from there?
 

pocketpuppy

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Yes I do, maybe I’ll try contacting him because repairs is very busy. I don’t think they can do anything for my bag aside from dying it which I don’t want. I was just wondering how it happened. It’s really only noticeable on the bottom of the bag in certain light. Thanks for all the great suggestions!
 
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Tadelakt has natural striations. It's part of the leather. What you see on the bag, or at least what you're showing, is natural (except the scratches, one in center and a longer but less visible one to the left).
 
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I recall seeing a barenia birkin or Kelly on the resale market that had a lot of striation on the bottom. I asked Doc Ride and she said it is normal. While it is a conundrum to us, it does not seem to be a defect but I get your concern and hope we learn more about striatio.
 
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Mine also has these! I’ve pretty much been ignoring them since it’s just on the bottom & not normally visible, but then again I’m not the picky type when it comes to bags that invariably get banged up with use. AA1495DB-D72B-4182-BCDF-D651B803F8F3.jpeg
 
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