How are your gathered Sofias holding up?

bluerose2

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Jan 29, 2010
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I just oredered with a pce my first Sofia. I am a shoulder bag girl, but the black gathered leather won me over! It is just gorgeous. So I decided to give it a try. The SA told me that gatherings/folds will not come undone with time. How are yours holding up? Do they loosen up after you start using your bags?
 

paula3boys

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Sep 16, 2008
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I do have one gather that has come unfolded a little towards the bottom right side of my bag. My SA has ordered another one and when it comes in, I will be allowed to swap them out. I asked if they knew of any other problems, but they said that nobody else has reported problems. I don't know if this happened because I carry too much (I don't think I do, but ???) or what. I carry the small.

Most people can't notice it. I am still using it in the meanwhile because it isn't obvious. This bag is gorgeous!
 

PickyCoachLover

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Jun 9, 2010
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Paula, the same thing has happened to mine, but I expected it. I won't be exchanging mine. I do think that maybe it is because of being a little bottom full, if you get what I mean. It doesn't bother me though, because when I take everything out, she goes back to her normal self.
Other than that, I have not had any problems with her...I love her to death! I wish I could carry her everyday, but I don't dress nice enough for her everyday. LOL! Plus, my other bags would get jealous. :graucho:
 

muranogrl

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Sep 18, 2009
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Paula, the same thing has happened to mine, but I expected it. I won't be exchanging mine. I do think that maybe it is because of being a little bottom full, if you get what I mean. It doesn't bother me though, because when I take everything out, she goes back to her normal self.
Other than that, I have not had any problems with her...I love her to death! I wish I could carry her everyday, but I don't dress nice enough for her everyday. LOL! Plus, my other bags would get jealous. :graucho:
hmmm. Can somebody take a photo of this? I'm kind of worried about it now.
 

iuvcoach

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I have three gathered Sophia and so far no problems.
But if someone can post a pic so I can look out for it. TIA
 

bluerose2

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Jan 29, 2010
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Thank you ladies. I can see how it can happen if one puts more things in the bag and it makes the leather stretch. I think as long as I don't pack it it should be fine.
 
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Thank you ladies. I can see how it can happen if one puts more things in the bag and it makes the leather stretch. I think as long as I don't pack it it should be fine.
(Knock on wood) I haven't had any problems with mine. She is definitely softer now that I have been using her this week. The gathers still looks great! She is a beauty and I love her!

I would also like to see some pictures of the gathers coming undone so I know what to look for! TIA!
 

proffashionista

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Mar 5, 2010
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No problems with my black or bone yet--knock on wood. I too would like to see pics, though, of any bag that has had this issue of stitching causing any of the folds to ungather. I was planning on getting this in the blush (not 100% sure since i got the pink emily satchel this summer) so any pics would be appreciated, before I add more gathered bags to my collection.
 

PickyCoachLover

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Jun 9, 2010
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It's not the stitching that is the problem...it just doesn't fold the way it is supposed to. I'll take pics and post tomorrow.
 

LIblue

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I have a gathered shoulder bag and wallet and so far they are holding up quite well.
 

PickyCoachLover

MoreRoseGoldPlease
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Alright, here are pics of mine. Really, IMO, it is not that bad...it does not bother me. Now, if it starts getting worse, or they start laying flat all over, I WILL be upset; but this is no biggie, at least to me. LOL!

Here is the front:



Closer:



Even closer:




And here is the back...this is where I am speaking of the most...as you will see:


Closer:



As you can see, it is not the stitching that is the problem...this certain gather has just started to lay flat instead of.."gather".
I put as much into a Sophia as I do a Small Sabby, if that is any help. I carry certain things with every bag. Sometimes I like to use large wristlets as "shapers" for the front and back, to keep them straight not bulge-y.

Like I said, I do not have a problem with it, but I know some of you ladies are rather picky, so to each their own. All I know is I will never part with her. Even if she looks like a regular purple Sophia after a year or two. LOL!
She is my absolute favorite bag right now...my Queen. :love: