How are your light coloreed bags holding up?

poopsie

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I have sworn that I would never buy another light colored leather bag, but I find some of them irresistible.
Those of you with Mercury, granite, latte etc bags------ how do they look after carrying them ?
 

Glamnatic

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I first bought a blush Donna and the color transfer was evident in the first use, so I ended up selling it before I ruined it, since the leather of that bag is very soft and the stains don't come off with whipes. About a month ago I bought an acid rockie with smooth leather, I also have problems with color transfer but since the leather is more stiff I can easily whipe it off. So if you have in mind a rockie with smooth leather I say go for it :smile:
 

Cait

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My Granite (knock on wood!) Rocco after two to three months of regular (1-2 days of use) is holding up pretty well. No colour transfer; a wee but of rub on one side's piping but nothing noticeable!

My Tangerine Rocco, meanwhile, has definitely been a denim transfer magnet. It showed wear within a month of use, so I've tried to be extra careful. Alas...

I'd love a nude/tan/blush Rockie but I think it'd drive me nuts. I'm positively jealous and amazed by people who can keep white anything fresh. :yes:
 

xJOLE

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When I first received my Rockie in Mercury, I immediately sprayed Danier Leather Defense spray (after patch testing, of course). I did two layers, just to be safe. I don't wear jeans too often so I haven't experienced any possible denim transfer, but in terms of dirt and other colour transfer, so far so good!
 

Cait

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When I first received my Rockie in Mercury, I immediately sprayed Danier Leather Defense spray (after patch testing, of course). I did two layers, just to be safe. I don't wear jeans too often so I haven't experienced any possible denim transfer, but in terms of dirt and other colour transfer, so far so good!
Oooh!!! I never even thought of Danier. Do they have a leather cleaner as well?
 

keithc005

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I receieved a white pelican tote for Christmas and although I LOVED it was deathly afraid to carry it because it is white. I immediately treated with Love My Bags Protector and the put it back in its dust bag for a month(ugh). I finally got up the courage to use it and have had no issues whatsoever but I have been pretty careful with it. It is so beautiful I am hoping she will stay white!:cool:
 

missbanx

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I haven't protected my mercury rocco yet (I'm not super concerned about transfer - bags are made to be used!) and it has some marks and scuffing (someone walked into my bag). I can notice easily up close but not from a metre away.

Moral of the story: if you have a light bag and colour transfer worries you use a leather protector.

I plan to use leather cream on it because the pebbled leather is really dry. I think this will improve the scuffs and marks. I will post after I do it in case someone wants a reference.
 

meisjen26

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I wanted to get the Mercury Rocco when it was on sale, but was also wondering how it would hold up. Thanks for the replies, now I know what to do.
 
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My granite Rocco is holding up well just the tiniest bit of transfer but after seeing that I just made the decision not to carry that Rocco when I'm wearing jeans. I carry it more when I wear leggings or a dress etc