How fragile are the quilted bags?

hermes_lemming

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I'm just wondering because I saw a girl leave the metro and her bag was really beaten up by the corners. I think it's a classic of some sort as the chain had fabric going through it and it was the regular diamond pattern. Kinda burgundy red but like I said the corners were so beaten that I saw the black leather underneath. Is this normal wear & tear or just a totally abused bag? And does this mean that the classics or reissues cannot be used as a daily workhorse.

Sorry to sound so naive but I'm totally new to the brand and am now wondering if I just blew away a couple of grand for naught. TIA!
 

margaritas

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I would say it's an abused bag because Chanel flaps in caviar are quite durable! The one you saw may be lambskin which is a nightmare to take care of.
 

babevivtan

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yar, guess that might have been a lambskin but well, leather is afterall biodegradeable stuff so guess it will happen eventually esp if the bag has been used frequently and for some time.....
 

joansie

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please don't judge all chanel leather bags by what u saw!
it must have been used/abused for sure...i believe
most of us "baby" our bags...
Joan
 

Swanky

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abused or fake!
It's not the quilting it's the type of leather. . . or lack there of.
 
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That is a concern of mine as well. As beautiful as they are, I never got around to buying a lambskin bag because I have seen several at consignment stores in my city, and they were being sold at a high price, but looked so abused and had a funny odor, poor things. :sad:

But maybe it is about how you treat them, as I have also seen pics of older lambskin flaps posted by tPFers that still look super. :yes: Does anyone have experience w/ older flaps that can advise?
 

DD101

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Some people are very rough on their bags without realizing it, I see many women shopping and hitting their bags into everything. That will totally abuse the corners, just letting it hit into stuff. I am very careful of my bags (as I think most of here are). Some people just can't help it! :yes:
 
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