Mulberry bag lady
- May 14, 2007
Sarajane, would it help if someone put you off the Claret Joni? I was very unhappy with the one I had and finally sold it off (I still have the original Hibiscus Joni though). I know when I'm obsessing about a bag it's hard for anyone to derail my mission, but just thought I'd volunteer in case your bag ban really needs to be imposed.
Anyway, if you want to be put off the bag in the service of your bag ban, let me know and I'll spill. If not, I'll say nothing and encourage you to purchase your heart's desire if it's still there on the 27th ( and start your bag ban after that).
Well SJ, judging from your message I think you already know the pitfalls of this bag. Basically my claret Joni got horribly stained the first time I took her out from just brushing against a wall - the leather just seems incredibly porous AND on her second outing, she actually got torn. I have no idea how the tear happened. I'm not a particularly careless bag user and I've never had anything like this happen with any of my other bags (except the green Joni that also got badly stained from placing her on the floor of my car). The leather is SO fragile, it just seems like normal usage of this kind of nappa leather is most likely going to end up resulting in some sort of damage.Ok Tagullah - spill all! I'd rather know all the gory details than buy it and be disappointed. I know it's washed nappa which is no where near as hard wearing as soft nappa so it'll mark really easily. I do love the style though and was thinking it would make a perfect hands free bag. Please tell all....