Is a ripped corner a big deal?

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Hey Ladies,

I wanted to know if a ripped corner was a deal breaker if you were looking for a oldie, but a goodie?

Is it something that could be repaired?

Thanks :smile:
No idea what the price is, for me it's a bit too far gone...but there are some ladies on tPF who have great rehab skills, so you may want to see if they chime in!
 

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The price is unbelievable! Which is why I think it's worth the effort to see if it can be repaired.
Go to the care and maintenance threads and take a look, there's some great restoration info there. Look at "kerryisntreal" 's posts, she has a ton of info. If the price is good and you're sure it's authentic and are looking for a project give it a try, I'm looking for a cheapie to experiment on myself! Be sure to post your before and after pics!
 

Michelle1x

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It doesn't look too bad to me other than that corner. The handles seem good- thats where the damage usually starts. All I can say is that if you take it to someone for repair, make sure they are skilled in handbag repair- I took a stam bag to a shoe repair once thinking the repair would be no big deal and the results were worse than the original damage.
 

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Go to the care and maintenance threads and take a look, there's some great restoration info there. Look at "kerryisntreal" 's posts, she has a ton of info. If the price is good and you're sure it's authentic and are looking for a project give it a try, I'm looking for a cheapie to experiment on myself! Be sure to post your before and after pics!
Sorry to derail this thread, but muchstuff- I tried to post a PM to you and it says your PM is full and you need to clear it out.

I wanted to ask if you would take a look at this authentication request
http://forum.purseblog.com/showpost.php?p=30004364&postcount=122

Serial number:
173084 1000 (dot in the middle of those numbers)
527589
Made in Italy

That "1000" number in the serial seems odd.
TIA
 

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Sorry to derail this thread, but muchstuff- I tried to post a PM to you and it says your PM is full and you need to clear it out.

I wanted to ask if you would take a look at this authentication request
http://forum.purseblog.com/showpost.php?p=30004364&postcount=122

Serial number:
173084 1000 (dot in the middle of those numbers)
527589
Made in Italy

That "1000" number in the serial seems odd.
TIA
Hi, have cleared out my inbox but I truly am not the person to authenticate for you, I wish I had the knowledge but I don't like to risk other people's hard-earned money! If you're not getting an answer on the "authenticate this" forum take a look and make sure you have all of the necessary photos in the correct format. Sorry!
 

Michelle1x

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Hi, have cleared out my inbox but I truly am not the person to authenticate for you, I wish I had the knowledge but I don't like to risk other people's hard-earned money! If you're not getting an answer on the "authenticate this" forum take a look and make sure you have all of the necessary photos in the correct format. Sorry!
aha- you seemed like a bit of an expert the last time I talked to you. Yeah the authenticate people will reply soon I think.
 

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aha- you seemed like a bit of an expert the last time I talked to you. Yeah the authenticate people will reply soon I think.
Sorry if I gave you that impression, I don't try to pretend to be an expert at all, I only post info if I'm comfortable doing so, usually if it's something I've experienced myself. Authenticating isn't in my comfort zone.
 

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The price is unbelievable! Which is why I think it's worth the effort to see if it can be repaired.
A leather specialist familiar with Balenciaga may be able to repair the corner by replacing all or a portion of the trim, but matching the color will be a significant challenge. The handles also look badly worn. If anyone can do it, I would say talk to Lovin' My Bags... I've never used them but loads of people here have used them and reported back on their miraculous repairing abilities.