Is anyone NOT a fan of the Duchessa leather?

bagatella

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I purchased a Duchessa boston bag from BG recently, and I understand it is napa leather, but the grain is so smooth that it seems almost plasticky to me. Does any one else feel this way? I like it; it is very well constructed, but I suppose I'd like the leather to be a tad bit thicker with some visible grain. Would a black Princy have been a better choice for me? Thanks!
 

luvednotspoiled

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i think the duchessa bags have a patent type cover over their pieces...like i have the duchessa monogram and it looks like a patent leather canvas bag

btw it's called gg crystal i think
 

bagatella

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i think the duchessa bags have a patent type cover over their pieces...like i have the duchessa monogram and it looks like a patent leather canvas bag

btw it's called gg crystal i think
Thank you, I know which Duchessa version you are referring to, but mine is the all leather version:

 

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haha yeah i know...i was just saying i think the duchessas are all treated with the crystal stuff...that makes them shiny ;)

normal gucci leather/suade bags are NOT shiny and they do NOT have that texture...at least all of the ones i own and have ever seen do not
 

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i have a duchessa boston in the brown and i guess it was an impulse buy and i never got a chance to use it because of the weather but when i finally got to last month i was scared to use it cause it felt so delicate. and i agree with you about the plasticky feel. i've seen the prada bags with the nappa leather and they feel just as soft but somehow a lot thicker? i have a princy hobo in the leather too and i love it cause it withstands my beatings haha so if you're not comfortable just exchange it.
 

bagatella

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Thanks, baybeesuga! Glad to know I'm no the only one who feels this way! Maybe a Princy would be better for me...

i have a duchessa boston in the brown and i guess it was an impulse buy and i never got a chance to use it because of the weather but when i finally got to last month i was scared to use it cause it felt so delicate. and i agree with you about the plasticky feel. i've seen the prada bags with the nappa leather and they feel just as soft but somehow a lot thicker? i have a princy hobo in the leather too and i love it cause it withstands my beatings haha so if you're not comfortable just exchange it.
 

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I've seen those bags at the store but I tried on the hobo one and the leather was very very thin.
 

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I got the hobo during the last sale and have only carrried it twice (it is too high maintenance). I got caught in the rain with it unexpectedly the first time I carried it and it left little water spots. I had to treat the leather a couple of time with Bally milk lotion to get them out. I regret buying the bag, plus the hobo it is not as cute as the boston version.
 
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