Is BV wallet 'tough enough'?

  1. I am looking for a wallet for daily use (and abuse). I want a French wallet style so I can fit it in small bags, and I learn a few things are important:

    A. Indonesian currencies make you carries a lot of bills (i.e. 1USD is 13,000 Indo rupiah) and it is largely still a cash society so I need to carry cash --- this makes a tri-fold wallet looks very bulky and ugly! I have a beautiful red LV but always look overstuffed as a result of the above.

    B. Given my corporate life, I carry receipts around. Every week I move it to a separate pouch, but as a result I tend to overstuff my wallet.

    C. I really don't baby my wallet, and it is the most frequent thing going in and out my bag. I have this beautiful pink Miumiu that works very well for the above needs, but the edge starts to peel within 6 weeks of usage to my grief! The leather is probably too soft and I stretch the wallet too much, so now I store it for 'special occasion' and use my old MK saffiano wallet.

    D. Ideally I want a bright color wallet --- easy to find and ensure that you don't miss them when you change bags! But this is not a deal breaker, more of an ideal.

    So my question to you, the experts (not only in BV but also broadly in wallets!), what brand should I explore? I am open to suggestions --- I know I am in BV forum but you all have been very fair so I trust you!

    And would BV wallet live up to the expectation above?

    I saw this in BV website --- the shape looks ideal for (A) and (B) needs above, though color is not. But I am not sure about the toughness? And if yes, which one is better, calf or nappa?

  2. Phio, I took some quick snaps and shared an update in the thread that Von shared above. Hope it will be helpful to you. Having owned a nappa before, I prefer calf. The same wallet is also available at MatchesFashion, a metallic, and in the color Denim. I had read from the ladies here that their metallic pieces wear very well though personally, I have had no experience with metallic SLGs.
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  3. I have this wallet in black and it has held up beautifully. No visible signs of wear on the leather. The one thing I am not a fan is the zipper pull tab. It doesn't lie flat and flops around. I have found this to be a bit of an annoyance but otherwise this is a hardy wallet. I use it as an everyday wallet; it gets thrown around and shoved into my bag and so far no dings or tips or scratches. I don't know what it would be like in another color.
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  4. Thank you for all the inputs!

    @fenzied I checked your other post, very helpfuk

    @kate2828 I love your comments on the no scratches/dings, that's the kind of wallet I need. Though still a bit worried as some others do not have the same experience...
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  5. Funny you bring this up because I've decided that as gorgeous as the colors are, and as much as I liked my 'innards' to match my bag, I am a bit tired of how BV wallets wear. No damage per se, but the ends of many of my Napa wallets curl a bit, the weaving can catch, lighter colors can show use, and the corners do scuff. I had LV monogram SLGs before and those wear like iron. In fact, I had a French purse that I had for 10 years and it looked absolutely fantastic. So much so that I bought a small LV Victorine in Barcelona to match the other LV SLGs I got last year. I'll use those on a daily basis and just use a BV SLG every now and then.
  6. Thanks Grietje. Great inputs. Definitely not Nappa, will check on the Calf but also other brands. LV does not have the French wallet style that I want unfortunately. Thinking of Prada or Gucci canvas (love the Bloom) now.