Is Mercer leather prone to scratches?

SomethingWitty

b happy
Jul 29, 2009
430
0
Hi there! I saw some MJ Mercers totes in Off 5th the other day and was wondering for those of you that own styles in the Mercer leather, is this type of leather/finish prone to scratches? How does it hold up with light-moderate usage?

TIA!
 

Four Tails

O.G.
Jul 27, 2009
827
1,751
A good friend of mine is pretty rough on her bags and her Mercer tote takes a beating. I can't say I've ever noticed any blemishes. My Stams have held up quite well over the last 2-4 years so I have confidence in MJ leather.
 

iluvmybags

& My Motos & Shoes!
O.G.
Sep 13, 2006
38,160
229
The Windy City
I've owned two mercer EW totes and the leather is extremely resilient. Neither bag had any scratches on it and I carried them pretty heavily -- those were my "go-to" bags on the days I had to run around, especially on days when I had the baby with me -- The mercer was one bag I never felt I had to be "extra" careful with -- very durable!
 
Mar 24, 2007
6,562
2
37
- NyC -
I don't know. I have the Mercer Satchel (the dome one) and I feel like the color is fading around the bottom half (not the bottom of the bag) on both the front and back. It's strange.
 

Izznit

haha no.
Aug 2, 2007
3,417
3
I have a mercer ZC and it's held up quite well! It's tossed inside my bag and shown no mercy. Very few scratches, and those were caused when I dropped it on the concrete after about four times...
 

iluvmybags

& My Motos & Shoes!
O.G.
Sep 13, 2006
38,160
229
The Windy City
One thing I forgot to mention is that I also found the Mercer leather very "water-friendly." I carried my Mercer EW Tote in wind, rain, snow and sleet and it never left a mark on it (and I never water-proofed it either!)

It was always the bag I reached for on my days off and I had the baby with me - I loaded all her stuff inside and carried it without ever giving a second thought to being extra careful with it. My first one (which was used more heavily than my second), didn't have a mark on it when I let it go. My second one didn't either (altho I had that one for a shorter amount of time and didn't use it as much as my first one). In fact, the second one pretty much still looked new when I let it go.
 

dee

Member
Feb 15, 2006
411
0
I have one and have not noticed any scratches. I've had it over a year and have used it quit a bit. The leather is so soft and the bag has a lot of interior room.