Is my military KA defective?

doppelganger

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Dear PS ladies,
Excuse my English...I just received my first PS bag from HGBags. I love the leather and the shape of this bag however the dyeing job really confuses me. No matter how I look at it, this bag seems has a different color in every part! Is it supposed to be so? The back of the bag has a noticeable darker part (patina? oil spot?) in the shape a middle finger (see pic#3), and the leather under the back handle looks "stretched" therefore has a white shade.
Should I return it? And anyone have returning experience with HGBags? I know they charge 15% restocking fee but I am not loving this bag, maybe just take the loss? Please give me some idea, thanks a ton!


Pictures are taken under natural sunlight.



 

chloej

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actually, i have a violet ps1 and i had the same problems as yours. my spots were more blackish in color and the leather had some blotchy color, but i eventually got over it. if you carry it more often and as you wear the bag off, you'll notice it less... at least, that was my case!
 

demicouture

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i also have a violet that has patchy dyeing but i love it that way
i quite like the way it looks on your KA ;)
 

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The colour does look kind of uneven to me but not in a bad way though. The bag is still nice and I wonder if it'll even out as the leather ages? That would becmy concern...will it look worse or better? I'm surprised that HGbags would charge a re-srocking fee even for defective bags? 15% is a big amount.
 

debi.n

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I'm sorry but I think that looks awful! It is damaged! Badly! It has stains on it! I would return that straight away and there is no way she could charge a restocking fee for that bag. I can't believe she would sell a bag that looks like that. I would rather pay the full retail price than save a bit of money and get a defective bag. You're right it looks like a middle finger or even something a bit ruder!! I also see a footprint. That can't be just irregularities in the dyeing, that is staining. Even without the stains the colour is so irregular it just looks like a 'second'. Maybe I'm just too picky but I wouldn't keep that bag. Seeing that also puts me off buying from HGBags.
 

StarBrite310

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Eeeeek, that looks awful!!! Definitely return it for a full refund. It should not look like that! I understand discrepancies in leather color and texture, but that is just too much.
 

doppelganger

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Thank for all your opinions~!

Actually I have not heard back from Erica yet, I only saw the general return policy on her website. She did not say that restocking fee also applies to defective bags, I am sorry for misunderstanding caused.

The pictures did not catch the true difference of the uneven color, in real life the uneveness looks worse. I believe she will give me a full refund. I may also ask for an exchange... I really like the style of KA though.

Thanks again for your inputs~!
 

StarBrite310

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Thank for all your opinions~!

Actually I have not heard back from Erica yet, I only saw the general return policy on her website. She did not say that restocking fee also applies to defective bags, I am sorry for misunderstanding caused.

The pictures did not catch the true difference of the uneven color, in real life the uneveness looks worse. I believe she will give me a full refund. I may also ask for an exchange... I really like the style of KA though.

Thanks again for your inputs~!
I have the KA in black and it's definitely an awesome bag! So yeah, try and exchange if you can :graucho:
 

DisCo

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LOL yeah I wasn't gonna say anything but the mark at the back looks like something a lot ruder indeed!!
 

cloudzz

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This is definitely not considered normal variations. Erica should definitely issue you a full refund; she should have checked the bag before she sent it to you. Please keep us posted when you hear back from her.
 

kslicious

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Hi. I definately will return it back to Erica, if I am in your shoes. It really looks very bad.

I received my KA from Erica a few days ago. And I am wondering too, if my piece is defective too. Can I ask you about the handles of your military KA? My front handle is longer than the back handle. Are the handles of your KA of different height?
 

doppelganger

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I decided to get an exchange. Erica is holding a nice piece for me and she will credit the return shipping cost to me. There is no "restocking fee".

Hi. I definately will return it back to Erica, if I am in your shoes. It really looks very bad.

I received my KA from Erica a few days ago. And I am wondering too, if my piece is defective too. Can I ask you about the handles of your military KA? My front handle is longer than the back handle. Are the handles of your KA of different height?

Sorry I was too annoyed with the color so I did not notice whether the handles had same length. Maybe it's a better idea to ask the KA owners in this thread:

http://forum.purseblog.com/proenza-schouler/proenza-schouler-ps1-keep-all-bag-670871.html
 

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^ Rather late reaction but I hope you got it exchanged, it might just be me and my wild imagination but the darker "finger"-like part on the back actually looks like it's giving someone the middle finger! :sad: