- Aug 3, 2006
is coming off on the back of my cc charm. I was inspecting my bronze charm to see if there were any scratches on it and noticed that on the back of the charm at the top right corner, the bronze coating has come off. Underneath the coating, the hardware is gold toned and can only be noticed if inspected closely. It almost looks as if the charm has oxidized. If you think of the charm as a clock, the coating is coming off between 12 to 3. I racked my brain and finally figured out that the coating came off exactly where the charm brushes up against the metallic leather. The metallic leather is pristine, it's just for some reason when the back of the charm came into contact w/the leather, the coating rubbed off. The front of the charm is fine and the back is not obvious unless you look closely to see where the bronze and the gold meet. I considered returning the bag, because I consider this to be a manufacturer defect, but decided not to because the color is too beautiful and the rub-off cannot be seen unless the charm is turned around and you are staring at it under bright lighting. My SA did offer me a refund or store credit, but I am keeping the bag. I absolutely love this color, there's no other like it, and like I said it's not obvious unless you are scrutinizing the back of the charm. Just wanted to give the khaki cabas owners a heads up just in case you noticed it and wondered what could have caused the bronze coating to come off. The charm hangs onto the metallic leather, and the interaction between the two either caused the coating to rub off or become oxidized. It's a small price to pay for such a beautiful bag. I thought about sending it in repair, but opted not to because I don't want to wait for months for my bag to come back and the same thing will probably happen again anyway if it's recoated.