Lacing on the handles..

xcrowx22

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First, I'd like to say I can't get enough of this place.

Second, what material is the lacing on the handles? Do any of you worry about it ripping or wearing down from rubbing on your arms/shoulders?
 

verty

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I always thought it was shoelace LOL ...?? I'd like to know too!

I worry about the lace on my Vert D'eau turning black from dirt/wear, but not about it ripping or wearing down.
 

xcrowx22

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I always thought it was shoelace LOL ...?? I'd like to know too!

I worry about the lace on my Vert D'eau turning black from dirt/wear, but not about it ripping or wearing down.
That's what I thought too! Before I got mine, I always thought it was made of really nice material or something, but when I saw it in person, I was like, "What the heck is this..?" lol
 

hmwe46

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LOL, I am fighting to keep the "laces" on my white work clean.

I have actually used a little Oxy Clean on a toothbrush to brighten them up!
 
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Before I got my City I thought that the lacing would be leather but you girls are right, it is more like a shoelace.

Because I only have Black I don't worry about it getting dirty and I have never really considered it doing any damage.
 

vbskull

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I don't know either :confused1:. I agree with everyone else I thought it was made out of something really nice and it does kind of look like a shoelace.
 

fiatflux

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Somehow I managed to rip the material in four places on one of the handles of my most-used bag. It looks awful.

I'm going to try and get it repaired by Balenciaga.
 
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i agree with you girls! my lace has turned fluffy within one month of using my bbag! i thought the lace would at least be WAXED so it doesn't turn fluffy/furry??
 

verty

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^oh no! i didn't even think about it becoming fluffy... that could be a problem...

Balenciaga handles [on the lighter bags] aren't really user friendly, are they? lol
 

bal newbie

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For all this $$$ they should make these bags just a bit nicer so they won't look so dingy so quickly, for those of us who use our bags a lot!
 

fiatflux

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I have read on here before that the covering of the laces is made of leather, but it really doesn't look like leather to me!!
 

xcrowx22

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I've been using mine nonstop since last Friday (I only got it on Thursday), and it's already gotten a bit fluffy. I'm trying to not let it bother me, but I can't help but think that it's only going to get worse as I use it more.

I wonder if there's anything we can do to prevent it from being damaged instead of just letting it happen?