Locks on the Speedy Bandouliere.... have a different type of metal ? The locks are

PlatinumS14

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Does the locks on the Speedy Bandouliere.... have a different type of metal ? The locks are shinier.... so I didn't know if they use a different type of metal than what is on the lock/key of regular speedy.


Why are the locks so shiny on the speedy B ?
 

PlatinumS14

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anyone ? I think the locks on the bandouliere are made of a better quality ? maybe in a complete brass lock ?
Where as the regular speedy or regular locks are just made of coated brass?

Can anyone confirm this ?
 

truelvoe

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I think they just vary depending on their age whereas the locks on pricier - for instance vernis- bags are made of a different material which explains the price difference when replacing one. Replacement lock for any speedy is about 32$ and one for an alma vernis is about 50$.
 

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I think they just vary depending on their age whereas the locks on pricier - for instance vernis- bags are made of a different material which explains the price difference when replacing one. Replacement lock for any speedy is about 32$ and one for an alma vernis is about 50$.

Is the empreinte locks the same? I wonder if they won't tarnish as much...
 

PlatinumS14

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I think they just vary depending on their age whereas the locks on pricier - for instance vernis- bags are made of a different material which explains the price difference when replacing one. Replacement lock for any speedy is about 32$ and one for an alma vernis is about 50$.
Ohhhh.... so it's the expensive bags that get the more shinier expensive lock.

When you go to the LV store... do you have to ask for the expensive lock (Alma vernis) lock for $50 ? Do they just sell those locks separately ... if you don't want the $35 regular lock ?
 

PlatinumS14

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So I just called the Louis vuitton customer service dept and they said there's only 1 type of lock that costs $39.... however, I feel like that is not true.
There's gotta be an expensive one for sale too ?

I really believe that one of the lock is real brass vs. not real brass ?
The customer service person said it's because one is tarnished and one is not.

Who is right ?
I'm confused... I need a lock for speedy B and I want to get the right one.
 

truelvoe

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Ohhhh.... so it's the expensive bags that get the more shinier expensive lock.

When you go to the LV store... do you have to ask for the expensive lock (Alma vernis) lock for $50 ? Do they just sell those locks separately ... if you don't want the $35 regular lock ?

I asked just recently and where I live they would have to order the pricier locks but the other ones they have in-stock. My SA said it would be no problem to order one. I don't know if it's easy to get everywhere, though.
 

truelvoe

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So I just called the Louis vuitton customer service dept and they said there's only 1 type of lock that costs $39.... however, I feel like that is not true.
There's gotta be an expensive one for sale too ?

I really believe that one of the lock is real brass vs. not real brass ?
The customer service person said it's because one is tarnished and one is not.

Who is right ?
I'm confused... I need a lock for speedy B and I want to get the right one.

did you say you need a replacement lock for a speedy or for a vernis alma? They can't possibly be of the same quality. I had my SO get me a replacement lock and they just sold him a lesser quality one for about 30. The last time I was there I asked how much a replacement lock costs for my vernis alma and was told they would have to order it and it would cost 50. Weird goings-on🤔
 

PlatinumS14

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did you say you need a replacement lock for a speedy or for a vernis alma? They can't possibly be of the same quality. I had my SO get me a replacement lock and they just sold him a lesser quality one for about 30. The last time I was there I asked how much a replacement lock costs for my vernis alma and was told they would have to order it and it would cost 50. Weird goings-on🤔

Hello,

It's for a speedy bandouliere. Do you know if the Speedy Bandouliere has a different lock than a vernis alma ?
 

PlatinumS14

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Hello,

It's for a speedy bandouliere. Do you know if the Speedy Bandouliere has a different lock than a vernis alma ?
Do you have any pics of the different quality locks ?

Anyone have pics ?

what would you say is different about the lock on the alma vernis ?