Loose stitching - would you be bothered?

JE2824

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Oh good! I think several or all have this somewhere on them. I just leave it, except for one that bothered me. I did have the actual pocket on the chanel woc come un stitched, but it looked way different than that. Go enjoy that's beauty! It's perfect!!
 

tonkamama

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Since you just bought it so it is brand new and I would suggest you take back either for exchange or at least have BG or NM leather specialist look at it and fix the loose stitching with proper tool and method. Based on the photo I cannot tell exactly the issue was so i cannot say for sure it is a minor or bigger issue. But you may not know the consequence of cutting the loose end off without fully exam the construction of the handbag (whether it is connected via another thread or the loose end should be sew underneath the leather???). Therefore I made above suggestion protect your right of buying a over $5K handbag.

One week ago I got my first Chanel bag. I got the M/L flap in black caviar with gold hardware. I haven't had the opportunity to use it yet and I've only taken it out of the dust bag and box once before. Today I decided to take my bag out of the box/dustbag and when I did I noticed a loose stitch (!?!?!?!) I'm freaking out because I'm a perfectionist and this is really bothering me. This bag was a gift and will be my only Chanel flap for a very, very long time.

Is it worth bringing back to the store and trying to get a new one or trying to get it fixed? I got it from BG which is a little out of the way for me, would I be able to bring it to neiman's instead? Do you think it's even worth bringing in? I'm a Chanel newbie and could use some help :sad:

 

beanybaker

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As mentioned it's the stich end, I've seen plenty of bags like this and really it wouldn't concern me so I wouldn't return it because of this
 

Havanese 28

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From your pic, it does look like it's where the stitch ends and not a loose thread. Bottom line is, You have to be comfortable with this. If you'd feel better taking to BG or Chanel for someone there to advise, there's certainly no shame in doing so. Your bag should be all you want it to be, but you bought it to use and enjoy so. Good luck.
 

LuxuryLoon

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this might sound crazy, but my friends a tailor and she taught me! Trim it close as you can then, this is the crazy part, you actually burn the thread by very carfully and quickly touching it with the flame of a lighter. as long as you dont hold the fame in one spot you wont burn the bag. BUT, i dont know if i would have the nerve to do it if some stranger online was the one who suggested it haha!
 

Harper Quinn

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I had this on my brand new reissue and I exchanged it. I was treated like I was crazy at Chanel Bond Street in London. At these prices they should be immaculate!
 

Tonimichelle

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this might sound crazy, but my friends a tailor and she taught me! Trim it close as you can then, this is the crazy part, you actually burn the thread by very carfully and quickly touching it with the flame of a lighter. as long as you dont hold the fame in one spot you wont burn the bag. BUT, i dont know if i would have the nerve to do it if some stranger online was the one who suggested it haha!
That is exactly what they did when I bought a Furla hobo bag in Sorrento last year...I went back in the next day worried about a stitch end that was sticking out and the lady said "no problem" and took a cigarette lighter to it! I've used it and abused it every day for work since and it's been perfect but not sure I'd be brave enough to do it myself to my Chanel!
 

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this might sound crazy, but my friends a tailor and she taught me! Trim it close as you can then, this is the crazy part, you actually burn the thread by very carfully and quickly touching it with the flame of a lighter. as long as you dont hold the fame in one spot you wont burn the bag. BUT, i dont know if i would have the nerve to do it if some stranger online was the one who suggested it haha!
This sounds right to me. Scary though!
 

Khaleesicat

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The stitching is starting to come undone on the pocket of my square mini flap. There is a stitch that has come undone right near the edge. What do I do? I purchased the bag a few months back at Hirshleifer's. Does this need to be repaired?
 

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