- Nov 13, 2018
What are the best years to purchase a bag (quality wise)? Was the quality better pre 2015?
I love it!!1854 I would say.
Items 1 and 3 are my own bags. Item 1 is more than 10 years' old. You can see how it is not stored probably by the crease on the bag and I literally have stuff crushing on it, yet there isn't a single rub on the canvas. Not in any place at all. There are wears at the edges which I totally agree it is wear and tear. Item 3 is my recent year speedy which is hardly used. Definitely not as much as item 1. It is always stored in a dustbag, with bag insert in it. It is not even folded for storage. So yes, I know how these bags are treated and the new canvas is definitely not comparable to the old one.I don’t agree. In your pictures , are examples of people not taking care of their bags. if you don’t store them properly of course it will look like that. And the other pictures look like rubbing . I have been using my mono v tote and don’t baby it and corners and canvas are fine. I haven’t had any issues with my LV bags...
I've noticed that too with a lot of the premier designers. Vintage bags are so much more durable and seemingly have higher quality materials and components. It's kind of crazy given how much the retail prices have inflated in the past 5 years. :/Okay - so I’ve taken a long break from Louis Vuitton. Probably 3-4 years. I decided to order a new item this week, and it arrives with what appears to be light weight almost plastic zipper pulls and zipper?!? When did LV switch to this cheap hardware? I’m totally turned off by this. I’m confused help lol
What bag did you order?Okay - so I’ve taken a long break from Louis Vuitton. Probably 3-4 years. I decided to order a new item this week, and it arrives with what appears to be light weight almost plastic zipper pulls and zipper?!? When did LV switch to this cheap hardware? I’m totally turned off by this. I’m confused help lol
Not sure if you are responding to my mail. No where is vechetta mentioned in my post. Bag is subject to wear and tear and I have no complains that my heavily used Chanel lambskin wallet with wears at the corner cos that is how it is over time. But to have canvas prints wearing off when a bag is lightly used is not acceptable. I am still curious why my beaten ( and squashed in a corner) vintage bucket bag has no scratches nor wear on the canvas while a newer, lightly used bag stored properly in a dust bag shows wear on the canvas so quickly.LV makes great, durable bags. For Pete’s sake there is a thread here about people putting their LV bags in the washing machine. I have never had a bag—bar none—not cheaper, not more expensive, that I have used, abused, and carried and slung around for as many years and as many miles as my LV bags.
It wasn’t LV that put form before function, it was all of those people who complain that their vachetta doesn’t stay perfectly out-of-the-box pristine indefinitely who demanded it. They said vachetta scared them. (News flash kids, vachetta is tough as a tank, durable UN-treated leather. It isn’t meant to stay pristine.) So LV started removing our beloved vachetta from a lot of bags. Like Montsouris. So great bags that used to have vachetta at the stress points now do not. If you want a terrific LV, buy the tried and true classics in mono with vachetta at the wear points, (as they were designed 150 years ago) get over the fact that the vachetta changes color with use and enjoy LV quality which everyone says they desire, for many years to come.