LV and patina

SuLi

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Am I weird, but I think I prefer LV Monogram bags with some sort of patina to it already. What are everyone else's thoughts on this?
 

melissa

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same here, i enjoy lv monogram bags that look a little used (lovingly ofcourse), the darker handles and piping remind me of just how worth it they are.
 

speedysteph

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I like LV's better w/the patina, too. I read somewhere that in Japan they won't carry their LV's til they have a patina.

Here's a pic of my speedy, I like the patina on it and I don't want it to get any darker :biggrin:
 

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ayla

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I guess I'd have to be the dissenter to this.. I prefer my bags without patina, when my bags do develop a darker tone, I'm just going to get the leather replaced on them.. !
 

Tintin

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I have to agree with the most of you, I too like when the leather gets darker:P I have a concern though:huh: I wonder how the darker leather will look on my Denim Neo Speedy:worried: Does anyone have a Denim bag that’s gone darker yet, if you do please post pictures:smile:
 

Tanja

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i like them better with patina as well. actually i am almost like the japanese: i'll put my new speedy infront of the window when it is sunny so that she developes a patina and i check everyday if it got darker. can't see anything so far but that's may be because it is winter here and there is not much sun about.;) i know i am crazy
 

Kandi

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Tanja said:
i like them better with patina as well. actually i am almost like the japanese: i'll put my new speedy infront of the window when it is sunny so that she developes a patina and i check everyday if it got darker. can't see anything so far but that's may be because it is winter here and there is not much sun about.;) i know i am crazy
Well I've got to try that...I don't want to carry it if it looks brand new. I love the patina. I have an ellipse that I'll work on. ;)
 

speedysteph

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Tanja said:
can't see anything so far but that's may be because it is winter here and there is not much sun about.;) i know i am crazy
You should get your bag a membership to a tanning salon! :lol:
 

SuLi

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speedysteph said:
You should get your bag a membership to a tanning salon! :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Too funny! I think because I really like them with some sort of patina on it, I wouldn't purchase it "new" - I'm too impatient to wait for it to develop! I may scope out some on eBay (although I'm weary only because the Monogram Canvas is replicated so much) or wait until the Damier Canvas Speedy.
 

*JJ*

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as i have posted before, i'm not a fan of the patina. it's the main reason why i don't purchase any lv bags with light leather trim.
 
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I love a light patina...when i bought my popincourt in the summer I tanned it outside in the back yard to get a patina before I would use it. I don't like it too dark...my speedy 30 is getting dark and I'm thinking about selling it and getting a new one.
 

Cristina

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SuLi said:
Am I weird, but I think I prefer LV Monogram bags with some sort of patina to it already. What are everyone else's thoughts on this?
I'm with you :biggrin: I think a darker patina looks better with the brown of the monogram canvas.