LV Mini Palm Springs Backpack

theclairebear

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Here’s my “My World Tour” Palm Springs Mini! I picked this beauty up November 21, 2017 and have literally worn her every day since up until about a month ago LOL! She’s held up beautifully considering I do NOT baby my bags - she’s been on many adventures & is very very loved!
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freemouse

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I had similar experience and decided not to keep it at all. IMO it seemed likely the flaws would get worse over time and usage plus I deserve better for my hard earned money.
I'm sending mine back today, the sides are just like beremys pics (which didn't bother me) but c'mon, the front?? Like a drunk person lined it up. For 2 grand, don't send me someone else's return, it's obvious from the way the straps were packed that someone else already rejected the thing, and for good reason. Getting turned off the brand with stuff like this. I'd check country of manufacture if I knew where it was.
 

themole

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Jul 6, 2019
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Well.. I have been wanting a PSM since it was released and just made my first LV purchase. I was super excited and opened the box to see the bag- and I am confused. I would love your help! Am I crazy or did someone not align the bag properly to sew it the right way- it looks super wonky. Does it make sense for me to pay like $700 more for the my lv world tour to make sure this bag is made to order and from france? I don't understand why LV has allowed bag rejects to be circulating. Should I just take my money and go to a leathermaker and get a custom made bag for way less? Or do I just try again?

I don't intend to buy any other newer LV models, I am a huge fan of LV vintage bags only, but I was saving up for the PSM specifically since I love backpack purses.
 

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bella89

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Well.. I have been wanting a PSM since it was released and just made my first LV purchase. I was super excited and opened the box to see the bag- and I am confused. I would love your help! Am I crazy or did someone not align the bag properly to sew it the right way- it looks super wonky. Does it make sense for me to pay like $700 more for the my lv world tour to make sure this bag is made to order and from france? I don't understand why LV has allowed bag rejects to be circulating. Should I just take my money and go to a leathermaker and get a custom made bag for way less? Or do I just try again?

I don't intend to buy any other newer LV models, I am a huge fan of LV vintage bags only, but I was saving up for the PSM specifically since I love backpack purses.
I mean, your alignment looks good to me and I would keep it but I'm not the bag's owner. I personally am not as concerned about alignment as other people, but I understand why it's important. If you are going to be upset about it, return it. I have horrible buyer's remorse so I know what it's like to hold onto something but then doubt yourself. It's best to just let it go rather than keep thinking, "ugh, why did I keep this?"

I took a picture of my reverse PSM's back for you to see. This bag is over 3(? I think? Not completely sure but it's the old version anyway) years old but this way you can see my alignment.
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themole

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I mean, your alignment looks good to me and I would keep it but I'm not the bag's owner. I personally am not as concerned about alignment as other people, but I understand why it's important. If you are going to be upset about it, return it. I have horrible buyer's remorse so I know what it's like to hold onto something but then doubt yourself. It's best to just let it go rather than keep thinking, "ugh, why did I keep this?"

I took a picture of my reverse PSM's back for you to see. This bag is over 3(? I think? Not completely sure but it's the old version anyway) years old but this way you can see my alignment.
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Thank you for your response! I will be visiting an LV store in a neighboring state and they have some PSMs in stock for me to be able to compare! It looks like the canvas for the reverse mono has held up well!
 
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LittleStar88

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Well.. I have been wanting a PSM since it was released and just made my first LV purchase. I was super excited and opened the box to see the bag- and I am confused. I would love your help! Am I crazy or did someone not align the bag properly to sew it the right way- it looks super wonky. Does it make sense for me to pay like $700 more for the my lv world tour to make sure this bag is made to order and from france? I don't understand why LV has allowed bag rejects to be circulating. Should I just take my money and go to a leathermaker and get a custom made bag for way less? Or do I just try again?

I don't intend to buy any other newer LV models, I am a huge fan of LV vintage bags only, but I was saving up for the PSM specifically since I love backpack purses.
Have you tried stuffing it to see if it fills out better? I think your alignment is fine, just sits funny being new with nothing in it?

At the end of the day if you are not happy with it, return it. It's a lot to spend if you are not 100% about it.
 

themole

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Jul 6, 2019
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Have you tried stuffing it to see if it fills out better? I think your alignment is fine, just sits funny being new with nothing in it?

At the end of the day if you are not happy with it, return it. It's a lot to spend if you are not 100% about it.
I think my issue is less with alignment and more with the puckering and weird stitching at the top. The last picture shows that one ring is higher than the other and then there is a dent between the two on the top.
 

LittleStar88

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I think my issue is less with alignment and more with the puckering and weird stitching at the top. The last picture shows that one ring is higher than the other and then there is a dent between the two on the top.
Try stuffing it to see if it will fill out. If it doesn't and you aren't in love, then return and try again.
 

themole

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Jul 6, 2019
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Try stuffing it to see if it will fill out. If it doesn't and you aren't in love, then return and try again.
I stuffed it- it still looks like a weird stitching job on the top. Thanks for the suggestion- it helped resolve my anxiety. I hope you have a great rest of your night! :smile:
 
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ManyMoons

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Well.. I have been wanting a PSM since it was released and just made my first LV purchase. I was super excited and opened the box to see the bag- and I am confused. I would love your help! Am I crazy or did someone not align the bag properly to sew it the right way- it looks super wonky. Does it make sense for me to pay like $700 more for the my lv world tour to make sure this bag is made to order and from france? I don't understand why LV has allowed bag rejects to be circulating. Should I just take my money and go to a leathermaker and get a custom made bag for way less? Or do I just try again?

I don't intend to buy any other newer LV models, I am a huge fan of LV vintage bags only, but I was saving up for the PSM specifically since I love backpack purses.
Hi, there! Hope you returned it. Many of us here went through similar defectives bags sent/sold ( several times )as if nobody in the process saw the obvious horrific “craftsmanship.” It’s a wonderful bag but like stated above it’s a hit or miss. Mostly a “miss”.

Your PSM was made in the US given the shifted to the back top handle alignment. Probably TX factory as they allow their newly hired “artisans” to practice at our expense.
 

Mori_K

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Hi everyone, I bought the PSM from the Louis Vuitton Boutique a few months ago. Upon closer inspection of the label today, I realized that label is stamped "made in franco" instead of "made in france". I'm a bit wary of the authenticity now, and I'm wondering if I should bring it back to the Louis Vuitton boutique....

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stellaacmes

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Mar 9, 2020
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Hi Everyone,

I just got a Palm Springs mini and I noticed that there seems to be some Mis alignment on the bag. The front part is crinkled.

I tried asking my SA if I can exchange it and they said no as it was an exchange and all bags don’t align perfectly, I can just stuff it.

Will this misalignment affect the canvas in the long run?
 

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ManyMoons

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Aug 21, 2019
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Hi Everyone,

I just got a Palm Springs mini and I noticed that there seems to be some Mis alignment on the bag. The front part is crinkled.

I tried asking my SA if I can exchange it and they said no as it was an exchange and all bags don’t align perfectly, I can just stuff it.

Will this misalignment affect the canvas in the long run?
Hi, you should definitely try stuffing - it often offsets small canvas wrinkling. Yours looks like an unfortunate puckering area due to pinched stitching though.