- Nov 8, 2011
Had the YK side trunk for a month, before I returned.The black and tan debossed are a calf leather, but is described as a “fashion” leather. How is the hand feel for it? Will the slouch cause a permanent crease in the leather?
Also how are the corners wearing for everyone? Easily scratched?
Thanks for the detailed review. Sounds like you got the infinity metal dots YK side trunk?Had the YK side trunk for a month, before I returned.
YK is made of taurillon leather, smooth and supple, unlike the Capucines taurillon. As long as you stuff the bag and don’t give it a “slouch” in storage, you shouldn’t have problems with creasing -I would think. From what I remember, the fashion leather looks and feels similar to the YK taurillon, but YK is a tad more luxurious.
Also, the bag looses its slouch when not held by hand (regardless of material). Keep that in mind, if you actually love the slouched look.
I ultimately returned the YK because it was an obvious return that someone used. Leather was damaged, and metal trim heavily scratched (YK is all-metal trim). The metal used for the side trunks will definitely show wear and tear. It’s just a matter of how often do you use it, and how do you treat it when you do use it. Side trunk has no feet, so expect the bottom corners to wear faster.
Ohh! So beautiful! The black is the one I have my eye on! It’s so edgy and chic! I’m hoping this style stays awhile.
YK is an insanely heavy piece. Every CA that has ordered the piece for someone agreed with me -that it’s a very pricey paperweight lolI remember trying to order that during the YK frenzy but they were sold out! It’s probably for the best as the monoglam is easier to wear.
Yes that YK side trunk is truly a work of art. But with the full metal sides and the heavy dots, it sounds like it was indeed intended to be admired instead of used. I am surprised it was accepted as a return all banged up. Usually they are picky about accepting returns.YK is an insanely heavy piece. Every CA that has ordered the piece for someone agreed with me -that it’s a very pricey paperweight lol
It really did make me sad, to bring the bag in and ask for a return.
The silver metal that LV used gets scratched easily. Whoever had the bag before definitely used it and returned it. Took photos the day I received it, because I had a feeling I would run into problems with a return. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the metal looked like it has seen more use than my LV bags, and their hardware, that I have had for 5 years.
Decided to go with monoglam because it’s lighter, and I like how the bag looks slouched and unslouched. I originally ordered the monoglam speedy, but was bummed about the non-extended zipper.
Had LV made a black leather side trunk with gold hardware, I would have been sold the instant it came out (what I was originally hoping for last year).