LV Zipper/Hardware Question

LewLew

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LV Ladies,
Do Louis Vuitton Monogram bags have plated or brass zipper pulls?

A friend of mine just showed me her new, 'pre-loved' LV Piano Bag. She's been so excited about this deal she got on feebay, and that she was sure it was real because it was my poupette autheticated (which I don't think means much these days given what I've read). It's in good shape, but I noticed that the zipper pulls are no longer 'golden' everywhere. They are silver in places, like the plating has worn off.:confused1:

I wouldn't expect LV hardware to do this, but I am no expert and so I thought I would defer to those who are...........

TIA!
 

Addy

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Vintage items were brass, now brass-plated

I was told by my SM that my Mirage Speedy has gold-plated hardware and lock
 

camommyof3

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i had no idea LV hardware was plated! :shocked: I assumed it was brass, gosh, especially for the prices they charge.

So what is all the hardware on the Galliera? Plated brass, too? I hope not, those big O rings will look terrible in no time.