LVs with Flap - Scratches! e.g. Rita, Ursula, Marilyn, Beverly

iloveteal

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Does your flap also shows sign of vertical scratches? I know with constant use, this will happen since pushing the flap always rubs against the bar (what i mean by bar is the one which keeps the flap in place). Those of you who don't have scratches, how do you maintain it? I am contemplating on buying the MC Beverly, but now I'm afraid that if I buy that, the flap's scratch might be so visible and it wouldn't look good anymore after a year. I have just used my Rita for less than 25 times, and it already showed vertical scratches. When i bought it, i forgot that flap do make scratches!
 

LisaG719

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Does your flap also shows sign of vertical scratches? I know with constant use, this will happen since pushing the flap always rubs against the bar (what i mean by bar is the one which keeps the flap in place). Those of you who don't have scratches, how do you maintain it? I am contemplating on buying the MC Beverly, but now I'm afraid that if I buy that, the flap's scratch might be so visible and it wouldn't look good anymore after a year. I have just used my Rita for less than 25 times, and it already showed vertical scratches. When i bought it, i forgot that flap do make scratches!

Do you mean scratches on the metal clasp?

I avoid bags with these types of clasps. My Denim Speedy has two front pockets with those but I simply never use those pockets :Push:
 

UWangel143

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i don't have a metal clasp on my lv, but the buckle on the knightsbridge scratches easily
 

QTbebe

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these happen you can't really help it. i love the looks of the clasp tho. my pleaty and mini pleaty have scrathes on the clasp and thats because i have to open and close my bag. can't be super carefull all the time...
 

sdesaye

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I love those clasps and scratching is normal, however--they can be replaced once they get too yucko! I plan to do this every five years or so.
 

iloveteal

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Oops now you tell me after I got the beverly..do you have pictures of the scratches?
You already got the Beverly? which one, the MC or the Mono? Congrats! it's still a beautiful bag, and yes we just need to be a little more careful when using it.

Here are the photos:

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nickkyvintage

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i love the clasp bags but i also worry about scratches. Well i worry about scratches on all of my LV's hardware x
 

iloveteal

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Yes, i mean the clasps! The scratches on the clasps. Thanks for telling me! I had a hard time thinking what the right term to use, haha :P

I do love the clasps too! They're pretty. It would be so much better if there's a way to make them scratch-free
 

REYNALD0C

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Its happened on my moms Manhattan, it just happens to all bags with the buckle. I think if u dont want the scratches, just dont use it?
 

DesigningStyle

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My Koala Wallet has minimal scratches on the brass "nose". I would suggest that you polish the "nose" with Brasso and you will see many of the scratches disappear or at least not be as prominent.
 

vinvinbe

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Do you mean scratches on the metal clasp?

I avoid bags with these types of clasps. My Denim Speedy has two front pockets with those but I simply never use those pockets :Push:
yeah~:tup:
same as my Marc Jacobs handbag (the one looks like manhanttan) , i never use those pockets to prevent scratches.
btw, i have used the MJ wallet for a year which have to use the metal clasp to open and close. the metal clasp is still shinny although it has scratches, :okay:and you will get used to it.
i think it's no big different when you use 25 times or hundred times;)

but i will avoid using the pocket if i don't have something really need to put in there.:sweatdrop: