Marco Polo Tote all leather?

njtosc

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I bought a vintage BV tote on eBay. The seller described it as pebbled leather. I thought all Marco Polos were PVC or treated canvas. I did send it back and she refunded my money. However, she says she did some research and it is all leather. I don't want the bag back, but I am curious if she's right. It is a tiny pebbled diamond shape design in black with brown leather trim.
Did Marco Polo bags ever come in all leather?
 

boxermom

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I didn't think the MP line was all leather, but I could be wrong. I thought the trim and handles were leather, but not the body--the textured areas that you described.

You can wait for jburgh or Baggiana to comment or PM Miss_FancyBags. I wish I had BV knowledge on her scale but that'll never happen.

There are others here with a wealth of BV historical knowledge but they might not check every thread as often as some of us do.
 

kiss_p

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I've seen these bags IRL and they're not leather. Some people think they are leather, though. The straps are usually leather, but the body of the bag isn't. Several years ago, I did speak to a lady who had a marco polo bag and she said that it was very durable and she preferred it to the LV canvas.