My first RM, a tri-coloured Cheri!!!

pinkboudoir

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I have been lurking around here for a while. Had contemplated an RM something or another but never got down to it. One day I had to see deziprinzess718's tri-colour French Tote & it was instant :love:. I hunted around & found a Cheri(it was like a bonus coz I love my bags to snap shut but I am slowly changing my mind having discovered RM). Without much thought, I gave in!!! This was just last week.

Today my Cheri reach me. :party:First thing I noticed however was the WEIGHT!!! :wtf: I have always avoided heavy bags so it was quite a shocker. I took off all the stuffings, extra straps & the hardware & I will test the weight out tomorrow. I hope my shoulders do not retaliate coz I REALLY :heart: my Cheri!

I have some questions though, being such an RM newbie. I noticed some stains on the cream patent panel(as pictured). Will water take them away? Do I need to use some cleaning agent like soap? Also, do I need to protect the leather part? I use Apple Garde spray on my Bbags. But I worry if I spray on my Cheri, the patent part would go berserk. Would it? I am sorry to ask so many questions at a time but I hope some French Tote/Cheri owners can chime in. TIA! :flowers::tender:

Here is my Cheri. Please pardon the mess around it, those are the stuffings.

 

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lunatwinkle

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Congrats on your first RM and welcome to the Minkette club! :nuts: Your satchel is gorgeous, enjoy her!

I don't have the Cheri so I don't know what you could do to wipe off those "stains." Hopefully some other tPFers will chime in.
 

daniela127

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You are so lucky! I am still waiting to get mine from Three Sirens. Seeing your pictures makes me so excited for my new bag!
 

Crazy4Handbags

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Gorgeous! The stains on the patent, if they're on the surface they're probably just some glue residue that you could wipe with a wet rag (use a little water). And, if it's underneath the patent then there's nothing you could do.

Apple Garde spray worked like a charm on my French Tote (Cheri's big sis)!
 

cat9

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Gorgeous!!! I looove the color combination on this style - so pretty. Pls post modeling pics when you get a chance!
 

pinkboudoir

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few823, Thanks! It definitely is heavy but I am used to Bbags which are known to be very light so my view could be a little skewed.

lunatwinkle, daniela127, AnnieBinSD, Thanks!

this1chick, I got mine off evilbay.Seller is willing to pick up the tab if I wish to get it cleaned at a professional cleaner BUT I will try a little DIY cleaning. If it comes off, it is great. Otherwise I will leave it be. I think over time, patent would dirty anyway.

MrsShoeGal, Hope you get yours soon!

cat9, Will try to post modelling pictures soon! Thanks!

Crazy4Handbags, Thanks! Will try the rag & water tonight when I get home. Did you have to protect the patent parts(like covere with towel or something?) when you spray the bag? Or can I just spray the bag including the patent part? I spray all my Bbags even those with GH. Overtime it does dull the GH. I worry oil & patent might not agree. TIA!
 

Desi

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CONGRATS girly!!! I'm just catching up on the forum! I love the Cheri. I have preordered a Cheri already otherwise i would LOVE it in this combo!!
 

Crazy4Handbags

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Did you have to protect the patent parts(like covere with towel or something?) when you spray the bag? Or can I just spray the bag including the patent part? I spray all my Bbags even those with GH. Overtime it does dull the GH. I worry oil & patent might not agree. TIA!
I had sprayed the entire bag and it was just fine.

That is good to know about the GH; I'll keep that in mind for my Day.
 

Desi

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desiprinzess718, Thank you!!! It was your French Tote that pushed me to get this RM Cheri & I am so glad for it! Which Cheri combo did you pre-order?
:hugs: i'm glad to have been an enabler:P

The cheri I preordered is the black stripe with black patent trim that is on Lunaboston.com right now. I preordered it from another retailer in June.