My new 09 Charbon City with white film like...

purseaddict76

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hello girls,

i just bought 09 charbon city bag and i love it but when i took the bag during the day outside, i've noticed it has like white film like on the leather... does anyone's bag like that? it's bothering me a lot... help!:sad:
 

delmilano

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i have a charbon GSH PT and there is no white film feeling on the leather, it's smooshy, and the dye seems to be one with the leather. maybe you should ask for an exchange if it bothers you.
 

the-chus

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I still can't see any white film on your bag in the pic, it looks great IMO... Try apply Apple conditioner!
 

chinkee21

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here it is.. someone said it could be just sheen.. what do you think, oogiewoogie?
I think it could be the sheen you are talking about. I felt the same way with my 08 anthra when I first bought it. kinda like plastic-y feel? Accckkk...I looooveee the color!!! Your photo is killing me!
 
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it happened to my 08 charbon, kind of a waxy rubbery feel on the leather, so i used my hairdryer and just lightly went over it with a warm hair dryer (2-3 minutes even strokes) and the leather immediately softened up, plus the color immediately intensified a little bit. hope this helps!!
 

decora

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i know exactly what you mean. my work kind of looks like that in certain lights. it gives it a somewhat ashy look. i conditioned it, but it's still there
 

pinkboudoir

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I saw someone's brand new Charbon Day it has a whitish cast. It is just the sheen, IMO the leather & colour & leather is GORGEOUS just like yours. I would not buff off the layer coz I like it that way!
 

girlygirl3

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I love it! I actually was hoping that my 08 Charbon would be this color. It's not but I love my 08, and now maybe I should think about 09!
 

pinkboudoir

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Bumping this thread up. I see what the whitish cast is. Here is my Charbon WE with the ashy twist to the brown & my beloved Day which is the shade of fresh expresso beans. I do love the deeper, darker shade of my Day but the ashy twist is rather interesting. I cannot wait to break in my WE so I can make it a work bag & not just a weekend getaway bag!

 

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