My new speedy STINKS!

sellmecandies

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Sep 1, 2013
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Hi all, purchased my speedy b mono over the weekend.. And it smells so bad! It is not the usual smell.. A plastic / chemical smell. Is this normal ? Or should I go back and get an exchange ?
 

K.H.LVoe

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Very new canvas pieces have that kind of smell. I noticed it before when looking at brand new NFs. It should go away pretty soon.
 

LValicious

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Aug 28, 2013
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I'm so glad you posted this! I thought it was just me. I now think it's the new "less crackable" canvas.

Bought a wallet and loaded it up and kept smelling something and finally realized it was my wallet!!! So bummed about it because my return/exchange time is gone :sad:
 

love2learn

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Jul 26, 2013
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My new Pochette Métis smelt like a plastic/chemical smell. It did get fainter and fainter though. I can still kind of smell it in the interior slightly. A couple of others have complained about the PM smelling the same.
 

Pinkcooper

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When I got my wallet, it smelled so bad! It made me nauseous and I had to stop using it for a month and the smell eventually went away. #firstworldproblem lol
 

tiggycat

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Makes sense that if they changed the chemical to make the canvas less crackable it might smell different. I haven't been in LV for a while and the items I do have didn't smell even when they were new. But I have had other brands of coated canvas (that had a softer feel than LV's) items that smelled. Particularly a Kathy van Zeeland that gave me a headache every time I opened the drawer it was in! And a Guess wallet that smelled like fish (but it was leather, I think it was some oil used in curing the leather).
 

sellmecandies

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Sep 1, 2013
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Good to know I'm not the only one.. After reading more comments, decided not to return.. The smell is fading away.. So hope this helps others in the future :smile: