Napa leather? is that durable?

Jul 14, 2007
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hi there
i tried to search for napa leather quality, but nothing came up. I'm very new to Prada, the only leather type i have encountered with prada is soft calf. I wonder if you guys could give me some insight with napa leather on prada bag. Is this durable leather? how is scratch factor on napa leather ? does it flake likve cervo lux finish? how do you care for napa leather/thanks
 

rin

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The nappa leather is awesome~! It's very soft, and so far it seems pretty durable too. I totally love it. :smile: Can't say much about the scratch factor, since mine is a striped tote, doesn't get scratched that easily. It definitely doesn't get flakey... at least it hasn't yet, and I've had my nappa tote for about a year. Hope this helps!
 

Yikkie

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Nappa leather is lambskin so on the delicate side but is amazingly soft and supple. I have a gauffre shoulder bag in this material and so far it has held up well. Just treat it with tender loving care and it should last.
 

mayajuliana

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The lambskin fared far better on my noce Gauffre than it did on my Chanel Lady Braid - the gauffre still is fantastic and the Lady Braid had to go into the Chanel spa for piping replacement! So yes, it wears very well!
 

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nappa leather is definitely the softest and most luxurious leather IMO!!! it durable but and does not flake. It may scratch but not easily!
 

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The lambskin fared far better on my noce Gauffre than it did on my Chanel Lady Braid - the gauffre still is fantastic and the Lady Braid had to go into the Chanel spa for piping replacement! So yes, it wears very well!

I swore off Chanel two years ago. The prices keep going through the roof and the quality keeps going into the toilet! For all the griping I do about Prada's poorly executed specialty finishes, I'll take Prada over Chanel ANY DAY.

Or as I told my own Chanel SA: when I'm looking at a bag with a price tag over $3000, it darn well better come in an Orange box! :graucho:
 

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I swore off Chanel two years ago. The prices keep going through the roof and the quality keeps going into the toilet! For all the griping I do about Prada's poorly executed specialty finishes, I'll take Prada over Chanel ANY DAY.

Or as I told my own Chanel SA: when I'm looking at a bag with a price tag over $3000, it darn well better come in an Orange box! :graucho:
PP I agree. I bought one Chanel about a year ago on sale at Nordies. It looks to be the only one. The next one I looked at was $3200 and I said - no can do.

In the meantime I got totally hooked on Prada.