Need help! Is this a defect on my newly bought Constance?

wish4astar

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Hey Ladies,

I have purchased a Black Epsom Constance with Rose Gold Hardware in December and have recently just gotten it out of the closet and wearing it for the first time! However, I noticed the surface of the front side looks a bit weird? and was wondering if this is normal or a defect? Has it happens to any of you? I was probably way too overjoyed in the store and didn’t even bother to notice it. Not sure if I should bring it back to a Hermès store. I have attached some pics. Thanks for all the help! It’s sure making me worried!!

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Computer monitors are always difficult, but I honestly can't see what you are seeing. Do you think the grains are different? Or is it the shape? It looks beautiful to me. Very classic combination.
 
Jan 15, 2011
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I have to agree, I can't see anything. Maybe you could describe more specifically? In any case, yes, taking it to an Hermes boutique is probably a good move.
 

acrowcounted

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I wouldn’t say it was a defect but rather a variation of a hand made bag that happens somtimes with Epsom Constances. Epsom is a stiffer leather that sometimes has difficulty bending into the structured but soft shape of the Constance flap. There is also a ‘pressure point’ right above the latch tongue where it is natural to push/hold down while lifting the latch in the opposite direction causing an unintended bend to the tongue. Mastering the technique of opening the bag without applying pressure will minimize this effect going forward. But if you are unhappy with the look, I’d take it to the store and see what they say or sell it and focus on other leathers next time.
 

wish4astar

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Computer monitors are always difficult, but I honestly can't see what you are seeing. Do you think the grains are different? Or is it the shape? It looks beautiful to me. Very classic combination.
Thanks for the reply! It’s the little depression in the middle.
 
Dec 28, 2007
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I can see it. It’s not a defect but it’s not up to Hermes’ standard. None of my Constances are like this, 3 are Epsom. Please let us know what you decide to do.
 

soccerzfan

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That depression in the middle would bother me. I’ve recently bought the same Constance and the clasp is not as easy to open as my other constances. I do wonder if it’s a craftsmanship issue.
 
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laurenad

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I think it’s worth taking to H. See what they say. It’s too expensive of a bag not to take it there considering it bothers you and is obviously nothing you have done.
 

odette57

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I can see it and it would honestly bother me. Dents/bumps bother me the most on bags since I know this cannot be easily fixed with spa. I would bring it to the store to get checked.
 
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