New City - keep or return???

Pessie

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The leather on this bag is lovely and thick, but it's so shiny compared to the last Bal I bought a few years ago? It's a bit off putting, should I keep it or look for another? :smile:
 

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Livia1

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I agree with you, the leather is really lovely and I also agree with you that it's too shiny.
I think the current shine is to protect the colour from fading so in a sense it's a good thing and it absolutely will get less shiny with use.
 

zouats

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I find it too shiny as well. For me, the city is already a flashy bag, the shininess makes it too loud.
 

Pessie

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Yep, I think so too, definitely too shiny. I decided to return it. I know the shine will wear off, but I was concerned that it might become patchily shiny :weird: and also that it might take a while to disappear! So she's gone back this morning.
 

Louliu71

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The right one will come Pessie, I haven't given up yet either 🙂 and you made the right call, if you had your doubts, best to return as you've done
 

Pessie

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The right one will come Pessie, I haven't given up yet either 🙂 and you made the right call, if you had your doubts, best to return as you've done
Not buying online again, I'll have to trek to the shop if I decide to get another ;)
 

CeeJay

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It's hard when your used to the older leathers which did not have this 'shine', but as others noted .. it does go away over time, so I wouldn't worry about it to be honest!
 

Pessie

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It's hard when your used to the older leathers which did not have this 'shine', but as others noted .. it does go away over time, so I wouldn't worry about it to be honest!
Thanks CeeJay, but it's gone back now. I did think about keeping it, but honestly not sure I'd have worn it enough to wear the shine off?! It looked like crinkle patent almost. This was a new bag, but from 2015, so I might go and have a look at newer stock and see if that's a bit better :smile:
 

s.tighe

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Thanks CeeJay, but it's gone back now. I did think about keeping it, but honestly not sure I'd have worn it enough to wear the shine off?! It looked like crinkle patent almost. This was a new bag, but from 2015, so I might go and have a look at newer stock and see if that's a bit better :smile:
I returned a 2015 gris fossile first for the same reason. the bag looked like patent leather and as a result, it looked very cheap to me. It was also an online purchase. I don't think you should ever have to wait for an item this expensive to *maybe* become something you'll like, *if* something happens (like the sine dulling down). You've got to love it from the first use!
 

CeeJay

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^^ I hear 'ya .. this is why I count myself SO LUCKY in that I can see the bags IRL! The ONLY time I ever purchased a bag 'online', it was a disaster ('06 Emerald City), so NEVER again!!!