I am interested in getting a key & change holder, but cannot decide between vernis & epi leather. I was wondering if anyone had any opinions or preferences regarding durability or anything else that might help me decide. Thanks.
I much prefer Vernis, both for durability and for beauty. Look at ebay at old epi items. They wrinkle and get blackened around the edges. I've had my pomme vernis 4 key holder and used it daily for years and it's still beautiful. Have a friend that has an epi one and the edges are blackened and peeling. Really is an eye opener to look at old epi items on ebay.
Look closely at this one - the bottoms, the edges, the top where it folds - etc. If you click on the picture it will blow it up. I've never seen vernis look like this, especially if you pick something dark like amarante, bleu nuit, or pomme. I've seen lots and lots of epi items look like this though. Horrible!
Not something I would want to be seen with. This is why I stay away from epi.
ADP, cannot go wrong with either the vernis or epi! They are both Gorgeous!!
The epi leather is pretty tough... it'll forgive a lot of the scrapes and bangs along the way
But the Vernis has it's shiny brightly coloured surface!! SIGH... what to do!
If you get a chance - walk into the LV boutique and ask to see them in each... that way you can really see the textures, and colours in its glory. It may be LVoe at first sight... it's hard Sight unseen...
The joy of picking something out... FUN! Can't wait to see what you chose!