Patina where art thou?

pursegalsf

Handbag Connoisseur
O.G.
Dec 5, 2005
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San Francisco
I've been using my Speedy for almost two weeks now and the vachetta is still as white as when I bought it. Argh! :evil: I've been letting it tan in the sun and I even used a blowdryer to heat the vachetta in hopes of getting it a little darker but to no avail.

How long do I have to wait? I'm so impatient. Sorry, just have to vent. :shame:
 

Sunshine

O.G.
Feb 1, 2006
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24
If only I could keep mine white! I adore the light white clean look!! I must have alot of something in my skin but mine turn way too fast for me! I could carry it for you for a few weeks!!! Returned a lovely honey color!
 

jc2239

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Nov 28, 2005
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abeautyfulsentiment.blogspot.com
i woudln't recommend using a blowdryer on the handles....might not be too good for ur bag :sad2:.......i think it depends on how sunny the whether is and i think it takes awhile for a really noticable patina to develop.....i had an LV for liek 4 months and it still only had a slight patina but since you're tanning yours i guess maybe a week or two more?......but i don't think it'll be the beautiful golden color for awhile
 

Swanky

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Admin
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Jan 12, 2006
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Mine is JUST starting to patina, it's a very pale honey color. FINALLY!
I think it's been about 4 weeks{?}
 

Care

Perhaps, Love?
Feb 25, 2006
473
2
SF Bay Area, CA
Enjoy your bag as it develop the pantina!
For me, it's like a honey moon period for me and my new bag :smile:
I started browsing for new bags after my bag dvelops patina....
 

Khoipond89

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Mar 17, 2006
1,543
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New York
I know you're one of those people who like the signature patina, but I hate patina, if it were up to me, there would be a spray to stop the process altogether..
 

IntlSet

Bonjour!
Jan 29, 2006
12,532
49
Chicago
I was waiting fooooorever for the patina on my Speedy. It never came. I only used it a handful of times before I sold it on the forum. Bah. I probably would've kept it if it came with its own ready-made-patina. I should really looking into a used LV.