Peeling LV Keychain after only 3 1/2 months of use!

Jan 26, 2011
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San Francisco, CA
I just realized today that my LV keychain is peeling in the ring area. I only have 1 house key and our building FOB. I think the key and the fob are rubbing against the ring because the peeling area is the size of the key+FOB together. I bought this at the LV boutique in Maui and I think it was a little bit less than $100.

Is it me or should this not happen to an LV key chain after so little time? Do you think LV will let me exchange it? I would rather get the credit for the keychain and pay more to get a damier ebene or azur 4 key holder. The problem is I don't have a receipt. Also I think Maui's LV is on a different computer system. I guess I could call the Maui store to tell them the dilemma first. I am just so mad that a keychain I got mid-September is already peeling! The $7 hello kitty one holds up way better. This is just so annoying as I liked the simplicity of this keychain and liked that it could clip to the D ring in my Speedy and Neverfull.

You can check out the photos attached. Any advice would be appreciated!
 

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Jul 3, 2006
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LV keychains are all just coated metal. They all discolor and peel. You can try, but I imagine they may say normal wear and tear. All key cles' I've gotten have chipped and peeled as well. They aren't made like they used to be.
 

_Shelly_

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Apr 14, 2008
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IMO, LV is lacking in the hardware department. I have learned to accept the fact that keyrings and hardware on bags are going to discolor after a certain amount of time- I have seen this too many times on this forum. I don't think I've had any problems with my hardware (if so, I haven't noticed it yet) and my bag charm/ key ring looks just fine. I keep it hooked on my bags and carry it all the time. I guess when you actually use them as a key chain, it will wear faster than if you were to clip it to a bag, so maybe that's why mine still looks new?

I hate to admit it, but LV is probably the worst brand for hardware- such a shame considering the price we pay for these things. :rolleyes:
 
Jan 26, 2011
271
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San Francisco, CA
Good news! I took this to the LV in Bloomingdales and she says I can exchange it. The SA actually said she had this keychain but that hers only tarnished a bit after a few years. She mentioned it must be made differently now. I am going to exchange it for a 4 key holder.

The only problem is that I didn't save the receipt and I need to call the Waliea boutique when they open so I can have them fax or email it to me. Ironically I save all my LV receipts but since I was on vacation this one slipped through the cracks! ugh!

I am so happy though that I can get this all resolved!