Question about chèvre leather

Jazzyz

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Hello! I'm pretty new to balenciaga. I just acquired a new to me 2015 metal edge velo. I love it except the leather is thin!
I had a 2012 metal edge (which I returned. Big regret) and I remember the leather being thick and stiff.
Do any of you know if this is to be expected. I guess a small part of me is questioning authenticity but everything else is stunning about the bag. IMG_1486916923.109510.jpg IMG_1486916937.446393.jpg IMG_1486916957.336482.jpg
 

ksuromax

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Did you own the 2012 from brand new condition? I presume the one from 2015 is used, thus it's already broken in, and it could result in different feeling vs brand new / stiff leather
 

Jazzyz

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Yes. It was new and I never carried it.
I know I'm in the vast minority but I liked it stiff!
 

ksuromax

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Yes. It was new and I never carried it.
I know I'm in the vast minority but I liked it stiff!
That was a matter of time, if you did, it would have broken in and develop some slouchness, same what you feel now in the 2015 one :smile:
 

ksuromax

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Another thing, the smaller bags tend to keep their shape better, Velo is a big bag, and softening is inevitable :flowers: