Question about Monogram Canvas

elle

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I don't pay much attention to info on the Mono line since it's not one of my faves, so I'm wondering...does the Monogram canvas fade in time? I noticed that the Mono cles pictured in one of my collection photos is a lot lighter than the rest of my Mono pieces. See here:




Most of these pieces were given to me by my mom...all I know about the cles is that it's from the early 90's and heavily used, haha. So could that explain why the color is different? :shrugs:
 

Texas Girl

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Yes, they do fade over time. :smile: Mine are all too new, but I have heard from other forum members about older pieces doing that.
 

pinki682

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Whenever I add a new piece from the monogram line or replace an existing piece I notice the fading of the flowers.
 

bernz84

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The monogram does fade over time...sometimes it even has some rubbing (as in, the gold monogram looks like it's been rubbed off). I have a couple vintages that are like that.

Also, the monogram could have different dye lots. I notice that my US bags tend to have a yellower tinge than my French bags (which are noticeably paler). I bought a brand new bucket pochette from the boutique, and it's considerably paler compared to my US bucket...and the US bucket is 8 years old.
 

elle

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That's good to hear! Thanks for the info everyone :flowers: For a minute I was actually concerned that the cles might've been fake! :s
 

Lola24

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I've also sort of revived the appearance of fading or darker looking older Mono pieces by cleaning and applying a little armorall or something of the like....
 

Lvbabydoll

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My mom's old Speedy is just a little bit lighter but it's not really noticeable. I'm amazed how it's held up even after being used for about 7 years straight!