Question about older and/or vintage BV

indiaink

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Have BV bags always been lined in leather (when it's not obviously lined in cloth material)? Sometimes it looks like it's 'vinyl' from photos, but having never seen an older and/or vintage BV in real life, I don't know.
 
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sdkitty

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Have BV bags always been lined in leather (when it's not obviously lined in cloth material)? Sometimes it looks like it's 'vinyl' from photos, but having never seen an older and/or vintage BV in real life, I don't know.
my vintage bag is lined in leather
 
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Have BV bags always been lined in leather (when it's not obviously lined in cloth material)? Sometimes it looks like it's 'vinyl' from photos, but having never seen an older and/or vintage BV in real life, I don't know.

Lined in silk, leather or suede.. I can't imagine BV using any other
material for lining bags
 

indiaink

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... and should all vintage/older BV bags have the metal BV plate inside, or were some only identified with the label and the zipper pull?
 

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bv has used various linings at different times
now on some bags to cut costs they are using velour
but I have seen silk
I have seen suede
I have seen velour
I have seen leather
I have seen canvas
only limited editions, cabat and special orders get the metal plate
 

sdkitty

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bv has used various linings at different times
now on some bags to cut costs they are using velour
but I have seen silk
I have seen suede
I have seen velour
I have seen leather
I have seen canvas
only limited editions, cabat and special orders get the metal plate
my vintage bag has the metal plate on the inside zip compartment
 

indiaink

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bv has used various linings at different times
now on some bags to cut costs they are using velour
but I have seen silk
I have seen suede
I have seen velour
I have seen leather
I have seen canvas
only limited editions, cabat and special orders get the metal plate
No, not the big plate with the numbers, but the small rectangle that just says 'Bottega Veneta'.
 

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thank you for posting this

# 1. I think this is a man's bag
#2 it says BV on the pull
#3 It says BV on the snap

I think the bag that India is speaking of is an authentic BV vintage Men's Messenger bag

someone else here please chime in
I would love to learn something if it is not real






here it is
 

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one other thing
your vintage bags are women's bags
I think this is a Men's messenger bag
I don't know if the men's bags have plates in them or not
but just like not all bags have names
I am sure not all bags got plates
if you are so in doubt don't buy it
 

indiaink

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thank you for posting this

# 1. I think this is a man's bag
#2 it says BV on the pull
#3 It says BV on the snap

I think the bag that India is speaking of is an authentic BV vintage Men's Messenger bag

someone else here please chime in
I would love to learn something if it is not real
one other thing
your vintage bags are women's bags
I think this is a Men's messenger bag
I don't know if the men's bags have plates in them or not
but just like not all bags have names
I am sure not all bags got plates
if you are so in doubt don't buy it
Thank you SS. I'm not a vintage BV person which is why I asked. And I haven't ever bought a 'man's' bag before. :smile: but I have now! ;)