Question on Balenciaga Leather

chanelissy

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Feb 24, 2006
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hey guys,

could someone please explain whats going on with the different balenciaga leather(s)? I've been going over some b-bag threads and a couple mention how the company's switching back to an "original" leather in the Fall?
Whats the difference in texture and quality?
Or has this already switched back?

Thanks!!:P
 

pursemama

Pursaholic
Jan 17, 2006
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I don't see any difference in quality, only in texture. The "new" leather is waxy/shiney and more folds/crackles. The "old" is like regular leather, not as shiney, etc. I have both, and love them both. If I had to pick though, I'd probably pick the "old" leather.
 

pursemama

Pursaholic
Jan 17, 2006
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oops...I think you're right about the "old" leather returning in the fall, along with the new beautiful colors...can't wait!
 
Jan 4, 2006
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the old and new (and new-old!) leather is all distressed, but the old one was matte, verrry soft, and very slouchy.
the newer leather (after SS 05) has a sort of top glaze and crackle on it, so it's shiny, and a bit stiffer.
 

hatikuh

Just 1 more, I swear...
O.G.
Feb 24, 2006
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san francisco
The swatches on ateliernaff for fall seems like they're shiny though. I'm not sure, maybe it's just because of the flash.