Reveal... Would you return due to this?

Kate1989

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Hi everyone! I was so excited today to receive my new purchase. In the end I decided on the Montaigne, it's a beautiful bag but I am wondering if this is normal/acceptable? The grain of the leather on the back of the bag seems even and 'neater', the grain on the front of the bag looks a bit uneven and creased, and the embossing is a bit lighter on this side. It came with the handle already attached and the date code says 48th week of 2016, so I am wondering if this is an ex display, although I don't think some minor handling should cause the leather to be like this.

The difference shows up better on camera when I press lightly on the bag. The first two pics are the back of the bag, the second two pics are the front.
 

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MWTexan

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I feel this bag is normal like my empriente bags but you have the right to return to the store if you aren't happy.
 

pretygl

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As I'm a but peculiar when it comes to my bags especially my Louis' I would return it. I need to be completely happy with all of my high dollar purchases... I work too hard to just settle.... just my opinion....
 

allison7

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If it really bugs you, take it back. Or at the very least go back to the store and maybe just ask to see another one/if it does the same thing? It looks fine to me, but it's too expensive of a purchase for you to not be absolutely 100% happy with it.
 

Kate1989

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Thanks for your replies. Maybe I'm a being a bit particular but I think I'm going to return it, I just know it'll bug me that every time I close it with the clip wrinkles run down the front. The back of the bag is perfect, there the 'pebbly-ness' is neat and even so I think I want one that's even like that all over. I ordered it online (no stores near me), but hopefully the replacement will be more even like my other emp bags.
 

Sourisbrune

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I don't think the bag is flawed, yet could very well have been a display or return. Being a display or a return (unused) product is not considered defective or flawed by LV standards.

If it bothers you, I suggest at least talking to cs and asking about it (so you don't question yourself whether or not you should have asked about it, in the future).

Best of luck!
 
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Kate1989

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I don't think the bag is flawed, yet could very well have been a display or return. Being a display or a return (unused) product is not considered defective or flawed by LV standards.

If it bothers you, I suggest taking it in and ask about it (so you won't question yourself whether or not you should have asked about it, in the future).

I don't know you and I don't mean to insinuate you would do this, but I'm just going to write- please, if you have used it and worn it, excluding trying your stuff in it and checking yourself out in the mirror at home, do not return it/exchange it as new.

Best of luck!
It arrived 3.5 hours ago, I haven't used it. I can't ask about it in store, there are none near me, I ordered online. I will either return and ask for a replacement, or maybe just return and wait a few months until I'm next in London and can go in store and choose one.