Rivets on older bags

larnette

Organized Chaos
Nov 20, 2006
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Laguna Beach, CA
I have a quick question...have the rivets always been notched on City style bags?

My friend has an 04 Pistachio City and the rivets are un-notched...everything else on the bag looks authentic. She swears it's authentic (to the best of her knowledge) and she's had it for years.

I'll snap a pic when I can and post it, but I was just wondering since the bag appears authentic in every way except the un-notiched rivets...

Interested to hear your response...thanks!
 

marshmellow88

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Aug 12, 2014
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I'm no Bal expert but here's my two cents worth, first hardware used for rivets were flat brass hardware but they should be for bags from 2000 to 2002, not in 2004. I'm very curious too. Waiting for experienced bal owners to comment.
 

maxxout

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Mar 27, 2010
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2004 rivets were un-notched. Your picture is accurate.
Also true for 2003, the debut year for the City.

S/S 2005 bags are also un-notched.
 
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riiche

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Jan 11, 2014
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Haha I was so confused when I got my 04 Marron, too. Its rivets look exactly like your friend's Pistachio, all's good. :smile:
 

larnette

Organized Chaos
Nov 20, 2006
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Laguna Beach, CA
Haha I was so confused when I got my 04 Marron, too. Its rivets look exactly like your friend's Pistachio, all's good. :smile:
It just caught me by surprise when I saw her tonight--for some reason the rivets just stuck out to me on her bag when she sat down and I thought it was weird...thanks you guys for your reassurance. ;)