Should I return? Was this a used bag?

Happieinlvoe

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Just received a bag, that my SA ordered from another store for me. I've never done this before, always only buy in the boutique when I can look it over etc.
the handle has a definite petina already. As does the front tab. Everything is in beautiful condition. But didn't know if I was sold a returned bag??? I took a pic with the handle pushed out a lil, & you can see on the left side, the lil but that's u set the tab, is white (to see comparison of how dark it already is)
Date code is August of 16.
 

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fabuleux

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Just received a bag, that my SA ordered from another store for me. I've never done this before, always only buy in the boutique when I can look it over etc.
the handle has a definite petina already. As does the front tab. Everything is in beautiful condition. But didn't know if I was sold a returned bag??? I took a pic with the handle pushed out a lil, & you can see on the left side, the lil but that's u set the tab, is white (to see comparison of how dark it already is)
Date code is August of 16.
Honestly, the bag could be brand new, could be a bag that has been on display, could be a bag that someone has bought and then returned... you will never know. If the bag is in perfect condition, I would keep it because patina develops as soon as the bag leaves the LV factory. Exposure to light is not the only factor that precipitates the patina process.
 

skybug

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If you like everything else about the bag, you're ahead of the game! As fabluleux mentioned, "patina will develop as soon as the bag leaves the LV factory."
 

OCMomof3

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I bought my Mono Artsy even though it was a display...it had some light patina but was in perfect condition. Not my first choice, perhaps, but it was the only one left and I wanted that darn bag pretty bad! Patina develops pretty quickly anyway, as others have mentioned, so it didn't really bother me. :smile: