Speedy Handles and perspiration!

viacarolina2394

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Aug 6, 2012
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Well I see myself looking for the perfect azur bag to purchase next week (I have to order online so I love relying on you ladies!) I just saw the video BJTAYLOR posted and I love how it looks with the maps bandeau...

I am between a NF GM, Large Noe, and Speedy 35 in azur now.

My question is, I've owned 2 monogram speedys and always sell them because my handles get black under. I'm not sure if it's from palm sweat because I don't use lotion.

So how do you guys avoid your speedy handles getting black where the hand goes? :sad:

Also, give your opinions on my 3 options :smile: Thanks ladies!
 
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Your vachetta bags are inevitably going to patina. You could rest your bag on your arm instead of carrying it in you hands. Out of the 3 bags your are considering choose the Speedyy Azur. Good luck!
 

viacarolina2394

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Aug 6, 2012
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Tallahassee, FL
Your vachetta bags are inevitably going to patina. You could rest your bag on your arm instead of carrying it in you hands. Out of the 3 bags your are considering choose the Speedyy Azur. Good luck!
I don't mind Patina, I love my montsouris, chintilly, and delightful (starting to patina now) patina. However, the look of it as if dirt is smudged on the bottom? I see many women and their speedys here and the handles are SO beautifully patina'D!
 

Melfontana

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I have the speedy 30 in Azur and I usually carry it on the crook of my arm bc I only use it spring/summer and I don't have any darkening under the handles.
 

bagchicky

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May 30, 2012
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I have a speedy b mono and azur - I try not to use them in the rain - but on a hot day my hands do get hot and my mono has patina alot more - but it's all part of owning them. I like patina and it does not bother me.
I think out of your options the speedy is the best choice.
 

theweimsmom

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Jan 10, 2013
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I have to say that dirty/black handles and patina sounds like two different things. If you have dirty handles, then you can get leather cleaner to help them out every 4-6 months. My speedy handles are clean with patina but i clean them once ayear. Just my thoughts...
 

LVlvoe_bug

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Jul 14, 2012
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My vote is for the GM NF..I l know, you seem them everywhere but I really like the bag..maybe get the NF in Azur, I don't see too many of those...I carry my speedy every day and my handles are a nice patina but I make sure I do not put on lotion or hand sanitizer when I am going to carry the bag. I have read that might make the handles get darker....