Speedy with chain?

Sep 17, 2009
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I was wondering if anyone tried to wear a regular speedy crossbody with one of the aftermarket chains ( not fake the long gold straps off ebay that is "just a chain"? I'm wanting a crossbody but I'm not crazy about the speedy b strap.....
 

apl.79

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Nov 11, 2013
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I tried to make my speedy 25 a crossbody using the strap from my Eva. It wasn't comfortable and I didn't like how it looked. I would think the gold chain would dig into your shoulder too much, but I guess it depends on how much you put in your purse.
 

rainrowan

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I have tried different straps from other brands and sometimes it's hard to match the quality to the bag (after all, it's LV!). But I see no reason not to purchase a chain off eBay if it's the right length and comfort for you. You might have to make do a trial-and-error (take a few chance purchases) until you find the chain that's most compatible.

This seller on eBay looks like they have good shoulder strap chains but I have not purchased from them yet... but I plan to in the near future. They offer many different lengths and chain link sizes.


(incidentally, when I need hands free, I carry my regular Speedy 35 on my shoulder/crossbody with a high quality webbing strap from a Cynthia Rowley "speedy", the hardware matches perfectly)
 
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Dawn72

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Dec 9, 2010
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I have tried different straps from other brands and sometimes it's hard to match the quality to the bag (after all, it's LV!). But I see no reason not to purchase a chain off eBay if it's the right length and comfort for you. You might have to make do a trial-and-error (take a few chance purchases) until you find the chain that's most compatible.

This seller on eBay looks like they have good shoulder strap chains but I have not purchased from them yet... but I plan to in the near future. They offer many different lengths and chain link sizes.


(incidentally, when I need hands free, I carry my regular Speedy 35 on my shoulder/crossbody with a high quality webbing strap from a Cynthia Rowley "speedy", the hardware matches perfectly)
I am liking the chains on this ebay seller!
 

reginablair

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I have a monogram strap, but I've never used it on my speedy 35. I think the 35 is too big for that with the chain not being attached properly on the sides like on the speedy b. I also don't want to risk damaging the handles or chaps. (Chaps? Is that what the little leaves that attach the handles to the bags are called?)
 

rainrowan

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Apr 25, 2006
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I only use my aftermarket strap on my reg Speedy 35 when it's very lightweight - only keys and wallet and not much more - but I agree, I wouldn't use it if the bag was weighed down with a lot of stuff. It gets pretty warped looking. If I really had to, it would be for a few minutes here and there while shopping vs a whole day on the shoulder. Yes, those are called chaps or chapes.... I think it refers to the cape shape (in French).
 

atlantique

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Mar 3, 2007
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I would NEVER wear a real LV bag with a strap from ebay! That's not classy, it would make the bag cheap for me. Sorry!
 

LVk8

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