Toile vs leather?

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I'm quite fond of the look of a toile/leather combination bag (in this case, a Trim, though I also love the look in kellys), but I've only owned H leather so far...so my question is? how durable in toile? Does it spot/stain easily? (I would think so, given how light it is, but maybe H can clean it?) Is it heavier or lighter than, say Togo/Clemence? I'd want this bag to be very low maintenance and durable...
Thank you!
 

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cleaning toile - I use Magic Eraser - I got the idea from a thread or post of Luxury-Shops I thought - but I cannot find the thread now. . .
http://forum.purseblog.com/hermes/finally-one-for-me-129659-5.html, post #62

Some tpfers use soap and water; some use oxy carpet cleaner - see this thread and many others. Toile is lightweight and very hardy in my opinion.

http://forum.purseblog.com/hermes/toile-vs-crinoline-your-advice-please-352888-4.html

http://forum.purseblog.com/hermes/how-to-clean-tolie-238803-2.html
 
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castorny

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Toile H is very durable. I believe it is the same fabric used to make fire hoses. Honestly. Stains will always be an issue if you are not careful, though.
 

pursenality

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The problem with Toile is it will definitely stain because it's a fabric after all. But it is lightweight compared to leather.

Some people spray the Toile with stain & water repellent before use.
 

anin8888

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i've spilled cherry limeade on mine once. It wiped up spotless!!! same goes with food. It wipes up and doesn't leave a trace. I have 2 boys and am constantly around drinks and food. The toile still looks spotless. It's remarkable!