VINTAGE PINK/GHW LAMBSKIN BAG - Dry & Loose Threads. Normal or not?

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  1. Hi ladies! So recently found and purchased a Chanel bag I wanted (style, color, hardware) and just received it today.

    Photos are included below.

    The ebay seller I bought it from is user boom2hanten with a rating of 99% of 5,487.
    Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/311599593448?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
    In the listing, the only things listed as imperfections was:

    "(SA-Less frequently used items
    A-There is a little feeling, good condition
    AB-There is a feeling, some noticeable scratches and dirt)

    Outside A -AB ; Scuff,Dirt
    Inside SA ; Scuff
    Odor Smell of material
    Chain Scuff,Dirt"

    However upon touching it for the first time, the bag seems to be dry - really dry. I have another vintage lambskin in white which from 2007, and that one still shows shine and is pleasant to the touch. This pink one however felt like touching flat beef jerky. I'm not sure if that is highly normal for vintage Chanels. Is there something to easily solve that?

    Another main thing that bothers me a bit until I know for sure besides the feel is that I'd like to know why are there so many loose threads? Is it because the bag is so dry? Is it normal? If possible, what can be a solution?

    Regardless of the feel and upclose loose threads, it is still a beautiful and gorgeous purse. Just not sure if this one is worth keeping when everytime I touch it, it's not "buttery" soft as how some would describe how Chanel purses are suppose to feel.

    The purse is very clean internally and externally with a few bent marks here and there, also there are no deep dents or black marks from the chains inside. So seems like this bag was kept in storage for awhile.

    I would like to know from you ladies.
    What are your thoughts and any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     

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  3. This is the listing photo. ImageUploadedByPurseForum1462235847.050725.jpg
     
  4. It looks to me like the outside of the bag could have been touched up/redyed, which is why it feels 'rough'. I think the bag should have been graded a B or a C-it seems to look browner in the pics you posted.

    Did you ask if the bag had the original finish? I have learned that is a important question. I see you are in OC-if you can get to LA I have a restoration person whom you could consult with. He can tell you if the bag was redyed or what can be done to fix the stitches etc.
     
  5. I did not ask, I assumed the outside was original but it is possibly what you are saying & Yes please, I live in OC :smile:

    Like it has no shine what so ever, it is very matte
     
  6. Thank you for the recommendation, I will keep him in mind. Have you had a similar problem as well?
     
  7. No but I brought him a vintage bag to ask if it had been redyed and it had not. He was able to tell me what I could do to fix a few things. It's possible a product was put on the leather of your bag that might have dried it, or it was stored improperly.

    Have you thought about asking to return this bag or at least exchange it?
     
  8. I just messaged them today but did not get a response yet. I told them about the loose threads and attached the same photos above so hopefully they will do something about it.

    At this rate I might just have to return this bag if it is it not restorable to the shiny/ soft quilts /:

    Thank you for responding by the way! :smile:
     
  9. I hope this works for you. Let us know what happens!
     
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