Well I never, "alcantara" linings...

Kathleen37

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You know, I always thought the "alcantara" linings of the MC line, were suede. It wasn't till I was just looking on the LV UK website (having a peek at the Rift, actually) when I noticed it stated "microfibre lining" rather than the usual "alcantara" lining.

Having done a quick google, it appears that "alcantara" is in fact, "faux suede".

I'm quite ticked off about this, as I remember having a discussion with several SA's in regard to alcantara, when the MC first came out, and they were adamant, alcantara was real suede.

Anyone else realise it was faux?

Thanks

K
 

edsbgrl

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No, I didn't. Thanks for the input. I guess they just wanted to call "faux" a fancy name.
 

ayla

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Oh.. I've always known it was synthetic suede ? Ever since the first monogrammed bags (recital, croissant) came out with the alcantra lining.. I believe that was around the same time as the introduction of the multicolore.
 

Serendipity

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I posted that information in another thread when someone said theirs was dirty and couldn't clean it. The good part about alcantra linings is that it can be cleaned!
 

peacocky

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it doesn't bother me any that it's faux. It's still soft and that's all that counts :heart:
 

Kathleen37

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I wouldn't have thought twice about it, but those b's made such a big deal about it being suede in the shop, I'm just way more ticked off at being told a load of rubbish, than it being faux!...

Sorry, I did search re the cleaning, couldn't find anything. Any clue's on the post (or the cleaning?) :0)

Thanks!


K
 

IntlSet

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Kathleen37 said:
I wouldn't have thought twice about it, but those b's made such a big deal about it being suede in the shop, I'm just way more ticked off at being told a load of rubbish, than it being faux!...



K
That would irk me, too!
 

Kat

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I stated in another thread that I'm falling out of love with LV lately .... here's another disappointing finding ... bye, bye LV ....
 

Tanja

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It's much easier to clean and it's not a cheap microfibre. Actually it's quite expensive. A lot of couches are made of this and they are in the same range as real leather couches and not many people I guess would buy a suede couch because it's almost impossible to live on and not getting it dirty.
 

jewelbear

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Yes it's always been a man made material. I swear half the time the SA's are totally full of poop. 95% of the time I know more then they do. It really gets irritating when you have an important question and they don't have a clue.
As far as the alcantara it's really easy to clean with a little woolite so I really like it. V
 

Raspberry

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I didn't know that it's synthetic material, and i would have gone on thinking it was some kind of fancy suede. Thanks .=)