What’s your unpopular LV opinion?

OogleAtLuxury

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Bull, Coated canvas is still canvas, not plastic, regardless of coating. Just like M&Ms are still chocolate candy and not hard candy, regardless of the coating. LVs still have the same canvas base they have always had, even if the coating material and consistency have changed over the years. That’s why it is, and has always been, described as COATED CANVAS, regardless of brand...not PVC or whatever else was used to coat the material over the last 100+ years.
This seems like an argument of semantics. Whether we call it plastic or canvas, it's definitely not worth the price. You can buy cotton canvas at any fabric store for dollars a yard.
 
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BULL

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Bull, Coated canvas is still canvas, not plastic, regardless of coating. Just like M&Ms are still chocolate candy and not hard candy, regardless of the coating. LVs still have the same canvas base they have always had, even if the coating material and consistency have changed over the years. That’s why it is, and has always been, described as COATED CANVAS, regardless of brand...not PVC or whatever else was used to coat the material over the last 100+ years.
This is just wordplay. Saying that it is not plastic is a falsehood, since half of it is PVC. Just like saying that it is just plastic would also be a hard exaggeration, because half of the material is cotton. Your analogy is very good, since M&Ms are not chocolate, but chocolate candies. The candy part is very important too.
The original post had problem with the plastic coating being a cheap material, that doesn't worth the price. I personally disagree, since it is and can be high quality, and its value is derived from its history, not the just material cost. But she was right, that the canvas is indeed coated in a material that can feel cheap to most people.
 
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This seems like an argument of semantics. Whether we call it plastic or canvas, it's definitely not worth the price. You can buy cotton canvas at any fabric store for dollars a yard.
While this is true, you could buy very good quality leather for MUCH cheaper too. We aren’t paying for anything substantial with luxury shopping at the end of the day. Just for brand name, style, a better promise for quality craftsmanship (hopefully), the after sale service and the history perhaps. Thinking that all the $$$ is better if it is leather but not so if it is cotton coated in plastic isn't that logical either, because not all luxury leather are special or of extra ordinary quality.
 
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OogleAtLuxury

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While this is true, you could buy very good quality leather for MUCH cheaper too. We aren’t paying for anything substantial with luxury shopping at the end of the day. Just for brand name, style, a better promise for quality craftsmanship (hopefully), the after sale service and the history perhaps. Thinking that all the $$$ is better if it is leather but not so if it is cotton coated in plastic isn't that logical either, because not all luxury leather are special or of extra ordinary quality.
I mean, I agree with you. That's why I don't have luxury bags at all and also why I don't purchase from Louis Vuitton.

But, I was responding to a comment about coated canvas, so I didn't talk about leather. That's the only reason I didn't mention it.

I will say, the one leather item I have that seems worth the price is my Gucci Guccissima wallet. But that's beside the point :amuse: That leather is thick and beautiful. I have never seen anything similar at Louis Vuitton.
 

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This is definitely going to be an unpopular opinion and probably not the right place to post about it but I'm going to be honest...

I'm over LV completely.
- The price for canvas coated bags - lets be honest, its plastic... I can't. I think this is the biggest problem for me.
- I think people are mostly drawn to LV and their canvas bags because it's some of the most 'affordable' products in the luxury world, not really because of the actual design/functionality. People are buying INTO the luxury world with these LV pieces.
- with the amount of bags they release every year, it doesn't really feel luxury to me anymore. It's the same as going onto the Michael Kors website with new lots of bags each season (or seemingly multiple launches in each season?). In my opinion, they aren't making truly timeless pieces anymore, they're just pumping out multiple bags, giving them to influencers to increase the hype. Luxury brands shouldnt need to send their bags to influencers to sell them, I find it to be cheesy.
- with the problems in quality, glazing issues, crooked bags - I don't feel that there is true luxury craftsmanship. I think they are mass produced and we are being sold on what LV used to be - not what it is in reality anymore.

I've sold most of my LV bags and kept my travel pieces, and have moved on to buying quality, leather bags with minimalistic, timeless designs (for less $). I completely understand this opinion may not be well received on this page, but I hope you can respect my opinion. I still root for everybody who loves these products and gets joy from them, but from now on I will be admiring from afar, living vicariously through others and keeping my $ in my wallet.
I hope I can reach your stage soon. I am still into LV canvas bags as they are lightest, durable, yet still functional to my needs.
But still expensive for canvas bags. I used to like leather items, but fine leather goods are easy to wear off, and heavy too plus I want to protect animals.
However, I hope I am over LV too, I don't like my addictions, it drains my energy.
 

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@lemondln Same here. I am over LV. But because of a neck injury their canvas is perfect for my needs. I really don't like the look of any other lightweight coated canvas bags (Goyard for example). However, I am tired of the price increases, stalking and disappearing Azur bags.
 

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My favorite LV was a limited edition black and white Stephen sprouse collaboration. I still have one long alma, known as the knitting needle alma. It was not as popular as the Japanese pastel murakami, but it has gorgeous heavy hardware and beautiful design. I used to buy the LV coated canvas in special edition NF, but I found Goyard to be lighter and more collapsible which is more appealing to me in a bag of this type.

I adore M&Ms but they literally are chocolate candy as distinct from chocolate (I remember reading a book about Hershey and M&M Mars, and I vaguely remember that there was a distinction kind of like chocolate flavored candy/confection). I don’t see a problem with plastic coated canvas. I also wish LV produced more pieces in graphite Damien and mono. I saw a large trunk (a s a piece of furniture) at the LV showroom in graphite monogram for 54K. Also some bookshelves (pics below) . I liked some of the furniture but won’t think they’re worth LV markup.
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