which is more classic - alma epi, vernis or damier?

lara0112

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so, I am quite happy with my small collection of LV but the last thing that is missing is the Alma. I am between nm or mm, mainly bec I like big bags but think this might be uncomfy on the arm all the time.

I like long lasting bags and now want to decide which one is the best:

damier ebene, black epi or a vernis? which one would you get?

also, I am worried the epi might be sensitive (although I heard it wears like iron), and the vernis is fad and that I won't like a couple of years down the road. do you think it has staying power?
 

CEC.LV4eva

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classic: epi>damier>vernis

durable: damier>epi>vernis

that said, I personally would buy vernis>epi>damier
vernis is very durable, scratch-proof, and has more "wow" factor
 

Alexis168

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I suggest you go to the LV store and try on the Almas and see which one will fit your lifestyle. I own Almas in all three materials. The Damier and Epi will last me forever. But for now, I use the Vernis more.
 

wild child

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I have the Damier Alma NM and sometimes think about getting a Vernis one.

I like my Alma but I find it a bit small sometimes, I'm used to the daily use of a Neverfull and a Speedy, so I tend to carry lots. And when I pack it in with my things the bag gets kind of heavy. It's already kind of heavy when it's empty, definitely not lightweight like a speedy.
 

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I didn't like the Alma MM in Vernis for me, it was just too big and heavy for a handheld for me. I'm looking at the regular Alma in electric epi now, that will be my first 2011 purchase :smile:. Good luck, I think the Alma is an awesome addition to any collection.
 

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The epi Alma is more classic than the others and the leather is very durable. I have an Alma mm in vernis and I love it! Go try it on in store and see which one you like best.
 

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Hi I have this bag in white MC and it is lovely but if I had my chance again I would go for the damier version this bag looks amazing in damier and the new one is a beauty with the feet on the bottom go and check it out!
 

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Epi cause I can still carry it when I'm 70 and I don't look over the top unlike the Vernis.
 

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Love Alma in vernis!! I've been wanting to add an Alma to my collection but did not really like mono or damier. I almost went for the epi until I learned that LV was releasing it in vernis (I wanted the pm size as mm is too big for me). Soooo happy when I got it and now it's one of my faves!