Which leather for mini Peekaboo

Kmora

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I have for the longest time wanted a Fendi Peekaboo. Haven’t been sure about which size to choose and also prioritized other bags. And then the Defender cover happended. I got obsessed but it was impossible to find (we don’t even have any Fendi store in Sweden..).

SO now I might have browsed the Fendi webpage, and I might have found the Defender mini ”cover” in stock (1 piece left!!). And I might have bought the defender before I even own a bag to use with it haha.

The upside is that I have obviously decided which size I want and the downside is that I now really have to use quite a lot of money to buy the bag haha.

Which takes me to the question - which leather is best for the mini?
I really like the slouchy look for a Peekaboo and therefore nappa has crossed my mind. But I have had some bag experience with lamb leather lately and I want my bag to last (and be durable if that is possible).

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I have for the longest time wanted a Fendi Peekaboo. Haven’t been sure about which size to choose and also prioritized other bags. And then the Defender cover happended. I got obsessed but it was impossible to find (we don’t even have any Fendi store in Sweden..).

SO now I might have browsed the Fendi webpage, and I might have found the Defender mini ”cover” in stock (1 piece left!!). And I might have bought the defender before I even own a bag to use with it haha.

The upside is that I have obviously decided which size I want and the downside is that I now really have to use quite a lot of money to buy the bag haha.

Which takes me to the question - which leather is best for the mini?
I really like the slouchy look for a Peekaboo and therefore nappa has crossed my mind. But I have had some bag experience with lamb leather lately and I want my bag to last (and be durable if that is possible).

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Selleria for sure!!! One of the best leathers around. Very durable and also soft and pliable.
 

Kmora

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Selleria for sure!!! One of the best leathers around. Very durable and also soft and pliable.

Thank you for the input. I went through the webpage and fell for these - the grey is selleria och the black is lamb. To be honest I do like the lamb look more BUT durablility is one very important factor for me. So I guess it will be the grey one :biggrin:

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I have the peekaboo regular sized selleria in the gray. I love it and it's a beautiful. I can't even compare the two because selleria leather is exceptional. The smooth leather is pretty but I'm not sure I could choose smooth over the selleria leather. I'd love to do a custom mini one.

My recommendation is to look at resale websites with both and see which look better with a bit wear and tear to you. That's how I made my final decision.
 

averagejoe

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Thank you for the input. I went through the webpage and fell for these - the grey is selleria och the black is lamb. To be honest I do like the lamb look more BUT durablility is one very important factor for me. So I guess it will be the grey one :biggrin:

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I actually like the look of the Selleria more. The hand-stitching is quite luxurious.
 

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I had the same dilemma and I opted for the lambskin. I did like the selleria but loved the feel of the lambskin and I also think it makes the peekaboo look more feminine. If I was to go for medium size for a work bag I may choose selleria but for a mini size /handbag I would choose lambskin every time. I’ve had no issues with the leather except the tiniest bit of wear to the corners that I should have sprayed with carbon pro from new but didn’t.
 
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Kmora

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Same problem with me which leather to choose. I like look of lamb skin but search for durability. What did you buy ?

Hello,

I ended up buying a pre-loved mini Peekaboo (like new condition) in lambskin. Had it authenticated here and I can see if I find my post, it was some years ago now :lol:

I am ashamed to say I haven’t used it yet. The bag in lambskin is a little bit too ”dressy” or styled up for me. I knew this before I bought it and my thought was to use it for nice events and dinners while wearing dresses. But the pandemic has reduced these occations a lot. The few events/dinners/weddings I have been to has called for other bags.

However, I don’t regret buying it. I have so many bags and I know that I will wear it enough eventually. It is such a timeless style so I am not afraid of it feeling out of style.
 
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