Which rive gauche did I just buy?

lionlaw

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Jul 13, 2007
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Yes, this is another one of my infamous what the heck did I buy threads. :P A random SA called me today with a rive gauche bag on sale 60% off so it came to $900 down from $2000+. He described it as a crinckled texture rive gauche in black. So I was thinking like a JC wet look patent, but he said it wasn't patent but textured. :confused1: I am a little lost as to what this could be. I looked in the reference library but didn't see a crinkled non-patent? He said it was a really cool texture- like flecks of crinkles?

Anyone have a clue? Is this a dud?
 

lionlaw

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Jul 13, 2007
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Thanks! I guess that must be it, but he said it wasn't patent?

Does anyone here have this texture in real life or has anyone seen it? Is it cheap looking?
 

adoptastray

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Aug 15, 2006
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Hi Lionlaw! Even though Bluefly describes that bag as patent, YSL doesn't. Here it is properly described on mytheresa: http://www.mytheresa.com/shop/product.php?productid=4471&cat=61&page=1&currency_code=USD

I stopped by my local saks off fifth outlet because someone had posted that the outlets got bags direct from ysl. My local outlet had 2 of this bag. I'm sorry to say I was taken aback by how cheesy it looked. The texture reminded me exactly of roofing shingle. I had been tempted to buy this bag from shirise and was so very glad I hadn't. Let us know what you think when you get it.
 

couture*genes

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can i ask a dumb question? what's SA? i tried googling it, but there are ninety thousand acronyms that come up with that name!

i assume it's some kind of personal shopper? how do i get one?!
 

adoptastray

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Aug 15, 2006
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What's weird is that I like this black volcano texture in the Besace but in the RG, there is virtually no leather visible between the crackles. In the other thread that Cosmo posted, there is a difference between how the texture looks on the Besace and the RG.
 

jellybebe

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I haven't seen the leather IRL but I would personally love a RG in this colour! Where did you purchase it from, if you don't mind me asking?