Why not get the Speedy 25, 30, 35 brand new?

jane

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Because some people think LV bags actually get better with age, like fine wine. :smile: If you buy them brand new, they will just end up with that honey color sooner or later, so if it's easier financially, why not save a few hundred bucks.
 

Serendipity

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IntlSet said:
I bought a brand new Speedy and I'm trying to find a way to age the handles! I don't like carrying them when the handles look brand-new. Any suggestions?

Leave it by a sunny window or outside in the nice weather for a few days. It didn't take long for mine to deepen when I did that.
 

BagLady14

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I've noticed that if you live in a cold climate and you're not out in the sun much in the winter, the bags take a really long time for the trim to darken. I have three new LV's with the light leather and they are not changing very quickly because I live in NH - trust me on this - the snow reflection does nothing to darken the bags!!
One of the 3 bags was changing nicely (my Hudson) but I had to have it replaced, so now I have a brand new one with the super light leather, so I have to start from scratch. I'm going somewhere sunny next week, but only bringing one bag, so at least I get to decide which one I want to bring and darken up.
I'm not really complaining because I could have much worse problems, but I know what you mean about the patina. Once there's a patina, there's less worrying about water stains too.
 

SuLi

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I'm in agreeance with most people here. I'm too impatient to wait for it to patina. I have a co-worker who purchased a Cabas Piano last December, and the patina is just now at a honey color.

I was 95% sure of buying it new, but when I went to the LV store to look at it, I really didn't like it new. All the better because I ended up saving a few hundred dollars...towards another bag ;) !
 
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