Would you get a *vintage* Speedy's handles replaced?

alichelsealyn

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Hello everyone :smile:

I got my very first LV in May from a luxury consignment store in Amsterdam that my boyfriend bought back for me. I got a Speedy 25 in monogram, she's 19 years old and I think she's in great shape. The inside is spotless, no stains or anything - the only thing aged is the outside leather pieces, especially the handles but they aren't too bad either.

My question is would you replace the handles on a vintage Speedy or any LV for that matter? I'm debating it for when I can afford it down the road. I'm kind of thinking I should just leave them because the handles are part of it's history. Below are some attached pictures of my Speedy :biggrin:
 

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bexxii

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depends on whether u like the vintage look :biggrin:
getting them replaced would look more fresh though
 

Rebekah1

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I love the look of vintage darkened handles! My Speedy is 20 years old and the handles look very similar to yours. I love that they have a dark patina, so I don't have to worry about protecting the vachetta as much.
 

maico

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It depends on the condition of the leather... If its just darkened vachetta, no need but if its dry and cracky, its a must!!!


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lovee

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It depends on the condition of the leather... If its just darkened vachetta, no need but if its dry and cracky, its a must!!!


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+1 agreed. What's a little pigmentation colour? : ) I would be more concerned on the 'condition' of the leather ie cracks /dryness.
 

alichelsealyn

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+1 agreed. What's a little pigmentation colour? : ) I would be more concerned on the 'condition' of the leather ie cracks /dryness.

I'm not sure how they're supposed to feel since this is my first LV but i think it's still soft. It's cracked a little in some places but it's old haha
 

maico

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What i saw on your posted picture, the handle seems fine! Just a little conditioning will do the trick! :tup:

I have this speedy mono25 for more than 10years... The vachetta handle is quite dark, but i dont care, because i love the vintage look of it! Its my on the go bag until now!:hbeat::hbeat::hbeat:
 

alichelsealyn

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What i saw on your posted picture, the handle seems fine! Just a little conditioning will do the trick! :tup:

I have this speedy mono25 for more than 10years... The vachetta handle is quite dark, but i dont care, because i love the vintage look of it! Its my on the go bag until now!:hbeat::hbeat::hbeat:

Do you know of a good product for conditioning?
 

lvoe nyc

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These don't look bad! I remember when you first posted it was this one and another one in bad shape. The handles look okay, you could buy coach pony scarfs and wrap the handles. I wouldn't replace the handles, you could use that money to save for another bag. I think you said that you're both young students. Wrapping the handles would look nice.
 

Suns123

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You can also try cleaning it with lovin my bag's vachetta cleaner . It is a set of three includes cleaner, leather conditioner and protection. They have a website where you can purchase it. I use this with all my lv vachetta and also on my vintage noe. : ) . Post your before and after as well ; )
 

ArielNature

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I would say, try to clean them first... If it doesn't work, then you can always replace them. Good luck!
 
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