Yes...another whiskey Edith

ETenebris

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My Edith FINALLY arrived today, and I love, love, love it! There is a strange black mark on the handle, so I had to call Ron Herman and then e-mail them pics. They want me to send the bag back so they can send it to Chloe, and I was like "NO WAY--do you know how long I have waited for this bag???" So I sent them pics of the handle and asked them to get back to me with info on how to remove the mark (maybe they will give me a discount). The size is fabulous, and the color is exactly what I was expecting/hoping it would be. Here are some pics...
 

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Coldplaylover

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Congrats!! Thanks for posting the pics. That black mark is totally unacceptable and I hope they either discount the bag or let you keep it until they ship you a new one.
 

blugenie

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Oh WOW those pics look gorgeous! :nuts: Too bad about the mark but I understand the angst of letting it go - a discount is def in order! Can't wait 'til Wednesday for me :biggrin:

(Someone mentioned the front pocket has BOTH buckle and magnetic closure - is that true??)
 

jag

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Congrats ET! It looks great- how does the leather feel? They better give you a discount for that mark on the handle, totally unacceptable! I am still waiting for mine-supposed to get it sometime this week or next! I hope you enjoy it!!! And the ink city too!
 

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Congrats, ET! It is such a thrill to find a new love! Hope you are able to resolve the dark mark issue quickly. So now, what does this mean regarding the blanc pocket, ink b-bag, and/or spy???
 

ETenebris

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SoCal said:
Congrats, ET! It is such a thrill to find a new love! Hope you are able to resolve the dark mark issue quickly. So now, what does this mean regarding the blanc pocket, ink b-bag, and/or spy???
The ink b-bag is on the way, the blanc pocket is on the Marketplace, and I have not decided about the Spy yet...that will depend on whether the pocket sells! Also in the market for a new or used dolma green b-bag (City) if you know of anyone who has one. :smile:

Thanks all! I knew I would love this one! There are some odd marks on the front leather, too...like someone used the bag as a "writing surface" under a piece of paper and pen. I know it is supposed to be distressed, and it will get better with use, but it seems weird. I hope they will give me a discount. I might be able to get the black mark off, but I don't know what it might do to the leather. Since it's the handle it's not SUCH a big deal, since it will darken with use anyway.

The color is better than in the photos. A rich reddish-brown, like a chestnut of reddish cognac color. Not brown like it looks on the model. Oh, and I definitely don't think it can be worn on the shoulder in case anyone was wondering about that.
 

Serenity Now

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Congrats ET!!! Glad you love it! After hearing several stories where ppl were less than thrilled with it, this is a refreshing change! I'm loving the rich colour. Sorry about the marks, hope they will discount the price for you.
 
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Congrats, ET. Thanks very much for the photos. The bag (minus the black streak which I hope you get a discount for) looks fabulous. I have got to find myself an Edith. Enjoy.
 

roey

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Congrats ET! It looks great. As for the black marks on the handle and leather, perhaps take it to a professional leather cleaner and also ask RH for a discount on the bag. I have used Appleguard Leather Care to remove marks from my tan Paddington when it arrived. It's a gentle conditioner/cleaner that won't change the color of the leather. If you trust yourself with the project, it might work. www.leatherstuff.com sells it.
 

ETenebris

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Thanks Roey! The mark has a "feel" to it, like they removed a sticker or something and it left a black residue, but it doesn't move or scratch off (well, I have only tried VERY carefully). I may order the Appleguard cleaner and give that a try! Does that protect the leather, as well? Or is that a separate product?
 

nawth21

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ETenebris said:
Thanks Roey! The mark has a "feel" to it, like they removed a sticker or something and it left a black residue, but it doesn't move or scratch off (well, I have only tried VERY carefully). I may order the Appleguard cleaner and give that a try! Does that protect the leather, as well? Or is that a separate product?
omg i had the same thing on my handle but against the blackish background I though it was the leather peeling. I applied appleguard rain/stain to keep the area 'soft' and a few days later it came off :nuts: Imagine my relief. Glad you enjoy the bag, I'm jealous of all you ladies getting new goodies

oh as far as the AG cleaner - it can be harsh (depending on the leather). the conditioner is better and does clean to a certain extent