Your Mulberry and the dreaded rain

lineceuk

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This morning I decided not to use my SBS oak as it was raining :graucho: ...light rain but still rain. My OH thought I was mad not to use such an expensive bag if it is raining as i would not use 90% of the time given i live in sunny UK!!! :lol:

I have sprayed my SBS at least 6 times with Collonil but im still petrified of rain...

can i ask what you are doing when it is raining?
Do you opt for a safe option and not use your Mulberry or take the hit and use it!???

Many thanks
:hugs:
 
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Personally I never use an oak bag in the rain (although i know that others have/do)
I would opt for any other colour, I think you were right to leave it at home!
 

Loveheart

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I would not use my SBS when raining or any other delicate bag. However, i have used my postmans camera bag in buffalo leather and Roxy when raining and had no problems. Both of course are sprayed with Collonil
 

smally

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I have used my oak bags in the rain but they have been well sprayed with collonil and I wouldn't use them in a downpour. I know that a lot of the ladies keep a large carrier bag in their bag so if they do get caught in the rain unexpectedly it can be used to protect your bag.
 

Indiana

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Sshh... but this is one of the reasons why I have sold most of my beautiful Mulberries and now use Balenciagas instead for a totally worry-free bag experience! ;)
 
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smally said:
I know that a lot of the ladies keep a large carrier bag in their bag so if they do get caught in the rain unexpectedly it can be used to protect your bag.
I do this!! I thought it was just me...

(although I have one of those bag in a pouch things so it takes up virtually no room when in my bag, and looks a bit more stylish than a regular plastic bag when I do need to use it!)
 

lineceuk

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I would not use my SBS when raining or any other delicate bag. However, i have used my postmans camera bag in buffalo leather and Roxy when raining and had no problems. Both of course are sprayed with Collonil
why not your SBS????
 

sunblock

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My pink SBS has been out in the rain had no problems with that but i noticed yesterday it has turned my louis white damier purse pink round the sides :sad:. I once took my oak ledbury in the rain and that had been sprayed lots and it looks like it has a disease now
 

steph22

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I avoid using my Oak Bays in the rain if at all possibile. I do carry a plastic bag with it should I get unexpectedly caught!
 

Loveheart

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why not your SBS????
I will use it in a light rain, but not a real downpour. I would take my Mitzy or Roxy out or one of my cheaper bags. I just don't want to take any risks with the delicate SBS leather. I sprayed my conker SBS 4 times and has been out in a light rain with no probs at all

As others here, I always carry a fizbag just in case (a more stylish foldaway carrier bag)
 

bettymuc77

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Wouldn't want to risk a downpour with my new conker SBS (:heart:) either, although I have sprayed her with Collonil and everything...
Was planning to take her on her first outing tomorrow, but the weather forecast says wind and heavy rain - so: no way, she'll have to wait to be presented to the world ;)

Had Mitzy out in (light) rain before and she was fine. But I don't know if I would take her out in really heavy rain, although she seems more robust than my SBS.
Same with my oak soft buffalo Alexa...

I also have what a lot of you have: one of these foldable light tote bags in a little pouch in the purse I carry. Serves either as protection for my precious bags or as an extra shopping tote as well when needed - very handy to have one, would definitely recommend it! :smile:
 

Gabs

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My oak bays got caught in rain once (tiny little drops, though), and in snow a couple of times. There was absolutely no damage, thank god :smile: I wonder how much water it can take, but somehow I don't wanna find out...

I always have a pack of kleenex in it, in case it needs a wipe.

So I'm getting a more weather-friendly Antony, soon.... Though I hope I'll become more reckless with the oak bays, patina is nice, right?
 

CPrincessUK

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lineceuk said:
This morning I decided not to use my SBS oak as it was raining :graucho: ...light rain but still rain. My OH thought I was mad not to use such an expensive bag if it is raining as i would not use 90% of the time given i live in sunny UK!!! :lol:

I have sprayed my SBS at least 6 times with Collonil but im still petrified of rain...

can i ask what you are doing when it is raining?
Do you opt for a safe option and not use your Mulberry or take the hit and use it!???

Many thanks
:hugs:
I never use Oak Bays in the rain as I am such a coward. Everything else from eggplant Bays to Darias to little Lily get used. I love Oaky and have sprayed her and bought her an Envirosax. Yet I still check the weather forecast before I use her!