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    Default Thoughts on Vintage LV? ** Pics **

    Hi Everyone,

    The girls and I were having a chat the other night over a glass of wine and ended up in quite an unexpectedly heated discussion regarding vintage vs new Louis Vuitton

    - now, personally I like both, but I have noted that I have a much stronger attachment to my older pieces than I do to my newer items.

    I think some of this comes from the history that invariably attaches itself to these older pieces, but also because I quite like the 'lived and loved' look that only comes with age and loving use.

    So I thought I'd put my feelers out and see what everyone else thinks - I have included a couple of pics below of my '91 Beverly, and yes: further photo contributions are very welcome! :gi67:

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Vintage LV? ** Pics **

    I think vintage LV is wonderful, if its been lovingly cared for, especially if you've had it since the beginning and have formed many memories with it. I don't have any vintage bags, as I've only bought LV for the past few years, but I'd love to see what other people have!
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    Smile Re: Thoughts on Vintage LV? ** Pics **

    Whenever I get a new bag, I can't wait for it to develope some character!

    Love your Beverly, just beautiful!

    Thanks for posting!

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Vintage LV? ** Pics **

    I used to have a lot of vintage pieces like the Papillon with the dark leather handles and a beautiful Chantilly and some others. I even had one that was made by the French Company (yeap that old LOL)Some of them I really missed but I ended up selling them due to other reasons. I have found them much better than new styles in term of quality in general. Especially the zippers. I love your Beverly...

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Vintage LV? ** Pics **

    I wonder what age the bag has to be in order for it to be considered vintage? I have two red epi pieces that are from '95 and '96, that's the oldest I've got. I like vintage LV, it has character. I'm tanning my mono speedy as we speak in a sunny window, I like mono to have patina, it just has a better look imo.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Vintage LV? ** Pics **

    I love the vintage LV's, actually more than the new ones. IMO there are just too many new ones out there today. Real fake whatever. I really like the vintage feel and look, and they're so different. I loooovvee yours!! I don't think I've ever seen that style but it's beautiful!!!


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    Default Re: Thoughts on Vintage LV? ** Pics **

    Ohhhh how gorgeous. Very official looking.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on Vintage LV? ** Pics **

    Vintage LV is wonderful - I love my older pieces, the patina is beautiful and I'm not so scared of them as I am of pristine patina.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Vintage LV? ** Pics **

    Love the patina... I think it really makes a piece look loved.
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    Default Re: Thoughts on Vintage LV? ** Pics **

    i LOVE vintage LV...i love the patina and i love it when the leather loosens up a little...my mom had a vintage speedy and i wish she would have been able to pass it to me, but it was destroyed in a fire=(
    and also a vintage LV proves that LVs are worth the $ and will last a very long time, as long as you don't abuse them...
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    Default Re: Thoughts on Vintage LV? ** Pics **

    Love all the feedback! I guess what counts as 'vintage' is perhaps at times a bit of a personal opinion - when I look at my '91 Beverly, I class it as vintage, but then again - there is the 'real' French Company vintage!
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    Default Re: Thoughts on Vintage LV? ** Pics **

    I found a photo of the old French Company bag. I got it from a friend and a rivet has been replaced with a different one. It was hardly noticeable but it bothered me so I sent it to the FC and they replaced all of them. They were a little bit larger than the original but it worked...


    This was my vintage Papillon...



    the Chatilly


    And a Speedy 25 in Epi Fawn from 1994 I think



    All of them gone unfortunately

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Vintage LV? ** Pics **

    M_Butterfly, those are some cool looking bags! Hey at least you have the photo as a keepsake. I'm all for getting rid of what you no longer wear. Looking at photos is enough for me, I sometimes revisit some old bag collection pics where I literally have none of those bags anymore in the pic. I wish I had pics of three fendi bags I said bye to, but I don't have the pictures anymore and one of them was so rare I just have my memory of it, it's not like I can find it again on ebay to just look at, I've tried lol. I like your chair and your yellow wall btw.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Vintage LV? ** Pics **

    Wow - love the pics M_Butterfly - do you remember what year the French Company bag hailed from? And love the Chantilly - I'd definitely wear her!
    "I have never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back." - Zsa Zsa Gabor

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Vintage LV? ** Pics **

    Seeing M_Butterfly's Fawn Speedy from '94 made me remember my Keepall in Toledo Blue from the same year and my Saint-Jacques in Castillan Red from '96 - I hadn't really thought of them as vintage, but I guess that now makes them 15 and 13 years old respectively!

    Both have since gone - not sure what I was thinking

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