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    Default Speedy 30... Damier Ebony or Monogram?

    I can't decide between the two. I thought I was set on the Damier but after looking at so many pictures of people carrying their monograms, I really like that one too. It's just SO knocked off, however I really like the way it ages. I've been carrying my mom's old Ellipse PM that she threw in the back of her closet and it's darkened so nicely even in the little time I've been carrying it. The Damier isn't something you see a lot on my campus and I feel isn't knocked off so much. The monogram is just such a classic!

    It will be my first Louis and probably my last one for awhile. I'm a 21 year old college student if that makes any difference.

    Thoughts?
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    Default Re: Speedy 30... Damier Ebony or Monogram?

    Whenever I have this sort of dilemma, I always do a list of pro and cons.

    Monogram:

    Pro
    1) Classic
    2) Has vachetta, this can be a pro or con, depending whether you prefer a pristine handle or a darker one. From what you wrote, it seems you prefer darker handles. But be aware that sometimes it doesn't turn that honey golden patina, it can be spotty or look dirty if it goes the wrong way
    But when it goes right, it's just gorgeous

    Cons
    1) More faked
    2) More common
    3) Patina on vachetta can go wrong

    Damier

    Pro
    1) Less common
    2) Less faked
    3) No vachetta to worry about

    Cons
    1) If you want the patina, there won't be any
    2) Some people feels that Damier is more of an older age group design. Am not sure if you feel this way.

    IMO, I prefer Damier as I worry too much about the vachetta and more importantly, the design just says 'Class' to me. Have you tried it on IRL? You may be able to decide one way or another once you put it on. Others will have their own views that may help you.
    Good luck and let us know what you decide.
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    Default Re: Speedy 30... Damier Ebony or Monogram?

    frbspa - You always have the best advice!!


    Personally, I LOVE the (Ebony) Damier print and the Damier Speedy is on my Christmas list!!
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    Default Re: Speedy 30... Damier Ebony or Monogram?

    ^^Aww thanks Z!

    I've been given great advice here, so I'm just passing it on
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    Default Re: Speedy 30... Damier Ebony or Monogram?

    I definitely think the Damier is a better choice. It will always look new, compared to the Mono which will show it's age because of the vachetta. Also, the Mono is so common, and I think the Damier is gorgeous! I think you'll stand out more with Damier than with Mono.
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    Default Re: Speedy 30... Damier Ebony or Monogram?

    Quote Originally Posted by frbspa View Post
    Whenever I have this sort of dilemma, I always do a list of pro and cons.

    Monogram:

    Pro
    1) Classic
    2) Has vachetta, this can be a pro or con, depending whether you prefer a pristine handle or a darker one. From what you wrote, it seems you prefer darker handles. But be aware that sometimes it doesn't turn that honey golden patina, it can be spotty or look dirty if it goes the wrong way
    But when it goes right, it's just gorgeous

    Cons
    1) More faked
    2) More common
    3) Patina on vachetta can go wrong

    Damier

    Pro
    1) Less common
    2) Less faked
    3) No vachetta to worry about

    Cons
    1) If you want the patina, there won't be any
    2) Some people feels that Damier is more of an older age group design. Am not sure if you feel this way.

    IMO, I prefer Damier as I worry too much about the vachetta and more importantly, the design just says 'Class' to me. Have you tried it on IRL? You may be able to decide one way or another once you put it on. Others will have their own views that may help you.
    Good luck and let us know what you decide.
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    Default Re: Speedy 30... Damier Ebony or Monogram?

    I too went through this when I was purchasing my 1st LV (also a speedy!). I went for the Damier, not just because of the many pros listed by everyone, but because it fit my style and lifestyle better. Try it on irl at the store. No matter which one you decide on, it will be a classic and will serve you well for many years! Good luck and let us know which you pick :)
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    Default Re: Speedy 30... Damier Ebony or Monogram?

    Great analysis frbspa!!

    My vote is also for the Damier eboney.
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    Default Re: Speedy 30... Damier Ebony or Monogram?

    Speedy 30 Damier was my very 1st bag! :)

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    Default Re: Speedy 30... Damier Ebony or Monogram?

    I would say Speedy Damier Ebene is always the safest way to be your 1st LV.Easy maintenance since No Vachetta to worry and the pattern is not too common.

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    Default Re: Speedy 30... Damier Ebony or Monogram?

    I agree with these ladies...damier.

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    Default Re: Speedy 30... Damier Ebony or Monogram?

    I want the Daimer too, I love it!
    But the Monogram is so classic that in the end I decided to go with a recommended money back seller on ebay and got a used one as I don't like the light handles so I wanted darker ones! :)

    I like both! Daimer is next on my list lol...it may be a while! Haha!

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    Default Re: Speedy 30... Damier Ebony or Monogram?

    I'm having this same debate right now. I LOVE the vachetta and the way it patinas. But...it would be nice to have something in Damier canvas because it isn't as common as the mono. I think I would pick the mono first and get the Damier later.

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