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    Thumbs up The fear is just a great as the love

    Ladies...
    I love the Speedy 30 Azur. I have the Speedy 30 in Ebene.
    This summer I want to rock an Azur... BUT (and the only thing holding me back) I'm SO scared of the handles patina-ing.
    My question: Is there something legit that I can put on the handles that protects them but doesn't make them darker? AND do we like?
    Here she is in my area. I would buy her....like next week

    100% Authentic Louis Vuitton Azur Damier Speedy 25
    *Emilie
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    Default Re: The fear is just a great as the love

    Darker handles is what make them legit! People pay big bucks for vintage bags just so they can have darkened handles.

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    Default Re: The fear is just a great as the love

    I actually love the patina on the handles, so I don't have any suggestions as to how to keep them from not getting darker. I've had mine for a year and a half and the handles aren't really that dark. If you don't hold it by the handles and wear it on your elbow, you won't be getting any oil or dirt on them, so they won't get dark very fast.

    You could always get handle covers.
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    Default Re: The fear is just a great as the love

    I love the patina! Especially when it's darken perfectly with no stains or dark spots.

    However if you love the idea of keeping your LV looking like it just came straight from the boutique I would follow Lils suggestions!

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    Default Re: The fear is just a great as the love

    You could always spray the handles with Apple Garde Rain & Stain repellent. That will help slow down the patina process.
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    Default Re: The fear is just a great as the love

    emilie, did you check out the ones on eBay? You might be able to get an authentic one for a little bit less

    >> Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Speedy 25's

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    Default Re: The fear is just a great as the love

    I would definitely reccomend using Kiwi's leather lotion. I applied this to the leather on my LV mono speedy, and it really helped develop a beautiful, and even patina. It also acts as a barrier, and prevents dirt build up, stains, etc.
    Wishlist: * LV Vernis Alma PM or Brea MM * LV Mono Speedy 35 * Medium YSL Y-Mail Tote *

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    Default Re: The fear is just a great as the love

    Lovin' My Bags makes a For Handles Only formula. It slows the patina process and prevents oils from staining the leather. I personally like a patina, but I definitely do not like black oil stains in the shape of your fingers on the handles.

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    Default Re: The fear is just a great as the love

    I agree with lils about carrying it on your elbow, especially if you're wearing a long-sleeved shirt!!

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    Default Re: The fear is just a great as the love

    I personally protect all my LV bags with vachetta with this stuff:




    It works as a barrier against dirt and it takes a while for the leather to darken. It works great and it's very inexpensive! You can find it at any WIlsons Leather Store or Outlet.

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    I did it you guys!
    I got it :-D I'll post pics soon and I'll attach a link for my unboxing video ( know how you girls like that)
    *Emilie
    ***Just got my Speedy 30 Azur
    *** Check out my YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/emilieclarke
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