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    how long does it take for the patina on lv bags to darken im scared to buy one because i want to be able to use it without the patina turning to dark to fast i imagine it darkens faster with regular use?? ive thought about buying my lv used but then i see how dark some of the patinas get and im scared to. any suggestions???

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    Default Re: Aging patina

    it depends on how much sun and heat it gets, i used my monogram speedy a lot during the summer so its gotten a GREAT patina on it (considering its now 5 years old) but my azur pochette is still fairly light since it is kept inside a bigger bag most of the time. And my cersies pochette strap is still new.

    You can sit your bag out in the sun to "tan" so you loose the fear of vachetta

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    Default Re: Aging patina

    ^^^ ITA. It all depends on how much you use your bag... don't be afraid, there are solutions to protecting your bags vachetta. This is what I use on my LV's leather, it doesn't darken the leather and it doesn't smell bad either. It's a spray to protect the leather and slow down its tanning process... I def. recommend this, it's great!!

    Wilsons Leather - Handbags & Accessories: Leather Care: Leather & Suede Protector

    (right now they have a extra 20% off plus free s/h)!


    ...and i just finished purchasing another bottle right now!!!
    Last edited by VivaLaJuicy; June 24th, 2008 at 04:07 PM.

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    I've had my Cerises Speedy for like 4 years now and it's still not completely dark - it looks tan but not hideous - i used to use it a LOT when I first got it, but then I started to use my newer bags, but it got fairly decent use throughout the week
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    Default Re: Aging patina

    great advice so it doesn't look bad once your bag gets the dark tan?? lol i havent seen a fully dark one in person only pictures so you guys still think it looks ok once it gets darker??

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    Default Re: Aging patina

    it turns black when its dirty, but you can take a mr. clean eraser to get all the dirt/oil off and then it just leaves a nice patina

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveguinness View Post
    it turns black when its dirty, but you can take a mr. clean eraser to get all the dirt/oil off and then it just leaves a nice patina
    I second the Mr. Clean erasers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by menina143 View Post
    great advice so it doesn't look bad once your bag gets the dark tan?? lol i havent seen a fully dark one in person only pictures so you guys still think it looks ok once it gets darker??
    I think classic monogram LV bags with a nice dark patina are simply gorgeous and stunning (thats if they tan right... without dirt)....

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    thanks this helps now i have no excuse not to buy one lol:)

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    Dont be afraid, patina is what makes LV so particular and beautiful, Patina!!

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    Default Re: Aging patina

    funny this thread came up because i've been thinking about the patina recently. i don't really like the white looking vachetta and i definitely prefer the patina. my LVs are still light and i think i'm going to like put them in the sun very soon. my babies need some color/tan!!!

    also, i think a huge misconception with many is that LVs with lighter vachetta are fake (and I'm talkng about people who don't know LV too well). i've heard that before. but anyways, i love the patina and imo, it really brings out the true beauty in LV bags.
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    Default Re: Aging patina

    so, like normal usage , on average how long does it take? a few weeks? a few years? months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zetar View Post
    so, like normal usage , on average how long does it take? a few weeks? a few years? months?
    A couple of months to a year or so... depends on how much you take your bag out of its dustbag!

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    Default Re: Aging patina

    It totally depends on how you use it (how long, how often) - if your hands are dirty or sweaty, and all of that stuff
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    Default Re: Aging patina

    i love patina, i want my speedy to get a bit darker but it isnt =(8 are there ways to make the patina faster?
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