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    Default help purchasing anniversary gift for my wife?

    hi,

    first post here, I'd like to purchase a shoulder bag for my wife.Thinking about chanel, lv or gucci. Would be open to other suggestions. She's pretty hard on bags, are any of these better constructed than the other? Perhaps I have it wrong, but some of this stuff seems like it's $1500 for a vinyl bag with logos, no? Please educate me...

    I work in nyc, can drive out to woodbury commons. Any chance of finding these at a discount or am I going to have bite the bullet?

    btw, the handbag girl is a babe.
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    Default Re: help purchasing anniversary gift for my wife?

    Gucci has a store there. Otherwise, I think the only way you'll find an authentic LV or Chanel at a discount is to buy pre-owned. If she's hard on handbags, then maybe you should go for coated canvas. If she likes LV, then go with Damier Ebene because it has the brown leather handles/straps. The vachetta will patina and darken, which is nice but it is harder to take care of. I've seen people with icky black finger marks on their vachetta.

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    Default Re: help purchasing anniversary gift for my wife?

    thanks, the last one I bought for her was a leather-based, white valentino. The leather held up but the white leather became scuffed and some of the rivets fell out. Would a leather body be a better choice?

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    It really depends on the the leather. If it's lambskin or goatskin, then it requires more care. If it's heavy pebbled cowhide leather, then it is usually more durable.

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    Default Re: help purchasing anniversary gift for my wife?

    would it be accurate to say I'm purchasing about $300 of hardware/labor and the rest is brand name? I know an awful lot about "manbags" (we have a huge thread over on styleforum), surprised not so see more (any?) love here for valextra?

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    we're going to nip on over to woodbury commons on friday. If we don't find anything, we're spending the weekend in nyc and I'm sure we'll find something or other.

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    the gucci store at woodbury commons had a fairly small selection. she settled on prada. thanks for your help.

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