Thursday, January 17, 2008

That LV Patina Issue

Here's a very interesting question from a reader who asked for tips on how to care for those tricky, if not high maintenance LV monogram canvas bags...

Hi-My question is out of topic. Can you provide me tips on how should I care for my LV with monogram canvas, so it would last longer and the patina can have an even color if it darkens? Thanks!

Happy to know you found the right pair of boots. :)

I'm happy I finally found my boots too! And, thanks for your question! I'm sure that this a common concern among LV monogram canvas bag owners, especially those who are anal about keeping their bags in pristine condition. Now I actually don't have an LV monogram canvas bag because I can't trust myself to take care of it! Go Damier! Hehehe! But I am more than happy to help out!

First of all, I would suggest that you CLICK HERE. I have just linked you to a very informative website on how to obtain an even colored patina. The tips found in that website is absolutely spectacular as they've got it practically down to a science. As much as I'd want to share it with you here, I think I'd be better off just directing you to the site as it has a very threatening copyright notice...

Nothing short of telling you to wear gloves when using your bag, some recommend it best that you just carry it on your wrist (or shoulder if it's a Noe, Batignolle, Neverfull or a Papillon...), rather than wrapping your palms around the handles, especially for those with a tendency to have sweaty palms.

Now once you've achieved that even patina, I suggest that you use Ingrid G./The BagHag's highly recommended leather care product of choice in caring for your LV bag...

You may order it online or you may buy it in Manila at Tresorie, which is located at the 2nd Floor, Doña Consolacion Bldg, 122 Jupiter Street Makati City. Tel. (632) 890-0037.

Now remember, avoid using your bag even at the slightest hint of rain. And when you're not using your bag, store it properly in its dustbag and keep it away from dusty or damp spots.

If you follow all these suggestions, I think you'll end up with a gorgeous patina that will be a testament to the extreme care you've given your bags!

If any of you dear readers have tried and tested tips in caring for your LV monogram canvas bags and have been successful in achieving that even patina, your suggestions are most welcome! =)

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Anonymous said...

Hello- Thank you for your post! :)

My neverful is still new, I am hesistant to use the leather care product, maybe after some time like you suggest.

I do agree with you, the damier is easier to maintain. hehehe :)

cd_mfo said...

You're welcome! I'm happy to help! =)

Eubelle said...

tin, the link is not working for me. my bag is only 10 months old and i find the handles not in all the same shades :( after reading your post, i looked boohoo!
anyways, please email me the link if you can...pls, pls, pls.

cd_mfo said...

Hi Belle! I fixed the link na and emailed it to you as well! Just in case, here it is:

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