The Handles of My Louis Vuitton Alma

About a year ago, my husband gave me a Louis Vuitton Alma for our 2nd anniversary. The bag was vintage but it didn’t look that old. The vachetta leather was still pretty light and the monogram canvas was nice looking as well. The handles, however, started getting dark the first day I wore it and they’re still getting dark.

A year ago, my husband and I were on vacation in Long Beach, CA and gave me a Louis Vuitton Alma for our 2nd anniversary. The bag was vintage but the leather was still pretty  light. Most vintage bags from the brand have dark leather with stains and scratches. This bag had stains and scratches but not as much as other bags I saw.

The monogram canvas was still pretty mice as well. It wasn’t as good as a new bag but it didn’t have and stains or scratches on it. Some vintage bags come with scratched or torn monogram canvas and some even have the stitching coming out.

When he gave it to me I wore it all day. After wearing it for a while, the handles started getting dark. Vachetta leather gets dark after a while either from sweat on your hands or getting tanned from the sun.

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The handles on my bag were getting dark from the sweat on my hands. I love the look of a vintage Louis Vuitton Alma so I didn’t care that much that the handles were getting dark. The I kept wearing the bag all summer and all winter afterwards and the handles kept getting dark. I cleaned them every once in a while but they’d just get dark again after wearing the bag for a weekend.

I want to clean the handles but I don’t want them to get dark the quick. I also want to get another bag from the brand but I want to get it new. If I get it new, however, the handles would get dark quickly. I could wear a pair of day gloves with it but I don’t think wearing leather gloves during the summer would be good and wearing white gloves wouldn’t look that good either.

I could also get a pair of small scarves to put around the handles but that looks a little loud and ostentatious.

The handles on my bag are getting dark. I don’t care that much about how it looks but I do want to keep the leather looking nice. Especially if I get a new one. I could wear a pair of day gloves or I could get a pair of scarves to put around the handles. Regardless, I’d like to keep the leather looking good.

So, what do you think? Should I get a pair of day gloves for my Louis Vuitton Alma or get a pair of scarves to put around the handles? Let me know in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to get new posts sent directly to your inbox and follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.


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