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 Post subject: espe hand bags
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:30 pm 
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http://www.espe.ca/index.html


Espe makes super cute, vegan, fashionable handbags and wallets.

Unfortunately, the quality is questionable.

I received an adorable purple handbag for Christmas last year (ordered from Herbivore) and for most of the year I just used it when I was going out somewhere, but I've made it my primary bag for the last two months. The bag has been "peeling"- by that I mean, bits of the coating are coming off, leaving brownish/orange-ish patches where the purple was.

I'm still using it because I'm tacky and don't care, but just wanted to give you guys a heads up before you buy one! I *think* the handbag was around $80 or $90.

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 Post subject: Re: espe hand bags
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:43 pm 
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That sucks, 'cause those are some cute bags.


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 Post subject: Re: espe hand bags
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:22 pm 
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I had the same problem with a purple boho bag from them. The fabric of the bag comprised of two layers - the outer "leather", and inner "suede", glued together. After only a month of having it, they started separating badly, until it was completely separated all over. I emailed Espe about it and never even received a reply. Shitty. I still have an Espe wallet, it's my second one - which I love, but I have noticed that even those peel.

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 Post subject: Re: espe hand bags
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:07 pm 
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Well that's disappointing. I've been eyeing these off for ages. Thank goodness I never actually bought one.

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 Post subject: Re: espe hand bags
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:11 pm 
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Thanks for posting this! Its nice to have feed back, and it sucks that espe wouldn't get back to you, PP.

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 Post subject: Re: espe hand bags
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:05 pm 
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Thanks for posting this! I have seen these bags around the city and adore them, but glad that I haven't spent the money on one.


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 Post subject: Re: espe hand bags
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:54 pm 
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I have a super cute writing notebook I got from them for my bedside that's still holding up, but that's not a high wear and tear item like a purse. I like their designs, but I've not (yet) bought one of their purses or wallets, though I've been tempted.

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 Post subject: Re: espe hand bags
PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:04 pm 
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Bummer, that's very expensive to just be falling apart...

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