DIY bag repair: Louis Vuitton Alma

By Sugar Lane - 10:13 PM

 Buenos días! Hoy os traigo los cuidados intensivos de mi bolso Alma de Louis Vuitton. Os cuento, lo primero, que era un bolso que me gustaba pero me costó mucho tiempo decir si lo quería o no. El estambado monogram de Louis Vuitton es todo un clásico, y la mezcla de tonos marrones me encanta, pero yo no soy nada de logos y no me gusta llevar nada que grite la marca a los cuatro vientos, por eso me suelo mantener alejada de este tipo de estampados. Además, al ser un estampado que se ha replicado tanto en falsificaciones, siempre me recuerda un poco a bolsos de imitación que venden en las playas o en el metro. Por estos dos motivos me he resisitido durante años a un bolso monogram, pero pasaba el tiempo y le seguía teniendo el ojo echado. Otra cosa que no me gustaba nada es la piel vachetta nueva, creo que es una piel que gana según va envejeciendo, así que tenía claro que si algún día me hacía con uno de estos bolsos, sería uno vintage.

Good morning! Today I'm sharing my vintage Louis Vuitton Alma bag repair. First let me tell you, I had liked this bag for a while, but I was not sure I wanted it. Louis Vuitton monogram print is really a classic, and I love the brown hues combination, but I'm not crazy about logos and I really don't like items that show off the brand, that's why I usually stay away from this kind of prints. The other thing that bothered me, is the high volume of fake replicas Louis Vuitton has. The strong presence of LV duplicates sold in beaches, metro stations or flea markets make me doubt every LV bag I see on the streets. Those two reasons made me resist this bag for a few years, but for some reason I kept eyeing it all the time. I'm also not a big fan of brand new vachetta leather, this is a kind of leather that gets better as it ages, so if I was ever going to get this bag, I knew it would be a vintage piece.


Tras meses rondando todas las webs de moda vintage y segunda mano, encontré este a buen precio, y en un estado que me pareció aceptable. Así que lo compré y me puse manos a la obra. Ya había restaurado previamente mi preciosísimo Lady Dior, del que ya os enseñé la transformación, y una maravilla de Chanel, que puede que hayáis visto por mi Instagram, y pronto os enseñaré por aquí.

After months searching every online preloved site, I found this one at a nice price and in an acceptable state. So I got it and started the intensive care process. I had already repaired my gorgeous Lady Dior, which I previously shared here, and a unique Chanel piece, that you might have seen on my Instagram, and I hope to share soon here.



De momento os dejo un video con todo el proceso de restauración del bolso vintage Alma de Louis Vuitton, espero que os guste y os sea útil para algún bolso similar.

But for now, here is the video with the whole repairing process for my vintage Alma by Louis Vuitton, I hope you like it and find it helpful for a similar bag.


Si estáis pensando en haceros con uno, podéis encontrar algunos estupendos a continuación:

If you are thinking of getting one, here you can find great options: 


 
Y aquí tenéis otros modelos de Louis Vuitton con la misma combinación de piel vachetta y monogram:

And here are some other models with the same vachetta leather and monogram canvas combination:



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  1. Very cool! I have a bag I need to get repaired!

    District of Chic

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    1. I hope you restore all its glory ;)
      Happy Holidays,
      S

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  2. So glad it was able to be repaired! That is the most important thing.
    the creation of beauty is art.

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    1. Yes, I've been wearing it a lot for the past months :)

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  3. This is such a nifty way of repairing the bag - well done you on getting it back to its former glory!!

    Amy x wandering-everywhere.com

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  4. Súper interesante, tomo nota de todo porque tengo algunos bolsos que creo que les va a venir genial! Muchas gracias por compartir!

    Besos,

    https://www.theartofpaloma.com/

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    1. Un placer! Ya me contarás qué tal te quedan ;)

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  5. Such a stunning bag! I'm so happy you got it repaired :)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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    1. Thanks dear! I'm really happy with the outcome :)

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  6. Thank you for sharing! this handbag is so versatile, it can pair well with many kinds of outfit!

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    1. Right? I've been wearing it more than I expected!

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  7. Ha quedado fantástico. Me gusta mucho ese estilo de bolsos.
    Te espero pronto por mi blog. Buen fin de semana!

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  8. Wow! I didn't even know this was a thing! Impressive!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  9. I admire your skill! It's economical and environmentally-positive to restore old objects, many of which still have more life left in them. We should all be doing stuff like this.

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    1. Thank you, I try to keep my choices as sustainable as possible :)

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  10. Great job restoring the handbag! Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  11. Now it looks new, well done!!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  12. Super useful!!!!
    My mom has that bag too, I'm gonna tell her these tips now!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com/

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  13. Oye, pues si que lo has mejorado bastante, me quedo con los truquitos guapa, ¡feliz semana!

    www.luciagallegoblog.com

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  14. WOW this was very impressive! You did an excellent job with this!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  15. Wow! I am really impressed by how much better it looks! Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm really happy with the result :)

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  16. ¡Qué trabajazo! La verdad es que yo no sabría por donde empezar pero me he guardado el bolso por si me animo en el futuro a hacerme con un bolso vintage.

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    1. Pues este es una muy buena opción para hacerte con un vintage, porque la verdad es que aguanta fenomenal el paso del tiempo ;)

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  17. I don't have any of such fine quality bags, but still these tips are great since when I love something, I'll wear it till it completely falls apart <3

    LackaDaisy

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    1. Well, the good thing is you can apply most of my care tips to any of your bags ;)

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  18. This turned out so beautiful- and I agree, I love the aged look on the LV's sooo much better!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  19. You did a great job of cleaning up the leather and giving it a more even patina! :) I hope you get a lot of happy use from the bag now! My first LV was a vintage one too, they hold up so well!


    Hope that you are having a wonderful Christmas week :)

    Away From The Blue

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    1. Thanks dear, I really am using it more than I expected! So happy I went for it :)
      Happy Holidays to you too!

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  20. Woah amazing. You've made the bag look like brand new.
    Happy Holidays!

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  21. Great result!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Let the old year 2020 take away all the problems, and the new year 2021 will give you happiness and many pleasant moments
    http://www.recklessdiary.ru

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    1. Thanks darling!
      Wishing you all the best for the new year too!

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  22. This was so interesting for watching. I also like this modes of bag. It is classic.

    New Post - https://www.exclusivebeautydiary.com/2020/12/kilian-woman-in-gold.html

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  23. Guau, te ha quedado precioso, muack y felices fiestas...

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  24. Gracias por compartir Sara, súper útil. Me ha encantado.
    Besos rojos por doquier

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  25. Happy New Year - Sending You All The Best - Stay Strong

    Cheers

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