Chanel leathers

09 March 2016

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Chanel Caviar Leather
Caviar is a textured leather that is made from calfskin with grains. If you are looking for a sturdy material for everyday use, Caviar leather is the perfect choice as it fends off scratches and is very strong. 

Pros:
+ Very strong
+ Doesn’t show scratches or other marks

Cons:
– Fairly heavy
– Not that smooth

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Chanel Calfskin Leather 
Chanel calfskin is produced from cow hide, the leather has small grain and is quite smooth. calfskin leather is one of Chanel’s most versatile materials as it used in many versions like aged calfskin, quilted calfskin, cracked patent calfskin, metallic calfskin and glazed calfskin. 

Pros:
+ Fine grain and smooth texture
+ Durable 

Cons:
– Fairly thin

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Chanel Lambskin Leather 
Chanel lambskin is one of the most popular and most expensive leathers on the market. It is incredibly soft and has a beautiful appearance. However, lambskin leather is very susceptible to scratching, which is why we recommend not choosing a lambskin leather bag as your day-to-day handbag.

Pros:
+ Very smooth, the softest leather on the market
+ Has a beautiful appearance 

Cons:
– Susceptible to scratching
– Expensive, but less costly than full grain leather

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Chanel Patent Leather
Patent leather is very shiny and makes for a stand-out piece. Patent leather isn’t one of Chanel's most popular materials, but it's a perfect pick if you want something different. Be aware, patent leather is extremly susceptible to color transfer. And to make it even worse, stains on patent leather can’t be removed.

Pros:
+ Unique look

Cons:
– Susceptible to stains which can't be removed 
– susceptible to color transfer

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Chanel Goatskin Leather 
Goatskin is one of the most durable leathers. But despite the fact that this leather is very soft and durable, it tends to look dented after using the bag. While the front, back, and sides keep their shape quite nicely, the top of bags will often look crushed or dented after a few weeks of use.

Pros:
+ One of the most durable leathers
+ Very soft

Cons:
– Tends to look dented

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Chanel Galuchat Leather
Galuchat is an exotic material made of sharkskin and stingray skin. The name Galuchat comes from the leather artisan Jean-Claude Galuchat, who lived in France in the 18th century. The material is extremely durable making it a good material for everyday bags.

Pros:
+ Very durable
+ Unique look

Cons:
– More expensive 

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Chanel Python Leather
Luxurious, sophisticated and high class leather! Python leather is exceptionally easy to take care of and won't scratch easily. It shows color more vibrantly than other leathers. Python is very lightweight, which makes the leather ideal for bags of all shapes and sizes. But please note: keep this precious skin away from any moisture or water!

Pros:
+ Very durable
+ Scratch resistant
+ Sign of luxury
+ Incredibly lightweight

Cons:
– Water sensitive
– Very expensive 

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Chanel Aligator Leather
Chanel aligator leather has many advantages. First of all it is beautiful to look at, colors come out smooth and vibrant and it won't show scratches. However, like any other exotic skin, it's susceptible to heat and water which could cause aging. 

Pros:
+ Durable 
+ Colors come out vibrant
+ Scratch resistant

Cons:
– Susceptible to heat
– More expensive