Unfortunately the trim around the bags opening at the front has suffered and has become dark and brittle. Although it is brittle, it is only a trim so the canvas underneath should be OK and this section can be repaired. When the bag is closed this damage cannot be seen so it would be up to the new owner whether they wish to carry out the repair. A water spillage in the bag has caused some staining to the cloth around the top section so has left white marks. The bottom was cleaned with only the odd mark remaining, but would be difficult I felt to try and remove without damaging the leather anymore.
The leather around the bags inner pocket also darkened from the water spill. Front pocket with the zip is fine and zip works as it should but has some ink stains as this was used to carry pens. This is only inside and cannot be seen from the exterior. Rear shoulder straps are both great and the leather is also in good condition.
Base has some marks as can be expected and the trim on the two rear corners have split a little. A common problem with this type of base but these have been glued so should prevent further splitting. Tie leather to pull the top of the bag in is excellent with very minimal wear. Brass has little tarnishing as can be expected for 25 Years. These are becoming very collectable and starting to command high prices.
This is a great backpack awaiting a new adventure! The item "Louis Vuitton Montsouris GM Bag Backpack Monogram Canvas Womens Mens Travel" is in sale since Friday, December 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Women\Women's Bags & Handbags". The seller is "fitzrem" and is located in Barnsley. This item can be shipped worldwide.