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Replacing the heavily soiled, stained and/or torn linings on your favorite handbag or purse

Stuff happens. The lining of your favorite handbag gets soiled from general usage and stained by a leaking cosmetic, an uncapped ink pen, a spilt beverage, etc.

In most cases, these soils and stains can be removed through gentle hand-cleaning.
On occasion, however, the accumulated soil and/or stains are so heavy that no amount of hand-cleaning is going to return the lining to "like new condition".
Maybe it's time to consider replacing the lining.
This was the dilemma faced by one of our clients whose once-gorgeous white Chanel leather handbag had deteriorated due to, let's just say, inattentive usage.
It just happened that our client is a frequent visitor to New York City. She decided to take her handbag with her and to discuss the cleaning of her handbag with the Chanel cleaning/repair specialist at Chanel's 57th Street branch.
There were some major issues:
* The exterior leather was stained, scuffed and scratched and displayed a film of blackish dirt throughout
* The handles were heavily soiled and the leather "paint" was peeling off.
* The edges around the rim of the opening and all four corners were heavily soiled, scuffed and scratched.
* The linings of the 2 major interior compartments and the 2 small cosmetic pouches were heavily stained and soiled.
The Chanel cleaning/repair specialist's verdict was predictable: it was highly unlikely that the handbag could be restored to anywhere near "like-new" condition.
A few months later the client stopped by our facility to drop off a formal dress for cleaning. After seeing all the cleaned handbags waiting for collection by other clients, she announced, with some degree of excitement: "I've got a project for you. I'll be back in an hour!"
She returned with the white Chanel leather handbag.
After examining the handbag, we informed her that we believed that we could restore the exterior. The lining, however, was another issue. The likelihood that we could achieve similar results with the lining was remote. We suggested that she consider replacing all the interior linings with a white, heavy duty duck cloth (we have white, cream, natural and an array of other colors in stock). Furthermore, she would not lose the Chanel leather logo and the original Chanel zippers and zipper pulls.
She agreed.
Two weeks later, we had completed the project. The before and after photos reflecting the transformation can be seen below:
BEFORE
AFTER
For many more examples of handbags, purses, wallets and backpacks that we've recently cleaned, please enter HANDBAG CLEANING in the search engine at the top right of this page.
By the way, if you're looking for a handbag cleaning specialist, please remember this: All handbags, purses, wallets and backpacks should be cleaned BY HAND. Never BY MACHINE. And, then, only by a cleaner who specializes in these accessories. And, the only way to ensure that the cleaner does, in fact, specialize in these accessories is to make sure that the cleaner has a FULL TIME handbag and purse cleaner ON PREMISES.
RAVE FabriCARE is the only dry cleaner in Arizona and one of the very few in the USA that employs a full time handbag cleaner whose sole job is to hand clean handbags, purses, wallets and backpacks. Unlike other dry cleaners, we'd never clean by machine and we'd never send your accessories to outside third parties for cleaning. That way we're able to deliver the very best technologically achievable results and return your items, in most cases, in a week and a half to two weeks.
How can I help you?
To comment on this post, please use the comment section below.
To ask a question relating to any of your garments or accessories, please email us.

Stuff happens. The lining of your favorite handbag gets soiled from general usage and stained by a leaking cosmetic, an uncapped ink pen, a spilt beverage, etc.

In most cases, these soils and stains can be removed through gentle hand-cleaning.

On occasion, however, the accumulated soil and/or stains are so heavy that no amount of hand-cleaning is going to return the lining to "like new condition".

Maybe it's time to consider replacing the lining.

This was the dilemma faced by one of our clients whose once-gorgeous white Chanel leather handbag had deteriorated due to, let's just say, inattentive usage.

It just happened that our client is a frequent visitor to New York City. She decided to take her handbag with her and to discuss the cleaning of her handbag with the Chanel cleaning/repair specialist at Chanel's 57th Street branch.

There were some major issues:

  • The exterior leather was stained, scuffed and scratched and displayed a film of blackish dirt throughout
  • The handles were heavily soiled and the leather "paint" was peeling off.
  • The edges around the rim of the opening and all four corners were heavily soiled, scuffed and scratched.
  • The linings of the 2 major interior compartments and the 2 small cosmetic pouches were heavily stained and soiled.

The Chanel cleaning/repair specialist's verdict was predictable: it was highly unlikely that the handbag could be restored to anywhere near "like-new" condition.

A few months later the client stopped by our facility to drop off a formal dress for cleaning. After seeing all the cleaned handbags waiting for collection by other clients, she announced, with some degree of excitement: "I've got a project for you. I'll be back in an hour!"

She returned with the white Chanel leather handbag.

After examining the handbag, we informed her that we believed that we could restore the exterior. The lining, however, was another issue. The likelihood that we could achieve similar results with the lining was remote. We suggested that she consider replacing all the interior linings with a white, heavy duty duck cloth (we have white, cream, natural and an array of other colors in stock). Furthermore, she would not lose the Chanel leather logo and the original Chanel zippers and zipper pulls.

She agreed.

Two weeks later, we had completed the project. The before and after photos reflecting the transformation can be seen below:

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For many more examples of handbags, purses, wallets and backpacks that we've recently cleaned, please click on TRUE QUALITY CLEANING at the right margin of this page, scroll down the category list and click on PURSES & HANDBAGS.

By the way, if you're looking for a handbag cleaning specialist, please remember this: All handbags, purses, wallets and backpacks should BE CLEANED by hand, never BY MACHINE. And, then, only by a cleaner who specializes in these accessories. And, the only way to ensure that the cleaner does, in fact, specialize in these accessories is to make sure that the cleaner has a FULL TIME handbag and purse cleaner ON PREMISES.

RAVE FabriCARE is the only cleaner in Arizona, and one of the very few in the USA, that employs a full time handbag cleaner whose sole job is to hand clean handbags, purses, wallets and backpacks. Unlike other cleaners, we'd never clean by machine and we'd never send your accessories to outside third parties for cleaning. That way we're able to deliver the very best technologically achievable results and return your items, in most cases, in a week and a half to two weeks.

RAVE FabriCARE serves clients throughout the USA, Canada and Mexico through our Nationwide Clean By Mail service. We are, literally, as close as your front door.



How can I help you?

To comment on this post, please use the comment section below.

To ask a question relating to any of your garments or accessories, please email us.

 

 


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