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On October 12, 2012 post on the on-line version of the Wall
Street Journal included the following sub-heading: "... racing
stripes turn the classic luxury handbag into a smart and sporting
The post reminded me of a Goyard handbag we just cleaned and
restored for one of our clients.
A few years back, she had purchased a Goyard Goyardine canvas
handbag from the Goyard store in San Francisco. Naturally, she had
it customized with handpainted initials and racing stripes.
The handbag became one of her favorite "traveling" handbags and
the four corners took a beating. Eventually, they developed
To "fix" the problem, a local shoe repair facility advised her
to add four leather corners to the handbag.
A few months later, she brought the handbag to us for cleaning
and restoration. In passing, she mentioned that she thought that
the shoe repair facility had done a relatively poor job on the
corners and asked for our advice.
We agreed with her assessment. The corners were of poor quality
leather and the "paint" job on the corners was inconsistently
applied and didn't match the color of the original leather
There were 2 choices:
She selected alternative #2 and gave us the go ahead to do
whatever was necessary to clean and restore the handbag inside and
The following before and after photos reflect the transformation
from soiled to spotless:
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.
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