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Goyard handbags: cleaning and restoration

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 accessory."

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 holes.

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 trim.

There were 2 choices:

  1. Remove the replacement corners and replace them with high quality leather corners that matched the original leather in texture and color.
  2. Leave the replacement corners intact and re-dye the corners to match the original leather.

She selected alternative #2 and gave us the go ahead to do whatever was necessary to clean and restore the handbag inside and out.

The following before and after photos reflect the transformation from soiled to spotless:

BEFORE

Goyard 5180
Goyard 5178 Goyard 5183
Goyard 5179 Goyard 5184
Goyard 5181
Goyard 5182
Goyard 5186 Goyard 5187
Goyard 5188
Goyard 5189 Goyard 5190
Goyard 5191 Goyard 5192
Goyard 5185
Goyard 5194
Goyard 5200 Goyard 5201
Goyard 5197 Goyard 5198
Goyard 5202
Goyard 5205 Goyard 5204
Goyard 5210 Goyard 5211
Goyard 5206
Goyard 5207 Goyard 5208
Goyard 5212 Goyard 5213
Goyard 5214 Goyard 5215
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 tope 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 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.
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To ask a question relating to any of your garments or accessories, please email us.

 

AFTER

Goyard 5315 Goyard 5322
Goyard 5316 Goyard 5323
Goyard 5321 Goyard 5320
Goyard 5324 Goyard 5325
Goyard 5317
Goyard 5318
Goyard 5319
Goyard 5327 Goyard 5328
Goyard 5329 Goyard 5330
Goyard 5326
Goyard 5331 Goyard 5332
Goyard 5333 Goyard 5334
Goyard 5337

 

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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