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Transforming the color of your soiled leather handbags and purses

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This season is all about color and more color.

Walk into any high-end boutique and you'll see an array of non-traditional colors. Everything from teals, aquas, indigos and greens to reds, maroons, oranges, purples and violets.
If you have an older, traditional-colored leather handbag, purse or wallet that's gathering dust in your closet, you might want to consider "going bold".
One of our clients, who owns a rather extensive collection of high-end handbags and purses, recently asked us to "fix" her daughter's Cole Haan leather handbag that was in rather pitiful condition.
We explained that there was no possible way to return the handbag to original condition through surface cleaning alone, and that, in all probability, we'd have to "redye" the handbag after cleaning.
Given the fact that we were about to redye the handbag, we suggested that she may want to consider "updating" the color in the process. She chose an olive-taupe color.
The following photos reflect the transformation:
BEFORE
AFTER
When it comes to selecting a bolder color, please bear in mind that the chosen color ought to harmonize with any zipper, hardware and interior lining.
In the above example, the original zipper was ocre. So the selected olive taupe color was a good choice: it's a high fashion color and it harmonizes with the existing ocre zipper, brass zipper teeth and beige canvas lining.
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.
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.
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.

Walk into any high-end boutique and you'll see an array of non-traditional colors. Everything from teals, aquas, indigos and greens to reds, maroons, oranges, purples and violets.

If you have an older, traditional-colored leather handbag, purse or wallet that's gathering dust in your closet, you might want to consider "going bold".

One of our clients, who owns a rather extensive collection of high-end handbags and purses, recently asked us to "fix" her daughter's Cole Haan leather handbag that was in rather pitiful condition.

We explained that there was no possible way to return the handbag to original condition through surface cleaning alone, and that, in all probability, we'd have to "redye" the handbag after cleaning.

Given the fact that we were about to redye the handbag, we suggested that she may want to consider "updating" the color in the process. She chose an olive-taupe color.

The following photos reflect the transformation:

BEFORE

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AFTER

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When it comes to selecting a bolder color, please bear in mind that the chosen color ought to harmonize with any zipper, hardware and interior lining.

In the above example, the original zipper was ocre. So the selected olive taupe color was a good choice: it's a high fashion color and it harmonizes with the existing ocre zipper, brass zipper teeth and beige canvas lining.

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.

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.

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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