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    Default vintage purse refurbishment?

    I have a vintage coach bag that is showing a good bit of wear on the leather edging, and which I'm embarrassed to admit has two grease stains that are my fault. Is there anywhere I could take or send it to be refurbished? I don't expect it to look new again, but I'd like to care for it as well as possible.

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    Default Re: vintage purse refurbishment?

    Bag Borrow or Steal just started a cleaning service. I don't know how much it costs, but it'd be worth looking into: Handbag Repair and Purse Cleaning | Avelle from BagBorroworSteal.com
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    Does Lovin My Bags do Coach? I know they do Bal and LV.

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    Default Re: vintage purse refurbishment?

    Have you tried to refurb yourself? Possibly even re-dying the bag to restore color?

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    Default Re: vintage purse refurbishment?

    Hi, thanks so much for responding!

    I think I will send them photos of the bag when I get around to it to see what they would charge, and how well they think it would turn out. It's a natural leather color, and I have considered oiling it with some darkening oil to blend the stains in, but am worried about that weakening the leather. Also I really love the color it is now. That will probably be my last resort.

    I've tried the cornstarch trick for the oil stains, but while it helped a bit I don't think I got to them quickly enough. I'd like to find more information on how to take care of this leather, but haven't had any luck so far. It's one of the "made in new york city" bags. I'm guessing it's vegetable dyed calfskin, but really don't know. I would bet that the new leather is not dyed the same way, though. So far I've just been treating it like a saddle.

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