Customer Story of the Month- Louis Vuitton Handbag revival- The Leather Laundry| New Delhi, Mumbai

We received a Louis Vuitton leather handbag from a patron, who was eager on getting it fixed as soon as possible! It had several symptoms and we had solutions to offer for each and every one of them 🙂 Check out what we did!-

Symptom 1 : The bag was soaking wet since it had fallen in a swimming pool at a party a couple of days back! Growth of mould and mildew was inevitable!

Treatment 1 : Our expert technicians dried up the bag and then applied an extensive 3 day anti-fungal treatment on the whole bag! Our colour matching experts also touched-up and spruced up all the plain leather parts of the bag with matching colour pigment! Check out the transformation below-

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Symptom 2: The handle of the bag was broken!

Treatment 2: Our skilled stitchers stitched up the handles of the bag to perfection! Check out the transformation-

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Symptom 3: The rivets holding up each side of the bag had come off and become dysfunctional! The bag had opened up on each side!

Treatment 3: Our skilled repair specialists were unable to punch the old rivet back! They however skilfully punched in new rivets (matching with the old ones in size, shape & finish ) on each side of the bag to bring back the original look! (This ofcourse was done after several back and forth discussions with the patron :)). Check out the transformation below!-

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We finally refinished the bag and packed it professionally 🙂 The end result was an awe-struck customer!

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How to care for your Luxury Leather Handbags?

Maintenance of your leather handbags is very crucial, if you want to enjoy them for a longer period of time! Having spent a fortune on them , it is but natural to get concerned about the well-being of your leather carriers! Below are some storage and preservation tips to follow-

 

HOW TO CLEAN

– The general principle is simple: remove dirt build-up by wiping down with a cleaner made specifically for the leather in question.
– Most labels like Bally and Coach have their in-house leather care range, or they will endorse a particular brand, as in the case of Mulberry, so always ask the boutique assistant for care tips and recommended products.
– Remember the hardware. Some bags have precious metal-plated buckles or chains. Always ask the boutique assistant for care recommendations.
– Every other day, give your bag a brisk sweep with a soft dry cloth—this won’t take more than a few minutes, but will go miles towards preserving the appearance of your leather.

HOW TO CONDITION

– Think of conditioning as moisturiser for your leather, which will dry out over time. To prevent flaking and wrinkling, dab a dollop of conditioner on a soft cloth and rub gently all over.
– Try mink or neatsfoot oil, which simulate and supplement the natural oils of leather.  Leave on for 10 minutes, then wipe off the excess. Dry thoroughly in an airy room.
– Condition every month or so to keep your leather looking its shiny best.

HOW TO WEATHERPROOF

– Leather is permeable and can never be entirely waterproof, so avoid toting your favorite Givenchy Nightingale in bad weather. Nonetheless, there are beeswax creams which function as a barrier against water.
– Word of caution: beeswax may alter the hue of dyed leather, so test first on an inconspicuous corner.
– A more breathable but less effective alternative: a spray protectant, which is virtually invisible on your bags.

HOW TO STORE

– Stash your bag in its original dustbag and fill it with stuffing—use butter paper, never newspaper, which will smear— to maintain its shape.
– Keep the dustbagged product in its original box, along with packets of silica gel so your bag doesn’t get damp.
– Air once every two weeks to halt the growth of mold.
– Rotation is key. Everyday use of your bag will wear it out, so switch things up every month.

SOME FINAL TIPS

– Let water spills dry naturally. High-heat measures like using a hairdryer will only cause the skin to crinkle beyond salvage.
– Prevent color transfer by consciously resisting the urge to rest your bag against your jeans. Bring it back to the boutique immediately if your bag gets stained.

Happy November!

Source: luxury-insider.com

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