Thursday, July 21, 2011

HELP WANTED!

I'm begging for some help here and I'm hoping that we have a reader out there with a remedy.  I bought a Juicy Couture leather bag several months back at the Williamsburg Premium Outlets and had only worn it a few times when disaster happened...I got dye from my jeans on my bag.  Oh good lord!  The jeans had even been washed many times but apparently that didn't matter.  My jeans had it out for my Juicy.

What do I do??  Have you guys ever bought something and within the first couple of times wearing it something bad happens to it?  It's a really yucky feeling because I try to take care of my things so I can have them for a really, really long time.  She is a super light tan and is soft and textured.  I took some pictures of what happened to her:


 The dye marks are in the middle towards the bottom of the bag.



Has this ever happened to any of you??  What are your solutions dear readers??  I need help and am turning to you for recommendations on how to take care of this type of stain before I start buying up leather cleaners and harassing my dry cleaner.

Looking forward to hearing your suggestions!

Jayme

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33 comments:

  1. Hi Jayme! I happen to be a bag addict and Moderator on The Purse Forum.......bag expert? Maybe ;) Try a gentle baby wipe and wipe gently, no scrubbing! You can also try a gentle leather moisturizer. In the future pre treatment is better....keep me posted!

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  2. The same thing has happened to me with a beige handbag! I took it to my favorite local cobbler (that I'd trust with anything) and he worked his magic and I got it back in flawless condition. I wish I could tell you what he'd done to restore it but I'd definitely take it by an experienced cobbler and see what they say. Hope it works out!

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  3. I have had this happen before, but sadly I don't have any remedies. Have you Googled how to get stains out of leather?

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  4. It didn't happen with a handbag but it has with shoes before. Good Luck!!

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  5. So sorry for what happened. I think I've seen some products (in a normal store that sells bags) specially made for cleaning leather bags, but I've never tried them.
    Haha..it's cute how you call the bag 'she', like it's a friend :P
    Hope everything works out well :)

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  6. Oh, good luck!

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  7. Oh man that really sucks. That's a gorgeous bag though!

    I would see who does professional leather cleaning in your city. Some dry cleaners do it so if you have a dry cleaners that you frequent that you trust you may talk to them about it. I had something similar happen, but the blue from my jeans rubbed off on a white watch that I had. Unfortunately my watch was rubber so I had no way to fix it.

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  8. @ T - Great idea with the baby wipe. I'll try that!

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  9. @ AndjelaUndTom - Thanks for stopping by! Will check out your blog.

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  10. @ Elizabeth - That is on my list too but it's hard because I don't have a go to shop but I'm going to start asking around. Thanks so much!

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  11. @ NeutraKris - Yes but it didn't help much. Lots of places said that you can't get dye out. Hmmm...going to try the baby wipe and then try to find a good shoe man.

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  12. @ Madeline - My bags are like my family. HAHA!! Hope you are having a great trip!

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  13. ive ruined three bags (pink bag from dior, azure LV, and white Gucci) all because of different jeans and one was from black chiffon + polyester top? the dye won't go away there's no solution we've tried all kinds of washes and all but even the people who work at the boutiques said there's no way to recover them :(
    so if you have to wear bright colored bags we have to make sure that our outfits are also in lighter colors so they won't fade into blue dyes.... so hard to keep bags clean

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  14. @ Tropical Mind - Thanks! I'm on the hunt now for a leather professional.

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  15. Hi honey!!! Try a soft leather cleaner or any sort of type of material cleanser like in a form of a foam or spray. It happened to me before and I used my furniture spray cleanser to clean it and it worked. Hopefully this helps doll.


    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  16. @ Michelle Lee - Oh no...three bags and your Dior, LV and Gucci...I would have passed out!!

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  17. the same thing happened to me! i haven't fixed it YET but plan to take it to my shoe guy. he has worked wonders on my shoes so I think he can fix this too. I live on the opposite coast from you so you'll have to find your own awesome shoe guy! :-)

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  18. I'm no help but I love that purse - it's gorgeous!! I hope you get it out!! ox

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  19. Hey hun! I used to work at a dry cleaner years ago when I was in college. Take it in to and see if they can get it out. If not, try a leather repair shop! Those places can fix almost anything on leather!!! Good luck!

    xoxo Denise

    http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

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  20. @ Marina - Thanks so much for your help!

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  21. @ Lisa - Good luck too! I'm working on finding a good shoe guy!

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  22. @ bettzy93 - Thanks for commenting!

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  23. @ Cami - Thanks! I lucked out at the outlet store that day!

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  24. @ Denise - Thanks so much for your help!

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  25. oh man, i totally feel for you. i once got this Hogan bag on major discount and the same thing happened. it had yellow suede on it and it rubbed against my jeans and got blue on it. honestly i took it to the shoe repair guy (since they work with leather a lot), but there wasn't much he could do. in the end it doesn't bother me much. it's not THAT bad, it was just so painful because it was new. hopefully someone can help you, but after a while it won't bother you so much. i know this isn't what you want to hear, but that's how it happend for me.

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  26. @ Claire - Thanks for your comment. I know, it's not horrible but I wanted to try and fix it before I seal it which I should have done before I wore it out. Lesson learned! :-)

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  27. Do you have a good shoe repair place in town? Those guys are great at getting stains off leather!

    http://www.stylish3.com/marylane

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  28. @ Mary Lane - I'm on the hunt to find a good shoe repair place in my area. :-)

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  29. So I wrote a big long comment about how I had this problem too that I can't repeat (for time and my own sanity), but please do let me know if you ever figured out how to clean this beautiful purse!

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