Designer handbags don’t go out of style, but they do get worn over time. Don’t replace them, repair them.
When we receive your item we meticulously examine the entire handbag to determine how to move forward with the cleaning and restoration. If stains are present, we determine what type they are–water based or oil based–and then use the appropriate cleaning agent to remove the stain. We may go over the spots with various tools to see if they can be brushed or scraped off.
Next we check for any open seams, tears, or any damage to the fabrics and skins of the handbag and carefully repair them. If a zipper or hardware, such as buckles, grommets, handles, straps, or fasteners, is damaged or missing we will repair or replace. Certain hardware may be difficult to match so we will discuss options with you when you bring your item to us for review.
After making any repairs, we meticulously match the leather finish to the original color of your handbag. If you go to your local store and try to purchase leather finish, your most likely going to find either black or maybe a cream, and there is no guarantee the colors will match your handbags original color. We work with a rainbow of colors to ensure a proper match.
To restore a handbag, wallet, briefcase or luggage to its original beauty, it takes a lot of trial and error to get the colors just right. Our goal is to match the color so your handbag looks as good as when initially purchased it.
Our final step is to condition the bag.
Helpful Handbag Care Tips From Daub
- The best care for your handbag is always preventative care. Be mindful of where you rest your handbag and what you put inside it. Ink, lipstick and other oil-based products are difficult to get out, even at the hands of a professional. Make sure you put all stainable products in their own container like a small makeup or pen/pencil case.
- For long term care keep your bag moisturized with a non staining moisturizer. Remember, leather and suede are animal skins and will dry and crack if not looked after. You should never store your handbag in an air tight plastic container. The best thing to do is store the bag in light fabric covering to allow it to breathe and keep it safe from dust.