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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Michael Kors Handbag Restored


Below is a Michael Kors Handbag that I restored.

Front of handbag                                                                           Close up of front




It had a very bad ink stain on the back at the bottom of the handbag.

Back of handbag                                                                           Close up of ink stain



I was able to remove most of the ink and then recolor the handbag back to it's original color.

Front after restoration


Close up of front


Back of handbag after restoration


The process took longer than expected to achieve these results. 
The customer was very patient because it was one of her favorite handbags. 
The normal process time is about 2 weeks. This one took twice that.

Contact info:

larry@americandrycleaners.net

American Cleaners
1806 N. Graham St.
Charlotte NC 28206

704-333-6111

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Vera Pelle Purse Restored


This Vera Pelle purse was mailed in heavily stained 
with the worst stain on the back
 which had soaked through the leather.


It is the customers favorite purse, 
so she contacted me to see if I could restore it. 
 I felt this purse would respond well to my restoration techniques. 

Notice the deeply stained back.



I cleaned, reconditioned the purse, which removed most of the stain. 
Then I applied the new color until the whole purse was restored to "like new" condition. 

Here's the refinished front of the purse.


The inside flap area.


And finally the back area where the worst of the stain was located.
The customer was very pleased with the result 
and looked forward to using her purse again.


If you have a leather purse that has gotten stained from use. 
You don't have to discard it.
I can restore most back to "like new" condition.

Send pictures to:

larry@americandrycleaners.net

I'll reply with an estimate to restore.

Mail items to:

American Cleaners
1806 N. Graham St.
Charlotte NC 28206




Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Coach Purse Restored



This Coach purse used to be navy blue. 
The color had completely faded out over the years.


 The customer wanted back to it's original color.


  Even though the color was gone the leather was not damaged beyond repair.


The inside pocket had the original color still in good condition and I was able to match it.



Below are the pictures after my restoration process was complete.



Looks like a different purse


The leather re-conditioned well,


and the navy blue color was re-applied allowing this purse to be used again.


If you have any leather items that need restored,
Please e-mail pictures to:

larry@americandrycleaners.net

You'll receive an estimate after I review the pictures.

American Cleaners
1806 N. Graham St.
Charlotte NC 28206
704-333-6111


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Coach Purse Restored


This Coach purse came from one of my many mail-in customers. 
It was in bad need of restoration.
The pictures on the left are before cleaning and redyeing.
The pictures on the right are after the restoration work was completed.


        Before                                                                                   After



      Before                                                                          After

 


 Before                                                                          After


This is a prime example how my restoration process 
can turn a purse from being discarded to one proudly used again.

If you have a purse, hand bag or leather jacket needing to be restored, 
please e-mail pictures to me at 

larry@americandrycleaners.net

I will send you an estimate after I review the pictures. 
Once I receive the item the process takes about 2 weeks to complete.
There is a return postage and handling charge for mail-in items. 

American Cleaners
1806 N. Graham Street
Charlotte NC 28206
704-333-6111

Monday, May 12, 2014

Dooney and Bourke Purse Restoration


When I received this Dooney and Bourke all leather purse it
was worn and had several stains all over. 

Here is the front of the purse before restoration.


Here is the back of the purse.


A close up of some of the stains.


More stains and notice the worn edges. 


The bottom was stained and had darkened with age.


Another close up of the worn edges and stains.


I cleaned, reconditioned and recolored the purse.
Below are pictures after restoration.


A close up of the front and edges cleaned and restored.


The back after restoration.


A close up of the one of the sides.


A good picture of the top of the purse refreshed.


And finally a picture of the bottom.


This purse is back to "like new" condition.

For an estimate contact me through e-mail:

larry@americandrycleaners.net

Please include pictures of the item needing restoration.

Mail to:

American Cleaners
1806 North Graham St.
Charlotte NC 28206


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Leather Purse Makover

I recently cleaned, and changed the color of a purse and the process was reviewed and published on "Your Golden Ticket Blog".

Read the review at:

Leather Purse Makover by Samantha at www.yourgoldenticketblog.com.



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

White Leather Coach Handbag Restored


This Coach white leather handbag was mailed in after much use
needing to be restored back to its original look..


White is a beautiful color, but dirt and wear will show 
more readily than with darker colored purses.


The edges were worn, but the leather was not damaged.


All the corners were needing redyed.


Here is a picture of the back.


This Coach handbag was going to be discarded, 
but not now after being restored.
Below pictures are after restoration.


The edges and corners were back to "like new". 


I cleaned, reconditioned and redyed the whole handbag.


 Here is bottom of the handbag.


 This handbag turned out great and the customer was well pleased.



If you would like an estimate, e-mail pictures to:

larry@americandrycleaners.net

Or call 704.333.6111

Mail items to:

American Cleaners
1806 N. Graham Street
Charlotte NC 28206