When I saw the damaged area I knew exactly what happened. She had removed the leather color and finish. Solvents such as alcohol will do this.
The dark area is where the unfinished leather is starting to show through. Below is the other side of the purse. It was ok, but could use some refinishing to brighten it up.
I told her that the purse wasn't ruined and that it could be refinished and the color restored.
Below are the pictures of the restored purse.
Not only did I repair the area where the damage was I went over the entire purse to give it that "like new" look.
I take care to refinish the whole purse. My process is meticulous with attention to every detail. Not only do I refinish the leather, but I re-polished the buckles and clean the inside.
If you have a purse with stains on it. I don't recommend trying to remove the stains yourself. Leather requires special care. Sometimes the efforts to remove a stain can actually cause more damage if not done correctly.
To inquire and receive a quote, simply e-mail me pictures of the purse:
I will let you know what can be done and give you an estimate. The process takes about 2 weeks once I receive the purse.