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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Tod's Handbag Re-dyed

This Tod's handbag was mailed in to be cleaned 
and have it's color changed from white to tan. 

The customer had seen this style handbag online in tan
 and wanted to change her's to the same color.

White tends to show dirt and stains more than darker colors.
 Tan will not show dirt as bad and is a good color for this handbag.

This was a very nice leather bag. Other than needing cleaning
 and re-dyeing it was in perfect shape.

After cleaning and re-dyeing the handbag is now a beautiful tan. 

A closeup of the bottom.

A closeup of the front.

Some handbags are difficult to redye 
because the of the way the factory finishes the leather.

This leather took the dye well and the finish was baby soft.

If you want an estimate for your handbag or purse, 
please e-mail with pictures to:

Mail to:

American Cleaners
1806 North Graham St.
Charlotte NC 28206

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Blue Chanel Purse Redyed to Black

This blue Chanel purse was sent in to have the color changed to black. 

The leather was in perfect condition. 

The color was a little faded out. 

Changing the color on leather is best achieved by 
going with a lighter or darker shade of the original.
But if you don't want to do that, black usually works well.

Here is the purse after I finished re-dyeing it to black.

Re-dyeing the leather woven in the chain was the biggest challenge. 

Here is a picture of the back.  

 The leather was reconditioned and took to re-dyeing very well.

To receive an estimate contact me at:

Mail items to:

American Cleaners
1806 N. Graham St.
Charlotte NC 28206

Monday, November 4, 2013

Franco Sarto Purse Restoration

This Franco Sarto purse was mailed in with extensive wear and stains all over.

A closeup of a liquid stain on the side and corners.

The original color was worn to the point where it was splotchy. 

Closeup of the top where the color had worn off.

Another picture of the side stain. 

After cleaning, reconditioning and re-dyeing,
 the purse was "like new".

When re-dyeing heavily worn purses,
I have to determine what was the original color.

Then I do my best to come close to matching that color.

This is not an exact science, but I can come fairly close. 
I mix these color by hand. 
This is the front of the purse.

This is the back of the purse.

To receive an estimate e-mail me at:
Please include pictures of the item you wish restored.

Mail packages to: 

American Cleaners
c/o Larry
1806 North Graham St.
Charlotte NC 28206