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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:

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:

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

American Cleaners
1806 N. Graham St.
Charlotte NC 28206

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

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

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:

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

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:

Or call 704.333.6111

Mail items to:

American Cleaners
1806 N. Graham Street
Charlotte NC 28206

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Tommy Hilfiger Jacket Cleaned and Restored

This Tommy Hilfiger leather jacket was brought to me 
to clean and restore after a mishap at a local restaurant.

Tommy Hilfiger Jacket

The stain was caused from food grease spilled on front of jacket.

Close up of stained area

 There were also a couple small stains on one of the sleeves.

Close up of left sleeve

I cleaned, reconditioned and touched up the color of the leather.

Jacket after cleaning

After the restoration process the stain was gone.

Close up of previously stained area

All the stains were removed even on the sleeves.

              Left sleeve after cleaning

I clean and restore all types of leather and suede. 
For estimates send pictures to:

The process takes about 2 weeks and we receive items from all over the United States.

Mail to:

American Cleaners
1806 N. Graham St.
Charlotte NC 28206