Do You Know the Most Demanded Lockdown Restorations?
Historically, the most demanded restorations at Handbag Clinic revolved around accidents out and about, placing them on restaurant floors or bathroom sinks, an accident in a hair beauty salon, food spillages from clumsy waiters and tipping over cocktails when you’ve had one too many drinks…
However, since lockdown and the imminent closure of most establishments, restoration requests have changed and you would be surprised at how many Chanel’s have been bitten by dogs, how many Gucci’s have suffered a dreaded wine stain and how many Prada’s have been the victim of an ink or sanitiser smear!
Long gone are the days of mourning the loss of your beloved handbag. We can cater for every mishap and accident, restoring even the worst fatalities back to their former splendour!
For the love of your handbag, please stop reaching for everyday ‘hacks’, that will in fact have a detrimental effect on your bag.
- Nail Varnish remover, pass.
- Baby wipes, pass.
- Washing up liquid, pass.
- Vinegar, pass (leave that for your chips).
- Washing machine, MAJOR pass!
Luxury handbags are crafted from the finest calf/lamb skins, delicate canvas’s and prestige Epsom leather. They can’t withstand the abrasive chemicals which draw out the pigmented colour from the leather, leaving discolouration and water stains.
Obviously, accidents do happen. The Kennel Club stated that 1 in 4 people panic purchased a pandemic puppy in 2020, which correlates with the rise of puppy chewed handbags becoming one of the most demanded lockdown restorations!
Whilst the vast majority of pandemic puppy owners work from home, they remain time time-poor as their commitments are still high. Thus, we have found pandemic puppies to be a mischievous bunch that take advantage of the free reign and stumble across what they think to be toys, but are in fact beloved Chanel’s, Mulberry’s and Givenchy handbags.
We feel your pain of seeing your leather luxury chewed. Do not panic though, we can remove the appearance of teeth marks and conceal holes to look like nothing ever happened!
It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere, right?
Lockdown life has resulted in the rise of alcohol consumption across households nationwide, which means wine related accidents have become one of the most demanded lockdown restorations.
The WORST thing you could do (after using the forbidden items listed above) is to rub the stain into the handbag. This will further engrain the liquid into the leather/fabric and make the removal near impossible. Instead, blot the area with a dry cloth to absorb as much of the liquid as possible and repeat until no more can be lifted.
Our technicians have worked hard over the years, perfecting products that you can utilise at home. We have diversified the treatments to cater specifically for either fabric or leather luxuries, to ensure the best results.
As you can see from the video below, our cleansing spray and craftsmanship combined, lifted the entirety of the red wine stain, whilst further reinforcing its preservation by applying a protection treatment.