Refurbishing a purse

mrsgymOctober 25, 2007

I bought a beautiful leather purse at a thrift shop for $6. The purse had 3 or 4 pen marks on the leather. Following advice I received, the pen marks are gone or considerably faded, but the leather has also lightened. I saw the purse else where for over $300. Has anyone had any luck with a company that can refurbish a purse?

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centralcacyclist

Try a good shoe repair place. They should be able to dye the leather for you.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2007 at 10:36PM
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mrsgym

Thanks, I did call all the shoe cobblers in the area and no one would dye a purse. I did a search online, and found a product that I ordered and I'm going to give it a shot myself. Keep your finger crossed.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2007 at 1:37AM
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bud_wi

I know that hair spray will take pen ink out of fabric. I don't know how it would work on the purse, but if it means you are going to throw the purse out if you cannot remove the ink by other means, I would give it a try. It the purse suede or is it a polished leather?

    Bookmark   November 4, 2007 at 11:27AM
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