The Vuitton Speedy 25 in Damier Azur is one of my favourite handbags and I decided to clean it up using the Loving My Bags Vachetta Cleanser and Conditioner. I have used this bag almost everyday for close to 6 or 7 years, and unfortunately, it is starting to show its age. Well, more than its’ age I’m afraid. The handles have turned into quite a dark colour as the leather has patina’d. It is really my fault – but I buy my handbags to use, not to baby so sometimes they get dirty.
|Blackened handles ruining the lovely patina|
To make matters worse, I had the piping that trims the corners of the bag replaced a few years ago when it developed a few holes. This piping is still fairly pale so I feel it makes the handles appear even darker. I wanted to see if the Lovin My Bags Vachetta Cleanser and Conditioner would make a difference.
What is the Lovin My Bags Vachetta Cleanser Conditioner?
Here are is the Lovinmybags products I purchased – the Vachetta Cleanser and the Vachetta Conditioner. They have a whole range for all different types of leathers. I wanted to get a feel for the products before purchasing more. I’m not expecting a dramatic change, but even a small lightening would be great. The package includes the two products plus some cloths and sponges for cleaning.
|The handles had dark black marks and looked pretty grungy.|
I used the cleanser about 3-4 times on each handle. The cloths get pretty dirty and grungy. I hate to imagine what I have been carrying around with me (germ-wise).
|The microfiber cloths and sponges are re-useable|
What did I think of it?
Here are the after pictures. Even though I can still see some of those dark stains, they have lightened considerably. And the handles look less dry. All in all I am happy with the overall look.
|The left handle has been wiped down once. You can see how the leather has lightened just a touch.|
|Even, golden patina.|
I feel like the end result is a more golden and rich looking patina. Still looks a little odd with the pale beige tag and piping; but overall I am extremely satisfied with the result. I feel like I can wait a few more years before having the handles replaced, thereby saving some money. Have you had the chance to try any of the Lovin My Bags Vachetta Cleanser and Conditioner products? They really are excellent for cleaning and moisturizing your leather products, and I’m happy to take care of my small collection.
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