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Briefcase Before And After

Briefcase Restoration

Your briefcase can be like a old friend that’s shared your life for many years. The comfortable classic leather bag can be hard to part with when the bag has lost its professional appearance. So don’t replace – restore! This bag from a customer in Cleveland had enjoyed many years of use, but needed a professional make-over! The bag and owner are happily reunited for many more years.

 

Shoes Before And After

Designer Shoes

That investment in fashionable designer shoes can last longer with the right care! These Valentino Garavani, Bottega Venta, and Stella McCartney  shoes from a customer in Pittsburgh needed some attention to remove soil, restore color, and present the right image for the proud owner.

 

Wedding Before And After

Wedding Gown Cleaning

The traditional spring wedding season is upon us! You’ve put great time, effort and expense in finding that perfect dress for your perfect day. Go that extra step of caring for your gown after your wedding. Whether stains come from the parking lot blacktop, unavoidable spills during the reception or simply going all out to enjoy your special day, your wedding dress can be professionally cleaned and restored. Those tough stains need expert handling to safely remove. In addition to cleaning, consider preserving your wedding dress with our unique storage system.

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Sentimental Restoration

There may come a time when it is better to buy new than restore the old. However, when the garment has “history” and sentimental value, we can do amazing things! This coat had seen better days, but the customer found it perfectly met his needs and wanted us to restore it. A leather panel in the sleeve was too worn and damaged to restore, so we put in a new panel. The rest of the coat was cleaned and refinished to like-new condition!

Armani Before

Armani Jacket with Sticker Damage

Hello, my name is…

Stickers and leather just don’t go together! The big problem comes when the sticker is removed and the top layer of the skin is removed along with it. If you end up with a sticker on your leather, don’t try to remove it. Send it to a Professional Leather Cleaner who can safely remove it without damaging the skins.

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Miracle Make-Over!

When you have a favorite coat, sometimes nothing else will do! This customer was very attached to her coat and wanted us to make it look as new as possible. We started with a thorough cleaning and then restored the worn finish. We finished with a brand new lining. I think our customer got her wish and many more years of use!

Dye Bleed Shirt Before

Dye Transfer

dye transfer vinyl 2While dye transfer can happen in cleaning items that combine light and dark colors, it can also happen while a garment is just hanging in your closet! Colors may bleed from one garment to another simply by touching each other especially if there is any moisture involved. Printing on a garment bag or plastic bag can also bleed onto garments.

In most cases, dye bleed can be corrected by a Professional Leather Cleaner who will seal the affected area and refinish the color. Vinyl items that are bonded with spandex, unfortunately, cannot be restored due to the stretch in the fabric. To prevent dye transfer, make sure you separate dark or colored leather garments from lighter garments and avoid using printed plastic bags next to light leather or vinyl garments. For more leather tips, see our post Caring for your Leather.

Dye bleed shirt before and after

Green Shoes Feature

But don’t you step on my blue suede shoes!

OK, so these shoes aren’t the blue suede shoes Elvis Presley sung about, but the point is the same! Your designer suede shoes can take a beating even with normal wear. Suede requires special cleaning techniques to avoid damaging the delicate nap and removing color. And if the color has faded, we can restore that too! So keep those great shoes in your collection by restoring the beauty and extending the life!

Green Shoes Before and After

Coach Before And After

Refinishing Coach Handbag

When you find that perfect purse that just fits your needs, it’s hard to let it go even if it is soiled, stained and faded like this one.

The first step is for our leather experts to properly and safely clean your designer handbag to remove ink, spills and stains on the leather, fabric and linings. The second step is restoring lost and faded color to restore the beauty and extend the life of your favorite handbag!

Experience counts!

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