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Mudandmayhem I have the camel Lucia <i posted you the navy version yesterday> and its been fine colour wise. I've had an email today though and theyv'e launched a darker version if you were interested?
I've just bought a pale pink LkB bag ... It's still safe in it's dust bag and I'm already having second thoughts about taking it on holiday to get lugged through airports, chucked under the table in restaurants etc.
Unfortunately I run around with pens all day at work, and I can't clean the biro marks off my white bag. Black ink doesn't show on my black bag.
I do note however that after DS managed to get gunk on one black bag, and I removed it with a wet wipe, that bag was never the same again. I must have taken ff some of the back dye.If anyone has advice re bag renvation, I'd be very grateful.
I have got pen out before now with hairspray on a cotton bud which you just gently press onto the ink and it draws it out. Careful not to overdo it though as you don't want to affect the colour, mine was a red bag and it was fine. I would also use a leather cream like Collonil and work it into the stain. Depends on how long its been there tbh though, also use a waterproof spray to help keep the muck away...
I have a cream Mariella bag and I treated it first with leather protector and then clean it regularly with Collonil gel and it looks great still - - although I am careful and don't leave it on floors etc. and hang it on chairs at work
I have a pale brown leather bag. Dd spilt at least half a pint of squash right inside... I put it in a bowl of bio washing liquid and hung it up to drip dry outside, since it couldn't be ruined any more. It came out lovely Clean and fresh and no harder than before.
So, moral of the story - leather can be cleaned and look good afterwards.