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Smelly All Saints Handbag

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Saltedcaramelbrownie Mon 28-Nov-16 08:16:23

I recently received a handbag from All Saints as a gift. I love the bag, but it smells, a sort of cleaning fluid smell. When I come downstairs in the morning the whole downstairs of the house smells of the bag! Will this smell disappear over time? My experience with leather is that it won't, and maybe I should try to exchange the bag for another one. (I haven't used it outside the house yet).

MsUnderstanding Mon 28-Nov-16 09:06:54

Might be the chemicals they use in tanning the leather, have you tried scrunched up newspaper to absorb the smell?

Saltedcaramelbrownie Mon 28-Nov-16 11:27:47

Thanks, I'll try the newspaper and see if it makes a difference ...

MingeFog Mon 28-Nov-16 11:36:35

Could you leave some baking soda in the bag overnight? (Not flung in loosely - in a little open container. This trick works wonders on a smelly fridge - kimchee smells vanish almost overnight!)

snowgal Mon 28-Nov-16 15:54:08

Personally I'd take it back and complain, it might be a one off and you could get a replacement

TheTroutofNoCraic Mon 28-Nov-16 20:30:53

Lavender oil on a tissue, leave inside overnight...always does the trick when I buy whiffy vintage bags

Saltedcaramelbrownie Tue 29-Nov-16 21:37:26

Smell has almost completely disappeared now, no idea how or why, but thanks for all your comments!

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