••Ah! I did the unthinkable! I dunked a LEGACY vachetta bag! {results}••

  1. Thank u!
    If I attempt another I will def take before pics! I have a Legacy Mandy in gardenia that needs some help.....
  2. Awesome...next week I will try it! Thanks!
  3. I don't have pix of mine available, but it was a shoulder bag in pond blue-it came through fine. It was an eBay purchase that was a little (disclosed) dirty. The lining and everything came through fine-and I put it in the washing machine! I usually dunk in the sink but I wanted to make sure it was clean, and I didn't want to have to do a second cleaning. I wrapped it in securely in a pillowcase and washed it with a bunch of towels and old sofa throw pillows. It took FOREVER to dry, even compared to an old NYC heavy duty leather bag I sink dunked the same day.

    I took the strap off when I washed it because I wanted to compare for color loss and there is no difference at all. I conditioned the leather after her bath and no blue came off on the towel. The lining is fine. I did try to pull it out of the bag while it dried but I couldn't do that with the pockets and there is no blue on the stripes or vice a versa.

    I hesitated before doing it and finally decided I would be ok if the bag came out looking slightly more distressed, but I would never be comfortable with dirty. I think it looks great. I did take some pix to document the process that I mean to post in the rehab thread eventually.
  4. Wow! The washing machine! I can't wait to see pics!

    I have a legacy wallet in pond; I love that color. I think I'm going to attempt my Mandy courier (white) next....
  5. it looks great now! were there any water stains prior to your dunking? i see a lot of legacy leather for sale with water marks, but if giving it a dunk evens it all out then hey! i'm glad you got this one back!
  6. She looks gorgeous, what a wonderful job!
  7. OK....I am so happy to see how well this turned out!. I'm still afraid to dunk a darker Vachetta because of color dye leaching into the legacy striped interior . Thanks for posting.
  8. Great job!! That bag looks awesome! So glad that it worked out for you.
  9. Wow. It looks great! Good to know you were able to save her

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  10. OMG, I can't believe how mom treated it knowing how much you baby your bags. She looks gorgeous now! And I kind of hate you because that's one of the bags I regret passing on back when Legacy was out!
  11. WOW, looks like you did a wondeful job!!
  12. that bag came out fantastic after the bath!! Im surprised by how she reverted back to the original color too and not darkening. Great job!!
  13. GREAT JOB!!! That is a Nice bag, I'm so happy you could save her...:smile:
  14. wow I'd love to see pictures of this!!:graucho:
  15. Wow that is amazing, great job!