I enjoy picking up vintage bags at garage sales and thrift stores and trying to rehab them. A couple of weeks ago I bought a vintage black leather Coach City bag at the thrift store for $10. It was scuffed, dirty and smelled like mildew but it was intact with no major marks or damage. I have hand-washed vintage Coach bags in the past and they have always come out well. This bag looked beautiful after I washed it and I was getting really excited about it - but then the mildew came back with a vengance! I had to re-wash it and eventually I had to use bleach to kill the mildew. The bag is now sweet-smelling and clean but it really looks terrible. The bleach striped off much of the deep, rich, black color and it is now an ugly, rough, dirty grayish color. It was only $10 so I can just toss it and chalk it up to experience but I kind of hate to give up on this little bag that has been through so much. I was thinking of dyeing it. I bought a bottle of black Rit liquid dye and also a bottle of paint-on liquid shoe dye. I can also ask the cobbler for an estimate to professionally dye it and go that route if it isn't too expensive. Has anyone done that? What are the opinions of the rehabbers on this forum? Has anyone every tried to dye an entire purse? (Not just cover a flaw but dye the bag?) What process did you use to dye the bag? The RIT bottle talks about adding salt to warm water for dying clothes - should I use that process for a leather purse? Or is it hopeless and should I just toss it? Thanks in advance for your advice!