Thanks everyone! Rocco- Barbara said that they will extract the oils to lighten the handles so there would be no repainting involved. She said that she could restore them amazingly but I never got around to sending it to her...any of you are welcome to send her my auction photos to confirm that she can get the darkness outomg i'M weak at the knees for orange!! What is the luvin my bags process for getting those handles clean? I just cannot live with the handles. My bordeaux first has "warned" handles and it does bug me. It would really bug me on this one.
but OMYGOD THAT color and that LEATHER. holy cow.