Anyone replaced vachetta handles on their bedford?

  1. Has anybody replaced their vachetta handles on their bedford recently? If so, how much did it cost you? I read a post of someone replacing the handles and the wrap around body straps for $150, but I don't know how long ago that was. I would like to do the same thing to mine b/c I can't stand the dirty handles anymore (I bought it used from eBay). The body straps and piping are still ok, light-medium patina but the handles are dirty and yuck:yucky: :yucky: !

    I'll leave the piping alone, but if there isn't a big difference between replacing both the body straps and handle straps vs. handles straps alone then I'll do the whole thing b/c I don't want the color difference. I just wanted to get some ideas on the pricing before I bring it to the boutique next week and faint when they tell me!!!
  2. I was wondering this too! :yes: