Caring for different calfskin items.

wetbandit42

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Sorry if this has been posted before, I did a search and couldn't find a definitive answer.

I just got a gray 227 with distressed calfskin. Do I need to pretreat it with some kind of spray? And if it gets dirty, how do I care for it? Is it durable like caviar? Thanks!
 

winata

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I was also wondering about this, hearing that the distressed calfskin is as tough as caviar made me happy :smile:
 

mochipuppy

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My red calf skin bag is getting kind of dirty from frequent use and I can see that its turning dirty. Is there a particularly good cleaning product that I can use to remove the dirt?
 

jmen

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I have always used Lovingmybags products. They have a cream protector that repels staining from oils, liquids, inks, etc. They've got a website by that name. Other folks use and like Apple Guard.
 

*So.Cal*girl

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Bring your bag into Chanel & see what can be done. The SA will give you a referral to products & places that'll help clean it up.

It can be hit or miss with Lovinmybags. I've had ok to poor results from them so I would exhaust all your other options before sending it in to them.
 

mochipuppy

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I don't have a Chanel boutique near by, but have NM and Nordy's that carry Chanel handbags. You think they would be able to refer me something good?
 

mochipuppy

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Also, I bought this bag only 4 months ago. I read somewhere there is a 1 year warranty on Chanel products? If I send it in, would they be able to clean it?
 

habanerita

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I believe Jmen was suggesting using the Lovingmybag products, not sending the bag to them. I too, have used the Lovingmybag products on my Chanel bags with success.
 

bluekit

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I use meltonian leather cleaner and conditioner to clean out surface dirt on all of my chanel and non chanel purses/slgs.
 
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*So.Cal*girl

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Also, I bought this bag only 4 months ago. I read somewhere there is a 1 year warranty on Chanel products? If I send it in, would they be able to clean it?
^ Yes, you're still under warranty. Contact your SA or give the store a call to see what you should do. Since Nordstrom/NM are close, you could bring it in there as well.

Sorry, was reading too fast. LMB's products have had good reviews on here. I was referring to LMB's services. Wouldn't recommend sending it in to them.
 

mochipuppy

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so obviously I didn't do any research before buying this bag as I had no clue what material it is made from... it was an impulse buy for my first chanel. It is not calf skin I apologize, but lamb skin. I read on this forum that lamb skin are terrible to clean/maintain. :sad: I think I will def send it into Chanel and be very careful about using it in the future.
 

sassification

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Hi girls! I recently bought a Chanel wallet that is quilted with a real subtle Double C - problem is the look is Matt, and leather soft to the touch, and care tag says the Leather is carefully chosen but delicate, and prolonged exposure to lighter colors may cause color transfer?

I'm wondering what type of leather is this and how to care for it? Love d wallet for the soft feel but v worried about caring for it!

Any advice would be much appreciated! :heart:
 

wenlet

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i got a small dustbag that exactly fits my wallet and keep it in there when it's in my bag