Just want to share how I cleaned an old Coach bag I got from ebay. It's one of the older, unlined, thick leather ones - I had to have it because it was made in the USA. Item description said immaculate. Oh no, it was not - looked like someone had spilt coffee or soda on it - lots of little stains, plus the "wisp of a pen mark" was about 4 inches long. I don't know what made me do it, but I filled the sink up with warm water and soaked the bag for about 30 minutes. When it dried, ALL of the soda/coffee marks had gone and the pen mark was fainter but I was left with a very large water mark on the front flap. I decided I hadn't soaked it long enough so gave it another plunge for about 45 minutes to make sure it was uniformly soaked through. It is now near perfect. It's a red bag and I used Meltonian shoe polish (which is very creamy - almost a moisturiser consistancy) to touch up a couple of slightly worn areas. I also moisturised it really well and polished it with an old nylon stocking. The color is now slightly darker, but it looks great.