Does this 2006 Lilac need restoration??

MGNDTH9

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I'm debating on sending this off to LMB for professional color restoration. I know it needs a cleaning, but OUCH the prices for color restoration were high.

Do you think it needs it yet? Does this fading look bad?

I'm asking opinions, since I usally get rid of mine before they are totally broken in-this was a recent purchase used.

TIA
 

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ccchristinems

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I agree with brunettetiger,- imo, she's not in need of color correction and if you plan on sending her of to LMB, handle cleaning and overall cleaning really does the job. I personally love bags where you can see that the body of the bag is really much broken in but that equals dark handles on those light colored bags,- but clean handles and a broken in body? That is just hot:police:
 

CoutureObsessed

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Wow, she looks so gorgeous in the photos!! Do you feel like she looks a lot more faded IRL? If the photos are accurate, I would say definitely leave her just the way she is :yes:!!
 

erica1451

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I think she is beautiful just the way she is!
ITA! It looks gorgeous to me :drool:. Plus, I don't really like the way bbags look after they've been dyed. The color is never exactly like the original, and the color always looks very flat :sad:
 

MGNDTH9

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Wow, she looks so gorgeous in the photos!! Do you feel like she looks a lot more faded IRL? If the photos are accurate, I would say definitely leave her just the way she is :yes:!!

Thanks! Yes, she's a little more faded IRL, but I think I can live with that now.

I've added photos comparing her to my new Lilac City (new one is on bottom)
 

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MGNDTH9

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ITA! It looks gorgeous to me :drool:. Plus, I don't really like the way bbags look after they've been dyed. The color is never exactly like the original, and the color always looks very flat :sad:

Thanks for the info erica1451, I read the thread about LMB products & experiences and everyone seemed happy, but I guess you never really know how it will turn out until the bag comes back.

Is there anything I could do to perserve the color that's left?
 

uab*mom

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I don't know how you can keep colors from fading, but I think the bag is simply gorgeous! I would try to have the handles cleaned, if possible, only because that would be my personal preference. But the bag is really reaally nice the way it is :tup: