Hi Ladies, I followed dstar/RERE/Cleo to dye my city. When I purchased the bag, it was still perfect with slight oxidizing. I took care of it but there was a stain so I used Mr. Clean magic eraser on it (it was raved about for LV vachetta, but DO NOT EVER USE IT ON BALENCIAGA!) . Anyway, after I used the magic eraser, the leather began to oxidize so quickly and picked up dirt more quickly. Picture 1: Before. The actual color of the bag is darker than the first picture and lighter than the second picture. I took both pics today. The handles were darkened. I used tarrago dye number 18: black Picture 2: I wiped the bag with the preparing solution using a scotch brite pad followed by a cotton round. I started to use the brush on the edges/stitching and used the brush to apply the dye to the sponge that came with the kit. I then used the sponge on the bag.