Ever get a bag that smelled like mildew?

BunnyLady4

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If so, what did you do? Did you return it? Was there something that you did that actually removed the smell? If not, did you keep it anyway?

I already read all of the posts on http://forum.purseblog.com/louis-vuitton-faqs/removing-smells-from-your-lv-faqs-98820.html, but no one seemed to have any success removing the smell.
I purchased a pre-loved Luco to use as a laptop/work bag and it's in lovely condition but for a somewhat mild mildew smell. I have 2 weeks to return it so I'm curious as to what others have done.

Thanks everyone!!
 
Jul 3, 2006
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I bought one from Japan once that smelled like mothballs. I put it outside for about a week on my back fenced in deck with dryer sheets and it got much better. The Luco is a really nice tote. I don't smell anything at all with mine but I think it was just mothballs. If it is mold or mildew though, I would probably try to return.

Good luck!
 
Oct 14, 2009
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Try wiping the lining with rubbing alcohol and keep it sealed til next morning.

Then, spray a small amount of your favorite perfume. It will die away eventually.
 

BunnyLady4

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Thank you SO much everyone! Looks like baking soda and Mrs. Meyers dryer sheets worked well enough. I'm so excited I get to keep the bag! You're all wonderful!