Mini Vintage Restoration Project Results

pinky7

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Hi all! I was lucky enough to have a 1980's Coach Willis/ Station bag passed down to me by mom. This bag has a lot of sentimental meaning to Mr and I really wanted to give it some new life by cleaning it up and I just thought I'd share some before and after photos with everyone :smile:
 

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whateve

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Nice job! You might want to post in the Rehab club too!

To clarify, this was called a station bag, never a mini Willis. The style is older than Willis. Willis has a dowel.
 

Hobbsy

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Oh, I really see a difference! It's beautiful, even more so with the sentiment attached. Enjoy~

I call it collecting!
 

pinky7

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I can completely see the difference. Wow. How did you restore it?

Just used some stride rite leather cleaner with water and went over it with a damp cloth! Then I used leather protector on it! I didn't want to do too much to it, as I want to preserve it in its natural state

Nice job! You might want to post in the Rehab club too!

To clarify, this was called a station bag, never a mini Willis. The style is older than Willis. Willis has a dowel.
Thank you, I never knew that there was a difference between the two, as I'm a bit lacking on my Coach knowledge. I will definitely repost in the rehab club as well, as I didn't know this existed on here either :smile: thank you!

Oh, I really see a difference! It's beautiful, even more so with the sentiment attached. Enjoy~

I call it collecting!
Thank you very much! I really love the fact that it was my mom's and that it was one of the made in USA bags. I'm grateful to have it in my bag collection ;)
 

CobaltBlu

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Wow, that's great. I am just about to do mine as well. It is older than sin, but still absolutely fine, just a little thirsty. One of my first nice bags, and I was just a little older than my daughter is now!
 

pinky7

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Wow, your bag is beautiful. Good job!
Thank you so very much! I've been taking it out quite a bit recently!

Wow, that's great. I am just about to do mine as well. It is older than sin, but still absolutely fine, just a little thirsty. One of my first nice bags, and I was just a little older than my daughter is now!
That's fantastic, I can't wait to see the results of your project as well :smile: they were really fantastic back in that day and age (albeit I love some of the new designs too)!