Question: Redying handbags?

Mar 9, 2008
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SoCal
Hello!
A friend of mine just gifted me her used Dr. Q Groovee bag the other day--she said she was 'over' it. I lusted after this bag for the longest time and now I finally have one!! I'm so excited! The only thing is it's blue. I know, don't look a gift horse in the mouth and all but the bag itself is pretty beat up and could do with a little refreshment. Does anyone have any experience or tips on redying leather bags? Could I take it from blue to black?

TIA!

L
 

titania029

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Nov 7, 2006
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If you do a search for Tarrago dye, you will find lots of threads, mostly in the Balenciaga forum. I tried it myself, and I just didn't have enough patience to finish it. But lots of people here have had good results.
 

Darker My Love

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Dec 20, 2008
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I've re-dyed 3 different purses, but I've never tried to change the color... that's a whole 'nother can of worms...

I used Meltonan (sp?) shoe polish.. worked like a charm...
 
Mar 9, 2008
93
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SoCal
Thanks everyone! My friend suggested just taking it to a cobbler or something but if I can do it myself I will. I like having little pet projects to do. Thanks again for all your ideas!

L