rocco turning gray!

katyxb

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Hi, I've been a part of purse forum for a long time but i've never really made a thread but I bought my first alexander wang bag in october, the rocco with rose gold studs. I love it but the sides are turning gray, the pebbled leather is turning smooth (i know thats common!) but is that suppose to happen to it? Sorry I don't have pictures but any suggestions on how to fix it? Or is there a separate thread you can refer me to? Thanks soo much!
 

EveL

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That's what I was thinking.....maybe it just needs some conditioning to revive the black color?

I wasn't aware that the pebbles can come out of the leather.
Conditioning wil help the graying :yes:
 

katyxb

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thank you so much for all the help! i'm posting pictures just to confirm whats happening to my bag and if conditioning it will help

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katyxb

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That's what I was thinking.....maybe it just needs some conditioning to revive the black color?

I wasn't aware that the pebbles can come out of the leather.
oh is that not suppose to happen? because certain areas of my pebbled leather are smoothing out.
 

StargazerLily

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thank you so much for all the help! i'm posting pictures just to confirm whats happening to my bag and if conditioning it will help

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Honestly that looks more like discoloration, either from sun exposure, or color transfer, or something chemical. I doubt leather conditioner (which you can buy at any cowboy boot store or shoe store) will help in this case, but it's worth a shot!
 

EveL

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sorry for the noob question but how do i condition it? lol or should i bring it to a leather spa type of place?
I use lexol leather conditioner and I'm satisfied with it, I put some on a cloth and apply it to the areas that look faded and or show some wear and bag looks great! Always test in a small area first to make sure u like the results...
 

roanth

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Definitely try conditioning. I used Apple Garde leather conditioning on my black Rockie very successfully.
 

katyxb

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I use lexol leather conditioner and I'm satisfied with it, I put some on a cloth and apply it to the areas that look faded and or show some wear and bag looks great! Always test in a small area first to make sure u like the results...
Honestly that looks more like discoloration, either from sun exposure, or color transfer, or something chemical. I doubt leather conditioner (which you can buy at any cowboy boot store or shoe store) will help in this case, but it's worth a shot!

thank you for all the advice! i really appreciate it :smile:
 

katyxb

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Yikes!

The back of my Diego is ashy where it hits my body.................but nothing like that. Especially the end piece. That is so odd.
i figured because when i carry it, it rubs against my coat but its soooo weird. i'm scared that the leather will start peeling :sad:




To me it looks like the black leather is turning green. I know sometimes a black Bal can have that issue.
yeaa it's like greenish grey in person, its so frustrating. some people from work suggested i should dye it.