About a month ago I splurged on two Mulberry handbags from HofF in Birmingham. The SA was lovely however she spoke to me about Collonil and said that the bags were already impregnated with enough Collonil to last six weeks. I took her at her word and started using the bags without applying any more Collonil (silly I know should have just applied more anyway). With the black bayswater I haven't been caught in the rain using but of course have been caught in the rain when out with the oak Anthony (silly colour to choose for my dog walking bag ). Thankfully the Oak doesn't appear to be water marked but the rain did soak in rather than run off. It has had a good application of Collonil now and the difference is marked the water now sits on the bag and can be easily removed. Is there any truth in the SA's comments that the bags are already treated or was she wrong to say this? My black bayswater has now had a good spraying and my new black Annie that I bought last week has been sprayed too.