I was inspired by another thread where betnyp washed her bag in Woolite in her sink... I scored this bag on eBay thinking I'd dye her black, but her original colour is so pretty! A few of the gals here convinced me to try to salvage the bag in her original colour first - so here it goes! My first attempt at this is by washing her... I used a gentle, soap-free, ph-balanced facial cleansing foam. It's one of those "self-foaming" cleansers... first I rubbed it on the more stained parts of the bag, I could see a few of the stains lift up right before my eyes! I rubbed it all over the handles. Then I dunked it into the sudsy sink and rubbed it all over. I rinsed it well, and rolled it up inside a towel... I put a towel inside it and pressed some more... It's now hanging in my closet, drying! Here is a picture of the bag pre-wash. You can see the difference in color between the purse and the never-used strap and mirror.