What are these spots on my Vitello Lux ?

Feb 18, 2010
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I got a vitello lux in Muggetto and have been using it for around 6 months and I noticed these unexplainable spots in pinkish tone that have appeared on my bag.

The spots are scattered around the bag - there are around 3-4 of them . Initially I thought they were sweat stains, but since I always carry my bag on one side, it does not explain why the spots appears on the other side as well.

Just some background information here: I only use this bag lightly, almost never overload it and usually use it 1-2 times a week for weekend shopping or tea.

Any Mui Mui detectives here that can offer advice? I also notice that the shiny glaze leather is sort of losing its shine and appears dull. Any spray or leather conditioner that I should use to restore? Much thanks for any advice rendered :smile:
 

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PurpleRaine

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Apr 25, 2012
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I've got these same spots on my Deserto mini Bow, & I took the bag to a bag cleaning specialist to have it examined. It was "mould damage"! Was really upset since I hardly used the bag & suddenly all these spots started appearing all over. The guy at the shop told me that I've kept the bag for too long without using & there's no way to save the bag other than to recolor it, which is going to cost a fair bit.

I'd suggest you take your bag to a reputable bag cleaner to have it examined to see if anything can be done now since your situation looks to be alot less severe than mine. & I don't recommend using any cleaner or moisturiser on it since that's what the SA advised when I took it to the shop to ask about the spots. Good luck there.
 
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Omg! Horror of all Horrors!!

And the irony is that the spots start to show up AFTER I start to use the bag. Gonna bring it to the bag doctor pronto!

Thanks so much for your kind reply here :smile:
 

PurpleRaine

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Yeah went though a whole lot of headache & regret when I discovered the spots on my bag. Would have expected a premium brand like this should come up with better quality leather for their bags. Nowadays I carry my Bow whenever I can, except when it's raining, but not like it's going to make any difference! The spots are everywhere anyways ={

Do update on how it goes with your bag, & all the best!
 
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An update here: I bought the bag to my usual cleaner and the shop verified that the pinkish stains are indeed discolouration caused by moulds. To be honest, I am alittle let down by Mui Mui quality here. I have only used the bag for 6 months and there is apparently no ways to revert the condition.

Hence, I sent the bag for thorough cleaning plus sterilisation to prevent future stains from appearing. I was charged SGD72. Rather reasonable in my opinion.

Would appreciate if someone can share on caring for bags in a humid weather like Singapore! :smile:
 

PurpleRaine

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Can commiserate with you on your bag, but take heart since it's only a few spots! Mine are all over & frankly I'm sometimes slightly embarrassed to carry it out. =\ mind if you share which cleaners you use? S$72 sounds really reasonable. Thinking of bringing my bag for a cleanup too. Thanks in advance!
 
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I clean them at Cleanique. I am a member so there is a 15% off $85.

I like this shop as they are upfront and honest about things, and my bags always come back with a new lease of life. :smile:
 

chummycheryl

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An update here: I bought the bag to my usual cleaner and the shop verified that the pinkish stains are indeed discolouration caused by moulds. To be honest, I am alittle let down by Mui Mui quality here. I have only used the bag for 6 months and there is apparently no ways to revert the condition.

Hence, I sent the bag for thorough cleaning plus sterilisation to prevent future stains from appearing. I was charged SGD72. Rather reasonable in my opinion.

Would appreciate if someone can share on caring for bags in a humid weather like Singapore! :smile:
Hi! I'm from Singapore too! I encountered white spots on my LV bag's interior lining due to the weather and neglect. Fellow TPFers have advised me to sun my bag and it does work to a certain extent. If you're afraid the sun maybe too harsh, you can buy charcoal packets to absorb the moisture. I use those now to maintain my bags and slip it into my miu mius and other bags. You can get them from daiso for only $2 and each bag contains about 6 to 8 charcoal packets! :smile:
 
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I understand from the cleaner that such mould problem is especially common in humid countries like Singapore and rarely in the countries that are drier.

I have vested in charcoal, thirsty hippos etc, but they are not cheap too considering how fast they are used up! Just bought this portable electronic dehumidifier for my bags, really hope it will work better in the long run :smile: