What do YOU do to keep blue jeans from rubbin off on your Gucci?

Jenita143

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So I recently found out that my new Franke B jeans rubbed it color onto my new Jockey Tote. I'm super upset about it! :cursing: i tried blotting and gently rubbing it out with some Shout (it was what my Coach SA had recommended for my Coach purses). It is slightly better but I can still see the blue at some angles.

Today, I wored my messenger bag since it was raining and I didn't want my nicer purses getting wet. Even tho i tried to pull my shirt down and keep the bag higher, i still managed to get a tiny bit of blue on it. :wtf: Is it just the canvas bags that get this discoloration? How can I avoid this?

What lengths have you girls gone to clean your purse or keep your jeans from rubbing on it? :confused1:
 

smalls

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Jenita- I have not tried this before, but I have read that washing your jeans with some vinegar (not sure the quantity) can help lock in the color and prevent it somewhat from bleeding. You may want to do a search and see if you find more info on this. When I wear dark jeans I try to carry a dark purse and if I carry one that is susceptible to color transfer I just try my hardest to not let the purse touch the jeans. All of my purses pretty much have short straps.

Also- to test how much color can transfer I take a paper towel and rub it against the jeans to see if it turns blue. If I rub really hard and no color comes off I think I am safe.
 

nen

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Yes! i suggest only dark purses with jeans to be safe. I got color transfer on a purse of mine and it didn't come out!:crybaby:
 

neha

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my coach got a lil bit of blue on it and didnt come out now i just try to be careful with my bags:sad::sweatdrop: and its not an easy job
 

miss.dolce

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I've always used water & stain repellent for fabrics before I use my bags..I haven't had any problems getting any color transfer on it because of the coating..& when it does, lightly scrub it off w/ a wet clothe & coat it again. HTH : )
 

pro_shopper

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Yeah it happens, I noticed especially when the jeans get wet. i try to carry something canvas when it rains.
 

sinniebunnie

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Oh my so sorry about the color transfer. i would personally cry if that happened to me. ive been very careful to wear clothes that have been washed a bunch to avoid this.

have you tried a white eraser? i used that on my brown sig coach when my red jacket rubbed off on it. i recommend dove soap and a soft toothbrush. okay so i didnt use dove i used tone =P
 

sinniebunnie

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i just had an idea.. why don't you ziploc your bag =) it will stay fresh and clean just like the first day you bought it!
 

baybeesuga

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I've noticed my designer jeans are the ones usually causing all the problems because they over dye them at times. I didn't know before but now I pre-wash the new jeans with a couple tsps of salt diluted in water, wait a while and rinse and then throw them in the washer. That removes all the extra dye but doesn't damage your jeans.