Thursday, April 24, 2014

My newest obsession.........

Re-habbing vintage Coach bags! What does that entail?
I'm so glad you asked? It starts by finding an older bag at a great price.....does it look flattened, scratched, sad in general?
Then that's the bag for me! I wash them, dry them and re-shape them, condition them and then they're ready to go.
Some I keep (too and some I sell...yay!
The older Coach bags are built to last and such classics.
Keep your eyes open when you go into your local thrifts, they'll be in the case under lock and key and if you're lucky like I was yesterday you'll find two at the same time! I found the tan bag pictured above along with the RARE green Willis bag at the same thrift!
They're sunning themselves today and relaxing.
Some hang out laundry, I hang out bags!
So what's your latest obsession?
Inquiring minds want to know.


Kathy said...

These are gorgeous. What do you mean about washing them, do you actually put them in a sink of soapy water??

Gail Thayer said...

Yes Kathy, I do! They clean up great and look like new....!

Carol said...

Could you please give a tutorial for this. I didn't know that you could submerge leather items in water. And what do you use to condition them with? I'm so intrigued. I've passed on so many in the past just because I thought they were beyond repair.

LP Vintage said...

I have exactly the same questions about washing and conditioning as Carol and Kathy! I LOVE the old Coach leather bags. I have two or three and will buy more when I can.