We get this question all the time and the answer is YES.
Leather is just like your skin. Too much exposure to direct sunlight will dry out and damage leather. It can cause the bag to discolor and fade. It is important to keep your designer handbag out of direct sunlight when ever possible. When storing your bag, it is best to keep it away from sunlight to protect it from damage. We suggest storing it in a in a cloth dust cover off the floor in closet.
You can help protect you handbag from day to day damage by using a leather moisturizer. We recommend Arrow Leathercare’s Fine Leather Lotion. It will clean, polish and protect your leather handbag.
So what do you do if your handbag has suffered severe color loss from sun damage? You can bring or mail your handbag into Arrow. http://www.arrowcare.com/delivery--shipping.html
We specialize in leather handbag color restoration. We can give your favorite handbag our “Handbag Spa Treatment” and have it looking brand new.
This Cole Hann handbag had become faded from age and use. Arrow Leathercare did an incredible job restoring this handbag by dying the leather and brought this once dead bag back to life. WOW
A picture speaks louder than a 1,000 words...so we won't say much about these two photos except to say that the photos are completely un-retouched. The bag was received in the deplorable condition shown in the photo just below with a massive stain on the bottom.
A short time later, Arrow's leather masters removed the stain, re-colored, re-energized and re-ally impressed the customer who sent her bag without much hope. Arrow is doing this with hundreds of bags every week. If you have a special bag that needs this amazing Arrow Care, send it to us. Click here to get a free UPS shipping label or to get free shipping materials sent to you to send your bag at no charge. Your choice! Just follow the instructions on this web page.
Adam Lambert is in town today for a concert. No doubt you'll recall that Lambert is a singer, songwriter and actor from San Diego. In 2009 he finished as the runner-up on the 8th season of the "American Idol" television show.
As you can tell from the photo borrowed from his website, Lambert is a very bold, unusual and sometimes startling personality. His shows are very much the same. He wears unusual costumes that he frequently changes during his performances.
Yesterday, his production staff brought in a number of costumes to be cleaned for this evening's concert. We understand that Arrow was recommended by other entertainers for our excellent service and great care with unusual and very costly garments that are used in a concert performance.
Arrow is frequently trusted by many well-known national celebrities from across America. Here is a shot taken in the plant of some of the garments we're getting ready for the performance tonight.
P. S.We just received this email from Adam Lambert's production staff:
"We just got all our stage cleaning back and it is all wonderful, Thank you guy's so very much and please thank Brendalee for me also. I believe we will continue to use you guys via fed ex for our leather cleaning and such."
Thanks again so very much,Tara F. Assistant Tour Manager
Adam Lambert - Glam Nation Tour
"On the recommendations of several friends, I brought what I was convinced was a completely ruined purse in for cleaning. A black roller pen had bled through the lining and out through the leather-leaving a giant ink splotch on the outside. Your professionals removed it COMPLETELY. The purse is as good as new (better, actually, since you also water-proofed it).
"Thanks so much! You've got a loyal customer (and an enthusiastic recommender) for life."
Trish B., Kansas City
Ed Note: Many thanks Trish...for your business and for your kind and creative testimonial.
We receive many, many leather care questions every year...but not too often from Europe. We guess that our reputation for the most professional care of special leather and suede garments has spread far and wide.
Hello. I bought a Schott cafe racer jacket in steerhide (the 641), and I want to know what product I can use to take care, clean and preserve it in time. I wear it on motorcycle and in the street. I live in France and the cost to send it to U.S. will be expensive. We can have Lexol products, Vanson leather balm and the other in the list of web direction I put after. At Schott GAIL talk about mink oil but we can find it only in the shoes greases like Kiwi, Famaco for boots and outdor shoes, or in the products for hrse s leather saddles. May be it's good for motorcycle jackets? Thank you for the answer and sorry for my english.
Mr Eric CAHUET
You have purchased a finished horsehide jacket, finished means it has a finish on the leather that is basically a pliable paint especially formulated for that type of leather and for a specific use. My honest opinion is that you really need to do nothing, but wear it and enjoy it. For a period of time, you can wipe it off with a soft damp cloth, after it starts to get broken in, you may want to get a leather lotion similar to our Fine Leather Lotion, that has a very light wax in it that will provide a protective coating. I would stay away from silicone, or oily substances, that may serve to break down the leather finish.
Enjoy your new jacket!
Best regards, Bruce Gershon CGCP
Racks and racks of HANDBAGS!!! This is the season to get special handbags freshened up for the holiday party season and for everyday use. Arrow Leathercare specializes in the cleaning and restoration of handbags...and every day we receive bags of all types and styles from all over the country.
If you have a bag that needs a little facelift, just go to the Arrow website shipping page to send in your bag(s) at no in-bound shipping charges to you.
Q. What do I do about mold and mildew on my leather jacket?
A. Arrow has very effective methods for complete mold and mildew removal for leather garments depending on the type of leather, and the finish, i.e. grain, suede, full aniline, cow, pig, lamb, etc. It sounds as though, your garment has been in a warm moist area, that has promoted the mold growth. Proper storage after cleaning would be a cool, dry, dark place, hung in a breathable bag. We recommend that you take advantage of our free in-bound shipping so we can look at it and give you an estimate for bringing your precious garment back to health. You can purchase Arrow Leathercare custom "breathable" garment bags for leather and fur in our online store.
Q. I sent my varsity jacket to a local dry cleaner and it came back noticeably shrunk. Is there anything that you can do?
A. We clean hundreds of varsity jackets every year, and don’t have any trouble at all with shrinkage. If you would like to send us one of your jackets, we would be happy to re-stretch, and block the body for you to the proper size. Please check our webpages.
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