Louis Vuitton Sac Shopping Customization, Cleaning, and Repair For Darlene

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Vintage Louis Vuitton Sac Shopping Repair For Darlene

Replace leather strap loops with gold tone metal strap rings/bases.
Replace 2 leather shoulder straps with 2 replacement chain straps with flat shoulder pad. Note: as of now, customer has chosen Item #6e0d517e-1-color-brown as the replacement straps.
Clean leather and canvas on bag. Attempt to remove water stains. Spot clean interior. Clean brass hardware, oil zippers to aid in smooth movement. Condition leather. Shine and polish monogram canvas. 
*Please note that in order to preserve the piece, there is a natural stopping point in the leather cleaning process. That point will be determined by the item itself, during the cleaning process. At that point, no further cleaning will be done. Further cleaning after that point could potentially damage the item by over drying the leather.
This is a vintage piece, and the leather will not clean up to be as bright (almost white) as a brand new Louis Vuitton bag. However, proper responsible cleaning will remove any dirt or grime that has built up over time. The tan/brown base color of the leather (patina) will remain. Dirt removal may or may not lighten the color by 1-2 shades. Although imperfections will remain. Cleaning may help to give the leather a more even color tone.
In order to determine if cleaning is necessary and to test the amount of dirt on your bag, you can wipe a small area with an unscented alcohol free baby wipe. You will likely notice black dirt coming off.
You can also read our blog about DIY cleaning and maintenance here.
Estimate of Project Parts
Replacement Straps (2)
Strap Size Match (2)
Replacement Rings and Bases (4)
Labor for straps and rings (Hourly)
Cleaning and Conditioning (Hourly)
Shipping+Insurance (2)
If enough leather from original straps can be saved, it may be possible to use it for the shoulder pad. This will depend on the cleaned strap's final condition after cleaning/conditioning, customer approval for additional cost, and additional repair time. 
#1-4 Finished Product: New Straps, rings, ring bases, new Pochette loop made from original leather piece with date code and original strap ring. Cleaned and conditioned. 
      #5-13 Pictures sent by customer prior to sending it to JustGorgeousStudio.com/AuthenticBagsOnly.com for services. 
      #1Shows Strap Rings and Bases to be used (shown installed on a Louis Vuitton Cabas Piano)
      #14Cleaning Update Photo 3/1/19 
      #15-18 Shows custom made Pochette leather tab/loop and ring. Because the original leather Pochette loop/tab crumbled from dryness, a new one was custom made using the leather and brass ring from the original straps. This worked very well considering the date code was situated on that removed leather. Because of this, the date code is still sewn into the bag, as opposed to being in a separate storage bag. 
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        Please mail your item with waiver to:
          Attn: Brandy Dravet
          17520 Dartown Rd. #447
          Westfield, IN 46074

          Authentic Bags Only, LLC

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          Please each item's description and examine all photos well. Click on the photos and expand. The photos are to be considered a very important part of the description.

          If this item is listed as used or pre-owned, there will likely be signs of use and age throughout its entirety. Pay special attention to areas such as: leather, handles, handle bases, canvas, interior, exterior, edges, zippers, pockets, corners, hardware: scuffs, scratches, tarnishing.

          Regarding Patent and Vernis Leather: There may be small scuffs, scratches, color transfer, ect that does not show well in the photographs. Although we will do our best to photograph each item well, there is the possibility of small inconsistencies that are not visible in the photos. Please be aware of this.
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          Please keep in mind the that descriptors such as “good,” or “very good” are subjective- your opinion may differ from mine. In my case, an item may be in “good condition," as I am considering its age and its particular style.”
          *Please Note: Unless stored in a vacuum, it is a fact that time naturally ages materials such as leather, cloth, and metal. Be careful when dealing with anyone selling a vintage item that they state is in "perfect" or "brand new" condition.
            A large majority of the items for sale have been previously owned. This means that most items will not include the original packaging. Unless the item description states otherwise, is best to assume that packaging and accessories such as: box, bag, dust bag, receipt, lock, key, fobs, cloche, card, papers, tags, ect. will not be included. The item for sale will be described in the listing.

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