The Green Lady Repair
My friend Casey, bought this beautiful bag while in Italy at Scuola del Cuoio in Florence Italy. She is one only people I know who could use a purse this size everyday. (Her organization is on point!). She wears this little gem on a daily basis so it understandably broke her heart when it's handle gave out. I took it in for repair and am so thrilled with the results that I had to show you!
The repair for this little evening bag was simple and focussed primarily on restoration from years of gentle wear. The edges were missing a little dye and the handle had torn on the left side. (The second image shows the torn handle end). The top flap also showed a little wear, nothing to rough though.
As you can see, the hardware looks remarkably good, not flecking of finish. This can be a problem with lesser brands if the hardware isn't free of dust and film before the clear lacquer will not bond to the metal and years or even months later it will flake off.
The end result was so worth the work! I finished the handbag with a light coating of Chamberlain's Leather Milk- available on Amazon.com.