Chanel logo


Handbag cleaning, conditioning and colour change

Customer location

Yarralumla in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

The handbag

This Chanel handbag stood out for its lighter colour. Whereas a darker coloured leather would have made accumulated dirt and stains far less visible, the lighter coloured leather plainly failed to do so and had moreover faded over time. When this customer reached out to us for a free diagnosis/quote, seeking a colour change to a darker colour, we offered to clean and condition the bag before recolouring the leather.

Leather cleaning and conditioning

Before we could properly recolour the leather, we needed to carefully clean the leather to remove all surface and ingrained dirt as well as condition the leather to nourish it. We did this for the leather throughout the bag, including the chain strap. This would ensure the leather was ready to fully absorb the new colour.

Leather colour change

With the customer having chosen a colour from a number of options we presented, we proceeded to recolour the entire bag, including the chain strap — removing and recolouring the leather strap before re-threading it through the chain and reattaching it to the bag.

Have a Chanel handbag needing repair or restoration?

Our experienced craftsmen have been trusted by not only generations of Australians but also local and international brands (including Versace and Canali) with the repair and restoration of luxury designer handbags since 1955. If you have a beloved Chanel handbag in need of repair or restoration, ask us for a free diagnosis/quote by completing our online order form — where you can upload photos of the bag and let us know exactly what you would like done to it, or let us advise you on what the bag needs based on the photos.

SoleHeeled serves all of Australia through its free 2-way shipping service:

  1. Order online: Answer a few questions to get an instant quote and complete your order.

  2. Send your bag: Drop your bag off at a local post office for free packaging and shipping to us.

  3. We repair: A team of experienced craftsmen will carefully repair your bag.

  4. We return: We'll deliver your repaired bag to you, wherever you are in Australia.

Ready to order?