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5.17.2013

Jean Stain Purse Removal

 Summer is here! That means no more finals, no more travelling and lots more motivation for blogging!
I am having such a great time in Houston again. I am busy busy with two jobs, doing what I love most (advertising!) and spending lots of time with our Texan families. Nothing makes me happier than little nieces and nephews.
Turns out, my favorite pair of jeans and my favorite yellow purse don't play well with each other. Bummer. I thought my bag would be perpetually green until I took action and decided to fix it. This little tip is so easy, it shouldn't even take up an entire post! Still, I didn't know how to fix my purse, so hopefully I can help someone else with their jean stain problem.
 The only material you will need is a soft, damp, towelette. I found these amazing facial wipes with 0 alcohol, but I'm sure baby wipes would work also!
 My first swipe with the toilette gave me a miniature heart-attack because it soaked into the leather of the purse and looked super wet for some reason. I didn't want stains on top of stains! Don't worry - after a few minutes the wet look disappears and, voila, the jean dye is off the purse and on to the towelette.
Keep on wiping until the entire stain has been removed and let dry for few minutes. You can see the difference below - it looks like a new bag!
I definitely won't be wearing these jeans and purse together any more...

20 comments:

  1. Awesome tip! I hate when my jeans stain my bags.

    Kristina does the Internets

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  2. i had the same problem with a white leather bag and tried cleaning it with baby wipes. They did a great job too.

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  3. Love you for this. I have stained many fossil bags. I said just this morning I am done with dark denim.
    <3 Andrea
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    1. I am in the same boat as you, black denim pants, and light brown leather purse does not mix at all. Keep in mind to be very gentle.

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  4. Mr. Clean magic erasers work too if you already have those lying around. :-)

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  5. Does it work for purses that are made out of fabric and not leather?

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  6. Denise - I don't know about fabric purses! I think there are better options for purses that aren't leather - maybe you can just wash them? Let me know what you try!

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  7. This worked great for the jean stains on my laminated Orla Kiely bag. I was pretty skeptical, but it worked wonderfully! I first stained it a year ago and hadn't had any luck getting it clean, although I hadn't tried too hard. Thanks! It didn't work on stains from puffy pink winter coat though. I might have to try the magic eraser idea. Thanks again!

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  8. Hey! I actually work at Fossil right now and what I tell people about the light leather bags is to just use a spray leather protector on the BACK ONLY- just skip the front. With the protector, the back won't age (that vintage patina look) as delicately as the front, but at least it won't stain as easily with jeans because it ads that protective layer. Just test out the protector on a little spot first (usually on the bottom) to make sure there are no dyes or waxes in it. Good luck!

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  9. Nice works. Your worked is very wonderfully...Awesome magic products..

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  10. If u wash ur jeans, or any other dark items of clothing for that matter, with about 1/2 - 1c salt depending on load size, it locks in the color & u won't have this problem. Ur dark &/or bright colors keep their colors much longer. My 10 yr old hoody is still as red as the day I got it!!

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  11. That's great idea,i will be try these on my bag, but another problem is my zip and hand holds,how to Repair Bag

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  12. There is a way of protecting leather from ink transfer. One is to treat the leather with a protective spray. The other is to "set" the dye in your jeans by soaking them in the kitchen sick with a cup of vinegar in the water for 30 minutes. (Wash as usual after) ....

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  14. Thank you thank you. I just thought I ruined my new purse! You saved it!

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  15. Yes, I like to use that skin cleaner and I hope that such things will be highly effective for me to remove dirty things from my jeans. Thanks

    Jeans manufacturers

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  16. I just did it and it totally worked!!! THANKS!!!

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  17. Wonder if this will work for the beige leather seats in my car? Nice blue stains from sliding in and out.....hmmmmm.

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  18. Very interesting. The best online store for women clothes for me is http://www.missholly.com.au/wet-look-jeans/
    I have bought most of my clothes from there. Greetings!

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