U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 11-23-2014, 09:23 PM
 
4,759 posts, read 1,873,849 times
Reputation: 4818

Advertisements

My daughter went and blew something like $200 on a coach purse. She used it once or twice and stuffed it in a bag and into a closet where it apparently got a slight case of mold when she forgot about it for awhile. It now smells of mold even after washing it and she was just going to throw it out.

How can I get rid of the moldy smell (or the mold?) without damaging the purse?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-23-2014, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
6,235 posts, read 5,392,609 times
Reputation: 13591
Try soaking in hydrogen-peroxide. Works on well on cloth. Good luck!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-24-2014, 06:51 AM
 
9,078 posts, read 5,663,077 times
Reputation: 5257
I'm assuming it's leather, give saddle soap a try. After that you will have to apply a perservative since the saddle soap pulls all the oils out. It works for leather boots, provided it was decent leather it should work. I'm not sure what type of leather fashion brands use, might wantt to check before trying the soap though.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-24-2014, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Sugarland
13,230 posts, read 11,768,860 times
Reputation: 15263
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrat335 View Post
My daughter went and blew something like $200 on a coach purse. She used it once or twice and stuffed it in a bag and into a closet where it apparently got a slight case of mold when she forgot about it for awhile. It now smells of mold even after washing it and she was just going to throw it out.

How can I get rid of the moldy smell (or the mold?) without damaging the purse?
I don't know...my closets have never turned anything moldy.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-24-2014, 11:52 AM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
7,289 posts, read 12,876,040 times
Reputation: 11529
If only you knew what really happened to the purse, you might not be trying to save it. She's probably willing to toss it out for a reason.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-24-2014, 12:32 PM
 
11,701 posts, read 16,457,103 times
Reputation: 16369
I do not know of a way to get mold out of leather and lining. She may have to learn not to wrap leather in bags unless they are protective covers and throw things into the closet until it molds. Time to clean out the whole closet!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-24-2014, 05:41 PM
 
4,759 posts, read 1,873,849 times
Reputation: 4818
Only part of it's leather. Straps, bottom and trim with the main body a kind of canvas.

Quote:
If only you knew what really happened to the purse, you might not be trying to save it. She's probably willing to toss it out for a reason.
The mold smell. Her 60k income might have something to do with it too. I think she set the purse in water or something because the small is strongest on the bottom. This thing is like new.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-24-2014, 06:30 PM
 
3,877 posts, read 4,576,385 times
Reputation: 10019
Get in touch with Coach. They may have a solution for you.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-24-2014, 09:20 PM
 
1,325 posts, read 2,707,707 times
Reputation: 1968
I used to live in a very humid climate and we did not have AC so unfortunately, things in my closet would sometimes come out smelling musty. Here are some of the things that worked for me....wiping the purse down with a solution of vinegar and water, placing the purse for a few hours in the sun, stuffing the purse with newspaper, charcoal, coffee grounds or baking soda. It may take a combination of a few things before the smell is completely gone.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-24-2014, 09:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
10,863 posts, read 18,902,231 times
Reputation: 25113
You might be able to have it dry cleaned, but a dry cleaner would probably have to see it to tell you if it could be cleaned.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top