FINE HANDBAG CLEANING, REPAIR & RESTORATION

Pulito Purse ServiceFor many years, Margaret’s has specialized in the cleaning, refinishing and repair of fine handbags and accessories. We've developed the tools and accessories needed to do the job!

Recapture Your “Relationship”!
We know how much you invested in your favorite purse or handbag. Margaret’s created the tooling, techniques and procedures needed to clean, maintain and even restore its original appearance. 

Professional purse cleaning is performed entirely by hand and requires a great deal of skill and experience. Unlike garments, purses do not contain a "tag" that tells you what materials it's made of, whether they're color fast, or what type of cleaning they require. Cleaning techniques vary depending on the construction, materials, and type and extent of the soil. Your handbag cleaning specialist must know how to deal with a huge variety of fabrics, leathers, and suedes. When a handbag is constructed of multiple materials, such as fabric and leather, cleaning techniques are even more challenging. On top of that, multiple types of stains also add to the challenge. A typical shoe repair company or dry cleaner is not equipped to address the varied materials and soil found on most purses.

     

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Handbag FAQs

Margaret’s Cleaners is North America’s largest and most experienced purse cleaner. Have you forgotten what that special handbag looked like the day you brought it home? We can help you remember! Below are some of the designer labels we work with regularly.

With over 10 years of experience with all varieties of handbags and degrees of "cleaning challenge," our superior Pulito Purse Service™, cleans and details purses, handbags, travel bags, wallets and even luggage, to restore their original showroom-fresh look and feel.

In addition to cleaning, our services include restoration, repair, conditioning, refinishing, water repellant, sterilization and deodorizing. “Pulito” means “clean” in Italian. Let Margaret’s Pulito Purse Service™ care for your purse next time it needs a face lift!

We also handle repair or replacment of damaged linings, straps, handles or clasps and hardware, through our Nuovo Leather Repair Service.

Cleaning procedures on typical handbags may include all of the following:

  • Individual stain removal
  • Hand clean the outer surfaces of the bag
  • Hand clean the lilning
  • Hand clean the strap and hardware
  • Dye rejuvenation (if applicable)
  • Steam finishing
  • Stain repellant (if desired)
  • Packaging — a custom breathable purse storage bag is included with every order

Restoration of a vintage or damaged purse or luggage may be preferred to replacement. Restoration techniques include extensive cleaning, dying, stitching, and material or hardware replacement.

Pricing variables include size, construction material, whether there are trims of contrasting materials, how soiled it is, and whether it requires repairs. Please email us and request our price schedule for guidelines on the cost for various types of items. Or you may visit this on line form and submit an estimate request for your handbag's cleaning.

Testimonials

A recent dramatic rescue of a Valentino purse...along with comments from the Rodeo Drive Valentino Boutique.

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“A Rodeo Valentino boutique's heatbroken client brought into their store what was a brand new purse that she had recently purchased from them. This beautiful lambskin bag with contrasting quilted stitching and studded accents was completely destroyed (or so they all thought) by a very large, hand sanitizer spill that had stained large purple rings inside and out. The client was going to throw it away until they recommended Margaret’s Cleaners. As they had learned over the years, if there was any chance of successful cleaning or repairs of high end garments, leathers or suedes, Margaret’s is the only place to go.

Margaret’s did not disappoint them! When it was delivered back to the store the employees raved!

Here are some of the comments we heard....“Blown away”... “An amazing save”... “Truly astonishing”... “Looks new again”... “As though damage never happened”..."Absolutely spectacular work!"

Margaret’s is hands down, THE BEST!"

— The staff at the Rodeo Drive Valentino Boutique

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UPS just delivered my second Prada handbag to be cleaned by your business. I can't tell you how impressed I am by the beautiful results! The woman that called to tell me it was being shipped was so helpful and thorough. She was delightful and really went out of her way with customer service.

Though I live the majority of the time in Denver, I will always make a point of using your business whenever I am staying at our second home in La Jolla.
Thank you! — Jan B., New York

No one in Tucson could clean my bag and have any confidence in the results. I found Margaret's on the internet. Thank you for the wonderful job that you did on my handbag. It looks better than new! I'm giving your information to my local dry cleaner as they are very interested in being able to refer clients to you who have similar problems as mine. — Elizabeth P., Tucson, AZ

While at Neiman Marcus in San Diego, a wonderful sales girl recommened your store. Thank you for you exemplary workmanship. It's a pleasure for me as a client! — Cindy E.

I was not able to find someone locally [to fix my purse]. I did an internet search and based on your website and prompt response to my email, determined that your company was probably the best! I was very pleased with how everything was handled. In today's world, it is wonderful to find a company with "old world" values. Thank you so much! — Jayne E., Cincinnati, Ohio

You have restored two of my purses, one a vintage 1948 purse, to pristine condition. I just wanted to say thank you! — Sheila G.

 


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San Diego Location
5150 Convoy Street
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 454-2375

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Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

La Jolla Location
7511 La Jolla Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-2375

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Saturday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Del Mar Location
3790 Via De La Valle #213
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 755-2715

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Newport Location
1831 Westcliff Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 645-5210

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Saturday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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San Diego, CA 92111
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Los Angeles Location
10700 Santa Monica Blvd, #160
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 470-9200

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