One of Margaret's core services is professional designer handbag cleaning, restoration, and repair. Professional purse cleaning is performed entirely by hand and requires masterful skill and experience.
Unlike garments, purses do not contain a "tag" that tells you what materials it's made of, whether it's colorfast or what type of cleaning they require. Cleaning techniques vary depending on the construction, materials, type, and extent of the soil. Your handbag cleaning specialist must know how to deal with various 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, numerous 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.
We clean, repair, refinish, and detail purses, handbags, travel bags, wallets, and luggage to help maintain their original appearance.
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! We have cleaned and refurbished handbags produced by all of the couture designers.
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 lining
- 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.
Do your shoes need new soles or heels, repairs, refinishing, or a complete restoration? With an on-site Master Cobbler, Nuovo Leather Repair service is equipped to repair and restore all types of shoes, purses, garments, luggage, and other leather goods using only the finest materials and finishes. From a simple shoeshine...to completely refurbishing those favorite old boots...whatever you need, Margaret's Nuovo Leather Repair Service can do it.
Luggage & Accessories
Margaret's offers personalized and custom services for all your luggage, musical instruments cases, golf bags, ski/snowboard bags, zippers, leather goods & travel accessories.
The more expensive your luggage is, the more likely it is worth quality maintenance and repair. Some less costly bags may be cheaper to replace. The cost also depends on the type of repair. Some things are more expensive to replace or fix than others. An experienced luggage repair technician can revitalize almost any bag.
Margaret's can clean, sterilize, and restore the inside and outside of any bag, fix or replace trolley and carry handles, fix zippers, replace an entire zipper, and change wheels and locks.
Valentino Handbag #3
Description of Services: A Rodeo Valentino boutique’s heartbroken 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 destroyed (or so they all thought) by a large hand sanitizer spill. The client was going to throw it away...until they recommended Margaret’s Cleaners. They had learned over the years if there was any chance of successful cleaning or repairs of high-end items, 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
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.
Handbags, Shoes & Accessories Cleaning Request
Margaret’s Cleaners offers complimentary pick-up and delivery with our Valet Delivery Service throughout much of Southern California. Our delivery representatives receive extensive training, enabling them to answer most of the questions you may have about your order. In addition, we give you text and phone access to your driver directly. Your representative also keeps track of your special delivery instructions and preferences. The comprehensive profile we maintain for you makes sure that we’ll always satisfy your dry cleaning and delivery needs. We service homes, businesses, retail stores, bridal salons throughout San Diego and Orange Counties, and much of Los Angeles County, including Beverly Hills. In addition, our CleanByMail service is available Nationwide.