It was a couple of months back when I found that one of my Le Pliages has acquired this stubborn stain. There was no way I can figure out where it came from. It sure looked like it was ink to me and it was too brutal for me to ignore.
Specific Care Instruction for Longchamp Le Pliage:
Polyamide fabric with induction inside trimmed in cowhide leather
To maintain your product, apply with a soft brush Longchamp colorless cream regularly to leather areas.
To remove dirt, clean the whole lining using a cloth or a soft brush, with water and neutral soap (avoid water spilling over leather parts when cleaning).
Even the care instruction that came with the bag did not help. So I did what any diligent kikay would do. I checked out stores and places for stain removal stuff for the bag. Something that is safe for polyamide fabric, to be exact. Lo and behold, I found one of my favorite household brands carrying just what I need, in one of the malls I frequent. How convenient!
It claims to contain no harmful chemicals and is skin safe — 100% Eco Safe. Removes stubborn stains and works on fabric and leather. I got it for only P299. The huge stick came with a mini. Something I can just have in my purse for emergency purposes. 🙂 I honestly did not quite expect it to work so beautifully. We all know that ink stains can be as stubborn as can be. But it did! I love that I can use this around the house and practically everything that needs stain removing. 🙂
Instruction for Fabric says: First wet the clothing, then apply Turbo Cleaner onto the surface area of the stain. Wait 2 to 3 minutes before putting the clothing into the washing machine. Since there was no way I was going to follow that latter part of the instruction, I used a damp cloth and manually took off the stain from the bag.
I was so thrilled to find the stain vanish right before my eyes. I took the above photo right after I rubbed off the stain from the fabric, so the portion where the stain used to sit was still damp. When it dried up, it’s like no ink was ever there! I super love it! Freedom to let my guards down (when it comes to accessories, that is) and enjoy life. We can now afford to bump our $200 Longchamp purses on ink, even wet paints on metal buildings, muds and what-have- yous and actually get away with it. 😀