Category Archives: Leather and Suede

How to Clean Three Types of Shoes

As we come toward the end of summer, there are a lot of seasonal shoes out in the city in need of some freshening up. Most people notice shoes first when meeting someone new, so it’s vital to keep them looking their best.  Fortunately, cleaning shoes isn’t as difficult as it may seem at first […]

Top 6 Tips For Handbag Care!

If you are a regular follower of the Meurice blog, you may have read our October article, “How we clean & restore your handbags the right way”. Well I wanted to give our readers new and old a quick set tips on how you can quickly take care and extend the life of your designer handbag.

Faux Fur Is Warm, Sexy, and Animal Free. Meurice’s Guide to Faux Fur.

Last week I wrote about the wonders of faux leather and pleather. Thanks to recent weather conditions, meaning our crazy blizzard we just had, I felt a major urge to write about an even more fitting piece of fashion. For anyone who has ever bought a winter coat, hat or boots, you should be more […]

Meurice’s Guide To Pleather! Pleather is always in!

Winters in New York City Other than wool coats there is one think you are guaranteed to see, A LOT! That is leather and Faux Leather or “Pleather”. Faux leather is fantastic. A favorite from rocker girls, to hipsters, to NYU & FIT fashionistas, pleather is everywhere. Its less expensive than real leather so you dont have […]

Ladies Black Moldy Leather Jacket Brought Back To Life with Garment Care

A couple weeks ago a customer cleared out her storage unit and found her items had become very moldy and disgusting. She loved this black leather jacket so much but thought it was destroyed. She was ready to throw it away before her friend suggested she bring it to us. Not only did the jacket […]

Garment Of The Day, Alexander Wang Handbag Restoration

This week we had the pleasure of showing some Garment Care love to this gorgeous green leather Alexander Wang handbag in dire need of a restoration. As you can see from the before and after shots, the results were pretty dramatic. Before After

How We Clean and Restore a Designer Leather Handbag The Right Way

Its 2am on a Saturday night at the Gansevoort. Your having a blast with your girlfriends, maybe a little to much fun. You spill a drink on your Jimmy Choo, you drop your Prada in a puddle, you set your Hermès on an icky seat. These are the realities of being fabulous in New York. […]

How to clean leather purses — purse cleaning tips

It’s a fact of life: stains happen. Still, finding a stain is on your designer handbag (which might have been an investment you’d hoped to get some mileage out of), can be tough to take sitting down. We hear from customers with blemished bags nearly every day, so we understand these incidents are traumatic, and […]

Get the Ugg out — spring cleaning for your Uggs

Yes, it’s that time again. Spring is in the air. The birds are chirping, the trees are blossuming, and it’s finally too warm outside to wear your Uggs any longer. Don’t put those shearling booties away, just yet, though. Chances are this winter they were exposed to some of the worst NYC has to offer […]

Saved by Meurice: Vegetable oil stains on Hermes Suede clutch purse cleaning

Suede is a tricky material for even experienced cleaners to work with — and on top of that, vegetable oil is a notoriously difficult stain to remove. No problem! Have a look at these great before and after photos… even I thought I was looking at a new clutch for a moment.