With luxury brands like Chanel raising prices, buying pre-loved can be more affordable. But sometimes, secondhand purchases need a little TLC.
Lainey Molnar started flipping luxury bags three years ago by fixing a Chanel bag for a friend.
See how she restored and dyed a classic Chanel flap bag from beige to black in the video below. The entire process took more than 24 hours.
Someone had previously tried to dye beige leather red, then black - but it didn't go well.
To fix it, Lainey had to strip the leather and then condition it. Next, she carefully dyed the bag black. She used different-sized brushes so she doesn't miss any spots.
She then seals the dye so the colour doesn't fade. And the bag is as good as new!
Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude
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