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I ordered a Coach purse from an individual on eBay. It stinks from cigarette smoke! Do you know how I can get this stink out of my purse without having to take it to the cleaners?
Stuff it with newspaper. Wait a few days. This is an effective method and cheap.
Baking soda will soak up odors. Set an open box of baking soda inside, close the bag for several days.
I would air it out in the fresh outside air for a couple days, then put a container in it with baking soda and charcoal. They would help absorb the odor.
You could try mixing baking soda with lemon juice add water with this into a spray bottle and spray the couch the baking soda will draw The smoke out I have done this to my carpets and it works very well
purchase/acquire activated charcoal sachets and place them inside the purse. There are many types and prices available but here is one: http://www.cont oductId=10034576
also, I would keep the purse inside a sealed box or bag for a few days, with the activated charcoal sachets inside, and a box of baking soda outside the box. If you will leave the purse undisturbed in a box, you can also place an open container of white vinegar inside the box with the purse - vinegar is magic for getting rid of smoke odour.
In addition, I sincerely hope you left that seller really bad feedback. THose are expensive purses
What does stuffing with a newspaper do . ...
I just recently got a fabric hobo Coach bag on ebay. The seller was a smoker, hence the bag smells horrible. Does anybody have a solution on how to get the smoke smell out of the bag?
By Shadom9301 from Bay Shore, NY
I used to put my leather coat in the dryer (on lowest setting) with a couple of bounce sheets only for about 5 minutes. This was after a night out when they used to be able to smoke in clubs. I hated coming home smelling like smoke.
Take a glass or ceramic bowl half full of Household Ammonia. Place the bag with all the pockets opened and the bowl of Ammonia in a plastic tote with tight fitting lid overnight. Next morning remove bag and air out. This also works to kill the smell of smoke in a car. Use a full bowl of Ammonia, sit bowl on floor board with the windows up overnight.
I don't know, but here are some ideas:
1. put the purse in a paper bag, add some charcoal (like the kind for fish tanks), and close the bag.
2. take an plastic dish and fill it with baking soda, place purse and dish in paper bag.
In both cases above, I'd check the bags every few days and change out the charcoal/baking soda for fresh. This is what I would do:
I have several Coach bags and I love them. When you purchase one of their purses, wallets, etc., Coach guarantees lifetime upkeep of them.
Go to a Coach store and tell them you need to send your bag back to Coach for refurbishing. Coach will send bags in for loose threads, shining up, etc.
The last time I did this, I had a few threads that came loose. I believe I had to pay shipping, but the Coach store sends the purse to the Coach manufacturer, the purse gets fixed and then it gets sent back to the Coach store. They call you and you go pick up your beautiful purse! Good luck!
Recently, Tide came out with little gel sachets which are supposed to go on your clothes hanger to keep the laundry-fresh smell. They are in the laundry section, near other Tide items such as sweater hangers. I purchased a Coach bag at my local thrift store, and even though I smoke a little bit, the person who owned it prior must have been at LEAST 2 packs a day because it was nauseating even for me! I was dying to carry it so I plopped one of the sachets inside.
I think the combination of that and the fresh air from carrying it out of the house did the trick. I left the sachet inside for about 2 months, until I was tired of the scent all the time. It completely took the smell away, and even now I get a whiff of sachet from time to time. My bag is small so I used one, but the sachets come in a 6-pack, so you can stuff them everywhere according to the size of the bag. I would think a couple months, maybe 3 if you aren't using it while you treat it, would suffice. I would not recommend placing it in a plastic bag, because the smell would have no place to dissipate.
I recently bought a Carly bag (authentic too!) at a local second hand store for $25. I knew it would need a turnlock replaced, but Coach will send you those replacement parts for no charge. All you have to do is supply the serial number. Anyway, I didn't realize when I was caught up in the moment, how terrible it smelled. I got it home and it was nauseating almost. It smelled not only of smoke, but of dirt as well. Like if you have ever been in a dirty car that belonged to a smoker...smoke and dirt combo. Yuck.
I tried Febreze to no avail. I called Coach and asked them if they sold a cleaner that could help. She advised me to clean it with mild soap and water. (She probably meant a cloth dampened in that soap and water solution, but I was a little more aggressive). I pulled the liner inside out and rinsed it through the soapy water and the water immediately turned brown.
I then decided that the whole purse was probably that bad and decided to dunk it all. I got fresh soapy water and dunked it all under and it turned the water brown again! I repeated these steps several more times and then hosed the bag down with my shower sprayer to rinse all the soap and or remaining dirt out. I sprayed some Febreze and a fresh smelling Bath and Body spritz on it while it was still wet. This helped tremendously. It didn't damage the leather trim on the bag and it made me feel much better about carrying that bag.
My bag was black signature fabric with black leather trim, so it was a pretty forgiving color combo. Not sure if I would try this with a lighter material or if it was a good bag with just a hint of smell/dirt. However, mine reeked and was filthy although it looked fine, and only cost $25. It was a risk that was worth taking for me, but it may not be worth the risk for you. Good luck either way.
I have a Coach update.
I recently sent my wallet in to Coach; it's at least 15 years old. Got it back from them saying they couldn't fix it, but gave me 40% off my next one purchase from Coach!
Like I said, send it too them. Coach.com
It cost me $20 plus mailing costs.
But they just may give you a new one or give you a big discount off a new one!
Do you need to show them a recipt or something like that? For them to take you purse?
How do I get the smell of cigarette smoke out of a Coach bag?
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I have removed many odors from bags, luggage, trunks, shoes, etc. by filling with wadded up newspapers which you'll need to change every few days until the odor is gone. I understand that cigarette odor is a really tough one and the newspaper might not work alone. Good luck!
Try Bounce Dryer Sheets. Someone told me that would remove odors in your shoes. Worth a shot anyway. I just bought one that smells a bit and I'm going to try it!