How do I get rid of a musty smell in beaded handbag with satin lining? It is brand new never used.
By Carol from Beaverton, OR
By Jill  01/28/2011
In addition to the newspaper and baking soda suggested already, you might put some coffee grounds in paper envelope (unused coffee grounds) and close that inside the purse for a day or two.
By kerr  01/29/2011
Place a couple scented dryer sheets in the purse. I know my husband's aunt used them alot for the reason!
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I have a new Louis Vuitton hand bag in cloth, but it has sat for so long it has a old musky moldy smell. How do I get rid of smell without ruining the purse?
If that improved the smell, but didn't completely remove it, I'd repeat. I wonder if a scented baking soda would work. I have a book with environmentally friendly cleaning recipes, and baking soda can be scented with a few drops of essential oils (just a few drops, and very thoroughly mixed in). The essential oil would help cover the musty smell, but I worry that it might cause spotting. I'd try that with some old fabric first, just to be safe.
Like I said, this is all just a guess, and it's where I would start. Good luck. I hope your purse smells better soon! (12/21/2010)