I bring my bags to Vintage Restore -- and I used to widely recommend them, but --
they have not been consistent with their service lately
I was there and someone was complaining
her sister brought in a bag for cleaning 1 week after her, eh nauna pa matapos
when her bag was just for regular cleaning too
the client also complained about the quality of the cleaning service --
she pointed out that the exterior sides of the bag still had dust in
the bag did not appear to have been cleaned at all -- it was far from the
"clean and condition" (condition=moisturize per the service girl)
service Vintage Restore used to deliver
But I still went ahead with my bag check-in, I was having a Gucci revived.
Vintage charges P2500 just for the basic "clean and condition"
Sa nakita ko doon sa complaining client -- well, I had to agree much as I am not inclined to -- mas magaling pa ang Besa mag clean nang bag.
So I still would recommend Vintage -- for repairs of bag parts; for correction of damage to the leather itself -- but the P2500 for their cleaning -- is not a reasonable fee. Better get Applegard.
Mga Sis, when you deal with Vintage Restore -- liwanagin nang mabuti what you can expect them to accomplish. The girl attendant kasi is very promising, tapos pag pick up mo and you express disappointment she will have a stock list of kasi puedeng ganito, ganyan, ganito ganyan -- dami excuse. And if you can refuse to have the bag cleaned -- do so - parang P2500 agad minimum charge ++ repair cost pa. Eh focus on the repair and just have it cleaned by a good Besa shop.