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I love finding designer items priced way cheaper then buying new. Buying new has never really been something I like to do. Why? Because there are so many used items out there that might just need a little help, and can be just as good as if you purchased it new. Of course the feeling of getting something brand new is great, but I prefer the feeling of saving money! If you are fine putting a little work into something, you’ll find the joy of restoring something and knowing that you can easily have nice designer things with out the designer price tag. However, you need to start out with the right products to restore them. One of my favorite was when I found these awesome Tory Burch boots on Poshmark. I love a good riding boot! It’s classic, easy and comfortable. If it’s a designer item it makes you feel even a little classier. To be honest, I wouldn’t ever buy a designer boot brand new…..ever. As I mentioned earlier, number one is the price and two, they usually aren’t comfortable! You have to break them in, the calves are always too tight…yadda yadda. So I always check out eBay or Poshmark. I came across these and I think they were listed for maybe $90. They were pretty beat up, so I said hell I’ll offer $60. She accepted!!
Which meant a new project for me. As soon as I got them I busted out my Cadillac Boot Care, Blue Magic Polish, and Frye Boot Polish. These are my go to products when cleaning/restoring anything leather and metal. It makes old look new pretty quick! You start with the Cadillac Boot Care first all over the entire boot. This gets the boot cleaned from dirt and also adds a little moisture to leather so that any dry spots get smoothed out. I let that site for about 10 minutes and if another coat is needed I add it! Normally you can tell because those really dry spots still seem to be a different color than the rest of the boot. Next I get out my q-tips and squirt a little bit of Blue Magic Polish on to a napkin or paper towel. Roll the q-tip to ensure its lightly coated, but not too much as it can also stain the leather! Polish up any and all the metal parts. You will be suprised how clean those parts get! I the metal parts on these boots actually looked pretty goo, but the q-tip was BLACK after just a few minutes. This stuff is amazing. You will thank me if you decide to purchase and just have it on hand. After the metal is all polished, you’ll finish up with the Frye Boot Polish all over. This is what is going to add that final new shine and help repel water and stains. Living in Minnesota this stuff is a MUST for any leather boot. I originally found out about it when asking an employee at the Sorel store what they recommend. He told me this is the best and only thing he ever used for his leather products when it comes to protecting them. I wouldn’t agree more. This is also something that is AMAZING to have on hand as those slushy wet snowy days tend to pop up when you least expect it. I honestly keep one at home and one in my car! In the end, you have an almost brand new boot! It’s comfortable and broken in and didn’t cost a fortune!
Try this process for yourself and I promise you won’t be disappointed! Comment below and tell me how it went.
Designer on a budget!