Coach bags are an investment in your own original style. They can cost upwards of hundreds---even thousands of dollars, and finding a rare one can make replacing your bag nearly impossible. If you happen to get ink on your favorite bag, you may feel like your investment is ruined, but that's not necessarily the case. Ink can be removed from Coach purses, you just have to know a few tricks and have a few tools.
Act fast. The sooner you treat the ink stain, the better your chances are of removing it completely. Ink stains that are well established are difficult, but not impossible to remove.
Spray the ink with hairspray. This will help keep it from setting deep into the fabric. This is the first line of defense for ink stains.
Place a dry, white washcloth or towel under the ink stain. Wet the other washcloth or towel with warm water and dab it at the ink. Just press it and release it, as if trying to pick it up with the towel. Do not rub, as this will force the stain deep into the fabric. Do this until the towel stops picking up ink. This step removes the excess surface ink so it doesn't spread out.
Dip a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and dab at it the same way you did with the warm water. This should remove most of the remaining ink. Make sure you leave the towel underneath the stain in place so you don't make the ink run and stain another part of you bag.
Treat with a warm washcloth and a few drops of laundry soap if the stain persists. Use a warm, wet washcloth to work the soap into the ink stain. If it still won't budge, you will need to purchase a commercial ink remover from the laundry aisle of your department store. They are usually inexpensive and one bottle will last you through dozens of ink stains. Follow the directions on the ink remover product, which usually includes using the product to dab at the stain in the same way as suggested here.
Keep the stain moist until you can treat it.
Never dry your bag with a clothes dryer or hair dryer if the stain is not completely removed. It will permanently set the stain.
A Jill-of-all-trades, Lillian Downey is a certified Responsible Sexuality Educator, certified clinical phlebotomist and a certified non-profit administrator. She's also written extensively on gardening and cooking. She also authors blogs on nail art blog and women's self esteem.