Dark handles are such a common problem we see here at the spa! Handles made from leather can go very dark due to the grease and natural oils from your hands penetrating the leather (in this case the Vachetta) this is particularly common if you wear a lot of hand cream! Fortunately here at The Handbag Spa, we offer a Handle Degrease treatment which aims to extract as much grease out of the leather as possible and lighten it. For a Louis Vuitton bag with a leather trim, we would recommend following up the Handle Degrease process with our overall Vachetta Restoration treatment.