Little Amber Shah got a tote-al telling off when she practised her handwriting on her mum’s new £320 Michael Kors bag.
The cheeky five-year-old copied the distinctive logo on the designer bag in biro and wrote her mum’s name on it to show off her scrawling skills.
Luckily for Amber, mum Sajda noticed the mischievous markings when Amber had gone to bed.
The handbag fan, from Chigwell, Essex, said: “I’d only bought my bag the week before after eyeing it up for a while.
“I had been putting money away so that I could treat myself, so I was really pleased when I finally got it.
“I’d used it a couple of times for work when I looked at the bag one night after the kids were in bed and noticed the writing.”
“I was furious and upset, I couldn’t believe she’d actually ruined my bag.
“I almost got Amber out of bed but I got myself together and thought I can’t do that. And then I had to really think how to discipline her.”
Sajda and husband, police officer Tahawar, have four daughters, Arooj, six, Amber, Ayla, two and Anshrah, just five-months-old.
“I knew it was Amber,” said Sajda. “She’s done this kind of thing before. She’s been told off for writing on the walls and the bedsheets and the sofa. But she is constantly writing. She’s always making up stories and writing them down.
“I suppose I should be praising her really, if she was writing in the right place. She is really quite good because she’s only just started school.”
In the end Sajda decided to talk to Amber and ask her why she had written on Mummy’s bag, in the incident last month.
“She admitted she had done it and said she had written my name because she didn’t want anyone to take it,” said Sajda.
“My heart melted because I knew she was doing the right thing, we have to put her name in all her school things, how could I tell her off then?
“I just had to explain to her that she shouldn’t write on Mummy’s things and that what she had done wasn’t right.”
Luckily Sajda knew the leather could be repaired.
She said: “We’ve had the sofa repaired when Amber had written on it before so I knew it could be cleaned up. I just had to find someone to do it.
She searched on the internet and found a handbag repair company, Handbag Spa, in the north of England and asked them to help her out.
For £80 they have been able to return the bag to its former glory.
Freya Bass, manager of the luxury Handbag Spa in Harrogate, North Yorks., said: “We’ve seen some of the world’s most luxurious designer handbags come to us in some terrible states, but this one just made us laugh out loud.
“Usually biro stains are accidental strokes of a pen, this is the first time we’ve seen a whole name copied so neatly on such a beautiful bag.
“The Handbag Spa offers the most advanced cleaning and restoration services for luxury handbags in the world, so we’ve easily been able to remove all the ink and get the bag back to perfect condition.
“You’d never even know a little person had been practising their handwriting on it.”
The Handbag Spa is the only global handbag cleaning and repair service for luxury and designer brands such as Hermes, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Mulberry.
The company is a firm favourite with numerous high profile celebrities, including Coleen Rooney.
It has 80 agents and stockists across the UK, which means wherever you live there will be a dry cleaning agent that provides The Handbag Spa restoration service nearby.
Services provided include leather and fabric exterior and interior cleaning, colour touch up, corner and edging repair, and it’s exclusive HBSpa Clean treatment which brings the suppleness back to dried out leather and cleans even the dirtiest of handbags.