I called into the Salvo's in Mt Waverley while I was in the area on Tuesday and found this AWESOME leather bag!
Mind you it didn't look like this when I bought it. It was pretty manky. It was very dirty and had some white powdery patches which I think were some kind of mould. It didn't smell though and the leather seemed in pretty good condition, ie still flexible. I nearly didn't take it, it was $25 which I thought was a bit steep for something that needed a lot of work.
I've been looking for a largish bag to use a nappy bag though and this looked like it'd fit the bill so I thought it was worth the risk. Who needs the fancy nappy bag that Angelina Jolie has!!
It took a lot of elbow grease to clean it up. I cleaned it with the leather cleaner I use for the sofa and scrubbed it all over with a toothbrush :) Then cleaned the brass hardware with brasso and finally applied two coats of (sofa) leather conditioner.
Very pleased with myself now :)