Caring for a leather bag is quite similar to caring for your own skin as both benefit greatly from a good moisturiser, especially as we age.
A good rule of thumb when caring for any of your leather goods; reapply leather cream every few months, or as needed.
If there is a need to use
Apply a cleaner specially made for leather using a circular motion and wiped off with a slightly damp cloth.
Remove stains as soon as you notice them.
Avoid cleaning products with alcohol, turpentine or other mineral spirits as they will discolour and dry out leather.
Never allow water to soak into your bag. If the bag gets wet, do not use a hairdryer on it. Instead, absorb as much water as possible with a towel and allow the bag to air dry.
Beware denim! Beware denim!
Light-coloured bags and denim are a recipe for leather disaster. Denim dye is similar to hair dye and it tends to rub off of jeans and jackets. Prevention is key here as conditioned leather repels the dyes in denim.
Nylon resists water, wind and other types of damage, but still not dirt – if it gets dirty, you can clean it up with a bit of soapy water.
Wipe the surface of the handbag with a wet soapy towel.
Wiping the bag gently will remove most debris.
For stubborn stains, apply gentle pressure and rub until the mark disappears. If you still can't get rid of a stain, scrub it with a damp stiff-bristled brush.
Allow the bag to air dry.
In case you need to repair your bag, please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.