Ever wondered how to look after a leather handbag, purse or backpack Take a look below at some of the most common handbag care queries, and keep your bags, purse and backpacks looking beautiful all year long!
How do I clean a leather handbag?
The first step to a clean leather handbag is brushing the fabric with a damp cloth; We do not recommend using any cleaning product, just lukewarm water. Once the leather is clean, use a soft dry towel to remove any moisture, then allow the bag to dry in a room-temperature environment.
After cleaning you should consider applying a leather moisturiser to keep the bag in pristine condition.
Where should I store a leather handbag?
It’s important to keep your leather products out of the sunshine and in a cool, dry place where the fabric can breathe; this prevents the leather from drying out and cracking.
How can I prevent my metalwork getting damaged?
Keeping studs, crystals, chains and locks scratch-free can be difficult especially if your show casing your designer bag on a big night out! Whilst gentle knocks and dings are all part of usual wear-and-tear, when not using your bag, you can mould tissue paper around the metalwork to prevent scrapes and unsightly scratches.
If the leather seems dry!
If you’re wondering how to rehydrate a dry leather handbag, you might need to moisturise the fabric with a specialist cream.
Hanging by the handles?
No! Never store your bag by looping the handles over a doorknob or wardrobe door: this will damage the leather of the handle and misshape the bag.