Caring for Your Leather Handbag

2 weeks ago Heather Ford 0

Genuine leather handbags are one of the most sought after types of handbags even decades after they were introduced to the market.

It’s easy to see why so many people go gaga over bags made from real leather – they are extremely durable, elegant, timeless, and can last for a long time when cared for properly.

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But handbags made with genuine leather are usually expensive, that’s why some people choose to buy faux leather bags. Faux leather handbags with high quality could mimic the appearance of genuine leather for some time, but nothing beats the quality of authentic leather.

Since genuine leather handbags have expensive costs, the more careful you need to be to keep it in its best condition.

Regular cleaning and wiping down is the key to maintaining a clean, beautiful leather bag.

Don’t let dirt sit on your handbag for too long, especially if you are using it every day. After every use, grab a damp white cloth and wipe down your leather bag. Make sure that you use plain water in wiping your bag (and don’t use it excessively) and steer clear of using other cleaning agents such as detergents or alcohol.

Stuff your bag when not in use to maintain its shape. A bubble wrap or a parchment paper would be ideal to stuff your bag with while in storage.

Don’t store your leather handbag under direct sunlight. Exposure to direct sunlight will have a negative impact on the color and composition of leather. Avoid putting your bag in areas near windows. Instead, store it in a dust bag or a box and put it in a closet.

Apply leather conditioner or leather protector on your handbag once every two months. Leather conditioner or protector preserves that quality of your leather handbag. It can keep your bag looking impeccable and might help prolong its lifespan. Sometime shoe repair or even carpet cleaning companies can sell this protectant.