5 Ways to take care of Leather Handbags

Talk of example, fashionable and stylish handbags, and one word pop to your mind, leather! There’s something aesthetic about leather bags and no matter how costly they may seem, we all badly want to own and flaunt one! 

Elegant things require intricate aftercare too. Proper care prevents the leather from drying out and cracking, and it guards it against excessive dampness that can cause the skin to swell or decay. Now, we don’t mean to scare you! Your leather bags are in for the big run and will last you years with just the right aftercare. We’ll let you in on some easy to do things for proper post-care of your smart leather bags. 

  1. Don’t hang it – We are used to hanging our handbags on doorknobs or angles behind. While this is okay with handbags crafted from other materials, it is not a suitable way to store your leather bag. Hanging your leather bag can distort the leather, hence ruining the shape and the whole look of the bag.  
  1. Keep out of light – Store your leather bag in a cool and dry place. Sounds familiar? Yes! This precaution is applicable to leather bags as well. Doing this prevents discolouration. Make a habit of keeping your favourite leather bag in low moisture and avoid moulds on its skin. 
  1. Store in a dust bag – Most of your handbags come with a dust bag. It acts as a cover to protect your handbags from mildew and dust. A dust bag can be a saviour for your leather bag! It will keep all the decays at bay, protect your bag from dirt and rust and help retain its shape 
  1. Remove stains are soon as you see them – Please. We cannot emphasize this enough. As soon as you spot even a hint of stain on your endeared leather bag, clean it. You can simply use a clean cloth to wipe off the stain or let some baby powder sit on the stain for some time and dust it off. Ignorance will only make it worse and could end up with you having to throw your valuable leather bag in the trash.
  1.  Invest in leather cleaning products – As we had said earlier, fancy leather bag cravings come at a cost. The cost isn’t too much in this case! When you buy a leather bag, you must also spend on products that will help you maintain the bag. Consider buying a soft cloth to clean light stains, a leather bag cleaner and conditioner that will help you get rid of stubborn stains and moulds, a suede brush to keep your leather bag looking sophisticated Use bubble wrap to fill and pack away your bag when not in use, as it helps maintain the shape of your cherished leather bag. 

While all of these steps are important to perform, please do know that overdoing anything does more harm than good. 

Cleaning your leather bag every once in a while is a healthy practice. Less is more. Be wise with the aftercare of your leather bag. 

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  1. These are excellent tips, Manisha. And easily doable too! I have ruined many a leather bags by doing the opposite of what you mentioned.

  2. I have never purchased a leather bag, simply because I was not sure I could take care of them. These seem like very doable tips, thank you

  3. I thought hanging bags is the best way to store a leather bag. I know u have to cover it but still most of them start tearing. Will try out your tips. Thank you for sharing them.

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