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12 tips for caring for your leather bag

Preserving one of these parts with its correct maintenance is important, as it helps to extend its time of use.

You’ve done it: you’ve saved for a long time or you’ve been lucky enough to have been given that bag you’ve been dreaming of for so long. A luxury and high quality bag made of leather that has become your favorite and from which you do not plan to part at any time.

So far so good. The question is if you know exactly how you should take care of it, the correct way to keep it at home or what type of cleaning you should give it if – hopefully it doesn’t happen – the skin is stained. All this will influence its appearance, making it look neat or damaged, and even in the time in which you can enjoy it. And what we want is to keep it in perfect condition for as long as possible. With these tips it will always be perfect.

You’ve done it: you’ve saved for a long time or you’ve been lucky enough to have been given that bag you’ve been dreaming of for so long. A luxury and high quality bag made of leather that has become your favorite and from which you do not plan to part at any time.

So far so good. The question is if you know exactly how you should take care of it, the correct way to keep it at home or what type of cleaning you should give it if – hopefully it doesn’t happen – the skin is stained. All this will influence its appearance, making it look neat or damaged, and even in the time in which you can enjoy it. And what we want is to keep it in perfect condition for as long as possible. With these tips it will always be perfect.

  1. Always wrap it in a sleeve when you go to store it. Quality bags usually come with one when you buy them, but if not, make one yourself with white cotton fabric.
  2. If you are going to have your bag stored for a long time, fill it so that it does not become deformed. Use onion paper, not magazine or newspaper, as the ink could get into the bag.
  3. Never leave it exposed to sunlight, as you will risk the color fade. Store it protected from light and moisture in a dry place.
  4. Don’t stack them on top of each other. Arrange them so that they retain their original shape, without bending.
  5. For the daily cleaning of your bag, dispense with any product. Use a dry, white cotton cloth and gently wipe the surface.
  6. If it rains – or someone inconsiderate drops a liquid on it – you just have to dry it with a white cotton cloth. Don’t even think about using the dryer!
  7. Speaking of spilled liquids, be especially careful with alcohol – be it a perfume or drink – because if a drop falls on the bag, it will stain it.
  8. In case it loses its softness and you want to apply a product to recover it, use a specific one for the task that does not contain silicones or petroleum -or derivatives-.
  9. It is advisable to hydrate it once or twice a year so that the leather does not spoil. Use a product indicated for this -many firms market them-, although some recommend doing it using the classic Nivea cream.
  10. Do you carry cosmetics in your bag? Put them in a toiletry bag, as this will prevent them from opening by accident and damaging the interior.
  11. Be careful with your weight, that is, with the things you put in your bag. If it is heavily loaded and you carry it in your hand, the handles may be damaged.
  12. Never touch it with dirty hands or with excess of any type of product on them. Make sure you always keep them clean to avoid staining it.

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