A quality leather bag is a staple piece in your wardrobe and one that should last a lifetime. Proper care will help this special possession last longer, age better, and look fantastic every time you wear it.
The three main elements of caring for your leather bag or wallet are cleaning, conditioning and storing it. Whether you have a boho leather bag, a special vintage piece, a professional leather messenger bag, or a sleek leather wallet, here are a few tips from Australia's best boutique, Seasons Emporium, on how to keep it in sensational shape.
How to Clean Your Leather Bag
You should clean your leather bag before each wear or every couple of days to prevent dryness from accumulating over time. You can do a quick cleaning by briskly sweeping a damp cloth over the leather.
You should do a more thorough cleaning a couple of times a year. For this cleaning, you can use a cleaning solution specifically made for leather. Use one cloth to apply it in a circular motion and another slightly damp cloth to wipe it off.
How to Condition Your Leather Bag
Leather conditioner prevents wrinkles and flakes by keeping your leather bag soft and supple. Depending on the dryness of your environment, you should apply leather conditioner anywhere from once a month to once a year. You can apply leather conditioner using a soft cloth and gently rubbing the conditioner in a circular motion
How to Store Your Leather Bag
Properly storing your leather bag also prevents wrinkles and helps it maintain its shape. When you put your bag away, stuff some newspaper inside so it holds shape, place it inside the original dust bag, and/or put it in the original box. Try not to place things on top of the stored bag to prevent dents. Take the bag out every couple of weeks to give it air and prevent mould.
Get into the Habit of Great Leather Care
Keeping your leather bag clean, conditioned, and carefully stored only takes a few minutes of your time, and keeps your leather bags and wallets good to go whenever you need them. You don't need to go too far out of your way for leather maintenance, but just be aware of the harmful effects of air and water. Now, you're all set!
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