With proper care and clean, you can maintain your handbag or purse.
Clean Leather Material Bags
- Apply small amount of leather cleaner or saddle soap to a cloth.
- Use it to lightly rub soiled areas in circular motion.
- Wipe clean.
- Dry it.
- Apply a small amount of leather moisturizer to a piece of cloth.
- Use this cloth to lightly rube the purse in a circular motion to apply the moisturizer onto the exterior of the purse.
Clean Suede Material Bags
- Use suede brushes or thick towels to move suede in succulent suits in the upward movement. Remove dry stains with a tip of a coarse eraser.
Clean the Inside of the Bag
- Use a lint or fabric brush to remove the small particles of dirt to clean the inside of the bag.
- Use a damp cloth to wipe the interior of the bag.
- Add a small amount of silver or brass polisher to a cloth and then use it to gently polish your purse’s hardware, removing excess polish and buff clean.
- Use beeswax to wipe the zipper to keep it running smoothly and easily up the zipper track. For rusted zippers, you can turn to WD-40 to remove rust.
- Stitch the loose seams and the inner rips with sewing machine or hand machine.
- Place the bag containing acid-free tissue paper in its original dust bag or into a cotton pillow case, and then store the bag in a cool, dry place, avoiding direct sunlight.
- To re-plate hardware, you can turn to shoe repair stores.
- To replace or repair FOBs, straps and other specialty hardware, please contact the manufacturer/designer.
- Over time, leather bags naturally darken, add color, and produce a natural patina.
- Never use toothbrush to clean hardware, for it may cause scratches.