Handbag Maintenance Tips You Should Know

If you love your handbags, don’t let them go. Take care of them regardless of whether they’re designer handbags or affordable ones. Here are some top tips on how to keep your handbags in great shape for a long, long time.

Don’t Hang Them

Hanging handbags by their handle may distort the leather. So don’t sling them over a doorknob or hook; stand them upright on a shelf.

Away from Light

Letting your handbag sit in light for too long can damage it. Store in a place that doesn’t get direct sunlight and low humidity to avoid discoloration and mold.

Dust Bag

When you purchase a handbag, it often comes with a dust bag. If it doesn’t, but one. Always store your handbag in its dust bag to keep it out of the light and safe from the elements.

Maintenance Products

Leather does age gracefully on its own. But that shouldn’t stop you from giving it protection and nourishment. Check if your handbag’s leather needs leather cream or needs to be treated with cleaner or protectant. It all depends on the nature of the grain. Suede needs leather and suede protectant before use. Less is best while applying the product to leather.

Slight Cleaning

Nylon bags should be gently hand-washed with mild soap, rinsed with water, and pressed almost dry with a large clean towel and then air-dried. For leather bags, mix a solution of warm water and dish soap, dip a soft cloth in it, wring it out, and gently wipe the leather. Then use a second clean, damp cloth and wipe the soap and dry it with a towel. Don’t do it very often.

Ditch Plastic

Never store your leather handbag in a plastic polybag because the plastic will stick to the leather and damage it. A traditional dust bag is better, looks better, and is nicer to the environment.

Maintain Shape

Sunken handbags are heart-breaking to look at. Save them from this horror by rolling sweaters inside them to maintain their shape.

Don’t Wait

Get your handbag repaired as soon as you spot any damage, no matter how small. If you wait, it may cause more harm because you may not realize the extent of the damage.