Caring For Your Handmade Leather Handbag

Leather is a wonderful material full of useful and time-honored applications. It’s the perfect match for our business bags for ladies here at Hera’s Handbags, as well as our other Italian designer handbags. In fact, we couldn’t think of a better material to use that really captures the essence of style as well as functionality and durability.

Tips To Care For Your Bag From Hera’s Handbags

So, you’ve purchased one of our nice Italian luxury handbags from us, but you might be wondering how to take really good care of it. After all, why would you invest in buying a nice purse without the desire to keep it in good condition? We believe that all fashionable bags deserve to be kept in tip-top shape, and that’s why today’s blog post is dedicated to a few useful tips that will help you get the most out of our very own leather handbag. Let’s take a look, but don’t forget to browse our collection to find the latest addition to your collection!

First Things First: Clean Hands

Washing your hands is, in general, a good life practice. Handling leather handbags with clean hands is the first thing that you should do to take care of your bag and preserve its life - leather bags are susceptible to absorbing grease and oils. After washing your hands, wipe the surface of the leather with a damp white cotton cloth, but be careful not to use too much water as leather takes time to dry.

‘Soft Soap’ Leather Cleaner

There are many cleaners out there that are specially made to safely clean leather. Also known as ‘soft soap,’ you apply this cleaner using a circular motion and wipe it off with another slightly damp cloth, making sure not to clog the pores of the fabric. Depending on how often your bag is used, applying this type of soap one or two times a year should be enough to keep your designer bag clean and looking at its best.

Stuff Your Unused Bags

In order to restore or hold its shape, stuff any of your unused bags that are just sitting there in your closet with bubble wrap or tissue paper. To avoid a buildup of dust and other fine airborne particles, store your leather purse in a dust bag or in a natural-fabric pillow case. Also, if you’ve just cleaned the bag, it’s important to allow it to completely air dry before you actually store it. And if you intend on storing the bag for the long-term, consider easing open the buckles and straps so that the impressions are released. This will help to avoid rubbing or permanent creases in any unwanted areas.

Remove Stains As Soon As You Notice Them

This leather bag care tip is pretty self-explanatory. The longer a spilled drink, food or whatever else your bag has come in contact with sits on the leather surface, the harder it is going to be to get those pesky stains out. We would advise being careful when it comes to eating and drinking around your nice handbag - if possible, make sure that it’s well out of the way of the ‘spill radius’ so that spilling anything on it isn’t a possibility.

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At Hera’s Handbags, we want our customers to get the most out of our business bags for ladies and other Italian designer handbags. Any questions about our bags? Get in touch with us now.  

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