How To Properly Care For Your Handbags
First, you notice a small scratch on your most favorite purse, or maybe a small wrinkle, or even a small stain— well, believe it or not, we’ve all been there. Without the proper care and cleaning methods, your handbags will slowly start to become dirty. It’s true, that’s something that everyone’s guilty of. But, have you ever ended up having to let go of a purse you used to adore? Then, you now understand the importance of properly caring for them.
It’s true, cleaning lipstick stains and blemishes off of your handbags can be intimidating. However, by following these cleaning hacks, tips, and best techniques, you can easily extend the lifespan of your handbag without having to get rid of it. Remember, when following our tips, be sure to always be soft and gentle when caring for your handbags as the materials can be very delicate.
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1) Never Hang Your Handbag Up
Although you might feel inclined to hang your purse up on a doorknob or a hook after a long day, resist the urge! Doing this may ruin the leather material of the bag. Standing the bag upright on a shelf or a dresser is a better choice.
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2) Use A Dust Bag For Your Handbags
A solution that keeps your purses out of direct sunlight, is using a dust bag. Dust bags act a second skin to your luxury bags. It shields the purse from dust, dirt and even insects that find their way into your bag storage compartments!
Usually, when you purchase a purse, it comes with a dust bag. However, if it doesn’t, it’s super easy to find ec0-friendly dust bags that you can purchase!
3) Clean Your Handbag, but don’t overdo it
When touching up minor scratches, try using shoe polish. However, remember that shoe polish is not permanent and eventually will rub off. For bags that are black and brown, shoe polish will work great. However, for bags with more bright colors, you may need to send your bag in to get recolored with dyes specifically made for handbags.
If your bag is nylon, you’ll clean it differently than leather. Always gently hand-wash nylon with mild soap. Then, rinse with water. Press the bag until dry with a large clean towel. Lastly, air dry the bag for a couple of hours.
For leather bags, it’s best advised to mix a solution of warm water and dish soap. Then, dip a soft cloth into it. And, gently wipe the leather surfaces. Use a second clean and damp cloth to wipe off the soap. Dry with a towel. Warm, soapy water will also help remove water stains from your handbags. Keeping this in mind, it’s highly recommended to not go overboard when following these steps. Only clean your purse when it needs a refresh.
4) Maintain Their Shape
There’s nothing more sad than a sunken-in bag. However, this can be completely avoided. We suggest keeping the bag stuffed when it is not in use. You can use bubble wrap, air pockets, acid-free/non-perfumed tissue paper, or even sweaters stuffed inside your purses to maintain the bags shape.
5) Consider Using A Handbag Liner
Use a handbag liner to protect the interior of your handbag from things like spills, especially if you change your bag often. Not only does a handbag liner protect your bag, but it also provides pockets for more storage space. Along with this, a handbag liner makes it easier to swap out bags quickly.
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Handbag care is the best way to extend the lifespan of your bag. Keep it off the floor, and hang it up instead. Follow our guide to ensure your bag remains in its best possible shape. If you have any questions or would like a professional opinion on how best to treat your bag, reach out to us today.