So you just pampered yourself with a new designer leather handbag. Congratulations, it looks great on you. It definitely is worth every penny and second you spent hounding after it. Your friends are begging you for the details, your bag is the talk of parties and ooh the never ending compliments. Life is good.
So once you’ve taken it for a ride around your social circle, subtly trying not to look smug, what are you going to do next to make sure that bag retains that top-spot in your wardrobe?. Worry not, AntidoteStore is here to help
Here are a couple of pointers to make sure your leather bag remains theapple-of-your-eye.
1: Keep your precious away from moisture
Moisture is the arch nemesis of leather. Always keep your leather bags in a dry environment. If by some mistake you do get some moisture on your bag, don’t panic.
Slowly dry the bag with air or keep it in sunlight.
2: Cuts and scratches
If you do get some scratches on your new handbag, do not despair. Once you’re finished strangling the culprit, try rubbing the scratches with your finger. The natural oils from your finger work better than a damp cloth.
3: Cleaning and shining
Keep your leather bag clean to maintain its shine. A dry cloth or strips of old newspapers are best for such a task. Do not use alcohol or turpentine for cleaning purpose, you’ll end up discoloring the surface.
Timely cleansing also increases the life of the leather and maintains the texture.Having clean hands also helps. White leather surfaces naturally yellow over time.
4: Carrying weight
Leather stretches out over time but does noteasily go back to its original shape. If you stretch a leather bag or overstuff it, when wet or very humid, it will stretch even faster. Just learn to carry the right amount, and it’ll take care of itself.
5: If the leather gets too dry:
You can sub some leather conditioner or oils into it. These are used to maintain the flexibility of the leather.
6: Avoid handling chemicals such as bleaches, nail polish removers etc. around your leather bags. They can cause surface discoloration if spilled.
7: Don’t wrap it in plastic.The surface of your designer leather handbag still needs to breathe. This also helps in preventing any mildew growth.
8: Leather smell
Although you love your new designer leather handbag, sometimes its smell can be overwhelming. The smell also proves that the product is 100% pure and natural. In order to help with the smell, leave a small sachet of lavender petals in the bag for a few days or small drops of baby oil/ olive oil will also lessen the smell.