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LEATHER CARE

STORAGE AND PROTECTION

The will last longer if stored in an upright position in their dust bags or a cotton pillowcase.

Never store them in plastic or vinyl, which traps moisture inside.

Stuff your bags with acid free tissue, paper.

Cross the handles over each other to avoid wear on the bag, unclip any removable straps for long-term storage.

Use pouches to store cosmetics and liquids, which will protect the handbag lining from spills.

Avoid click pens, better opting for pens with caps instead.

Be careful of dreaded ink leaks.

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STAINS

Food stains: Crush white chalk and let it sit on the stain overnight.

Brush off with a clean cloth in the morning.

Oil stains: Put cornstarch on the stain immediately, rubbing it to create heat from friction, which will help the oil absorb.

Brush the powder off with a clean cloth after you've rubbed it in.

Don't let it sit on the stain.

Ink stains: If the stain is fresh, use a white eraser to immediately erase the spot, without applying too much pressure so that the color doesn't come off.

If the ink is already set, you'll need a professional.

An eraser also works for dirt stains.

Water stains: Blot water stains, let them dry naturally, and bring your bag to a professional for removal.

Odor removal: Keep a plastic bag filled with baking soda inside your handbag.

Zip the handbag or place it in a larger bag that seals if it doesn't zip.

Keep the baking soda in the bag for one or two days to absorb the odor.

MAINTENANCE

Avoid handling your bag if your hands have lotion or cream on them.

Keep your bag out of direct sunlight.

Rotate which bag you carry regularly.

Use a suede brush to clean and revive suede.

Regular use of a leather moisturizer will keep the leather supple and free of cracks.

Wipe your bag down on a weekly basis ( when in use) with a soft cloth.

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