We all love our beautiful leather handbags and wallets – the smell, the feel, and of course, the look. There’s a great satisfaction that comes with stepping out for the day, with unmistakeable confidence, because you have your gorgeous luxe piece by your side.
So, if we value our leather so much… why do we rarely protect it properly?
Mostly it’s because we are lazy…or busy (same result). While the intention to waterproof the handbags and wallets we love is there, actually doing it gets lost somewhere between keeping all the balls in the air and enjoying a glass of wine.
The good news is…it actually takes less than 30 second to do. You can even do it while you drink the wine (carefully!)
Just follow these 4 easy steps:
- Waterproof your piece: We recommend our organic product Leather Lover, as it’s a 3 in 1. It protects, condition and waterproofs, and is non-greasy so dries in 5 second. You can also use it on all the leather in your life. Think lounge, shoes etc.
- Wipe with a damp cloth to clean. This will keep your luxe piece looking brand new for longer.
- Store in a cool dry place. Ideally, keep it in a duster bag and out of direct sunlight to maintain the colour.
- Dry slowly if leather gets wet. No speed drying or heat. Although it may be tempting to whip out the hairdryer if your precious baby gets wet – resist! Intense and prolonged heat will actually shrink the leather. Instead, leave the bag in a shaded place and then reward yourself for the self-control and calm attitude you showed in the face of adversity (a glass of wine should suffice!).
Although these steps are practically foolproof, if you’re a perfectionist, here are 3 extra tips to keep your leather pieces looking luxe.
Tip 3: Keep your bag stuffed while you’re not using it to help keep the shape
By applying these leather care steps and tips, your handbag will age beautifully.