Prevent From Day One
When it comes to preserving the beauty of your leather bag, always remember that prevention is better than cure. Keep your previous bags in pristine condition with proper protection and you will appreciate when it proves immune to stains and grease. Use reputable protection treatment or creams from the moment you purchase your bag.
Wipe Once A Week
Warm, soapy water does the trick for leather bags. Use mild liquid soap, mix it with warm water, and gently wipe away any dirt on the bag’s exterior with a soft damp cloth. Wipe with the grain instead of against, so you won’t ruin the leather.
Do not put water on grease stains. Instead, wipe them off gently with a soft dry cloth or soft tissue.
No Harsh Chemicals
Baby wipes and vinegar should be avoided at all costs – these usually contain chemicals that will discolour or dry out the leather, amongst many other problems.
One horrific scenario is the dreaded ink marks, which you best treat them immediately. Simply purchase some special ink removing products for leather and make sure you follow the care instructions down to a tee. For older stains, avoid any D-I-Y solutions and head straight to the professionals.