How to take care of your handbags properly
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Taking proper care of your purses is

essential for ensuring their long life

No matter how big or small your handbag collection might be, it’s never too

late to give your handbag a little extra love. The better you look after them,

the long they’ll last you. When you are investing in a classic piece, it's

important to make sure you give your bags the care they deserve. From

water resistant sprays, to the ideal storage bags there are a plethora of ways

to up your game when it comes to looking after your prized pouches.

Here’s our advice for keeping your collection in tip-top condition:

Bottega bag

  • Think about storage

Storing your bags correctly is crucial.Keep them upright if possible,

and maintain the shape when they’re not being used by filling them with

unused dust bags filled with tissue paper, or even something as simple as a

rolled up old shirt. Just promise us one thing, that you won’t scrunch your

bags together in a tight drawer.

Loewe bag

  • Keep your bag away from the light

Sun-damage is real, especially if you’re a handbag. Exposing your bags to

direct light can easily damage delicate leathers and coloured fabrics and it

most likely won’t be long before you’re looking at a bland version of the bag

you once knew. Put your dust bags to good use and make sure you store your

bags away from windows and direct sunlight.

  • Spray protectors are your friend

Material protector sprays are a great way to keep dust, dirt and

moisturefrom damaging your precious bags, and there are protectors for

nearly every material. One caveat, however: there are some leathers and

materials that are better off without protectors (normally those that have

a particularly special or

natural patina), so make sure you do your research first.

Stay away from rain and moisture

Rain is bad. Like, really bad: it can leave permanent damage on

delicate leathers. Buy a universal protective purse cover and keep it in your

bag in case of emergency.

  • Organise your bag

Organising your bag is not to be forgotten if you want to keep the inside

as fresh as possible. You really don’t want that a lipgloss getting a

permanent mark on the lining, do you? Little pouches are great for

keeping things in place, and providing some extra protection, and there are

also great bag organisers you can buy.Try something sleek and ergonomic

that can slip easily into your bag.

  • Keep your bag clean

Should you be so unlucky as to get a stain on your bag, don’t wait to

wipe itaway. Get straight to work with a damp cloth or a fabric cleaner,

just make sure you use one designed for that type of fabric and stain, and

make sure to be gentle.

Telfar tote

  • Don't be afraid to use it

Lastly, don’t be afraid to use your bag, little scratches and stains are

bound to happen. Remember that imperfections are memories: just proof

that the bag is loved and the money was well spent. Hopefully with these

easy steps you will be able to love your favourite purchases for even longer

and mitigate the wear and tear of everyday life.