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Our tips for cleaning the inside and outside of your leather handbag

For a long weekend getaway, travelling or for the office, your leather handbag will surely accompany you everywhere. As an essential accessory for every day, it is a true reflection of your style and personality. The handbag is a key piece of the women's wardrobe, but also of the men's wardrobe, and adapts to every outfit. As the central element of your outfit, a well-maintained handbag has the power to enhance your look in the blink of an eye and give a fresh twist to the simplest looks.

Spring cleaning also happens in your wardrobe. Coffee stains, spilled lunch boxes, squashed fruits... an accident happens so quickly. Whether it's a mini or maxi, a clutch or a tote, it's time to take care of your travel companion. As with your shoes, care is essential to prolong a bag's life and keep it in perfect condition. Want to clean your handbag but don't know where to start? Don't panic! Cleaning the inside and outside of your handbag is very simple.

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In this article, we share with you a complete guide on the steps you need to take to clean the inside and outside of your handbag. Whether you want to remove a stain or just keep it dust-free, follow our tips to give your favorite bag a fresh look.

How to clean the inside and outside of your leather handbag?

1. Remove everything inside the bag: papers, coins, purse, etc.

2. Shake the bag to remove any dust and lint that has accumulated inside.

3. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove the remaining dust and lint.

4. Start removing any visible dirt from inside your bag with a small, soft brush.

5. Use a damp cloth to clean the outside of the bag. Avoid using water directly on the leather, as this may damage it. You can use a special leather cleaner if your bag is very dirty or if the leather is stained.

6. Rinse the sponge or cloth with warm water and wipe the bag to remove any traces of cleaner.

7. Allow the bag to air dry, out of direct sunlight.

8. Once dry, apply a nourishing polish to the entire surface of the bag. Allow the polish to soak in for a few minutes, then wipe off any remaining balm with a soft cloth or polishing glove.

9. Store your bag in a dry, airy place, in its cover or out of direct sunlight.

By following these cleaning steps, you can effectively remove dirt and stains without damaging the leather. The science is simple: if you take care of your handbag regularly, you can be sure that it will always be in perfect condition, ready to accompany you on your next adventures. So don't wait any longer: equip yourself with a cloth and some cleaning products and give your favourite handbag a second life!

Note: If your handbag is very dirty or damaged, it is recommended that you contact a professional leather cleaner.


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