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How To Take Care Of Leather Bags


Leather handbags are all the rage right now, and an essential item in everyone’s closet. But with a premium accessory like a leather handbag, comes with a responsibility to take care of it and make sure it lasts as long as possible in your wardrobe. Since leather is a natural material, it is prone to wear and tear over time. Leather products need consistent care in order to age gracefully and gorgeously. If you follow the rules from Kiwi Enterprises’ expert guide below and stay regular with your cleaning, your leather bag can be an evergreen presence in your wardrobe. With decades of experience working with the best quality leathers in the world, we know a thing or two about preserving this material.

Kiwi Enterprises is a family-run company that brings brands’ visions to life with a world-class leather goods manufacturing operation. We design and create premium-quality custom leather footwear and accessories for many private labels, organizations, fashion houses, brands, and other retailers around the world. So if you have a premium leather bag in your closet, here is Kiwi Enterprises’ exclusive guide on looking after your leather bag to keep it looking its best –

How to take care of leather bags: 

Most leather handbags only need occasional love and attention because leather is such a sturdy and durable material. However, some specific leathers such as suede do need to be looked after more frequently and carefully. Here are our general tips for looking after your leather purses and handbags –

Use it with caution: The best way to keep your leather bag looking fresh and new is to prevent any damage in the first place. Be a bit careful with your bag, try to avoid scuffing, scratches, and stains as much as possible. Leather is not naturally a waterproof material and can absorb moisture over time. This is why you should avoid taking your leather bags out in rainy weather as well. But if you do happen to get your bag wet or stained, try to deal with it immediately to prevent permanent damage.

Clean after every use: Daily wear and tear does accumulate on a leather bag, so consider giving it a quick wipe down after every use. You don’t have to go in with a heavy duty leather cleaner every time, but it’s a good idea to keep a dry brush and a microfiber towel by the door so you can dust off any dust and debris.

Store them correctly: Leather is a magnet for dust and moisture, which can dull its natural shine and cause the material to disintegrate faster. So, after you’re done using your leather handbag for the day, try to keep them away from direct sunlight and store them in dust bags in your closet. It’s also a good idea to condition your leather after every few uses, in order to keep the material supple and shiny.

Do a deep clean: Every leather handbag needs a deep clean from time to time, especially if you are not consistent with the other tips in this list. We suggest you pick up a good quality leather soap or leather cleaner, or opt for a mixture of warm water and some dish soap. Dip a damp microfiber towel in your cleanser of choice, wring it out well, and go over your bag in small circles. Wipe well with a dry towel right after to prevent any moisture damage.

Kiwi Enterprises – Your private label’s one stop shop for leather goods

With an undying passion for sophistication and style, Kiwi Enterprises has been in the premium leather business for over two decades. We are a family-owned and operated business, bringing you a world-class design platform with endless customization options. If you work with us, we will bring you state-of-the-art manufacturing mixed with traditional craftsmanship and attention to detail.