A leather bag isn’t just any accessory, it’s an investment. This material is very particular, which is why it’s so important to take proper care of it if you wish to make the most of the bag. Here are some recommendations for such.
Clean the Leather Surface
We all know how durable leather is as a material when it comes to clothes and accessories. However, that is as long as you take proper care of it. There is a reason you don’t put leather jackets in the washing machine, right? This doesn’t mean that you don’t have to clean your leather accessories, especially your bag, which might come into contact with walls and floors. In order to properly clean it, use a solution of warm water and dish soap, dipping a soft cloth, wringing it out, and wiping the exterior leather surface. Don’t use too much water, though, for it could potentially stain the leather. Then use a different cloth in order to wipe off the soap and then dry with a towel. Remember not to use any ammonia or bleach-based cleaners since these damage the surface.
Keep the Leather From Drying Up
If you’ve had leather pieces for a long time before, you probably know that the surface can dry over time. They might start flaking or wrinkling, making it look weird and old. This is preventable, and all you need is some leather conditioner. You will need to apply it to the surface of your bag at least twice a year. Depending on the humidity and dryness of your environment. Just apply the conditioner with a soft cloth, gently rubbing it over the entire surface. This way, it will keep looking soft and supple regardless of how much use you put the bag through.
Store the Bag the Right Way
Now, storage will be very important when it comes to leather bags. Handbags, for example, should be stored with bubble wrap or parchment paper (but never newspaper) inside to help the bags retain their shape. You don’t have to do this with leather backpacks, since their structure already helps them keep their shape. Still, you’ll want to store your bags in a dust bag and its original packaging so that you can protect it from dust and moisture. Try to also store them with silica gel packets to avoid dampness. To avoid mold growth, you might also want to air the bag every other week to prevent mold growth.
Find the Most Durable and Stylish Leather Bags
Now that you know how to properly take care of a leather bag, all you need to do is find the right bag for you and we’re sure to have it. At Misch Los Angeles, we want you to be able to pick any bag in our catalog knowing that you will be enjoying a reliable, durable, and stylish leather backpack going forward. Whether you’re looking for a pouch, a small bag, or a backpack, you will find something that meets your needs while also looking its best. That is all we want to provide for you, so go ahead and browse everything we have to offer so that you can find that bag you’ve been looking for all along.