It might be obvious for a trendy girl or woman to buy tons of designer handbags – after all, with all the different models that are unveiled every season, it is almost impossible to resist the temptations to go buy a new handbag every season! However, it is also true that we end up shelling out a good amount of money on these designer handbags, and as such, it is extremely important that we take proper care of them (unless you want to see the precious handbag you saved money for get ruined!).
Be it whether you bought the handbag from a Louis Vuitton sale or from an online auction after a lot of effort, the wish to take care of your newly acquired bag is probably no different. Below are some helpful tips on what to do (as well as not do!) to take care of your designer handbags!
• Buy cleaners, but of the correct type! – performing proper maintenance is arguably the most important step to keeping your handbags in perfect condition! Make sure to buy a cleaning product to clean your bag with – but also makes sure that the product is meant to be used on your bag! There are different types of materials used to make bags, and as such, there are also different types of cleaners for each and every material. Leather cleaners are meant to be used on leather bags, whereas suede handbags will need a cleaner which is capable of repelling water (i.e. use water to clean it and say goodbye to your bag).
• Don’t keep liquids in your bag – the obvious statement on bag maintenance is obviously to not store any liquids in your bag. As has been mentioned above, even water can prove fatal to certain materials, and as such, it’s best to store water and juice bottles elsewhere. However, if you insist on storing your water bottle in your bag at all cost, then you have the option of buying a handbag liner.
• Use the dust bag that comes with your bag – most designer bags such as LV bags come with a dust bag. This is to be used to cover your bag when you store it away. Make sure that you use this dust bag, and not any plastic or vinyl bags to cover your handbags when you store them away! The reason is because plastic and vinyl bags retain moisture – which can cause your bags to have mould growing on them after a while! Check this website to find out more branded bags.
• Get your bag repaired as soon as you see damage – it’s easy to feel like a small tear won’t do much damage, and that it can always be fixed later. However, these small tears can cause the bag to deteriorate much more quickly, and therefore, it’s always important to get your bag to an expert or local seamstress to fix it up even when the damage is small.