Designer handbags are not cheap, and should be taken care of in the same spirit of the care you took in buying them. It’s a well known fact that you can’t just throw a designer handbag in a closet without any special treatment and expect it to last over a long period of time. With that in mind, here are several tips and products for maintaining the shape and quality of your handbags for many years!
Protect your handbag’s material.
One of the most obvious and physically largest feature of any handbag is the material that makes it up. Most designer handbag materials aren’t completely stain proof or resistant to water, so make sure to treat with leather or suede protector before using the handbag for the first time. Before applying to entire bag, test on a small part. Then reapply the protector often if you are using the bag on a regular basis.
Besides protecting handbags from spills or liquid damage, protect the bag’s material from heavy wear by using Love Handles protective handle wraps. There are colors to match any handbag!
Store your handbags properly.
When you aren’t using your handbags, don’t just throw them in a closet or corner. They need to be stored a certain way in order to maintain their shape and the quality of their material.
Undercovers are a great solution for storage, as they protect handbags from dust and light. Included with Undercovers are Purseport storage system ID tags, which easily identify the contents of each Undercovers bag. Make sure you also cross the handles over each other and unclip removable straps to avoid unnecessary wear on the bag.
Make sure that handbags are stored upright! It’s easy to maintain the shape of the bag with Save Our Shape (S.O.S.) purse preservers. You can adjust their size easily, depending on how much you inflate the preserver.
Protect your handbag’s inner lining.
Designer handbags aren’t just susceptible to stains from spills or water. You also have to worry about what you’re putting on the inside of the bag and how broken or unclosed containers filled with some type of liquid can ruin a handbag.
Use a purse organizer like Le Mobile to reduce the chance of spills ruining your handbag, with the additional benefit of organizing your handbag’s contents!
Practice routine handbag maintenance.
Finally, follow these tips for getting your handbags to last for years:
- Alternate the handbags you use to avoid wear
- Take your handbag out of direct sunlight whenever possible
- Wipe down bag weekly with a soft cloth
- Don’t handle a bag with dirty or greasy hands
- Clean suede or leather accordingly, on a regular basis
It’s not hard to protect handbags from the worst possible situations - it just requires some level of planning and execution. Do you have the necessary materials to maintain your handbags?
What are your best tips for getting your handbags to last for years? Let us know in the comments!