So you bought a white handbag and you love it, but you’re terrified to take it out with you for fear of ruining it. Don’t worry, you can absolutely use your white bag, just take some sensible precautions when you’re using it. Here are some easy tips you can follow to give your white bag a long and happy life!
1. Avoid dyes.
A big sin with white or light colored bags is putting them in contact with new clothes that haven’t been washed, especially jeans with dye that transfers. Strong inks will rub off onto whatever has repeated contact with them, and you don’t want your white bag to develop an ink blue patina.
Have you ever had a light colored phone case turn grey blue when you put it in your jeans pocket? Avoid this with your white bag. Wash your clothes before you put your bag near them and try to keep your bag away from your jeans.
2. Be careful where you store your white bag.
When you put your bag away, it’s important to keep its long-term care in mind. Don’t store your bag where light or dust can degrade the color, and especially don’t put it on anything that has the potential to transfer colors.
Get your white bag a dust bag so that it doesn’t absorb color as it waits for its turn in the spotlight. Our Undercovers Dust Covers won’t stain or damage your bag and can prevent it from staining.
3. Keep your handles clean.
Our hands are typically the dirtiest places on our bodies. They come in contact with all sorts of germs, dirt, and oil that quickly stain handles. Handles are often one of the first places to show wear, and white handles are especially prone to this.
Get a handle protector that will keep your bag from staining. Love Handles are stickers that attach to your bag handle and blend in with the material to protect your bag’s long-term look, preventing handle staining.
4. Don’t neglect the interior.
It’s great to protect the exterior, but if you have a pen break in your bag, your beautiful light leather will end up stained from the inside. Not a good look.
Invest in an interior protector for your bag. Le Mobile Purse Organizers fit neatly into your bag and will protect against any spills or dirt that accumulates in the interior. It’s also a great option because it makes it easy to change your bags out!
5. Don’t let it crease.
White leather shows creasing more than other materials because any lines or wrinkles stand sharply out from the light color. Most creasing comes from improperly storing your bag when it’s empty. An empty bag will quickly lose its shape, become wrinkled, and look much less chic than a bag that is stored with support.
A good bag support block, like S.O.S Shape Preservers, will give your bag structure to rest on when they’re on the shelf, and your bag will never look creased or frumpy.