Handbags and purses are wardrobe items that we use the longest. Did you know that you can extend the life span of your bags and purses further? The trick is knowing how to properly store them in your closet in a way that they won’t be deformed or damaged. It’s actually very easy! Here are three things that you can do:
Maintain the shape of the bag by using fillers.
We’re all familiar with that situation where we decide to use a bag that we haven’t used in a long time, but the moment we pull it out from the back of our closet, we realize that the bag is already deformed beyond repair. This may sound cliche, but the fool-proof way to make sure that this does not happen again is prevention. Make sure to put fillers in the bag before storing them in your closet. Keep the form of your bag with Save Our Shape bag preservers! These are pistachio-colored inflatable bag fillers that come in different sizes. So, when you’re done using your bag, all you have to do is inflate an SOS bag preserver and put it inside the bag before storage to make sure that the shape and form of the bag will be retained even if it gets squished by other items in your closet.
Keep them in dust and moisture-proof bags.
This might come as a surprise for many, but light and dust are your leather bags’ mortal enemies. Dust can sometimes attract water vapor which in turn, damages the material of the bag. So yes—designer purses come with dust bags for that specific reason. However, these dust cases do not protect your bag from its other enemy: light. Light has a tendency to fade and degrade leather. So aside from keeping your bags in a cool, dark place, it’s better to keep them in cases that can protect it from both, just like The No Sacrifice® UNDERCOVERS™ and PURSEPORT™. They even come with a bag tag so you won’t have trouble identifying which bag is stored in each Undercover!
Undo buckles and ties.
Metal contraptions like buckles, chains, or even buttons can damage the bag if you do not unfasten them before storing. They tend to leave dents and impressions on the surface of the bag, especially if they are positioned in a way where they are applying pressure to the bag (think drawstring satchels). If your bag comes with a detachable strap, detach it as well. You won’t need the strap to be attached while it’s in storage, because you know better than to hang those precious bags in hooks, right?
There you have it! Storing your bags properly is not as hard as you think, isn’t it? Besides knowing the basics, there are also a lot of products such as Save Our Shape preservers and UNDERCOVERS™ that can come in handy. So how about you—what’s your favorite way to store your bags in the closet?