3 Steps to Properly Care for Your Leather Bag

Creating a high-quality leather bag is due to centuries-old traditional methods used by experienced craftsmen and so it needs proper care. You don't need to indulge your leather; learning about proper leather bag care is essential. Focusing on cleaning, conditioning, and storing your leather bag is critical. Here are some valuable insights we've gained:

Leather bag care in 3 steps

Material required:

  • A tidy, soft cloth
  • Cleaner for leather
  • Conditioner for leather
  • Use bubble wrap or parchment paper
  • A dust bag or pillowcase

1. How to clean your leather bag?

Make sure to clean your leather bag with clean hands. Oil and grease are easily absorbed by leather bags.

Use a very soft, dry or slightly wet cloth every day to clean your leather bags or leather products taking care to gently wipe it. Just be careful about how much water you use to clean the leather bag as leather needs a lot of time to dry.

2. How to condition your leather bag?

A leather bag should be conditioned by applying moisturizer to the skin. Pour the leather conditioner on a soft cloth and rub it gently over the bag to avoid wrinkling and flaking of leather.

Consider the dryness or humidity in your climate when applying conditioner to your leather bag. To maintain its softness and suppleness, it's recommended that you do this at least twice a year or even up to once a month.

3. Storing your leather bag

Fill your handbag with bubble wrap or parchment paper (avoid newspaper to prevent smearing) to help it regain and maintain shape.

Remember to keep your stuffed leather bag in its dust bag and original box, along with silica gel packets, to prevent dampness.

Make sure to air out your leather bag every two weeks to avoid mold growth.


Be sure to prevent water from seeping into the leather. If the leather item becomes wet, remove excess moisture and let it dry. Let it dry naturally in the shade before applying a leather conditioner.

More Tips

These bag care tips are suitable for leather handbags, purses, or jackets. Make sure your cleaner and conditioner are designed for genuine leather, and you're good to go.

There's no need to pamper your leather bag, but prolonged exposure to the elements will significantly age the leather. Make sure to adapt your care and cleaning routine for leather products.

Leather Care Tips:

  • Regularly clean leather with a soft brush or cloth.
  • Air out leather regularly.
  • Blot away water or moisture promptly.
  • Dry wet leather naturally, away from artificial heat.
  • Use a specialized leather conditioner every 3-6 months.
  • Clean spots and stains with soap flakes and warm water.
  • Use a steam cleaner for disinfection and buildup removal.
  • Test conditioners, cleaners, polishes, or wax in a hidden spot.
  • Avoid machine washing and getting leather wet.
  • Avoid tumble drying, ironing, and immersing leather in water for cleaning.

Leather Maintenance Tips:

  • Maintenance choices can influence how leather goods look, allowing them to be customized to suit individual style.
  • Polishing leather helps to keep its original shine, making it perfect for high gloss, formal, or eveningwear accessories.
  • Casual, functional items such as duffel bags can age over time and acquire distinct characteristics.
  • Soft leather creams and conditioners can help nourish, hydrate, and preserve supple leathers.
  • Polish is great for identifying buff scratches and scuffs, while specialized color-restoring balms work well for complete rejuvenation.

Storage Tips:

How should I store my handbags? Correct leather storage is one of the easiest methods to avoid damage and keep a high-quality finish:

Avoid direct sunlight to prevent leather fading.

  • Keep purses in dust bags to reduce scratching.
  • Avoid plastic bags—they block airflow.
  • Keep leather away from radiators, which can dry and break it.
  • Simply use a leather bag cleaner and avoid dust to clean a leather handbag.
  • Leather bags survive years if you clean and condition them periodically.