Maintenance Manual

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Introduction

Leather bags are prized for their durability, timeless style, and the unique character they acquire with age. To maximize the lifespan and maintain the beauty of your bag, it's essential to care for it properly. This manual will guide you through the correct methods of using, cleaning, and storing your leather bag.

2. Proper Use

2.1. Avoid Overloading
: Leather is a flexible material, but putting too much weight in your bag can stretch it out of shape. Avoid overloading your bag with heavy items to prevent undue stress on the seams and straps.

2.2. Protect from Sharp Objects:
Be careful with sharp items like keys, pens, or anything that could potentially scratch or puncture the leather.

3. Cleaning and Maintenance

3.1. General Cleaning: Wipe your bag down regularly with a soft, dry or slightly damp cloth to remove dust and debris.

3.2. Deep Cleaning: For more significant dirt or stains, consider using a specialized leather cleaner. Follow the instructions on the cleaner's label, and always do a spot test in an inconspicuous area first to ensure it won't discolor your bag.

3.3. Avoid Wet Conditions: While some types of leather can tolerate a bit of moisture, it's best to avoid getting your bag wet. If it does get wet, do not use a heat source to dry it. Instead, wipe away as much water as you can and allow it to air-dry in a well-ventilated area.

4. Conditioning

4.1. Importance of Conditioning: Leather, like skin, can dry out over time. To prevent this, it's important to condition your bag periodically with a leather conditioner. This can help maintain the bag's suppleness and prevent cracks.

4.2. How to Condition: Apply a small amount of conditioner to a soft cloth and gently rub it into the leather. Let it absorb for about 20 minutes, then wipe off any excess with a clean cloth. Again, always spot test the conditioner first.

5. Storage

5.1. Proper Storage: When not in use, store your bag in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight, as prolonged exposure to sun can fade the leather. If possible, stuff the bag with bubble wrap or unprinted newspaper to help it maintain its shape.

5.2. Use a Dust Bag:
If your bag came with a dust bag, use it. If not, a pillowcase will do. This helps to protect your bag from dust and other potential damage while in storage.

6. Professional Care

If your bag is particularly valuable or has significant damage, consider seeking professional help. A professional leather goods repair shop can help with tasks such as fixing broken hardware, repairing tears or stitching, and treating serious stains or discoloration.


Your leather bag can be a long-lasting companion with the proper care and attention. Regular cleaning, conditioning, and proper storage can go a long way in maintaining the appearance and durability of your bag. Make these tasks a part of your routine, and your leather bag will age gracefully, developing a rich patina that makes it truly one-of-a-kind.