When your leather or suede handbag needs cleaning: Here's what you need to know.
We know your favorite bag is not looking so hot and it needs cleaning. Before you search the web for home cleaning tips, just remember cleaning leather not a job for amateurs especially experimenting on an expensive designer bag.
The features and design details in most handbags are designed for extended usage. Whatever you paid for your handbag, you don't want it to be ruined by unqualified care if you expected to receive long-term use.
There's a common notion that a leather and/or suede handbag must be washable because it's a "natural" product. Yes, when the leather is on the animal, it is in its natural state. After that, nature takes a back seat to elements such as: fashion, style, color and the processing that is involved in the manufacturing of suede and leather. Oh, for the record, suede is leather with a softer finish so for the purposes of this web page, "leather" may mean either or both because they are sometimes combined.
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