Taking Good Care of Your Designer Handbags•
Posted on April 16 2015
How to make the most of your handbag investment
We just got a great shipment in of consigned designer handbags that are in excellent condition and we wanted to share some tips on how to make that bag last.
We know you can spend a pretty penny on high quality, well-made bags. But, do you know how to take care of it, so that your investment isn't wasted?
Here are some useful tips to keep them in great shape:
1. Don't be tempted to place that bag on the floor. Not only can you expose the bag to bacteria found on floors in places like restaurants or restrooms, you can cause unwanted scratches or stains from dirt and other things. When possible, make sure you place your bag on a chair next to you or on the back of your chair. (make sure that if it is on the back, you are not at risk of it being stolen). They even have these clever little hooks that you can find at boutiques or department stores that allow you to hang it from the table and they don't have to look tacky. Find some cute blingy purse hooks HERE.
2. Never store the bag without some kind of support on the inside if it is on a shelf. Bags can begin to sag after a while, and you want to make sure that it keeps it's shape! Try stuffing it with acid free tissue paper if you plan to store it away for a season. You can even try these quilted purse shapers to keep the bag from becoming misshapen. Also, you will want to make sure that you zip, close, button and fold the straps over itself. The will help keep the openings from sagging or creasing and stop the handles from pulling it open.
3. Keep the leather clean. Try to clean up spills or marks as soon as possible. There are plenty of leather cleaners on the market. Some Handbag designers even provide their own cleaners, like these at COACH
4. Always store in breathable containers. You don't want the storage bin or bag to keep moisture in. This can result in damage to the material and can even discolor them. Dust covers are a great option if your handbag didn't already come with one. Try these to keep it covered.
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