Cleaning and Restoring Your Designer Handbag (The Right Way!)
It's 1:00am on a Saturday night, you're having a blast with your girlfriends (maybe a little too much fun) and the unthinkable happens – you spill a drink on your brand new Lamb Flap Bag, or you drop your Multi Pouch in a puddle while reaching for your keys. These are the realities of living in Dubai.
For those fashion fanistas out there, we know accidents are bound to happen to your designer handbags. It’s not just a great handbag, it’s an investment in your style and social life and needs to be cared for. Luckily, there are experts trained in professional purse cleaning, so your designer handbag can easily be restored to its original condition.
For those mishaps that happen on the daily, baby wipes are a great clean and economical technique. They’re a wonderful way to soak up drips and spots and help ensure they don’t set in. For those stains that can’t be absorbed or areas that have serious material wear and tear, it may take a lot of work to get it back to its original beauty. When this happens, your best bet is to bring it into your favourite cleaner to have it professionally restored.
There are two types of stains that we’re familiar with: “water based” and “oil based”. As a rule, always test in a small area of the handbag to see how you should approach the stain removal. For water based stains, a cleaning solution is used (typically for food and condiment stains) with various tools to see if they can be brushed/scraped away. Most water-based solutions out there act as degreasers and lift out the lesser oily stains.
To get your ripped/torn/scuffed-up handbag restored to its original beauty, it takes a LOT of trial and error to get the colors just right. With our in-house service, our team of experts carefully match the color so your handbag looks as good as when initially purchased.
For long term care, keep your bag moisturized with a non-staining moisturizer. Remember, leather and suede are animal skins and will dry-out/crack if not maintained properly. Never pack your handbag in an airtight plastic container. Instead, store it in the cotton cloth bag that it came in. This is critical to allow the fabric to breathe, securing it from dust, and most importantly, protect it from any accidents.