Treating a real leather bag with care can extend its life by years. If you're going to invest in real leather, it only makes sense to look after it properly.
In general, we recommend the following to care for your leather bag:
1. Condition it
Use a good leather cream or conditioner once or twice per year to prevent your bag becoming dry or cracked. If you live in a dryer climate, you may need to do this more often. Simply apply the cream to the entire bag with a cloth and rub off any excess. We recommend using this all natural leather cream for our bags.
2. Keep it dry (when you can!)
Wherever possible, avoid damp or moisture on your leather bag. We know this is not always possible, so if your bag does get wet, here's what you do.
If you spill something on it, blot away the moisture with a clean dry cloth as quickly as you're able to.
Caught in a rainstorm? Be sure to let your leather bag completely air dry and do not use a heat source to speed up the drying (this can damage the leather). Stuff the bag with newspaper to help the bag keep its shape and absorb moisture from the inside.
3. Clean it
Always wash your hands before caring for leather - oil from your hands can easily transfer to leather hide.
Once a week, we recommend taking a soft, dry (or slightly damp) cloth and briskly sweeping the leather. Don't forget the inside too! Use a cloth to wipe down the lining and remove any dirt or residue.
Be sure to take the time to care properly for your leather. If you do, your bag can have a good, long life.