What Can I Use As A Cleaner For My Leather Handbags?

Leather handbags are an investment not only because branded bags can be very expensive, but also because leather is a durable material that can last decades with proper care. With proper technique, you too can transform your bag to its original condition in three simple steps.

How to Best Care For My Leather Handbags?

Remove all belongings from your bag before you start. Prepare your bag by first wiping all leather surfaces with a damp but clean cloth.

Step 1: Use a Leather Cleaner

Apply your specially formulated leather cleaner to a clean, soft cloth and begin by wiping the stained area of your bag. Wipe with clean gentle strokes, preferably in the direction of the natural grain of the leather. Continue wiping until the stain is removed. Wipe clean any cleaner residue or foam and move on to the next stain spot.

Once your leather bag is clean, allow your bag to air dry for at least an hour.

Step 2: Use a Protector Spray

Finally, seal in your hard work using a quality protector spray for leather. Not only does the protector spray keeps your handbag water resistant, it keeps your leather conditioned for longer, maintaining the leather’s original shine and soft texture.

Allow the leather protector spray to dry for at least 30 minutes before use.

Step 3: Use a Conditioner  

Once your bag is completely dry, use another soft, clean cloth to apply a leather moisturiser. This is necessary to ensure your leather stays soft and pliable, increasing its durability and lifespan. Leather that has not been taken care off look dry and even cracked. Rub the conditioner in using gentle circular motions.

Your Handbags Deserves The Best Leather Cleaner & Protector Spray

Unlike synthetics, leather requires gentle cleaning or the look and texture may be easily ruined. Common surface cleaners you can find in your home are not recommended for use on your leather bags for that reason. Let Austra help you give your leather bags the best treatment they deserve.

Care as much for your bags as you do your shoes? Austra offer shoe care products, including sneaker care range, so you can keep your leather bags and shoes protected in the comforts of your own home.