You've been saving forever, schmoozing with Sales Associates, and the moment you were waiting for finally arrived. You are now the proud owner of your dream luxury bag. Now what?
Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent.... Regardless of the brand of bag, if you bought leather, your #1 priority should be proper maintenance of the bag. Only then will your bag hold the most possible value when you go on to resell or consign for a new piece. Proper maintenance is also an absolute must if you want a bag you can carry forever (love a classic!!), and that looks as close to boutique fresh as possible.
BagBirdy.com founder Lili shed some much needed light on the bag conditioning process and tell you all you need to know below.
Does your designer leather bag need conditioning? How do you know? The answer to this question can best be answered by your boutique sales associate where you purchased your favorite bag.
Different types of leather require different care. So you need to know the type of material or leather you are dealing with. To remove stains or to refresh the look of your bag, best to ask the sales associate for care product use information as well as referrals on how to deal with the issue you have.