Video: How to take care of your bags

As a follow up to my How to Take Care of Your Shoes video, I had several people ask if I could do a video on how to take care of your bags so here it (finally) is!  I go over a few tips on how I take care of my bags from aging from weather and stains, how to clean my bags and how I store them.

My basic tips are:

  • Use a weather and stain repellent spray before using your bags and spray again if you haven’t used the bag in awhile.  If you use the bag frequently, spray the bag every few months or as needed based on your weather.
  • Use a leather conditioner to keep the leather soft and scratch free.
  • To clean stain spots, use a leather cleaner or a mix of baby shampoo (a small amount) and water and dab with a clean cloth.  Let dry and repeat if necessary.

My caveat is that I have never done this on any of my new Chanel lambskin bags (like my Ultimate Stitch bag) because the leather is a bit different than the leathers on all my other handbags (it’s a lot more delicate).  So I don’t advise this for your lambskin bags since I’ve never sprayed or treated them before.  Same with Chanel caviar bags.  I just really baby them (they never get taken out in the rain, if they do, I hide it underneath my coat) whereas my other bags I’m a bit more rough.

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  • CessOviedo
    November 8, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I saw the video on Sunday an totally loved it, it came at the right time for me cause I started to switch my SS closet for my FW clothes, and my bags needed to be reorganized, like the idea of stuffing the bags with tissue paper for them not to loose their shape, need to look up for a similar product cause don't think there's Gardé available here in Mexico, oh! and loved loved your blazer!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • cinzee
    November 8, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Gosh, you put me to shame when i read this post. I handle my bags sooo badly!!! But some great tips in here:) I learn something from you every now and then, Tiffany, cheers!!!!=D


  • Erica
    November 8, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Great tips! I subscribed!

  • AdamAlexMommy
    November 8, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I love this stuff and use it for all of my Chanel bags. Thanks for sharing. I picked up a few more tips that I could use. 🙂

    Have a great day!


  • LC
    November 8, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    can`t wait to watch the video after work. my balenciaga looks dirty sometimes, but sometimes i think it`s also just the papyrus color!

  • Katie
    November 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks for linking the products! I need to pick them up for my shoes and bags.

  • simplyvonne
    November 8, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    After watching this video, I feel so bad about not keeping up with my bags! I think I'm going home and clean it! 😀

  • SassyUptownChic
    November 8, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    That's really great advice Tiffany!!! Excellent video. When you invest in a bag, it's smart to protect it. 🙂

  • Katherine
    November 8, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Fabulous video! I try to take care of all my bags tu admittedly have been slacking a bit lately – I use the same Apple Care stuff, also purchased from the same site! 🙂

  • JustPatience
    November 9, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Great video Tiff. I needed this. My year old Alexander Wang Rocco looks about 10 years old. I need to take care of my bags accordingly.


  • Anna @ SMS_Style
    November 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Fab tips, love it thank you – saves me a trip to the tailors to sort out my Birkin! xxx

  • bevy
    November 9, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    thanks for sharing these tips. i'm always nervous with stain fighting on bags, but this is definitely helpful.

    your polka dot blazer is so cute.

  • Richelle
    November 14, 2011 at 3:37 am

    Thank you for the tip!! I just got a scratch on my empriente LV bag. A white scratch 🙁 I'm going to try the baby shampoo idea.