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A Guide to Cleaning Designer Handbags

Posted on March 6, 2019 by Steven Toltz

A designer handbag isn’t just a fashion statement and accessory — it’s an investment. Designer handbags are made with high-quality materials and can cost anywhere from hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars. That’s why cleaning your designer handbag is important.

At Dependable Cleaners, we don’t just clean suits, leather jackets, and wedding dresses. We can clean pretty much any kind of garment, along with your expensive handbags. You don’t have to worry about ruining your Louis Vuitton by getting it cleaned; we partner with the best handbag cleaner in the business to ensure your bag comes away looking clean, enriched, and better than when you dropped it off.

Here’s the Dependable Cleaners guide to cleaning a designer handbag:

Leave it to a professional.

When it comes to getting your designer handbag cleaned, it’s important to leave it to the professionals. Since you probably spent a lot of money on this investment piece, you don’t want to have a mishap and ruin its value. Dependable Cleaners offers purse cleaning for most types of handbags.

The first purse cleaning service we offer is for non-brand handbags that aren’t made of leather or more expensive materials. This service includes cleaning out the bag and gently washing it. The second and more common purse cleaning service is a complete cleaning intended to bring your bag back to life. We partner with a trusted, professional leather cleaning company that focuses on handbags. Using oils, gentle solutions, and even paint in some cases, your bag will be replenished, cleaned, and moisturized.

Bring your bag in once per year.

If you have a leather jacket, Dependable Cleaners suggests having it professionally cleaned once per year — the same goes with your designer handbag. We like to think of handbags like skin. Colorado has extreme winter elements, including freezing winters and dry summers.

These elements make your skin dull and dry, and the same can happen to leather and other delicate handbags. Our professional purse cleaning service will give you bag a yearly cleaning. This won’t damage the bag; rather, it’ll maintain its value and beautiful design.

Be gentle with at-home cleanings.

Did you accidentally spill on your handbag, smudge lipstick inside of it, or get it dirty on a trip? You might be motivated to clean it with soap and water, but you have to be careful. If you are going to do a little bag cleaning at home, we suggest using water and a wash cloth to gently blot the mess. Don’t aggressively rub, as this could upset the fabric. After pulling some of the spilled liquid for your bag, it’s best to bring it in for an extensive cleaning.

Have questions about cleaning your designer handbag? Give us a call or bring it in!