Cleaning a Designer Bag
In this so-called new normal, it’s more important than ever to keep our Designer Bag clean and sanitized as much as possible. And if you’re already going out, then you’re probably carrying your bag everywhere you go, putting it on different surfaces and touching it constantly. We need to keep it as clean and sanitized as possible.
So we wanted to share a few tips with you on how you can keep your bag clean without ruining it since different materials require different cleaning solutions. So if you want to keep your handbag clean and in top shape, you’ll want to continue reading.
Don’t use alcohol.
Alcohol maybe a great way to sanitize many things, but your designer bag is not one of them, especially if it’s made of authentic or synthetic leather. Damage done by directly rubbing alcohol may be irreversible.
Of course, if your tote bag is made of a sturdy, plastic material trying to use alcohol is worth a try. Use a bit on a discrete part of your bag and see if you notice a change after a couple of days. But remember that, even if you don’t notice any harm, alcohol is a very aggressive substance that should not be used as a long-term solution.
How about baby wipes or specialized cleaning wipes?
Designer handbag Cleaning wipes are a better option, but still non-desirable. Since some of them also have alcohol to some degree, it’s better to use them on non-leather materials since these are more likely to withstand the chemical reactions caused by cleaning products.
Textile accessories or materials handle these solutions better. And you should have no problem using these wipes on metallic components in your bag. Just be sure to watch if you notice any change in color or shine of these elements.
The classic solution: water and soap.
Cleaning your top-handle designer bag with a towel using water and soap is always a good idea since you’re not using aggressive chemicals that could fade your colors or wear the bag itself. Please don’t use too much water or soap either. Dry it immediately, so dampness is not a problem, especially on the inside of your bag.
Try to use soap with the less-acidic pH possible. And wipe immediately, so it only works on the surface on your bag and doesn’t penetrate it.
The specialized solution.
The good news is there are solutions specially made to clean your bag without the risk of deterioration. Anti-bacterial cleanses work outside your bag but also on the inside.
Leather bags benefit greatly from specialized leather gels and shampoos that wipe out any contaminants from your beautiful designer bag without damaging it, and water stop sprays work as a coating layer for leather, suede, synthetic and textile materials. So it may be a good idea to use it as a precaution before leaving home.
The BEST Option.
It’s a simple one really but by far the most effective solution to keep COVID-19 out of your system even if it reaches your designer bag: wash your hands constantly. It’s not a disinfectant solution per se, but it is by far the best way to keep your bag clean and the risk of having something ugly in there that you could get as low as possible. Wash your hands before and after touching it, and it should remain clean as long as you also make sure the surfaces in contact with it are also as clean as possible. Always be mindful of where you leave it and who might be in contact with it.
Also, remember some models of designer bag come with a dust bag included. You may want to keep it handy these days as it’s a great way to protect it now more than ever.
Can you think of any other solutions?