Bag Care Tips, Tricks and Precautions

by ABARA SG on Nov 09, 2022

Bag Care Tips, Tricks and Precautions

Dear Leather Lover,

Since bags are increasingly big investments, it behoves one to cast a precious glance over its care and coddle it as you would a pet or a child. Whether you've invested in a luxury piece, like something from ABARA, or picked up a steal online, your leather bag is designed to stand the test of time. And it’s beneficial for the environment to look after our fashion items, and extend their life.

In general, if you use your bag every day you should try to clean it every quarter. If it’s more of a weekend bag, or an occasional bag that you wear for special occasions, every nine months or so will be enough to keep that item protected.

Start by cleaning the bag inside and outside with the cleaning solution. Always use a proper leather cleaner; Never use baby wipes, vinegar, or any other items for cleaning or stain removal. These products may contain chemicals and substances in them that can cause damage to the colour, dry the leather, create a build-up of grease, and any number of other problems.

After cleaning, let dry for a couple of minutes before applying the protection cream. Take extra care with the handles, corners, and frequently touched areas. You then leave this to dry for ten minutes before buffing off any excess.

If you don’t want to clean the full bag, focus on the main areas such as the handles.

ABARA bags are made from lightly treated leathers for their durability and luxurious feel. However, this means they can be absorbent, and prone to stain when in contact with common factors such as rainwater, beverages, perfume leaks and such like. Of course, prevention is better than a cure, but accidents do happen, so if you accidentally stain your bag, quickly reduce the staining to ensure that it causes minimal damage.

Blot the stained area as soon as possible with a clean, dry cloth. Absorb as much of the liquid as possible. After you have removed the excess liquid, you should then blot the stained area with a damp cloth or tissue using warm water.

Start at the outside of the stain and work inwards. This will stop the stain from spreading out. Dab the stained area with a dry cloth or tissue to absorb any left-over water. Never rub the stained area as this can cause the stain to spread. Dry in a warm room. (Do not apply heat directly to the stained area as this can set the stain.)

Your first and best bet is to take your bag to see a professional as soon as possible.