You’ve done it. You’ve pulled the trigger and bought the bag. Maybe it was an impulse purchase, or it might have been something you saved up for. Your new luxury bag is taking pride of place on your vanity, and you can’t wait to show it off. However after investing in a designer handbag, you want to make sure you’re caring for it properly. Not to worry, at Bag Girls Club we have you covered. Here is our ultimate guide to caring for your luxury handbags.
Brands like Louis Vuitton and Chanel all have materials with their own nuances that you’ll need to know about keeping the bag in wearable condition. These are the steps we recommend all of our luxury handbag competition winners follow once they receive their bag.
Keep It In The Dustbag + Box
When you buy a designer piece from brands like Balenciaga, Gucci, or Valentino, you don’t just get handed the bag. It’ll come beautifully presented in a box with a dust bag (where applicable) and extras like ribbons and tissue paper. While some people choose to throw out the boxes, we think they make a great decoration and the perfect place to store your bag.
The piece you want to hold onto is the dust bag. You’ll want to secure your pieces inside it while travelling to prevent any damage to the leather. Whatever way you’re storing your designer handbags, keep them inside the dust bag for an extra layer of protection.
Research the Bag
Splurging on a luxury handbag is like buying a car. You’ll spend days and weeks on sites like YouTube and the PurseBlog to find out as much as you can about the bag. It’s an investment, and in the words of Carrie Bradshaw, ”I like my money where I can see it, hanging in my closet”.During your research, you’ll want to check for any specific care instructions for your bag. The Chanel lambskin bag requires a little extra TLC than the caviar material, and you’ll want to use a water-based protective spray. Make sure to ask your sales assistant about the best way to care for your bag or SLG before you leave the store.
Add a Bag Shaper
Not every designer bag is structured. Bags like the Louis Vuitton Speedy fold in on themselves for easy storage. If you’re rotating between several luxury handbags, you want to invest in bag shapers. These accessories will help your bag hold its shape while you’re not using it and will prevent any unwanted creasing to the material. You can use a handbag organiser as a shaper, giving you a two-in-one piece. A simple google search will find you a bag shaper made to fit your specific bag.
Buy a Folding Purse Holder
After spending a small fortune on the bag, the last thing you want to do is to set it on the ground. We’ve all been to a restaurant and had no idea of where to put your bag. You don’t want to put it on your lap, but there’s no spare seat or space on the table. A folding handbag hook is the size of a large coin and easy to carry, giving you the perfect place to put your designer bag.
How do you care for your luxury goods? What bag would you like to see us feature in our next designer raffle?