- take care of your bag from day one
go to a professional and give your bag some reputable protection cream/treatment that can prevent staining, grease penetration and water damage. to remove any weird smells, put an open container of baking powder carefully inside your bag and leave it for 24 hours.
- never put your bag on the floor
don't expose your bag to unnecessary germs and dirt. always place your bag on the back of your chair, your lap or neighbouring seat. a small handbag hook is also a great solution.
- swap our your bags from time to time
the easiest way to keep your bags looking as good as new? keep them on rotation. the more you use one bag, the more worn it'll look.
- never store your bag without internal support
don't let your bags pile up in a heap. store them in an upright position, stuff them with their original dustbin and acid-free tissue paper, and fasten any zippers. never store your bags in plastic or vinyl as that traps moisture. and keep your bags out of direct sunlight.
- practice routine maintenance
avoid handling your bag if your hands have lotion or cream on them. use a leather moisturiser to keep leather supple, and use a suede brush to clean and revive suede. never use baby wipes or vinegar. for stains or signs of wear and tear, take it to a handbag repair professional.