A handbag is the piece of a wardrobe that does the most talking. Expressing oneself through style all comes down to the bag one chooses, and it can be the one piece that transforms a particular look into a completely different one.
A handbag hints at the most inner workings of the luxe woman’s life, whether it is her career, interests, or taste. Therefore, something so telling and interconnected to one’s style must be carefully cared for…
When a bag is not specially cared for, it becomes distressed and begins to lose shape over time. In order to prevent such from happening, constant care to your bag is advised. For leather products, one must remember that leather is a living material, just like skin. So as with our skin, we must take care to perform the proper treatment to the leather of our handbags. Take a look below for Jinammi’s simple bag-care tips:
Avoid contact with your bag and water as much as possible.
Refrain from washing with wet towels and avoid humid areas.
In case the bag comes in contact with water, dry off with a dry towel and let it air-dry in a shaded area with sufficient ventilation - Avoid direct heat.
After drying off your bag, place in a cotton bag for storage.
Apply leather protecting cream onto your bag once a year for long lasting durability and shape.
When storing your bag, stuff your bag with newspaper in order to keep its shape as leather is hard to repair once it loses its shape.
Snake leather can be damaged just as easy, even with minor scratches. Therefore exotics must be handled with care. Exotic leather cleaner should be used in order to get the most use out of your bag.
Sparkling enamel bags are popular even in dark colors. Enamel leather is an enamel coated leather which fights off humidity and color transfer however, it is vulnerable to scratches.
Also, high temperatures may destroy the coating, so it is suggested be very careful with bags of this material.
When shopping for your next bag, be sure to take the time to learn about the materials of your new accessory, and use the provided tips to maintain the shape and quality for a bag that will live on as a classic in your style and wardrobe.