With the wettest June in UK records, and no sign of improvement for the next few weeks, handbags-at-dawn thought we’d tackle the issue of rain and leather handbags.
Leather is a fantastic and durable natural product, it is unlikely that a few spots of rain will damage a leather bag, a good quality leather will normally react in a natural way, and lets the water evaporate on it’s own.
However. if you find your leather bag soaked through here are our best tips:-
- Empty the contents from your handbag.
- Pat the bag dry with a soft cloth.
- Leave it in a warm dry place to dry naturally. NEVER leave your bag near a heater or under direct sunlight, this will cause the leather to crack.
- Use an appropriate leather care product after drying your bag to restore the balance of natural oils and enhance its natural shine.
Keeping your bag regularly moisturized with a good quality leather cleaner will always help to maintain it’s appearance.
Here are some of our favourite products:-
LTT Leather Care
Love my Bag leather Nourish and care £9.95
Love My Bag Ultimate Leather Protector £9.95
Furniture Clinic Leather care kit £24.95
500ml Leather Ultra Clean – £15
500ml Leather Protection Cream – £16
Sponge & Cloth