Please follow the guidelines below to ensure longevity and keep your leather bags looking great.
It is possible that some color transfer will occur with our colored and black leathers. Please take extra care with light colored clothing. Before first use, we suggest rubbing the surface of the bag with a terry towel to lift up any extra dye residue.
Likewise, our lighter colored leathers are more susceptible to picking up color transfer from other materials, such as darker colored leather, denim, and the natural oils from your hands.
Conditioning your bag as outlined below can help to coat the leather and alleviate color transfer.
Because many of the leathers we use are unfinished, we recommend they be conditioned to preserve their beautiful look. Possible conditioners include mink oil, saddle soap, or weather guard spray. Mink oil and saddle soap may cause some darkening to occur and we suggest testing a small amount on an inconspicuous area, such as the inside of the handles, before applying conditioner to the entire bag.
Suede leather may cause color transfer onto other surfaces or clothing. Please do not condition your suede leather bag or treat with any other type of oil. Weather guard spray is an option that can be used for both leather and suede. Use a bristled suede brush for maintenance and cleaning.
If you would like to clean your bag, we suggest professional leather cleaning, though there are various spot removers and cleaners that can be used for slight stains and general maintenance. Natural leather colors can be especially difficult to get stains out of. Darker, pigmented leather colors will show less wear over time.