Confessions of a Designer Handbag Junkie


 Confessions of a Designer Handbag Junkie

Your favorite designer handbag is made for style and function, and it's a testament to your personal taste. However, even the best bags can start to lose their vibrancy after awhile. You're still in love with that bag but the inside lining or hardware has started to come apart. To avoid this issue, you'll need to take good care of your bag and regularly clean it. Below are 11 easy ways you can deep clean your designer handbag while also getting some time at the gym!

1) Use HOT wash water with soap instead of cold water.
2) Use a toothbrush to clean inside the bag. A toothbrush is small enough to get into all the corners of your purse.
3) Remember, purple cleaner is not just for toilets. It also works great on handbags! And its much cheaper than those fancy leather cleaners.
4) For a heavy duty clean, use a sandwich bag and fill it with white vinegar and water in a 1:1 ratio. Zip it up and let it sit in the purse overnight. Remove the bag the next morning and wipe down your handbag with a damp cloth or sponge. Let air dry thoroughly before using again.
5) A clean toothbrush is also a great way to get into the small zipper.
6) Don't forget about your bag's hardware. Dirt and grime can build up on the hardware like zippers, handles and even your bag's clasp. Remember to regularly wipe down the hardware of any handbag you own.
7) Cleaning a leather purse? Use a mixture of 2 tablespoons olive oil with 1 teaspoon liquid soap in it, rub on to the leather with a sponge or cloth and let it soak for up to an hour while you attend your daily activities. Let it air dry before using again.
8) This is a great hack for those who are looking for a way to clean their designer handbag and get some exercise too! Try using an exercise bike in your home or a spin class at the gym to clean your designer handbag.
9) Another great trick for cleaning out all the clutter in your handbag is to place all of the contents on a towel and spray with cleaner. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and then brush off dirt that was stuck on.
10) Use a steamer if you can get access to one, but be careful not to over press since you don't want wrinkles or creases on the bag's leather.
11) Last but not least, remember to store your handbag in its original dust cover and place it in a clean, dry spot where it can breathe.
From top to bottom: 1.  Bottega Veneta 2.  Yves Saint Laurent 3.  Chanel 4.  Louis Vuitton 5.   Gianni Versace 6.   Fendi 7 .   Marc Jacobs 8 .   Hermes 9 . Louis Vuitton 10 . Christian Dior 11 . Burberry 12 . Chloe 13 . Enzoani
(more on designer handbags from my blog here )
*Bonus tip: Use the bags you want to keep as canvas for your new bag!
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Conclusion: Having a handbag is an accessory to be fashionable. It should always be clean and presentable at all times. This is because it shares the same importance with the clothes you are wearing, hence you would not want your dirty or stained handbag to ruin your day when you are dressing up in style. You wouldn't want to appear as if you care little for your appearance, would you?
Keep in mind that these are only tips, and maybe they will never work for everyone. Then again, maybe they will? Only you can decide. Good luck cleaning!
Source:  koreus.

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