Today we are going to talk about how to keep your bag and other leather goods in good condition. For those who have lots of bags to store -or simply for most of us who are currently in isolation, now is the right time to reorganise your shelves and closet following our Cosette Team’s advices.
I. Where to store my bag?
You want to store your bags preferably on a shelf or at the top of your closet, where it can breathe freely. It is extremely important for your bag not to be all ‘squashed’ and to give it the space it deserves. After all, designer bags are the A-list of our personal products. We don’t want the handles to get damaged. If your bag came in a box, that’s a great place to store it, but make sure the box is clean and free from humidity. Make sure the removable straps, handles or chains are removed and either stored separately or put in a little dustbag inside the bag.
II. How to store my bag?
Now that you have found the dedicated space for your bag(s), and made sure that it is not all squashed, let’s talk about the stuffing. Most of the time when you’ve purchased your bag through us, it will come with some stuffing already inside. We recommend you to keep this stuffing so when you are not using your bags, you can put it back inside, et voilà! However, if you didn’t keep the stuffing paper, don’t worry, we are here to help. You can simply fill your bag with some silk paper, a small cushion, some old sweat pants or some ink-free cotton tote bags. Make sure not to under-stuff or over-stuff your bag. If you have a structured bag like the Givenchy Antigona or the Celine Luggage, it is crucial to keep it stuffed so it doesn’t collapse when unused.
When you are done with the stuffing, simply protect it by putting it back inside its former dustbag.
III. How long can I store my bag for?
When you are finally done with step one and step two: you can store your bag(s) for as long as you want. Don’t forget to check on them from time to time to make sure they stay in good condition and dust-free. Make sure that your bag is not in direct contact with natural or synthetic lights as it can damage both the material and the colour, and that it stays in a decent room temperature.
Finally, we don’t particularly recommend to put any specific product on the leather as sometimes too many chemicals in a product can lead to irreversible damage or stains. We are currently developing our own bag cleaning formula that should be available in the coming months. If you have any specific questions regarding your bag, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will guide you through the steps to keep your bag as new as it possible can!