Is my new leather already conditioned?
The majority of our leather items are full grain leather and will not need to be conditioned for six months to a year.
Why are there markings on my leather? As leather is a natural material, there may be some of Nature's Beauty marks left on the hide from the cow's life. Things like bug bites, fence scrapes, or stretch marks are on all hides to some degree. These marks simply make leather all the more beautiful and unique.
How do I clean the leather?
It’s always a sad day when spills and stains happen! There are some things you can do to remove or minimize the damage depending on the nature of the stain.
For water lines that appear after spilling water or liquid in your totes try the following: mix a solution of moisturizing soap such as Dove and warm water, dip a soft cloth into it, wring it out and wipe the exterior surfaces of the purse, focusing on the water line. Use a second clean, damp cloth to wipe off the soap. Blot dry with a towel.
For other stains, try a leather cleaner such as Chamberlain’s Leather Cleaner and follow the product instructions: Purchase Here
Note: if you plan on caring for the item yourself, make sure to spot-test any products in a hidden area, like the back of the inside pocket in case there are unexpected results.
If all else fails, or in the case of a more devastating stain, please seek out a local dry cleaner as they’re likely to have experience in removing stains from porous materials.
Can I use my bag in the rain? While we do not recommend you carrying your bag in heavy rain, a light sprinkle won't affect the look or longevity of your bag. Just be sure to pat it dry when you get inside for precautionary measures.