It is very important that you know how to care for Louis Vuitton bags. In this article we will look at certain aspects to make sure that your expensive LV bags are in a good condition even after several years.
Storage: You can store your Louis Vuitton bag in any cloth bag – even an old pillow cover would be enough, as the idea is to keep it clean and dust free and also allow air to pass through. But make sure to take it out at least once a year to avoid the ‘old’ smell from settling in. And don’t ever store your LV bags in plastic cases.
It is important not to store your LV bags close to moth balls. Repellants, be it in any form – beads, cakes or crystals – causes the monogram canvas material to age fast and this can lead to cracks. Also leave the straps open as the clips may leave stains. Keep your bag filled with a soft material that allows air to pass easily such as old clothes. This will prevent creases being formed and also retain the shape of your bag. Don’t ever hang your bag from a hook and don’t fold it either. Place it horizontally on a flat non-humid surface and avoid exposure to direct sunlight.
Cleaning: If you want to clean your monogram canvas, you can use a mild soap and wipe it off with a damp cloth. Do not rub hard on the surface of your bag even if it is to remove stain. You can slightly wet the area, to loosen up a particularly adamant stain, and then gently wipe it off. And keep in mind that even water can cause stains in leather, so avoid getting your leather parts on the LV bags wet. Don’t take your LV bags in the rain.
Maitainance: The natural leather parts on Louis Vuitton bags are not treated, therefore very sensitive to water, all kinds of stains and humid weather. Try to avoid it being exposed to harsh weather and tough stains all time. After a few years of use, it might be a good idea to ‘feed’ your LV bag with a leather conditioner at least annually. Be mindful that it can make the color of the leather darker by applying leather conditioner. Select a good brand and use carefully as per instructions in the bottle. Don’t use any harsh cleaners on your bag. LV leather is very sensitive and you need to handle it like you would handle a baby – with gentle care and affection.
Repairing: Remember that repairing your LV bag, even if it is as minor as changing the zippers can be expensive and time consuming. You can take your authentic LV bag to a Louis Vuitton boutique for repair. This will take anything from a week to several months depending on how complicated the repair required is as well as the other repair jobs that they are carrying out currently. The repair cost varies but to get an idea of the repair expenses, think in terms of paying close to a hundred dollars to repair the lining in a pocket. So, it is best to follow the motto of ‘prevention is better than cure’ and take good care of your bag from the beginning.
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