Kendall Conrad Handbags are designed in leathers that get better with age and wear. However, to keep your leather goods in great condition follow these guidelines. For all bags please avoid heat, direct sunlight, rain and oil.
Store your bags in a dark, dry, cool place to prevent fading or mildew issues. Keep it in the linen dust bag it came in. This helps prevent dirt from collecting on the bag and allows free airflow Do not use plastic bags. Plastic emits chemicals that can damage the leather.
For the inside of the bag, empty contents and shake out any debris and gently vacuum to remove every bit of dust and dirt.
Use a soft suede brush to clean in straight lines in the same direction. Brush lightly to “exfoliate” the dirt off the Nubuck and to not damage it. Nubuck can be sprayed with the Pecard Nubuck and Suede Protectant Spray to maintain a longer life.
Dirt can be removed with a clean pink eraser or special suede eraser. Gently rub the eraser against the dirty part of the leather to help lift dirt without ruining the suede texture. You can also brush the suede gently with a special suede brush.
Use a soft brush or damp cloth to help clean a leather bag. Wipe the cloth across the material to remove dirt. Do not get the leather wet as it can stain and mildew. If your leather handbag does get wet, always wipe it off immediately. Let the bag air-dry. Do not use a blow dryer, as it will damage and dehydrate the leather.
Linen Dust Bags
Our linen dust bags can be washed in the washing machine with delicate soap in cold water, on Hand Wash mode and air dried.
Make sure to use the right kind of conditioning product for different types of leather as they require different types of care. Suede and deerskin usually only require a protective spray. Saddle and finished leather will probably just need a conditioning cream every once in awhile. Saddle soaps and creams are good choices.
Applying protective and conditioning products before using a leather bag, and at regular intervals once the bag is in use helps to prevent drying, cracking, staining and mildew. Always apply the product to a rag, never directly onto the leather as it can cause staining.
Alligator and Snakeskin are very durable. No special conditioning treatment is needed. To clean exotics, gently wipe with a damp cloth.
Brass will tarnish with age. Some people like the natural patina brass takes on as it changes and darkens. If you prefer a gold look, you can clean and care for you brass a few different ways:
- Wash with dish soap and water and scrub with an old toothbrush and dry well with a soft cloth.
- Mix a little lemon juice and baking soda and scrub with old toothbrush. Dry well with a soft cloth.
- Use a brass cleaning paste such as Twinkle. Apply pate to a cloth and rub it into the brass. Use a second clean, dry cloth to buff the brass to a dazzling shine. Wipe the brass off with a soft, dry cloth.
- Use a silver polishing cloth such as Goddard’s and buff the brass with it.
- Store clean brass in a sealed bag with anti tarnish paper, to keep fresh longer.
Gold plated jewelry needs gentler cleaning. Polish with an un-coated, soft, dry cloth.
Kendall Conrad will repair your jewelry at no cost. To request a repair, please contact the store at 310-399-1333 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The customer will be responsible for all shipping costs.