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Bag Care

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

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.

Clean

Inside
For the inside of the bag, empty contents and shake out any debris and gently vacuum to remove every bit of dust and dirt.

Nubuck
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.

Suede
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.

Leather
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.

Condition and Protect

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.

Jewelry Care

SOLID BRASS AND STERLING SILVER

Both our solid brass and our sterling silver are raw metal, not coated or plated. Oxidation will occur over time and lack of wear, so please use these tips to care for your Kendall Conrad jewelry: We suggest storing your brass jewelry in the pouch that we provide. You can avoid tarnish by wearing your jewelry often. The oils in your skin will keep the metals bright. As exposure to air tarnishes these metals, storing silver and brass in airtight plastic bags with anti-tarnish strips in low humidity will help keep your jewelry fresh.

Avoid contact with lotions, hair products, household chemicals, perspiration, rubber, chlorinated water, or any substances which contain sulfur (e.g., mayonnaise, eggs, mustard, onions, latex, wool) which will cause corrosion and tarnish. Also direct sunlight can cause silver to tarnish so remove before sunbathing.

Gently polish your jewelry with a Sunshine Cloth, phosphate free dish soap and an old toothbrush or gentle polish cleaner. Rinse well and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.

14K GOLD

While gold is tarnish resistant, it can get dirty or smudged. To care for your 14K gold jewelry, we recommend cleaning it with a mild detergent such as phosphate free dish soap. You can use a soft brush but avoid using an abrasive as it can scratch the gold. Be sure to rinse well and dry thoroughly.

Jewelry Repairs

Kendall Conrad will repair your jewelry at no cost within 90 days of purchase.
To request a repair, please contact the store at 805-886-8344 or by email: info@kendallconraddesign.com.

The customer will be responsible for all shipping costs.