How to clean leather boots and bags.

Each piece of leather has its own “life” and “personality”, so you think of it as your “second skin” that needs special care, just as your very own skin does. Different types of leathers require different types of care and maintence to be your life long companions. Some leathers are very delicate and need specific care to keep them radiant for years of wear. All different types of leather will get dirty, wet and dry over time which can cause undue wear unless certain precautions are taken. The type of care you need for your supple leather or rugged rawhide skin will be determined by the purpose and usage of your boots or bags. Here you will learn some helpful tips to care for the unique leather pieces you have chosen to accompany you in your fashionable lifestyle.

Cleaning & Restoring Leather

The first, and most important thing to remember, is that leathers are naturally porous allowing abrasive particles of dirt, dust, and sand to work their way into the surface of the leather will result in deterioration. To safely clean leathers, use a natural leather soap to wipe off any stains. Never use ordinary household cleaners or harsh chemicals to clean your leather boots or bags, as these products will cause greater damage, shortening its lifespan and ruining its appearance. It’s improtant to remove any chemical spills, food stains, or buildup as soon as possible to keep your valuable leather looking its very best.

Removing surface dirt and grime from leather

Cleaning goat skin, cowhide, deerskin, deertan, nubuck, suede, ostrich, and reptile skins such as, snakeskin, crocodile, lizard, and alligator all benefit from nearly the same “cleaning” practices.

  • Wipe off any dust or dirt with a soft dry white cotton cloth or slightly water dampened, not wet cotton cloth.
  • You may use a soft brush made from horse hair to clean finished leather.
  • Always wipe and brush in the direction of the grain for your leather.
  • Pay attention to the areas around eyelets, buckles, grooves, handles, straps, stitching and any inlay patterns to clean thoroughly.
  • You will want to use a small soft brush or cotton swab to get into the smaller tight areas to remove dirt.

Nubuck or Suede:

  • Special brushes can be used to clean and maintain nubuck & suede boots and bags.
  • For suede use a nylon brush or a nylon and brass bristled combo brush.
  • For nubuk use a rubber brush to clean with.
  • When cleaning, always wipe and brush in the direction of the grain for your leather. to ensure that any velvet naps do not flatten.
  • Find the flow of the nap by brushing it in different directions, and then follow the flow of least resistance.
  • If the finish is rough, you are brushing against the nap.
  • For worn down nap, brush vigorously with the middle wire bristles then finish with the nylon bristles.
  • A Suede brush can also be effective in removing marks and scuffs.
  • For removal of stubborn scuffs or stains the use a cleaning block may be best.

Snakeskin, Alligator, Crocodile & Lizard:

  • Gently wipe in the direction of the scales with a dry soft cotton cloth, lifting up the scales will cause damage and shorten its lifespan.
  • You will want to use a small soft brush to clean under the scales to brush dirt out, being careful to not lift them.
  • Wipe off your snakeskin boots and bags after each use, before storing them.

Ostrich:

  • Wipe off any dust or dirt with a soft dry white cotton cloth or soft brush.

Removing spills, stains, and discoloration from leather

  • The first and most important thing to remember is that leathers are naturally porous material.
  • Use natural leather soap products to clean any stains.
  • On finished leathers, apply a leather cleaner conditioner to clean the surface and wipe with a dry cloth to absorb any excess dampness.
  • If oil gets accidentally spilled on your boots or bags dab up the spot with a dry cloth, if that does not work apply talc powder to the spot leave on for at least 15 minutes to absorb the oil then brush and wipe off with a dry cotton cloth.
  • Oils will discolor your leathers so immediate attention to clean is important.
  • Allow to air dry at room temperature, see drying instructions below.
  • Follow the care instructions that came with your leather boots or bags.
  • Always use a cleaner conditioner specifically designed for the type of leather your boots and bags are made of.
  • Always test spot any cleaner moisturizer product in a nonvisible spot to ensure no staining or discoloring happens from the cleaning contioning product you choose.

Nubuck or Suede:

  • To remove tough stains, shiny marks, and water spots, simply gently back and forth over the spot or mark with an eraser bar or cleaning block.
  • Then finish cleaning using a brush to remove residue and raise the nap.
  • For spills use a dry white cotton or flannel cloth to absorb any liquids as soon as possible,
  • Quickly wipe down with water dampened cloth to clean any fresh spills.
  • Wipe down the whole boot or bag to not have any discoloration from spot removing.
  • If you have salt stains that do not come clean with a damp cloth use a bar and dampen the end with water to rub out the marks.
  • When cleaning, brush them down, ensure that the velvet nap does not flatten.
  • You will know the flow of the nap by brushing it in different directions.
  • There are a few different nubuck and suede brushes to clean and maintain your boots and bags look for kits sold at your local shoe store.

Snakeskin, Alligator, Crocodile & Lizard:

  • Exotic leather boots and bags will require special gentle attention and care as reptile skin has scales.
  • If rain or water gets spilled on your boots or bags, use a dry cotton cloth to absorb as much of the water as soon as possible and let dry naturally.
  • Quickly wipe down with slightly water dampened cloth (not wet) to clean any fresh spills or dirt.
  • Use a dry cloth to absorb the moisture from cleaning by patting them down to dry them.
  •  Always use a cleaner conditioner specifically designed for Snakeskin & Reptile leather.
  • Always test spot any cleaner moisturizer product in a nonvisible spot to ensure no staining or discoloring happens.
  • Always lightly wipe or brush in the direction of the scales.
  • Brushing against the scales will damage the skin and shorten its life span.
  • Exposure to sun and age contribute to yellowing of snakeskin, this is unavoidable, making each piece unique.

Ostrich:

  • Quickly wipe down with slightly water dampened cloth (not wet) to clean any fresh spills or dirt.
  • Then use a dry cloth to absorb the moisture from cleaning.
  • If rain or water gets spilled on your boots or bags, use a dry cotton cloth to absorb as much of the water as soon as possible and let dry naturally.
  •  Always use a cleaner conditioner specifically designed for Ostrich leather.
  • Ostrich is very sensitive to oils especially from your skin and may cause discoloration over time.
  • If oil is spilled, we recommend using talc powder to be applied to the spot for at least 15 minutes to absorb the oil, then brush or wipe off with a soft brush or dry cloth.

A Sturdy Duffle Bag Is My Versatile Buddy

Getting some new duffle bags for my daily travel and business needs is great and I love having a nice leather duffle bag that I can use for anything and everything. I like to find a good and study duffle that will last for years and accompany me on my journeys. this Italian leather duffle bag is the perfect find and the best investment in my life. It makes a great carry-on for flights out of town or to pack for a weekend road trip.

Getting a sturdy duffle bag for my everyday life has been easy for me to do when I can find some great ones online. I love to look for some roomy weekender bags that are ready for any season and any kind of adventure. The one that I have been using recently has been ideal for my travel and work needs. I perfer a duffel bag to be handcrafted with the finest materials and made to last a lifetime.

This duffle bag I would recommend to a friend as leather lasts for years. The Time Resistant bags are beautifully tanned and will accent any attire to make a statement.  This duffle bag is easy to clean and it is perfect for supplies to work-out  at the gym or for when I just need an overnight bag for spending the night for hockey tournaments. The new duffle bag has been ideal for giving me the perfect amount of convenience for anything.

Always Ready For Class With My Waist Messenger Bag

My new messenger bag has been working really well for going to class and for staying completely organized as I am taking notes and doing some studying and catching up with my friends after class. As a college student, it has been great for me to have a nice bag that I can use to make sure that I have all of the things that I need for every class.

I love the look of my messenger bag and that it gives me that slightly worn look and that it has some personality to it as well. I know that my bag will have even more personality as I use it again and again and really make it part of my student life. The bag works well with any kind of outfit that I want to put together as well, I can dress it up or I can dress it down.

With my messenger bag, I can always have the perfect look for going to class and I can be ready to do some learning in style. I love that the bag has all kinds of pockets and compartments in it so that I can have a place of everything and so that I can keep everything in its place.

Wearing My High Heel Boots All The Time

I have always been a huge fan of boots. I love boots of all kinds and I am always looking to stay on top of the latest trends and find the hottest boots for every season and every occasion. I get tons of compliments when I am wearing my boots both from men and from women and I love that I can feel confident with a great pair of boots on.

There are so many great boots out there and I can always find some that work well for any kind of look that I am going for. I got some new boots of the high heel kind recently and they have been perfect for wearing to work, wearing when spending time with my boyfriend, and wearing when I just doing some errands around town.

I like to feel confident and like I am looking my best each and every day. My new high heel boots have a unique design and I love that you don’t see every other person wearing these boots. They were easy to break-in and they work really well with my dresses, skirts, or my super-skinny jeans. The ankle boots highlight the shape of my legs and they make me feel feminine and pretty.

A Travel Duffle Bag Makes Things So Much Easier

I didn’t have a good duffle bag to use for a long time and I have been really happy with the one that I got a few months ago. It has worked so well when I want to go on a weekend trip or go on vacation or even just when I am going for a run after work. The bag makes it easy for me to have all of my things in one place without any problem at all.

I used to have to stuff my workout gear into a small bag or have to stuff things into my luggage bag when I was traveling. Now that I have my duffle bag, I can easily fit it under the seat when I am on the plane and put extra things in it that don’t fit in my regular luggage bag. The duffle is really nice when I want to go to the gym or run outdoors as well.

My travel duffle bag works well for a variety of my needs and I love that it has larger compartments and smaller pockets as well. For example, when I am working out, I can put my workout gear into the larger pockets and I can put my water bottles into the smaller pockets. It is great to have this duffle so I no longer have to worry about how to organize my things.

Can’t Get Enough Fashion Handbags

I love finding some stylish accessories that help me to look perfectly put together for every occasion. I feel that the right accessories can really make a big difference and I love finding some handbags, especially. I can find some great bags that work well for any kind of outfit and look that I want to go for. I am always looking for some new handbags.

There is always a new statement to make and a new way for me to express myself with my handbags of the fashion kind. I can get a handbag that is sparkly and great for going out or one that has a luxurious look to it or one that is simple and chic. There are so many varieties out there and I can always find something that works well for my needs.

With my fashion handbags, I can stay organized and stay stylish at the same time. I have been looking for some great handbags that I will be using a lot this summer. I am thinking of getting something brighter that will go well with my colorful summer dresses. I can’t wait to find some great bags that will help me to look good as I make the most of summer.

Looking For Great Ladies’ Rubber Boots For The Rainy Weather

I have been living in the St. Lawrence River Valley Region all my life and I have gotten used to the constantly changing weather that we get here. I like to stay fashionable and stylish and having some great accessories and boots for the rain and slushy snow really comes in handy. I have seen so many women wear stylish rubber boots and I am excited to get some for myself.

With some great rubber boots, I will be able to stay fashionable and dry in wet weather. It rains or snows here for 3 seasons out of the year, and this year it has rained almost every single day for weeks at a time. Going through puddles and walking in the rain in general is so much easier when I have some great rubber boots that I can throw on.

I have been so excited to find some ladies’ rubber boots that will work well for the outfits that I want to put together and that will keep me nice and dry. I like that rubber boots are easy to clean as well, I won’t have to struggle to get dirt off my fashion boots like I do now. Finding some great rubber boots online for myself and everyone else is something I can’t wait to do.

My Trusty Leather Messenger Bag Is Perfect For Work

leather messenger bagI wanted to get a great messenger bag for a long time and I finally found one that has been my buddy when it comes to my office needs. I love being able to take the bag with me and having the kind of organization that I want to have with it. The bag features a design that is sleek and elegant and I know that this bag will never go out of style because it has that classic look.

My bag of the messenger kind has been working really well at work. I can organize my papers in it and I can keep my essentials like my wallet in it as well. The bag is a great way for me to keep everything in one place and I love how much I can store in it as well. I can even take the bag with me when I am traveling and use it for things that don’t fit into my luggage bag.

I have been so happy using my leather messenger bag over the last few months and some of my coworkers have even been asking where I got the bag. The bag is sturdy and I love that it won’t fall apart easily. I know that this bag will be able to take on anything that the day might throw its way with grace.

Taking My Nine West Clutch With Me Everywhere

I love using a clutch instead of having to take a big and bulky purse with me everywhere. It is nice to have a smaller clutch that I can easily take with me when I am going out on the town on the weekends or when I am going to do some errands. I used to carry around a big purse with me everywhere and it got to be a real hassle.

My clutch of the Nine West kind has been really easy and convenient for me to take with me and I love the sparkly design that it has as well. It is silver and it shines and it is very eye-catching. I love finding some cool clutches like this one. I have been taking it with me everywhere and loving having some stylish organization.

With my Nine West clutch, I can enjoy being able to take out anything that I need in a snap. I don’t have to spend time digging through a bulky purse and my clutch fits everything that I need it to fit. I can easily have my keys, makeup, wallet, and other essentials with me when using this clutch. I have gotten a lot of compliments on it as well.

A Leather Tote Bag Is My Daily Essential

I have always been a huge fan of handbags and purses and when I can find a great leather bag that will stand the test of time, I know that bag is a winner. I love having organization in every aspect of my life and having the right bag to take with me is an essential when it comes to staying organized anywhere and everywhere.

Shopping online for bags and purses is always a lot of fun for me and I love that I can just shop from the comfort of my home and not worry about having to make it into the store after work or having to stop my weekend fun because I have to go to the store. It is so nice to have so many amazing options right in front of me that I wouldn’t see at a store anyway.

I got a new leather tote bag recently and it has been my daily essential when it comes to having a stylish and handy place for all of my things. I know that this bag will look good and be and reliable for years and years to come just like my other tote bags have been. The bag is roomy and it fits all of my essentials perfectly for going out, going shopping, and going to work.