Designer bags are one of the most expensive accessories a woman can buy. They are often costly to maintain and can have limited longevity. They also carry an implicit risk of becoming dated with new trends. With that in mind, here are some tips on how to maintain the designer bag:
1) Keep it clean
Cleaning off any dirt that might have been marring your bag is a crucial step for maintaining its value. Use a soft cloth to wipe it down with a mild cleanser, and avoid using high pressure to clean your bag. If you’re using dry cleaning, always request the cleaner be left out a few days before returning your bag to avoid any chemical residues. This can extend the life of your bag.
2) Keep it in shape
Designer bags come with a variety of handles and straps, and the material used can make all the difference in how long your bag lasts. Leather handles are by far more durable than cloth or synthetic alternatives, such as mesh or nylon straps. Securing a bag with a shoulder strap also keeps it from overstretching while wearing it.
3) Keep it weighted down
A bag that is being carried over any length of time can become very heavy. When your bag starts to pull on your shoulders or feels too heavy to carry just make sure you’re not wearing it incorrectly. Put a small pillow or another soft item in the middle of the bag so it doesn’t tip while being carried. If you’re carrying a bag over some time, do so around your hip rather than at the top of your shoulder if it is causing you any discomfort.
Designer bags are luxury items that many people enjoy, but keeping them in good shape requires a bit of care and attention. By following these tips, you can ensure your bag lasts longer and retains its value when you go to resell it.