Handbags to Shoes: Are yours protected?

We offer protection services in house and products available to order to keep them protected at home.

Posted on Feb 13th 2017

Handbags to Shoes: Are yours protected?

We offer protection services in house and products available to order to keep them protected at home.

Posted on Feb 13th 2017


On average most women own 15 handbags and with the value of the most sought after brands rising 8% in the last decade, it is important to question whether yours are protected day to day.

 

Here at Handbag Clinic, we can repair those precious items when they become stained or damaged. However, what if you could prevent your luxury goods from becoming stained in the first place?

 

Well, you can! We offer protection services in house and products available to order to keep them protected at home.

Handbags to Shoes: Are yours protected?

What are the most common causes of staining to a bag?

 

Rain: You’ve chosen your outfit and the perfect bag to accentuate, now you’re heading out to show them off. Next thing you're caught in a downpour and your bag becomes water stained! Leather, fabric, and suede are porous and water is absorbed quickly, drying on the fibres beneath the surface causing the dark marks that are left behind!

 

Ink: We all know a pen is an essential item to carry however, it is one of the most devastating when it marks your lining or catches the outside!

What are the most common causes of staining to a bag?

 

Rain: You’ve chosen your outfit and the perfect bag to accentuate, now you’re heading out to show them off. Next thing you're caught in a downpour and your bag becomes water stained! Leather, fabric, and suede are porous and water is absorbed quickly, drying on the fibres beneath the surface causing the dark marks that are left behind!

 

Ink: We all know a pen is an essential item to carry however, it is one of the most devastating when it marks your lining or catches the outside!


Handbags to Shoes: Are yours protected?

UV Fade: The sun is a lovely start to the day; however, its properties cause the colour of leather to fade. Overtime, we see that that once bold and bright handbag change colour and fade into the background.

 

Oil: It is ritual to come in from a long day, put your bag down and make dinner, however oil based substances are difficult to remove from your luxury goods, whether it has been splashed from cooking or lunch has leaked inside!

So how do we prepare for the unexpected?

 

We have a wide range of care products available to protect you from these unforeseen situations whether it be a handbag, purse, jacket, or shoes. The guide below will help you in picking the right product for your needs.

 

Leather Protection Cream: Containing a natural blend of oils and waxes it feeds and conditions the leather whilst the barrier technology repels stains such as water, ink and oil retaining them on the surface so they can be easily wiped away. In addition to this, it also contains UV inhibitors to prevent sun damage and is infused with a leather aroma which reinstates this into the leather when applied. A must have!

 

Fabric Protector: Protecting your fabric should be part of the maintenance of any handbag. Our Fabric Protector not only ensures that spills can be cleaned up quickly before they stain, but as the barrier it provides holds dirt on the surface, ensures regular cleaning is easy and effort free.

 

Suede & Nubuck Protector: Suede and Nubuck bags are the height of luxury, however, they are one of the most difficult materials to keep clean and maintain. Our Suede & Nubuck protector will make this task much easier! The effective barrier technology provided to any Suede or Nubuck surface not only holds dirt on the surface but prevents spillages from becoming stubborn stains, allowing them to be simply wiped away.        

 

Handbags to Shoes: Are yours protected?
Our Leather Care Kit contains Leather Cleaner and Protection Cream

The Handbag Care Kit: This kit is available in Leather, Fabric and Suede & Nubuck. In a conveniently sized box, it contains cleaner and protection so you can clean and maintain all your bags at home. This way you will never get caught off guard!

 

 

The Handbag Hook: One of the most common areas we see stains appear is on the bottom of handbags where they have been put down on the floor. However, the Handbag Hook is the perfect way to protect your bag from the dirt and grime on the floor. The simple and small design means it fits in any bag neatly so your always prepared. 

Handbags to Shoes: Are yours protected?

The Essentials Care Kit: So, you want to protect your bags inside, outside and when you’re out to dinner! This kit is the perfect way to have everything you need at hand to maintain your collection and makes a lovely gift! 

 

Contents:

100ml Leather Cleaner, 100ml Leather Protection Cream, 100ml Liquid Leather Protector, 100ml Fabric Cleaner, 100ml Fabric Protector, 2 x Cleaning Sponges, 2 x Cleaning Cloths and a handbag hook.

The Essentials Care Kit: So, you want to protect your bags inside, outside and when you’re out to dinner! This kit is the perfect way to have everything you need at hand to maintain your collection and makes a lovely gift! 

 

Contents:

100ml Leather Cleaner, 100ml Leather Protection Cream, 100ml Liquid Leather Protector, 100ml Fabric Cleaner, 100ml Fabric Protector, 2 x Cleaning Sponges, 2 x Cleaning Cloths and a handbag hook.


Handbags to Shoes: Are yours protected?

It’s not just handbags…

 

Shoes are also an important wardrobe staple and again are often an investment.

 

Our products above can be used on shoes but why not try our Stain & Water Repellent. This all-round spray can be used on leather, fabric suede and nubuck which is great for the avid shoe collector! It It uses advanced barrier protection and coats each individual fibre with an invisible and breathable protective layer.

In addition to our Care Products, here are some other tips for protecting your much loved items:

 

1) Stuff your handbags when in storage

Once leather crease or folds it is very difficult to reverse these effects because it is a natural product. Therefore, keeping their shape from the beginning is the best way to prevent this from happening.

 

2) Keep it dust free!

Keep your bag in a dust bag when you’re not using it, this way it will keep it safe from

 

3) Ensure make-up is kept in a bag.

Make-up is a common stain found on the linings of bags but to ensure the longevity of yours keep it separate from the other items in there, so if there is a spillage your bag is not affected.

 

4) Protect regularly!

The products above are very hardwearing however are not one-time fixes. Protect your items regularly.

 

5) Don’t overload your bag

All bags are designed to carry specific weights however it is another of the Clinic’s most popular treatment- new handles! If your bag is really pulling on you when you're carrying it, chances are it is overfilled and over time this will damage the straps and stitching.

 

6) Tighten those lids!

Whether it be a bottle of water or a pen, make sure the lids are on nice and tight to prevent leaking and consequently major staining.

 

All our protection products are available to buy online at www.handbagclinic.co.uk/store

Alternatively, these can be purchased over the phone with our staff in store. 

Operations Manager

Abby Jewitt

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