Proper care of your handbag may not be first on your mind, but if you’ve ever experienced the joy of finding the perfect bag (not too big, not too small, just the right amount of pockets) then you know the importance of proper handbag care. It's that sinking feeling you get when you are faced with the disheartening task of having to replace it. Here are five ways to properly care for your handbag, make it last longer, and keep that dreaded moment at bay.
1. Use a Leather Protector Spray
To protect leather from weather, puddles, and freak smoothie accidents, be sure to guard your prize possession with a leather protectant. You can purchase one for $8-$30 from any leather boutique, shoe store or cobbler. Bring your bag in to make sure the product will work for your type of leather and be sure to follow the directions precisely.
2. Invest in a Purse Caddy
Not only will a purse liner (like PurseIn, $28.99) keep your keys away from your iPhone, it will also prevent the dreaded pen leak, purple eye shadow explosion, or melted lipstick catastrophe from obliterating the liner of your purse. Also, in the off chance you do want to switch handbags for the day, a purse caddy makes transfer of essentials instantaneous.