How To Care For Your Luxury Bags Part I

When it comes to luxury bags, we all have our fair share of horror stories.

From bad scuffs and peeling leather to poor resale price and lowballers, both bag owners and those in the market for luxury bags want to get on the fast lane to pair designer bags with their outfits.

If you’re toying with the idea of owning your first ever luxury bag or if you already own a few favourites, let’s get down to Part I: three necessary steps you need to take to care for your luxury bags:

1. Keep Its Shape With The Right Material And Storage Methods

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Unboxing your luxury bag can be an experience (we get it!), but you should retain the packaging that it came with, specifically the stuffing and dust bags.

Keeping your bag stuffed will keep it in shape when not in use, and also avoid the bag collapsing onto itself, crinkle and fold in areas and eventually fall apart.

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While stuffing the bag on the regular may sound easy, not all materials are suitable to be used to stuff your bag. Fabric and newspaper are not recommended to be long-term bag stuffers as their colours may run and damage the interior of the bag. We recommend acid-free tissue paper or the original stuffings to stuff your bag and also wrap it to keep it clean. You can simply fold it after use to reuse it again.

Stuffing your bags with the right material is key, but don’t forget the hardware and accessories. Tuck your chains into the bag when storing them. They can form pressure marks or dents on the leather if they are pressed onto the leather over a long period of time.

When you rent from Style Theory Bags, you get luxury bags in the best condition for any of your upcoming plans. Not only do you not have to worry about stuffing and storing your bags right, but you also don’t have to worry about the regular care and maintenance.

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Guilty of owning a bag you hardly maintain after each use? Consider consigning it to Style Theory Bags and earn payouts to put it to other uses. Our bag care experts will try to rehabilitate every bag that comes through our doors, and we love to chat with you.

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2. Keep It Cool and Somewhat Dry

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Humidity is one of the top causes of irreparable bags. With poor storage conditions, leather peels or cracks, and encourages mould growth. Remember, this is Singapore and many of the designer houses do not design their bags with our humidity in mind!

Keeping your bag in an airconditioned room is your best bet and if it is not something that you can do, then you should inspect your bags regularly. If mould grows, you need to take it to a specialist to clean it.

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Afraid of the humidity build up and thought you could get away with dehumidifying agents? Take a pause on buying a powerful dehumidifying agent because it draws moisture from leather and it will cause your bag to lose its suppleness. It will eventually harden and crack.

Bags are not equipped to withstand constant exposure to sunlight. UV light causes bags to gradually fade, especially only on the parts that are exposed to the sun. Store your bag in its dust bag to minimize damage from sunlight!

When you rent from Style Theory Bags, you get luxury bags in the best condition for any of your upcoming plans. Not only do you not have to worry about storing your bags in the right temperature and condition, but you also don’t have to worry about the regular care and maintenance.

Find out more about renting bags from Style Theory Bags at $129/mth. Two styles a month, one at a time.

Can’t keep up with the regular inspection of mould or cracked leather? Consider consigning it to Style Theory Bags and earn payouts to put it to other uses. Our bag care experts will try to rehabilitate every bag that comes through our doors, and we love to chat with you.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CONSIGNING LUXURY BAGS

3. Keep It Pristine and Clean

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While reselling your luxury bag might not come to mind immediately, you want to always keep it at the pristine condition. Not only can this reduce wear and tear with proper upkeep, but it can also extend the life of your luxury investment. Talk about ROI!

Moisturizing your bag with a bag cleaning balm is a great way to bring on an extra glow to a well-loved bag. With the right cleaning balm, you can reduce the appearance of light scratches or mild scuffs on your bag’s exterior.

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We’d suggest you invest the time to sit down with your bag, and gently apply your favourite balm across the bag in small circular motions. A little goes a long way and constant overuse can cause slight yellowing or colour decay. Our advice: keep your cleaning session to an episode of Friends or Modern Family!

You can over clean a bag. Regardless of how gentle a cleaning agent may be, each time it is applied your bag will draw a little moisture from the bag–just like our skin! Over time, this might cause your bag to become stiff. Moderation is key!

When you rent from Style Theory Bags, you get luxury bags in the best condition for any of your upcoming plans. Not only do you not have to worry about gentle-cleaning your bags on the regular! That’s a ton of time saved for your favourite things.

Find out more about renting bags from Style Theory Bags at $129/mth. Two styles a month, one at a time.

Hate cleaning or worrying about how much balm is too much balm? Consider consigning it to Style Theory Bags and earn payouts to put it to other uses. Our bag care experts will try to rehabilitate every bag that comes through our doors, and we love to chat with you.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CONSIGNING LUXURY BAGS

Beyond keeping your bag in tip-top shape, you should also preserve the value of your bag. Please keep all the authenticity cards, invoices and accessories including the dustbags that came with your bag. Invoices are also needed when sending your bag back to the designer for any repairs.

Not sure if your bags have any value or if your bags are still in style for the luxury fashion lovers? Chat with us!

 

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