Protecting and Maintaining your bag

Madame Sac’s bags are made of high quality materials. Her bags are constructed of leather, cork, oilcloth that she dyes and patinas herself, as well as ultra-resistant fabric.

When the time comes to select the materials, the creator takes the time to analyze all the options in order to choose the one that best fits the design and the utility she wishes to give to the bag constantly having a concern for durability in mind.


The purchase of a bag must be based on its design, but above all on its functionality and quality. It is important to take the time to identify the one that will be perfect for your daily life or your occasional needs.


In order to preserve its quality, and to ensure that it lasts as long as possible, it is important to take care of your bag. It is not complicated, there are just a few small gestures that will make all the difference. But, you still have to know where to start! Here are some tips to help you treasure your bag so it will look great over time.



The Basics


First of all, it is important to know what kind of leather the bag is made of. The treatment will be adapted to the type of leather, and also to its finish and its texture. If you are not sure of the type of leather (this is normal, because we find an infinite quantity of products on the market), you can contact a good shoemaker or come see us at the workshop with your questions. It is with pleasure that we will greet you.


Once you believe you have the right product to treat your leather, test it on the inside of the bag to see how the material reacts. This is how you will avoid creating new stains on the leather, an unfortunate mistake.


Leather and Specific Treatments For Stains or Dirt


Now, here are some types of leather associated with the right way to care for them, a useful little guide. Be delicate and meticulous with the material.


On lightly glazed leather, you can always try an eraser. Also a damp, soft cloth can be effective. However do not rub too much and then quickly dry the area with another clean cloth. Wait a few minutes and observe the result; if it is convincing, continue the same operation on another part of the bag.


Patent leather: with a soft, damp cloth, gently rub to soften the dirt and then with another dry cloth dry the damp parts.


Suede leather Nubuck style: you can rub your leather lightly with a soft brush so as not to damage the texture of the velvet. You can also use a crepe brush sold for this purpose at a good shoemaker. Or otherwise by using a good eraser, by testing it out beforehand on a part of your bag that is located inside of it.


Oily leather: rub gently with a damp cloth. Dry with a dry cloth, then leave to stand for a few minutes. When your leather is very dry, you can apply a grease to moisturize the skin or wax. With the grease, it is quite possible that your leather will become darker. If you don’t have grease such as mink oil or some other store-bought product, a hand cream can do the trick. Before doing your treatment, do not forget to do a test inside your bag or on a hidden part so as not to have any unpleasant surprises.


Cork is also easy to maintain. You can rub the parts of your bag with a damp, soapy cloth and then wipe with a dry cloth immediately. An eraser can also do the trick. Good job, and if you have any hesitations, come and see me.


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