Cleaning and Cleansing Your Handbag at Home

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Cleaning Your Handbag at Home

You wouldn’t dream of going to bed without undertaking your skincare regime, so why don’t we treat our leather handbags with the same TLC they deserve? By learning more about cleaning your handbag at home, you’ll be able to keep your handbag looks its best!

In our last post we discussed weekly handbag maintenance with the Everyday 3 in 1 product, but what if it’s too late and there’s already stubborn dirt build up or even dye transfer from jeans – ekk!


About Dermo Cleanse

Here’s where The Handbag Spa comes in, our Dermo Cleanse product is strong enough to remove stubborn ground in dirt, yet mild enough to allow regular use on protected leathers. It’s a surfactant based mild leather cleanser that has been designed specifically for delicate handbag leather.

Dermo Cleanse is much more effective way to clean your handbag compared to using a baby wipe – which certain fashionista’s have been known to do!!!

CAN BE USED ON: Finished Leather, Coated Canvas, Scotch Grain, Protected Leather, Pigmented, Saffiano, Epi and Caviar Leather

NOT FOR USE ON: Unfinished Leather, Aniline, Vachetta, Suede, Nubuck & Fabric



How to use

– Spray a light layer evenly onto a clean lint free cloth

– Test on an inconspicuous area such as the bottom or inside

– Message in, focusing on the effected areas

– Repeat process if leather is heavily soiled, but with a new clean lint free cloth.

– Leave to air dry

Please note: Steer clear of using Dermo Cleanse on your delicated unfinished leathers exoctic skins, suede or nubuck.


Recommended for:

Dermo Cleanse is a balanced leather cleanser for finished / protected leather bags such as:

– Hermes Birkin

– Celine Phantom

– Chanel Caviar Flap

– Prada Saffiano

– Mulberry Scotchgrain

– Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Saffiano Tote

– The coated canvas (not the vachetta a.k.a the leather trim) on the Louis Vuitton Speedy / Noe / Neverfull to name a few!

NOTE: None of The Handbag Spa products will alter the look, feel or finish of a leather handbag in any way.


To reduce frequency of cleaning, apply a generous application of Dermo Protect after using Dermo Cleanse to protect the leather or use Everyday 3 in 1 weekly for regular handbag cleaning maintenance.


Sensitive Cleanse

For unfinished leathers (such as Vachetta), there’s Sensitive Cleanse, a cleaning product specifically designer for this type of leather. Sensitive Cleanse is a thick solution that sits on the surface for longer than other products, allowing you to clean off the day-to-day buildup of dirt.

CAN BE USED ON: Finished & Unfinished Leather, Full Grain, Aniline, Lambskin, Caviar, Calfskin, Exotic, Ostrich, Saffiano, Epi and Vachetta Leather.

NOT FOR USE ON: Suede, Nubuck & Fabric



How To Use

– Just spray a light layer evenly onto a clean lint free cloth.

– Test on an inconspicuous area (such as the bottom or inside).

– Wipe focusing on one panel at a time.

– Leave to air dry

Please note, this product will darken unfinished leathers when first applied, but the leather will dry back to it’s original colour.


Recommended For:

For the following handbags we recommend using Sensitive Cleanse:

– Balenciaga City

– Louis Vuitton Vachetta

– Chanel Flap in Lambskin

– Miu Miu Matelasse

– Suede Jimmy Choo Solar

– YSL Muse

– Mulberry Alexa / Bayswater / Del Rey / Somerset and many more.

If you’re unsure of what handbag care product is suitable for your needs feel free to contact us on our Facebook page or email:



If you’d like further advice on Cleaning Your Handbag at Home contact The Handbag Spa:

Telephone: +44 1423 888 709


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