How to Care for Your Crocodile Skin Handbag
When you invest in a high-end piece of fashion, you will want to ensure that you are taking the proper care to ensure longevity. Farbod Barsum urges clients to follow these steps to guarantee their exotic skin handbag will last lifetimes.
When not in use, your crocodile skin handbag and other exotic purses should be kept in a cool, dry environment. One example of an appropriate place to store your reptile skin bag is in a closet and in its dust bag.
If you have a large crocodile skin piece, avoid folding the bag tightly. The calcium deposits in the skin make it more rigid and folding it can cause damage, including crease marks or cracks.
Most importantly, avoid getting the skin of your exotic purse excessively wet. While you may assume that crocodile leather is water repellant as they are water dwelling reptiles, the leather will absorb moisture, and too much can damage the finish of the leather.
To gently remove the excess water, rub the affected area with a soft, dry, clean towel or cleaning cloth. Once this is done, hang the item and allow it to air dry. Avoid putting it in direct sunlight as this could cause discoloration and cracking.
After the leather has dried, apply leather conditioner to your crocodile purse to help protect the finish and keep it looking and feeling like new. This concoction can easily be found at any exotic leather goods retailer.
For removing dust and dirt, remove the contaminants with a clean, dry cloth. For finer debris, including sand, use a soft bristled brush or a slightly damp towel to make the initial cleaning process easier.
It’s important to know how to properly care for your exotic leather bag to make sure it lasts a lifetime.