How to Clean Louis Vuitton Handles

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Louis Vuitton has become synonymous with quality and luxury in the handbag world. Whether your piece is a new Mahina leather shoulder bag or a vintage monogram bucket bag, it is made from quality products -- including vachetta leather. Vachetta is a type of untreated leather used to make the handles and tags of your Louis Vuitton bag, and proper cleaning will prevent unsightly water marks.

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Things you need

  • Soft cloths
  • Plain water
  • 1/2 teaspoon saddle soap
  • Leather conditioner

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  1. 1

    Soak a soft cloth with water and wring out until damp.

  2. 2

    Add 1/2 teaspoon of saddle soap to the damp cloth. Rub the cloth against itself until the saddle soap begins to lather.

  3. 3

    Work the saddle soap into the Louis Vuitton handle, using overlapping circles, until both sides of the handle are clean.

  4. 4

    Soak a second soft cloth with water and wring out until damp.

  5. 5

    Wipe off the saddle soap with the damp cloth.

  6. 6

    Place the purse in a cool, dry place until the handle is completely dry.

  7. 7

    Cover the handle of the bag with a layer of leather conditioner to restore the leather and help prevent any cracks from exposure to heat or moisture.

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