Care Guide - Leather Handbags

STS Ranchwear Product Care Guide: Leather Handbags

Leather is a natural product that will only get better with time. Learning how to clean and store your bag properly helps increase their lifespan. 

Please follow these simple care tips for your leather handbag.


Before cleaning your leather bag, there are a few things you need to consider. Not all leather is the same and you shouldn't treat certain types of stains. Some stains can look worse after you have applied a product on it. Lastly, always perform a blot test before applying anything to the entire bag. If in doubt, check with a local cleaning professional to see if they're able to clean your bag.


You can use a leather conditioner to help protect the leather after the bag has been cleaned. We recommend using a conditioner without any dye in it. Don't forget to do a blot test before applying the conditioner to the entire bag.


Proceed with cleaning at your own risk. Always test any detergents or chemicals on a small section of the material first before cleaning the entire item. We are not responsible for any discoloration that might occur during the cleaning process.

Zipper Care

All of our apparel and accessories use top of the line zippers. Sometimes zippers can get dirty and need a little attention. Please follow these simple steps to help clean and lubricate the zipper.

  1. First inspect the zipper for anything that might be blocking it.
  2. Using warm water and a cloth, wipe the zipper to remove any substance that may be causing the zipper to get stuck.
  3. If stiffness still occurs, try lubricating the zipper with vaseline, chapstick or a bar of soap. 
  4. Apply a small amount to the zipper and then zip the zipper back and forth to help lubricate it. 


Enjoy your leather handbag for years to come by properly storing it when you're not using it. Please follow these tips to properly store your leather bag.

Don't hang it
Try to not hang your bag when you're not using it. Instead stand the bag upright on a shelf.

Keep it out of direct sunlight
Direct sunlight can cause the leather and fabrics to fade or discolor. Store the bag somewhere without direct sunlight and low humidity to avoid mold.

Maintaining shape
Stuff your handbags with towels or sweaters to help the bag maintain it's shape when you're not using it.

If you have any other questions, please contact us. Our customer service representatives will respond to your inquiry within 24 - 48 hours (Monday - Friday).

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