How to clean a Louis Vuitton bag?
How to clean a Louis Vuitton bag? When it comes to creating masterpieces, few brands can compete with Louis Vuitton... Since its creation in 1854, the luxury brand with the intertwined letters has demonstrated its expertise on many occasions.
Louis Vuitton is a French luxury leather goods company that does more than just design bags... They are true jewels that women bring out of the dust bags with their meticulous designs. Even today, you still remember as if it were yesterday the emotion you felt when you received your luxury bag...
Happy owner of a Louis Vuitton bag, you noticed that its beauty was beginning to be marred by the passage of time. For fear of damaging it, you dare not clean it. No need to panic. By following these tips, your Louis Vuitton bag will be as clean as a whistle for many years to come.
Why it is important to maintain your bag
In 2016, a multi-year study revealed an incredible fact: investing in luxury bags would be far more profitable than getting into real estate.
Indeed, leather goods are one of the few industries where the value of goods keeps increasing. Like fine wines, luxury bags improve in value over time. It is not uncommon to see the selling price of a bag increase fourfold in just twelve years... On average, the value of a bag increases by 14 % each year compared to 10 % for real estate.
To benefit from this consumer fever, your Louis Vuitton bag must still be in good condition. If it's been ravaged by insects or left to rot, it's unlikely to find a buyer. Do you really want to miss out on this opportunity to build up a nest egg for a rainy day?
How to clean your Louis Vuitton luxury bag?
Because Louis Vuitton knows how precious its bags are, the brand is not stingy with advice on techniques to preserve their longevity. On its official website, Louis Vuitton devotes an entire page to cleaning of its bags. Generally, these are made of three materials: leather, canvas and of course interior lining.
Techniques and products to clean a fabric bag
If your Louis Vuitton bag is made of canvas, you can only appreciate its incredible flexibility. On the other hand, this material gets dirty easily...
With a sponge soaked in soapy water, work on removing the stains. If they are stubborn, add one or two drops of white vinegar. Dry by dabbing gently with paper towels.
Techniques and products to clean a leather bag
Increasingly popular with luxury houses, natural vegetable leather is becoming more and more colorful over time. Initially beige, it darkens more and more to the point of becoming brown.
To naturally lighten this fabric, use a cotton ball soaked in cleansing milk. Add one or two drops of white vinegar and dab gently. Let dry naturally. If the stains are really dark, use a pencil eraser.
Techniques and products to clean the inside of the bag
For leather linings, no need to think about it: the previous treatments will do the trick. However, if they are made of fabric, it's a different story...
To remove ink stains, use hydrogen peroxide or 70° alcohol. The greasy clusters will not last long with the terre de Sommières. In a few minutes, your bag will be back to its former glory.
Remember: better condition means better selling price when you decide to part with your bag. Taking care of your LV bag is therefore very important in the long run: the few minutes you spend on it could well bring you a lot of money. If you're interested in this topic and want to learn more about it, feel free to send us a message. And if you need more general care tips for another brand, you can see our dedicated topic here.