How to store your luxury bag without damaging it?
The way you store your bags plays a crucial role in their lifespan. Stacked one on top of the other, the bags below will eventually suffer from gravity... Hanging by the handles, their straps will not last long... The best way to proceed is still to opt for horizontal storage.
Of course, this will require a bit of planning.
But, are you really going to let your luxury bags be damaged by deplorable storage conditions? You have invested hundreds, even thousands of euros in them... Don't you think it is your duty to take care of them? Especially since, despite appearances, the way you store your handbags is of paramount importance.
Why is this so important?
You don't have to carry a bag to ruin it. Just let it rot for several weeks in a dark, damp corner and maybe even under a pile of personal belongings... After such treatment, your beautiful luxury bag will have metamorphosed, and not for the better...
Even though they are premium fabrics, leather, nubuck and suede must be carefully maintained (see our article "how to maintain your luxury bag?) . In fact, all it takes is a shock or an encounter with a sharp object for the fabric to crack. Do you really think that your Chanel blue metallic leather clutch 2.55 would be as beautiful if it was covered with scars?
In addition to collisions, weather conditions play a key role. Dust, sunlight and humidity levels are capable of degrading even the finest luxury bags.
If you keep your bag locked in a dark closet for several months, without any special provisions, it will get damaged. The same is true if it is left at the mercy of the weather, of course.
Because all bags, even if they are Gucci jacky O floral canvas multicolor or not, need attention, here's how to store them in the most beautiful way.
How to store your luxury bags?
Or rather, should they be kept horizontally or should they be filed vertically? For all fashion professionals, the answer to this question has been found for a long time.
Do you want to see your bags age without a wrinkle? Banish vertical storage from your life.
Yes, they are much more practical. Yes, they take up less space. However, stacking your bags on top of each other is a dramatic mistake... Not only do they risk getting snagged by their closures, but the earth's attraction will irreparably damage them.
That's why, if you're thinking of passing on your Chanel Woc in camel Caviar leather to your daughter, you should opt for horizontal filing.
On a shelf or in a dressing room, your luxury bags will stand the test of time better if they stand up straight. To prevent them from sagging, pad them well before storing them. In addition, doing so will also help them retain their shape.
However, placing your bags on a shelf is not enough to keep them safe. Be careful not to pack them too tightly. Also, it cannot be repeated enough: a bag should always be stored in a dust bag. Even if your bag did not come with a dust bag, you can find them in local stores.
Where is the best place to store your handbags?
If you're lucky enough to have a walk-in closet, the question doesn't arise... Don't you? Make room in one of your closets and if necessary, add shelves to be able to arrange your bags.
A little clarification... Even if open shelves are attractive, they are not adapted to an efficient storage of handbags. Remember that the sun and dust are not your bags' allies...
In a closed cabinet, your Louis Vuitton Tribeca PM ebony checkerboard will be more protected than by being exposed to the air 24 hours a day.
You don't have a dressing room or a spacious closet? Don't give up. There are hanging storage systems that will allow you to keep your bags horizontal without having a large floor space.
And to finish this article, one last question: is it recommended to hang your handbags? No, no and no. The handle will wear out and may even get cut. You took time to find the luxury bag of your dreams on IconPrincessDon't let bad gestures reduce it to pieces...