How to Clean Leather Purse

There are many methods of cleaning leather purses; however, most people do not know about the proper steps for cleaning. In this report, we will discuss many different methods that you can use to clean your purses. All of the methods in this report have proven to work, and I would never recommend anything on my site without being 100% sure it will work. However, I do recommend that you wear gloves before performing any of these methods.

Learn what type of leather is on your bag

Leather is a natural material that can be used to make a variety of products, including handbags. While leather bags look great and are durable, they require special care to keep them looking their best.

If you have an expensive leather purse and want to keep it in good condition, follow these tips:

  1. Learn what type of leather is on your bag. There are several different types of leather and some will respond better to certain cleaning methods than others. For example, you should never use saddle soap on lambskin because it will cause the leather to crack and tear. Instead, use a gentle cleaner made specifically for lambskin or suede.
  2. Be careful not to over-clean your bag or use too much water when cleaning it. While it’s important to clean off any dirt or stains from your purse, over-cleaning can damage the material and cause discoloration or staining in addition to damaging any hardware like buckles or clasps that are made out of metal or other metals that react poorly with water or heat (like gold).
  3. Spot clean stains as soon as possible after they happen so they won’t set into the leather permanently and become more difficult (if not impossible)

Remove any loose surface dirt with a dry, clean cloth

Cleaning leather is an easy task. Here are some basic rules to keep in mind when cleaning your purse:

Remove any loose surface dirt with a dry, clean cloth.Do not use water or other liquids on the leather unless it is specifically recommended for the type of leather you have. Water can cause the leather to become stiff and crack.

If there are stains on your purse, apply a stain remover according to the instructions on the box or bottle. Use a clean cloth to blot the stain until it disappears. You can also use saddle soap to remove stubborn stains from leather, but be sure to test it in an inconspicuous area first so that you don’t damage your purse’s finish.

Mix a mild soap solution of soap and water

  • Never use harsh chemicals on leather. They will dry out the surface and leave a sticky residue that can be impossible to remove.
  • Mix a mild soap solution of soap and water in a spray bottle. Fill the bottle with half liquid soap and half water. Use this mixture to spray directly onto the purse or onto a damp cloth, then wipe down the leather with it.
  • Use a soft brush to clean surface dirt from the leather bag. Dust off any loose dirt before cleaning, as it will scratch your purse if you don’t remove it first. Use an old toothbrush or small paint brush to get into crevices and clean them thoroughly.
  • Wipe off any remaining soap residue with a damp cloth dipped in plain water, then let the purse air dry for at least an hour before using again.

Apply the mild soap solution

Use a sponge or cloth to apply the mild soap solution to your leather purse. This will help remove any dirt or dust that has accumulated on the surface of your purse. You may want to use a soft-bristled brush as well if there are any stains or marks on your purse that need to be removed.

Wipe away the soap with a damp, clean cloth

If your purse is very dirty or stained, you may want to use a leather cleaning product designed specifically for leather. Apply the cleaner with a soft cloth and allow it to dry naturally.

If you have a suede bag, try not to let any moisture get on it suede is so delicate that even water can ruin it. If you do get some wetness onto your suede bag, gently dab at it with a towel until all excess moisture is removed.

Apply a leather conditioner

Leather is one of the most durable materials, but it does require some maintenance. The good news is that caring for leather is easy and requires only a few simple steps.

  1. Cleaning your leather purse: Start by removing any dirt or dust with a soft, dry cloth. If you want to remove stains, try using a mild soap and water solution on a damp cloth. You can use leather conditioner when the bag has dried to help keep it soft and prevent drying out. If you have a lot of stains or dirt, consider taking your bag to a professional cleaner who can use special products on it that might not be available to consumers at home.
  2. How often should I clean my purse? This depends on how often you use it, how much money you spent on the purse and how much time you want to spend cleaning it. If you take your bag everywhere with you, then it’s probably best to clean it frequently so that bacteria don’t build up inside of it.

Let the conditioner soak in overnight

Leather purses are durable and stylish, but they can also be a little tricky to maintain. Here’s how to clean leather purses:

  • Use a conditioner or leather cleaner. Apply the conditioner or cleaning solution with a soft rag and let it soak in overnight before using your purse again.
  • Wipe off excess moisture with a dry cloth.
  • Clean the inside of your purse with a mild soap and water solution or even rubbing alcohol if you have stains or spills on the inside of your bag.
  • Dry your purse thoroughly before putting it away in storage.


Everyone loves leather. Leather handbag, leather boots, leather jacket all in different styles and patterns. But, what about their cleaning? How to remove stains on your leather purse or handbag can be a little tricky. You need to know just how to do that in the right way.