You will need to clean your Longchamp bag at some point, because you want to keep it in great condition for as long as possible.Longchamp has official cleaning guidelines, but there are other ways to clean its products.
Step 1: Longchamp cream can be applied to the leather areas.
Use a cream-based leather cleansing product on the entire bag.To lightly scrub the leather parts of the bag, use a soft brush.After cleaning the leather, wipe any excess cream with a soft cloth.To clean the bag, use small motions.
Step 2: Use soap and water to clean the canvas.
Some bags are made of canvas.Clean this material with a soft cloth or brush, along with some warm water and neutral soap.It is a good idea to use a soap that is mild and free of dyes and perfumes.Water shouldn’t get onto the leather parts of the bag.Water can damage leather.You can use soap and water to clean the bag.Before you clean the bag, make sure the contents have been removed.
Step 3: Let it dry.
Let the bag sit in a well-ventilated room for a few hours until it completely dries, if you cleaned it using soap and water.The bag should be hung by its handles.Place it in a sunny area to speed up the drying process and keep it upright.
Step 4: The leather needs to be protected with a waterproof agent.
It is advisable to apply a leather conditioner to the leather parts of the bag after it has been cleaned.Place a small amount of waterproofing agent on a clean, dry rag and gently buff it into the leather using small circular motions.Continue buffing until the product has left the material.
Step 5: Remove stains with alcohol.
You can rub a surface stain with a cotton swab soaked in rubbing alcohol.Grease stains will be removed when you clean the entire surface of the bag with soap and water.Rub the surface of the bag with the cotton swab until the stain is gone.The area of the stain is the focus.Let the bag dry.
Step 6: A cleansing cream can be used to remove deep stains.
Cream of Tartar and lemon juice can be used to make a paste to deal with a deep stain.Blood, wine, and many food or drink stains can be found in deep stains.A thick paste forms when you combine cream of tartar and lemon juice.Let the paste rest for 10 minutes after applying it to the stained area of the bag.After the paste has sat for a while, wipe it off with a dry rag.
Step 7: You can mix a soap solution.
Combine 2 cups of warm water with a few drops of liquid soap.As often as once a week, this soap solution can be used to clean light dirt from a leather bag.The risk of dehydrating or damaging the leather is mitigated by using the mildest soap possible.
Step 8: To clean the bag, use a soft cloth.
The cloth should be dipped in the soapy water.Remove the excess water and then wipe the bag clean.This solution can be used to clean the bag.Before you clean the inside of the bag, make sure that everything has been removed.The leather parts of the bag should be kept moist.Don’t submerge or soak them.
Step 9: It was dry.
To lightly buff the surface of the bag, use a dry, soft cloth.Continue buffing until the surface feels dry.If you cleaned the inside of the bag, you should allow it to continue air drying for an hour or so.The inside of the bag should be dry.
Step 10: Recondition the leather parts with a solution of water and vinegar.
You should condition the bag to prevent it from drying out.You can make a paste from the two oils.The leather will be stain resistant in the future.Combine one part white distilled vinegar with two parts linseed oil.Rub a generous amount of solution over the entire surface of the leather bag with a clean, soft cloth.Work in small buffing motions.The solution should be put into the leather for 15 minutes.After the solution has stopped, buff the leather of the bag with a clean cloth.
Step 11: Put the bag in the machine.
Take everything out of the bag and put it in the washing machine.You can clean the bag on your own, but make sure the other items in the washing machine don’t damage it.
Step 12: Mild detergent can be added.
If possible, choose a detergent that is dye-free and fragrance- free.The detergent should be mild.Murphy’s oil soap or liquid castile soap is a more gentle option if you want to be especially cautious.Only use a small amount of soap for this process.
Step 13: The machine should be set in a gentle setting.
The water temperature should be set to “warm” or “cool” depending on the settings on your machine.Start the machine after you’ve made your selections.A “wool” setting should work well, but a “delicate,” “gentle,” or “hand wash” cycle might be better.The temperature of the water should be around 40 degrees.
Step 14: The bag should be dry.
After you remove the bag from the washing machine, hang it from its straps and let it air dry for four to five hours, or until it is completely dry.You could run the dryer on its lowest heat setting and speed up the drying process by tossing the bag into the machine.To further reduce heat exposure, make sure that there are other items in the dryer, like large towels.Hang drying the bag for another hour or so is the way to go.You can speed up the drying process by placing it in a sunny spot.
Step 15: A coat of leather conditioner is required.
Place a little commercial leather conditioner on a clean, soft rag and buff the conditioner into the leather portions of the bag.The conditioner protects the leather from further stains and water damage.