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7 Essential Tips to Make your Real Leather and Suede Bags Last Longer.

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When you purchase a real leather bag, it is with the intention of it lasting forever, or at least until you get sick and tired of it.

Real leather is valuable after all, and so is suede. So it is important to know how best to care for your leather bag. There is no use buying a treasure if you are not going to be careful with it

7 Tips to Preserve your Leather and Suede Bags

1. Fragrance-free baby wipes:

Use this to wipe the outer side of your bag. Make sure it has no alcohol on it so it does not damage your bag.

2. Leather conditioner:

You can use the same conditioner for shoes or buy the special bag leather conditioners. With consistent use, these help to prevent cracks in the leather.

3. . Baby Powder:

Surprisingly, this humble prpduct can remove oil stains and help maintain your bag. Sprinkle some powder on the oil spot and leave overnight. In the morning, wipe clean with a soft cloth. Repeat this procedure nightly until the stain fades out.

4. Pencil eraser:

Another humble item, the universal school bag staple, the eraser, can remove dirt from real suede bags. Use soft erasers and rub gently.

5. Soft brush:

This can be used to brush off the dirt that gets on the bag. Use brushes sold for suede shoes or convert makeup brushes or those for cleaning innards of your electronic devices.

6. Rubbing alcohol:

This can get out ink stains, but test it on a hidden area first to know how corrosive it might be before working on a conspicuous area. Please use this with caution and only on hidden areas.

7. Dust bags:

These are the best way to preserve your bag. Place your original leather and suede bags in dust bags and keep in a cool dark place out of direct sunlight. Sunlight can cause fading and cracking.

Try not to place your bag on the floor or on dusty surfaces, particularly if the bag has a light colour. And avoid putting in things that can stain the inside or are rather heavy for the straps, this is a common problem with totes.

Follow these tips and you’ll enjoy your bag for a long time to come!

Although Chugabags does not currently produce real leather bags, contact us today for your faux leather bags and worry less about damage.

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Seasonal Totes – Latest Souvenir Bags

Its always a season- Christmas, Sallah, End of school year, wedding, a birthday or you just want to celeberate yourself for a job well done.

And all these call for latest souvenir bags. We have our idea of what the season demands, buy we want to hear from you.

Options for Souvenir Bags

Should we make red and gold bags only at Christmas? Should we use plain cotton to create birthday party totes that you can customize and stuff to your hearts delight?

Chuga Jeans and Ankara Tote

Or do we reserve the elegant latest Ankara bags for wedding souvenirs? The real question is what do YOU want? What colours? What fabric? The more finiky you are, the better the final bag. So we love that you have exactments.

What kind of Bag do you want?

Drop us a line now, let’s create the latest souvenir bags with and for you?

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Gift Bags for all Occassions

We are all about bags, bags and more bags.

Souvenir bags, wedding bags, gift bags, lunch bags….

But we need challenges, so hit us with your difficult bag creative ideas.

Just drop a message now!