How to Clean & Care for Genuine Leather Goods by Kerry Noël

One of the best parts about owning a full-grain leather bag from Kerry Noël is that -just like you- it will age beautifully over time.

How do I care for my leather bag?

Kerry Noël handmade leather bags and accessories are made of the highest quality leather available. This means that your bags and accessories don’t require much maintenance, but a bag that works as hard as you do may enjoy a spa day of its own every once in a while.

If you’re wondering how to care for your full grain leather bag, we suggest sticking to these simple principles:

  1. Care Daily

  2. Love Gently 

  3. Find Beauty in Blemishes 

Care Daily

The best way to keep your leather in tip-top shape is by treating it with the respect it deserves every day. Just like your own skin, the leather can be damaged by direct sun and excessive heat, so it’s best not to leave it out any longer than you have to.

It’s also beneficial to keep in mind what hazards may be living inside the bag. Your bag is built to last in any situation, but it is always a good idea to remain mindful of its contents to keep it safe. For example, any liquids should be securely capped, and tools should be securely tucked away.

One simple organization tip is to make sure that everything has its own cozy home within the bag itself. In doing so, you both maximize your productivity with exceptional organizational skills, and protect your precious cargo from any possible mishaps.

With our customizable inside pockets and accessories, you should never have a problem with anything coming loose from its home. If you’re looking to stay extra organized, you may want to check out our wallets and zippered clutch!

Kerry Noël wallets and pouches are the perfect accessories for women on the go that need to both look elegant and stay organized! Featured here is a distressed blue leather wallet slipping perfectly into a custom oversized tote.

Love Gently

Your leather bag is as soft as it is tough, and the best way to keep it that way may be simpler than you think!

We always recommend spending time to take care of your leather bag yourself, rather than handing it off to someone else. To maintain your leather bag, it’s always best to keep it simple!

To keep leather from cracking, storing bags properly and keeping it hydrated with conditioner is highly recommended. In addition, leather conditioner can do a great deal for keeping your bag soft to the touch.

Leather does not need to be conditioned often, but regular conditioning can be a good idea for maintaining the original feel of your bag.

To condition leather, simply apply the product to a soft cloth and gently rub it all over its surface in circular motions.

Stay away from tough leather cleaners. You wouldn’t put nasty chemicals on your own skin, so why would you use them on your favorite bag?

Find Beauty in Blemishes

Kerry Noël Large Leather Tote in Brown with Black Handles

Although many of us strive for perfection in our own lives, we at Kerry Noël want to remind you there is beauty in your blemishes. Just like our own lovely bodies, natural leathers are known to tell a story through their imperfections. This aging process is called Patina, and it is very desirable to many leather lovers for the same reasons that we love our own perfect imperfections: they make us unique!

Why Kerry Noël?

The fashion industry today is littered with unethical corporations from all over the world that would do just about anything for the last nickel in your coin purse. At Kerry Noël, our mission is to deliver extraordinary leather goods made by exceptional women.

We identify with core values of creativity, craftsmanship, and family. All of our goods and leather bags are made in the USA and hand crafted from locally sourced materials.

By sourcing our materials locally, and hand-crafting each one of our bags in house, we are able to support our community and promote American craftsmanship. In doing so, we’re not only doing right by ourselves and our communities, but we are paving the way for future generations of empowered women 

“The strongest actions for a woman are to love herself, be herself, and shine amongst those who never believed she could” - Author Unknown