Once you have your purchase in hand, inquire about any specific care instructions, and ask a salesperson what at-home products she recommends. Be sure to treat your dry leather — it may require more than one session — before wear with an approved protector.
Strive to protect your leather items from excessive heat, precipitation, and other liquid hazards. If the inevitable occurs, allow your garment to dry naturally.
When you're not wearing it, there are a few easy tips to help keep your garments in pristine condition:
- Store your leather in a cool, dry place.
- Avoid using plastic or nonbreathable covers.
- Hang your leather jackets, dresses, and pants on nonmetal hangers. I love these huggable hangers ($10-$20).
- Fill your empty handbag with newspaper or tissue paper in order to keep the bag's shape.