Tips for Leather Bags Cleaning – Apple Leather Care Kit

by xin on October 7, 2013

Hello lovelies, I hope you have had a great weekend ;) My weekend activities usually involve cleaning, a lot of cleaning work.

I change my bed sheet on weekly basis, and I am not a fan of recycling my jeans, hence I am usually piled with laundry!

However, I somehow enjoy cleaning, and I find it to be really therapeutic. There’s something that I especially love doing – cleaning my bags! 

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My favorite leather care kit is from the Apple brand. No, it’s not the iPhone Apple…

Before I discovered this brand, I was using Meguiar’s leather care for cars. It served the purpose and never killed any bags.

After reading some reviews online, I decided to get a care kit from Apple, however, this isn’t available in Malaysia so I had to get it from Singapore.

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It’s a straight-forward cleaner, and it doesn’t take the color off. I have tried it on all my bags in various shades, from beige, light pink, black, red, blue and green and nothing faded so far.

If it’s a new bag that you have never have it cleaned, I strongly recommend you to test it at a corner (bag base or leather bit inside the bag), just to make sure.

*NEVER use this for suede and nubuck, there is another type of cleanser for it.

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As for brand new bags, I like to condition it before I use it, it really helps to avoid dirt or grime.

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You can use a soft cloth, or I just buy a microfiber cloth for cleaning and polishing. It’s soft enough to not scratch the bags.

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Wipe the bags gently in circular motion, if your bag is not dirty or stained, one layer of cleaning will do.

Wipe dry with another corner of the cloth. I like to let the bag sit for 5 mins before polishing.

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This is how the conditioner looks like. It’s slightly sticky but it’s smooth to touch when dry.

Again, wipe it gently all over the bag, avoiding the brass/metal. Remember the bag handles too!

When you are done, you can buff it lightly with another clean corner and let it sit in a well-ventilated area to make sure it dries completely if you intend to store the bag away.

Now, you bag is soft and smooth to touch! :D

Price:

Leather Cleaner – per 4 oz / 120 ml bottle: S$21.99

Leather Care – per 4 oz / 120 ml bottle: S$21.99

I would recommend to get both this in a kit of S$39.99, a little bit of saving helps! There’s a charge for shipping, but  it’s been 2 years since I bought this so I can’t remember the price anymore. But this is definitely ‘a little goes a long way’ product so it’s going to last you for quite a while.

Do you use any leather care kit? Or do you have anything to recommend?

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Paris B October 7, 2013 at 9:53 am

You know, I’d read so much about Apple leather care I thought you found it locally! Good to know it works well. I haven’t been conditioning my bags as often as I should. Good reminder :P
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xin October 8, 2013 at 9:43 am

i wish they are available locally so we can waive the postage! but it’s worth getting because it lasts quite long judging from my frequent usage.

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Fiona October 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm

A few years ago I bought a set of three Apple Leather Care Kit. Two of the item is the same with yours and 3rd product is the Apple Garde Rain & Stain Repellent. All three for RM169 inclusive of PosLaju. That was when I was hardworking on protecting the bags. Now I’m so lazy hehe :D

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xin October 27, 2013 at 10:42 am

oh i have the same kit :D but i hardly use the rain guard though
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