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Leather Care Tips

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About Our Leather

Brynn Capella Handbags are made of beautiful Italian, South American & USA full grain leather (from top coated to a natural unfinished). Grain and slight differences of color are natural characteristics of full grain leather. 

We guarantee against manufacturer’s defect. If your handbag does not withstand the rigors of normal wear, we will gladly repair or replace the item with a product of equal value. Click here to see what's covered.


How should I look after my leather bag? Here are some basics for all leathers, for more detailed information, please refer to our Leather Care Guide for your specific leather.

1. Avoid leaving your handbag in direct sunlight for long periods. This can cause fading and permanent damage to the color when unattended.

2. As leather ages and is exposed to the elements, it loses the fats and oils used to saturate the hide during the tanning process. The dryer and harder leather gets, the greater the likelihood it will crack, split or warp. So along with keeping your leather clean, you will need to condition it from time to time with Leather Cream or Leather Dressing depending on the leather finish.

3. Use a leather cream or dressing to moisturize and soften scratches from the leather where necessary. Leathers which have a glaze may react with creams. Our leather cream can prevent leather dehydration and protect from water marks.

4. Avoid getting your handbag wet as much as possible - and Never use heaters such as radiators or air dryer. Always let air dryer if caught in the rain. If concerned, treat it with a waterproof leather spray prior to use. Spray leather lightly and from a distance or seek a professional if concerned. Our leather cream acts as a waterproof on our distressed leathers. Semi-Aniline or Finished leathers are naturally waterproofed (no additional treatment is necessary). 

5. For inside spills, try pulling the lining inside out and removing any excess by dabbing with absorbent paper. Sponge with a clean, damp cloth (do not scrub). Avoid contact with the leather on your bag. Use a second sheet of absorbent paper to remove excess and wait until it dries before putting the lining back into your bag. 

6. When storing the handbags, clean and pack it loosely with acid-free tissue paper. Leather has a memory, so if you store it folded it could permanently crease the leather. Put it in its dust bag (never store leather in plastic because this will encourage the growth of mildew and bacteria which will end up ruining the leather) and store in a dry place away from bright sunlight where it won’t be squashed. If it is stored for long periods of time, regularly take it out and air it to ensure that the leather does not become dehydrated.   

Tip from Brynn: If an ink pen gets on the surface of the bag, scotch tape may work best if treated right away. Simply press the tape onto the surface and remove. The stain will stick to the tape. If denim transfers, please seek a professional right away before the stain sets.


How do I clean the hardware?

All of our hardware has been treated to prevent tarnishing and should not need polishing. Small marks can be buffed away with a soft, dry cloth.