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Coach purses are probably everyone’s favorite accessories of all times and so we carry them around everywhere we go…I mean come on, the compliments just never stop. But this also means that they get dirty and stained pretty often.
Cleaning a Coach purse isn’t something that people think can be done at home because of how expensive they are, and no one would want their pricey purses to get damaged, right? So the question remains…
How to Clean Coach Purses Without Damaging Them?
Well, I have just the right tips and tricks to make your purse look brand new. Now you can easily save that extra cash and maybe even splurge it all on another one of those fashionable coach purses!
Cleaning Fabric Coach Purse
- Take 1 to 2 tablespoons of any dish soap that you have. The soaps that foam up easily are always the best. Mix it with a bowl of lukewarm water.
- Then take a small cotton ball or sponge and dip it in the bowl.
- Slowly move this over and around the stained area till it comes off.
- After that, take a damp cloth and wipe off any excess soap solution.
- If the stain is too greasy or just won’t budge, then you can follow the same method using a toothbrush instead of a cotton ball.
- Once this is done, let it air dry completely as using it when it’s wet will lead to the formation of bacteria…I know, gross!
- There you have it, your coach purse is all ready for your next fancy Friday night out. This process may take a while but it’s totally worth it.
Cleaning Suede Leather Coach Purse
- Take a piece of cloth and dab it in some vinegar. Remember to not get the cloth too wet as this won’t sit well with your suede purse.
- Gently rub this around the greasy or stained area until it comes off.
- Let the purse air dry for a while after gently wiping off any excess vinegar with a dry cloth.
- Use a suede eraser to get rid of any other stains. You can also use a normal eraser here but in this case, rub gently.
- Use a toothbrush or shoe polish brush and brush your purse in a circular motion to get it’s soft, light fluff back.
Cleaning Leather Coach Purse
- You can use the same fabric coach purse cleaning method and mix a tablespoon of dishwashing soap with lukewarm water
- Dip a cloth in it and rub around the damaged area of your favorite purse till it’s clean.
- Use a dry cloth to dab off any excess soap solution.
- Leave your purse to air dry and there you go, it’s now ready to use.
- This is a liquid cleaner made especially for your designer coach bags.
- These are easily available online. You can even get these in your local stores, boutiques, and malls.
- All you need to do is put some cleaner on the affected area and rub the stain off with a cloth or brush.
- One thing to remember with this method is that you must know for sure, whether or not the cleaner you have worked significantly for your particular coach purse.
Now that we are all done with the cleaning methods, here are the answers to some other questions you may have.
How to maintain a coach purse?
- Always carry wet wipes in your purse so that you can easily get rid of any stain the second it happens, saving you from further damage.
- Store your coach purses in cool areas.
- To get rid of any greasy or sticky stains inside your purse, use a mixture of a few drops of vinegar and a teaspoon of baking soda and then wipe it off. You can use corn-starch or talcum powder to get rid of an oil stain.
- If your purse starts to smell, put in 2 bags of any aromatic tea for 2-3 days.
- Be extra careful around vintage coach purses and clean them as soon as they’re damaged.
What to avoid when cleaning a coach purse?
- Never put your purses in the washing machine. They are usually very delicate and need to be cleaned by hand.
- Avoid cleaning it again and again as this may lessen the life of your beloved purse.
- Never dry your coach purses in hot temperatures or directly under the sun.
- Never get your purse excessively wet or submerge it in water.
How long do coach bags last?
- This entirely depends on where you get your purse from and how good the quality is.
- Cheaper, low-quality models that you find at your local retail shops usually last for anywhere between a month to 6 months before getting all torn up and unusable.
- Good quality models can last for at least 5+ years. I mean come on those vintage bags you die for are usually 10/15+ years old! Oh, to get your hands on such a priceless model would be everything!
Purses are an extremely fun accessory to carry around and can also be pretty valuable. Some purse collectors spend thousands, sometimes millions on just one purse.
Cleaning and taking care of your coach purse is extremely important so I’ll be glad if any of my tips were of any use to you and your adored purse. Now go and quickly transform your stained purse into one that looks brand new and stylish!