Best Practices for Storing Handbags of Different Materials
Storing your handbags the right way can make them last longer and look better. But how do you do it? One simple tip is to group them by material instead of size. Read on to find out why this is crucial and how to go about it.
Why Group by Material?
When you store bags together based on size, it's easier to find what you're looking for. However, this can lead to some problems. Different materials can react with each other over time, causing damage like color bleeding or texture changes. So, if you want your bags to stay as good as new, it's better to group them by material.
Leather bags need special care. They should be stored away from direct sunlight to avoid fading. Also, leather can dry out, so consider using a leather conditioner before storing them. Keep all your leather bags together in a cool, dry place.
Quick Tip: Use bubble wrap or cloth to fill the bag so it keeps its shape.
Fabric bags are generally more durable and easier to care for than leather. But they can attract moths or other pests. Keep fabric bags together in a space that is clean and dry.
Quick Tip: Use lavender sachets or cedar blocks to keep pests away.
Plastic or Synthetic Bags
Plastic or synthetic bags can be stored in tighter spaces as they don’t need to breathe as much as leather or fabric. Group these together to make the most of your storage space.
Quick Tip: Avoid folding or flattening these bags as it can cause cracks or creases.
Mixed Material Bags
Some bags are made from a mix of materials like leather and fabric. In this case, store these bags with the material that is most dominant. For example, if a bag is mostly leather with some fabric accents, store it with other leather bags.
Where to Store?
Choose a clean, dry, and cool place for your bags. Consider using a dedicated shelf or storage boxes that are breathable.
How Often Should You Re-organize?
It’s a good idea to check on your bags every few months. This will help you notice if any are damaged and need care.
Author: Seuruyalvi - Chief Designer
My name is Seuruyalvi, as the chief designer at ZORNNA, I am responsible for overseeing the creative direction of the brand, from conceptualization to final product design.