Care & Cleaning Fabric

The fabrics used in most Dooney & Bourke merchandise have been treated for water repellency. However, if the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

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These instructions may differ according to material and trim.  Please consult your specific collection for more details pertaining to the care and cleaning of your Dooney & Bourke product.

Collection-Specific Care & Cleaning Instructions

Alto Canvas Collection

The cotton Canvas fabric has not been treated for water repellency. Therefore, if the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

The Alto Leather used for the trim is hand rubbed with natural oils to a rich, matte finish that creates a water resistant barrier. The beautiful leather will achieve a deeper, richer surface with age. Water spots and other markings will, in time, simply blend into this leather.

This collection requires no creams, polishes or leather conditioning products to maintain its beauty.

 
Amato Fabric Collection

The Amato Fabric will initially repel water. However, if exposed to water for any length of time, it will darken momentarily due to some water absorption. Should this occur, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder is then sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. Using a dry toothbrush, gently brush the powder away to alleviate the soil.

The pale Vacchetta leather trim and handles will naturally darken over time with use and with exposure to light. No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles.

 
Animal Print Collection

The fabric used for the Animal Print Totes has not been treated for water repellency. If the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry, soft toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

Please note: Tiny knots (known as "slubs") that appear intermittently on the surface of the Animal Print Totes are natural characteristics of cotton and linen blend fabrics and are not considered defects in craftsmanship.

No creams, polishes or leather conditioning products should be used on the leather trim and handles. Please note that it is a natural characteristic of Vacchetta Leather to darken over time, with use and exposure to light.

The Suede used for the base on the Lee Totes has been treated for general water repellency. However, should the base become wet, a dry cloth should be used to blot the excess liquid, then allowed to dry naturally. Once dry, a suede brush should be used to gently lift the nap. Simple surface dirt may be removed from the Suede with the use of a suede/nubuk brush applied in short even strokes, (alternating direction occasionally) with minimal pressure. Any spots that remain following the aforementioned treatment may be removed or lessened with the use of a soft white eraser used in a gentle circular motion, followed by the light stroke of a suede/nubuk brush.

Please note: Some consideration should be given when using these handbags during inclement weather. In addition, care should also be taken as to where these particular handbags are stored when not in use. This consideration will keep the soil on the bottom to a minimum and maintain optimal beauty of the handbag.
Anniversary Signature Collection

The fabric used in the Anniversary Collection has been treated for water repellency. However, if the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.
Banana Leaves Collection

The nylon fabric will initially repel water. However, if nylon is exposed to water for any length of time, it will darken momentarily due to some water absorption. Should this occur, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow it to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder is then sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. Using a dry toothbrush, gently brush the powder away to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles.
Birdseye Collection

The Birdseye Collection fabric has been treated for general water repellency.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

Minor abrasions to the Florentine Vacchetta leather trim may be removed or lessened with the use of a very soft cloth and a gentle buffing action. Also, the Vacchetta leather trim may darken over time with use and exposure to light.

This collection requires no creams, polishes or leather conditioning products to maintain its beauty.
Blended Shadow Collection

The Blended Shadow fabric will initially repel water. However, if exposed to water for any length of time, it will darken momentarily due to some water absorption. Should this occur, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush the powder away to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather trim, lest there be risk of premature and/or uneven darkening. The pale tan Vacchetta leather will characteristically darken over time with use, and with exposure to light.
Bubble & Mini Bubble Collection

The Bubble and Mini Bubble Collections are composed of 100% cotton fabric, treated for water repellency.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

The bag's trims are 100% cowhide, treated for water repellency. No creams, polishes, cleansers or leather conditioning products are necessary to maintain the beauty of this leather.
Cabriolet Collection

The Cabriolet Collection is generally water repellant and should repel most soil.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes or leather conditioning products should be used on the leather trim. Vacchetta Leather will darken over time with use and exposure to light.
Candy Stripe Collection

Due to the mix of materials that make up the Candy Stripe fabric, please note that cleaning may only be done through the services of a trusted dry cleaning service. Do not under any circumstances spot clean or wash with water or bleach. Should the Candy Stripe fabric become wet, use a dry white cotton cloth to blot excess liquid and allow the item to dry naturally.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes, leather cleansing and/or conditioning products should be used on the leather trim. Please note that it is a natural characteristic of Vacchetta Leather to darken over time, with use and exposure to light.

Please note: Some consideration should be given when using the Candy Stripe handbags during inclement weather. Keeping contact with water and other liquids as close to a minimum as possible will help maintain optimal beauty of the handbag.
Canvas Collection

The cotton Canvas fabric has not been treated for water repellency. Therefore, if the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes or leather conditioning products should be used on the leather trim and handles. Pale tan Vacchetta Leather will darken over time with use and exposure to light.
Cork Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather trim. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
Chevron Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the Vacchetta Leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
Crisp Anniversary Collection

The fabric has been treated for general water repellency. However, if the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles.
DB Linear Collection

The Linear DB Collection is made out of 100% cotton. The fabric and trim are treated for water repellency.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.
Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles.
DB Sport Doodle Collection

The cotton fabric has not been treated for water repellency. If the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Spots of an oily nature should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder is then sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. Using a dry toothbrush, gently brush the powder away to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles. Lighter Vacchetta leather trim will darken over time and with exposure to light.
DB Sport Duck Collection

The DB Sport cotton fabric has not been treated for water repellency. If the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles. The pale Vacchetta Leather will darken over time and with exposure to light.
DB Sport Flock Collection

The DB Sport cotton fabric has not been treated for water repellency. If the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles. The pale Vacchetta Leather will darken over time and with exposure to light.
DB Sport Patchwork Collection

The DB Sport Patchwork Collection cotton fabric has not been treated for water repellency. If the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles. The pale Vacchetta Leather will darken over time and with exposure to light.
DB Sport Pop Collection

The DB Sport Pop Collection cotton fabric has not been treated for water repellency. If the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Spots of an oily nature should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder is then sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. Using a dry toothbrush, gently brush the powder away to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles. Lighter Vacchetta leather trim will darken over time and with exposure to light.
DB Sport Sailboat Collection

The DB Sport Sailboat Collection cotton fabric has not been treated for water repellency. If the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles. The pale Vacchetta Leather trim will darken over time and with exposure to light.
Florentine Jacquard Collection

The fabric has been treated for general water repellency, however it may absorb a small amount of water should it be exposed for an extended period of time. If the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

The Florentine Vacchetta leather will characteristically darken over time, with use, and exposure to light. This leather should not be treated with creams, polishes, cleansing or conditional agents.

This collection requires no creams, polishes or leather conditioning products to maintain its beauty.
Eva Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the Vacchetta Leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
Flowers Collection

The fabric has been treated to repel water and some dirt.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

The pale Vacchetta leather trim and handles will naturally darken over time with use and with exposure to light. No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles.
Girly Collection

The exterior fabric of the Girly Collection is 100% cotton and has been treated for water repellency.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes, cleansers or leather conditioning products should be applied to the Vacchetta leather trim. This leather will naturally darken over time with use and exposure to light.
Horizontal Stripes Collection

The Horizontal Stripes Collection cotton fabric has not been treated for water repellency. If the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles. The pale Vacchetta Leather will darken over time and with exposure to light.
Jacquard Wonder Duck Collection

The cotton fabric used for the Jacquard Wonder Duck Collection has been treated for water repellency.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

The Dillen Leather used for the straps, base and trim for the Jacquard Wonder Duck Collection is both water repellent and generally scratch resistant. Surface dirt may be easily removed with a slightly water dampened cloth (or soft toothbrush) and a mild bar soap applied in a gentle circular motion, followed up with a clear water rinse.
Linen Collection

Linen Handbags are composed of 100% cotton fabric and 100% cowhide leather embossed with a fine basket-weave type of pattern. The fabric and leather have been treated for water repellency.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.
Madras Collection

Madras fabric is 100% cotton. Should the fabric get wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

The pale leather trim will characteristically darken over time and with exposure to light. No creams, polishes, cleansers or conditioning products of any kind should be applied to this leather.
Mambo with Rainbow Trim & Lucy Bag Collections

The fabric has been treated for general water repellency.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles.
Monza & Animal Print Monza Collections

The Monza & Animal Print Monza Collections are generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

The trim is 100% cowhide leather embossed with a basket weave pattern so fine that it is only visible to the eye close up. The leather has been treated for water repellency. However, no creams, polishes or cleansers should be applied to the leather. Simply wipe with a water dampened cloth when soiled.
Nylon Collection (2012 to Present)

The nylon fabric will initially repel water. However, if nylon is exposed to water for any length of time, it will darken momentarily due to some water absorption. Should this occur, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow it to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder is then sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. Using a dry toothbrush, gently brush the powder away to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles.


 
Nylon Collection (Classic)

The nylon fabric will initially repel water. However, if nylon is exposed to water for any length of time, it will darken momentarily due to some water absorption. Should this occur, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder is then sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. Using a dry toothbrush, gently brush the powder away to alleviate the soil.

The pale Vacchetta leather trim and handles will naturally darken over time with use and with exposure to light. No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles.
Nylon Print Collection

The nylon fabric will initially repel water. However, if nylon is exposed to water for any length of time, it will darken momentarily due to some water absorption. Should this occur, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder is then sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. Using a dry toothbrush, gently brush the powder away to alleviate the soil.

The pale Vacchetta leather trim and handles will naturally darken over time with use and with exposure to light. No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles.
Panama Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather trim. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
Petunia Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather trim. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
Picnic Collection

The fabric is 100% cotton and treated for water repellency.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes, cleansers or conditioning products are necessary to maintain the beauty of this leather.
Plaid Collection

The Plaid Collection has been treated for water repellency. However, if the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

The 100% leather trim and has also been treated for water repellency and can be cleaned with the use of a mild soap and water dampened cloth. Then, light pressure should be used to rub in a circular motion to alleviate or lessen the appearance of grime.
Polka Dot Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the fabric become soiled, cleaning should be done with a soft cotton cloth or soft toothbrush slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the Vacchetta Leather. The 100% Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
Quilt Collection

The fabric has been treated to repel water and some dirt.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

The pale Vacchetta leather trim and handles will naturally darken over time with use and with exposure to light. No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles.
Quilted Gramercy Collection

The Quilted Gramercy fabric will initially repel water. However, if exposed to water for any length of time, it will darken momentarily due to some water absorption. Should this occur, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. Using a dry toothbrush, gently brush the powder away to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles.
Quilted Spicy Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning agents should be applied to any portion of the leather trim. The Vacchetta Leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
Rainbow Heart Collection

The Rainbow Heart Collection is composed of 100% cotton fabric and lining. The fabric has been treated for general water repellency.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

The pale Vacchetta leather trim and handles will naturally darken over time with use and with exposure to light. No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles.
Regatta Collection

The Regatta Collection is composed of 100% cotton fabric and lining. While the fabric has been treated for general water repellency, it may absorb a small amount of water should it be exposed for an extended period of time. If the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

The trim is 100% cowhide that has been treated for water repellency. No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning products should be applied to this trim leather.
Reusable Canvas Tote

The Reusable Canvas Tote has not been treated for water repellency. If the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles. The pale Vacchetta Leather will darken over time and with exposure to light.

NOTE: Reusable Canvas Totes are not machine washable. Due to the chance of trim color bleeding into the canvas, it is recommended that Reusable Canvas Totes only be cleaned via the method above.
Rope Collection

The Rope Collection is composed of 100% cotton fabric and lining. While the fabric has been treated for general water repellency, it may absorb a small amount of water should it be exposed for an extended period of time. If the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

The trim is 100% cowhide that has been treated for water repellency. No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning products should be applied to this trim leather. Due to the leather being dyed white, darkening of the leather can be expected where it comes in contact most often with the skin.
Rugby Collection

The Rugby Collection will initially repel water. However, if nylon is exposed to water for any length of time, it will darken momentarily due to some water absorption. Should this occur, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow it to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder is then sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. Using a dry toothbrush, gently brush the powder away to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles.
Seersucker Collection

The fabric has been treated for general water repellency, however it may absorb a small amount of water should it be exposed for an extended period of time. If the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

The pale Vacchetta leather trim and handles will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light. No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning products should be used on the trim and handles.
Shadow DB Collection

The fabric has been treated for general water repellency, however it may absorb a small amount of water should it be exposed for an extended period of time. If the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

The Florentine Vacchetta leather will characteristically darken over time, with use, and exposure to light. This leather should not be treated with creams, polishes, cleansing or conditional agents.
Splash Collection

The Splash Collection is made from 100% cotton fabric treated for water repellency.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

The 100% leather trim may be cleaned with with use of mild soap and water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) dampened cloth, or soft toothbrush applied in a gentle circular motion.
Sunflower Collection

The fabric has been treated for water repellency. However, if the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

The Suede used for the base of Flowers Group has been treated for general water repellency. Should the base become soiled or extremely moist, a dry cloth should be used to lightly blot excess liquid, then allowed to dry thoroughly. When completely dry, a suede brush may be used to remove any residual soil and gently lift the nap.

Vacchetta trim and handles characteristically darken over time and with exposure to light.

No creams, polishes, leather conditioning products, or cleansers should be used on the trim and handles.
Tapestry Collection

Fabric and lining is 100% cotton. If the fabric becomes wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

The trim is 100% cowhide and should not be treated with any creams, polishes, cleansers or conditioning products. A dry soft cloth may be used to lesson the appearance of minor scratches.
Tartan Collection

The wool Tartan fabric is treated for water repellency.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

The black Florentine Vacchetta shoulder straps for the Tartan Group require no cleansers or polishes. Minor abrasions may be alleviated with the use of a dry, soft cloth and a gentle buffing motion.

The Suede used for the base of Tartan Group has been treated for general water repellency. Should the base become soiled or extremely moist, a dry cloth should be used to lightly blot excess liquid, then allowed to dry thoroughly. When completely dry, a suede brush may be used to remove any residual soil and gently lift the nap.

Please note: Some consideration should be given when using Tartan Handbags during inclement weather. In addition, care should also be taken as to where these particular handbags are rested when not in use. This consideration will keep soil on the bottom to a minimum, and maintain optimal beauty of the handbag.
Texas Collection

The Texas Collection is composed of 100% cotton fabric. Should the fabric get wet, blot with a dry white or light colored cloth and allow to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

The trim used is 100% cowhide, and should need no creams, polishes, cleansers or conditioning products to maintain its beauty.
Venus Collection

The shiny Polyurethane finish on the polyvinyl-coated cotton Venus fabric renders the material water repellant, resistant to most scratches, and may repel superficial dirt. If the Venus fabric gets something sticky or greasy on it, clean with a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The material should then be allowed to dry completely. Some scuff marks may be removed with the use of a soft white eraser used in a gentle circular motion, with only the slightest amount of pressure, so as not to dull the shiny finish.

No creams, polishes or leather conditioning products should be used on the Vacchetta Leather trim and handles. Please note that it is a natural characteristic of Vacchetta Leather to darken over time, with use and exposure to light. The Suede used for the base on the Lee Totes has been treated for general water repellency. However, should the base become wet, a dry cloth should be used to blot the excess liquid, then allowed to dry thoroughly. Once dry, a suede brush should be used to gently lift the nap. Some superficial dirt may be removed from the Suede with a soft white eraser used in a gentle circular motion, followed by the light stroke of a suede/nubuk brush.

Please note: Some consideration should be given when using these handbags during inclement weather. In addition, care should also be taken as to where these particular handbags are stored when not in use. This consideration will keep the soil on the bottom to a minimum and maintain optimal beauty of the handbag.
Wave Collection

The Herringbone Bags have not been treated for water repellency. Therefore, when the bag becomes wet, it should be blotted with a dry white cloth and allowed to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning products should be used on the Vacchetta leather trim and handles.
Wilson Panama Collection

The polyvinyl-coated cotton fabric is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

The russet colored French bridle leather has not been treated for water repellency. Thus, the leather will temporarily darken when wet, and return to the original tone once completely dry. The waxed surface may assist in staving off some dirt. With continued use, a lovely shine or patina will develop, only enhancing the beauty of this leather. Minor abrasions may be removed or lessened with the use of a very soft cloth and a gentle buffing action.

This collection requires no creams, polishes or leather conditioning products to maintain its beauty.
Zebra Jacquard Collection

Zebra Jacquard is 100% cotton, and has been treated to repel moisture.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

No creams, polishes, cleansers, or leather conditioning products should be used on the Patent leather trim.
Zebra Striped Patent Collection

The canvas fabric has been treated for water repellency. The Patent is naturally water repellent due to the high polished finish.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Do not put soap or any other petroleum products on the Patent, as it will dull the finish. Should fingerprints on the Patent become problematic, it may wiped gently with a soft dry cloth. Do not store the Zebra Stripe Patent bags so that they rest against others. When not in use, Zebra Striped handbags should be placed in the dust bag it comes with, and stored in a cool dry location.
Zebra Sport Collection

Zebra Sport fabric is cotton and has not been treated for water repellency. Therefore, when the bag becomes wet, it should be blotted with a dry white cloth and allowed to dry completely.

For simple spot cleaning, use a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) and a mild bar soap, applied in a circular motion. Repeat with distilled water only to ensure no residual soap remains. The fabric should then be allowed to dry completely.

Oily spots should first be wiped free of excess liquid. Talcum powder should then be sprinkled on the area and allowed to sit briefly. With a dry toothbrush, gently brush away powder to alleviate the soil.

No creams, polishes, leather cleansing and/or conditioning products should be used on the leather trim. Please note that it is a natural characteristic of Vacchetta Leather to darken over time, with use and exposure to light.

Please note: Some consideration should be given when using the Zebra Sport handbags during inclement weather. Keeping contact with water and other liquids as close to a minimum as possible will help maintain optimal beauty of the handbag.