Care & Cleaning Leather

The leathers used in most Dooney & Bourke merchandise are both water repellent and generally scratch resistant. However, some leathers may become discolored when wet, returning to their original colors once completely dry.

Soiled leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

Anything containing dyes (ball point pens, lipsticks, etc.) cannot be removed as they will re-dye the surface.

Vacchetta Leather
The pale tan Vacchetta Leather used in Dooney & Bourke merchandise is untreated. This "naked" leather will naturally darken over time with use and exposure to light. Vacchetta Leather requires no creams, polishes or cleansers to maintain its beauty.

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

Collection-Specific Care & Cleaning Instructions

All-Weather Leather® 2 Collection

All-Weather Leather® 2 is 100% cowhide and should be gently wiped with a damp cloth when necessary.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

The Alto Collection has not been specifically 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. It is also characteristic for lighter colors to darken with use over time, and with exposure to light.

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.
Amato Collection

Amato Leather handbags are manufactured from the finest natural leather and have been vegetable tanned. Over time, with use and exposure to light, Amato Leather handbags will characteristically darken and develop a lovely sheen that only further enhances the bag.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

The Amazon Collection is 100% cowhide leather embossed with a pattern varying in size and shape that closely resembles the hide of a real crocodile. The leather is both water repellent and generally scratch resistant.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

The Bolero Collection is treated for water repellency, resilient to scratches (most can simply be rubbed out), resists stains and dirt build-up. The natural markings and slight color variations of each hide ensure the individual character and appearance of every bag.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

Boldrini handbags are manufactured from the finest natural leather and have been vegetable tanned. Over time, with use and exposure to light, Boldrini handbags will characteristically darken and develop a lovely sheen that only further enhances the bag.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

The leather used in the Buffalo Collection has been treated for water repellency, and due to the pebble grain, may not show minor abrasions.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

The leather used in the Calf Collection is both water repellent and generally scratch resistant.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

This collection is very durable and should require no creams, polishes, cleansers or conditioning products to maintain its beauty.
Caiman Collection

The 100% vegetable-tanned calfskin leather is embossed with a crocodile pattern to create a look that is close to authentic crocodile. The leather has been treated for water repellency. Each piece is hand-stitched and rubbed with natural dyes and oils for a lustrous, protective finish.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

The leather used in the Capri Collection is both water repellent and generally scratch resistant.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

This collection is very durable and should require no creams, polishes, cleansers or conditioning products to maintain its beauty.
Cavallino Collection

CARE & CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CAVALLINO COLLECTION COMING SOON.
All-Weather Leather® Collection (Classic)

Classic All-Weather Leather® is 100% cowhide and should be gently wiped with a damp cloth when necessary.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

This collection should not be treated with cleaning agents or leather creams. The oils in such products loosen the pores of the leather, defeating the shrinkage process that makes All-Weather Leather® impervious to the elements.
All-Weather Leather® Collection (Commemorative)

Commemorative All-Weather Leather® is 100% cowhide and should be gently wiped with a damp cloth when necessary.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

Cowhide is both water repellent and generally scratch resistant.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

The 100% vegetable-tanned calfskin leather is embossed with a crocodile pattern to create a look that is close to authentic crocodile. The leather has been treated for water repellency. Each piece is hand-stitched and rubbed with natural dyes and oils for a lustrous, protective finish.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

The 100% vegetable-tanned calfskin leather is embossed with a crocodile pattern to create a look that is close to authentic crocodile. The leather has been treated for water repellency. Each piece is hand-stitched and rubbed with natural dyes and oils for a lustrous, protective finish.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

The leather used in the Davis Collection is both water repellent and generally scratch resistant.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

This collection is very durable and requires no creams, polishes, cleansers or conditioning products to maintain its beauty.
DB Retro & DB Retro Embossed Collections

The leather used in the DB Retro & DB Retro Embossed Collections is both water repellent and generally scratch resistant.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

This collection is very durable and requires no creams, polishes, cleansers or conditioning products to maintain its beauty.
Dillen Collection

Dillen Leather is both water repellent and generally scratch resistant.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

The Dillen II Collection is crafted from 100% cowhide leather.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

This collection requires no creams, polishes or leather conditioning products to maintain its beauty. Lighter Vacchetta leather trim (on the underside of some shoulder straps & interior of some accessories) will darken over time and with exposure to light.
Embossed Snakeskin Collection

The Embossed Snakeskin Collection is been treated to repel some moisture. However, consideration should be given when using during inclement weather. If the leather is exposed to an excessive amount of liquid, a soft dry cotton cloth should be used to blot excess liquid, and then the item must be allowed to dry naturally.

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

Items in the Fairfield Collection are made of 100% Dillen Leather, which is both water repellant and generally scratch resistant.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

Florentine leather has not been specifically 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. It is also characteristic for lighter colors to darken with use over time, and with exposure to light.

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.
Florentine Edge Collection

The Florentine Edge Collection has not been specifically 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. It is also characteristic for lighter colors to darken with use over time, and with exposure to light.

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.
Florentine Vacchetta Collection

The Florentine Vacchetta leather has not been specifically 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. It is also characteristic for lighter colors to darken with use over time, and with exposure to light.

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.
Florentine Zebra Collection

The Florentine Vacchetta leather has not been specifically treated for water repellency. Thus, the leather will temporarily darken when wet, and return to the original tone once completely dry. However, 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. It is also characteristic for lighter colors to darken with use over time and with exposure to light.

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.
Florentine Zebra Nubuk Collection

The Nubuk portion of the bag is treated to repel water. Due to leather porosity, Florentine Vacchetta will darken briefly when wet. Once completely dry the original color will be restored.

Some surface dirt may be removed from the Nubuk with a soft white eraser used in a gentle circular motion, followed by the light stroke of a Nubuk/Suede brush.

The Florentine Vacchetta leather will characteristically darken over time, with use, and exposure to light.

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

The French Leather Collection is treated to repel water.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

This collection requires no creams, polishes or leather conditioning products to maintain its beauty.
Glove, Emma Robert's & Annalisa Collections

The 100% cowhide leather has gone through extensive tumbling to create the supple texture and has been treated for water repellency.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

These collections require no creams, polishes or leather conditioning products to maintain their beauty.
The Happy Bag

The leather used in the Happy Bag is both water repellent and generally scratch resistant.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

This collection is very durable and should require no creams, polishes, cleansers or conditioning products to maintain its beauty.
Italian Pebble Leather Collection

The Italian Pebble Leather Collection is treated to repel water.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

Lambskin leather has not been specifically treated for water repellency. Thus, the leather will temporarily darken when wet, and return to the original tone once completely dry.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

Leopard handbags have been treated for water repellency.

Should the items become soiled, 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. Only the slightest amount of pressure should be applied when cleaning, or there will be the risk of removing the black and brown silk screen. Ensure there is no residual soap on the leather and allow to dry completely.

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

The leather used in the Marchesa Collection is 100% cowhide, and is lined with 100% cotton. As durable as it is beautiful, the pebble grained Arnella leather is resistant to water as well as most abrasions.

Most surface dirt may be removed 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely. Ink, red wines, heavily pigmented cosmetics or anything containing dyes cannot be removed from the items in this group.

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

The leather used in the Metallic Leather Collection is 100% cowhide, and is treated for water repellency.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

The leather used in the Montebono Collection is 100% cowhide, and is treated for water repellency.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

The Montecataini Collection has not been specifically 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. It is also characteristic for lighter colors to darken with use over time, and with exposure to light.

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.
Nile Collection

The leather has been treated for water repellency. Each piece is hand-stitched and rubbed with natural dyes and oils for a lustrous, protective finish.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

The Nubuk leather used in the Nubuk Italia Collection has been vegetable dyed to provide a rich color. Due to the unique texture or nap (raised fibers), some consideration should be given when using during inclement weather.

If the bag becomes wet or soiled with an oily substance, a soft dry cotton cloth should be used to absorb excess liquid, and then be allowed to dry naturally. Once dry, a suede brush may be used to gently lift the nap. A suede brush may also be used to remove superficial dirt.

No creams, polishes, or cleansers should be applied to the Vacchetta leather trim. The Florentine Vacchetta leather will characteristically darken over time, with use, and exposure to light.

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 rested when not in use. This consideration will keep the soil on the bottom to a minimum and maintain optimal beauty of the handbag.
Oberland Collection

The Oberland Collection is crafted from 100% cowhide leather.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

This collection requires no creams, polishes or leather conditioning products to maintain its beauty. Lighter Vacchetta leather trim (on the underside of some shoulder straps & interior of some accessories) will darken over time and with exposure to light.
Ostrich Collection

The leather has been treated for water repellency. Each piece is hand-stitched and rubbed with natural dyes and oils for a lustrous, protective finish.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

Patent Leather is tanned in the traditional way. However, the final stages involve the addition of a varnish and a degree of buffing to create the polished high-shine finish. The bags/small leather goods should not come into contact with other bags, as the color can rub off slightly.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of a soft cotton cloth slightly dampened with distilled water (sodium-free seltzer water may be substituted) applied in a circular motion. The leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

The leather has gone through extensive tumbling to create the supple texture. Treated for water repellency, the bags are also lined in 100% cotton.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

The Portofino Collection is crafted from 100% cowhide leather.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

This collection requires no creams, polishes or leather conditioning products to maintain its beauty. Lighter Vacchetta leather trim (on the underside of some shoulder straps & interior of some accessories) will darken over time and with exposure to light.
Pearly Python Collection

Python printed leather has been treated to repel some moisture. However, consideration should be given when using during inclement weather. If the leather is exposed to an excessive amount of liquid, a soft dry cotton cloth should be used to blot excess liquid, and then the item must be allowed to dry naturally.

This collection requires no creams, polishes or leather conditioning products to maintain its beauty.
Python Collection (2012 to Present)

Python printed leather has been treated to repel some moisture. However, consideration should be given when using during inclement weather. If the leather is exposed to an excessive amount of liquid, a soft dry cotton cloth should be used to blot excess liquid, and then the item must be allowed to dry naturally.

This collection requires no creams, polishes or leather conditioning products to maintain its beauty.
Python Collection (Vintage)

The Python Collection is been treated to repel some moisture. However, consideration should be given when using during inclement weather. If the Python leather is exposed to an excessive amount of liquid, a soft dry cotton cloth should be used to blot excess liquid, and then the item must be allowed to dry naturally.

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

Quilted Florentine leather has not been specifically 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. It is also characteristic for lighter colors to darken with use over time, and with exposure to light.

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.
Quilted Nubuk Collection

Quilted Nubuk handbags are 100% cowhide, and have been vegetable dyed to provide a rich color. Due to the unique texture or nap (raised fibers, longer and fuzzier on suede bags), some consideration should be given when using during inclement weather.

If the bag becomes wet or soiled with an oily substance, a soft dry cotton cloth should be used to absorb excess liquid, and then be allowed to dry naturally. Once dry, a suede brush may be used to gently lift the nap. A suede brush may also be used to remove superficial dirt.

No creams, polishes, or cleansers should be applied to the Florentine Vacchetta leather trim. The Florentine Vacchetta leather will characteristically darken over time, with use, and exposure to light.

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 rested when not in use. This consideration will keep the soil on the bottom to a minimum and maintain optimal beauty of the handbag.
Riviera Collection

Composed of 100% cowhide in the form of various hued All-Weather Leather and light Vacchetta leather. To maintain optimum beauty, the All-Weather Leather should be periodically wiped with a slightly water dampened cloth.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

 

The Vacchetta leather will characteristically darken over time, with use, and exposure to light.

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

Sahara Collection

Sahara leather has been treated for water repellency. Each piece is hand-stitched and rubbed with natural dyes and oils for a lustrous, protective finish.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

The Saffiano leather has a polyvinyl coating which is generally water repellent and should repel most soil.

Should the leather 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 leather. The leather trim will characteristically darken over time with use and with exposure to light.
Shiny Leather Collection

The leather used in the Shiny Leather Collection comes from the finest European raw material available.

To clean, 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. Do not saturate with water and avoid using detergents, solvents or abrasive materials to clean.

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

The Smooth Leather Collection has not been specifically treated for water repellency. Thus, the leather may temporarily darken when wet, returning to its 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.

To clean, 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. Do not saturate with water and avoid using detergents, solvents or abrasive materials to clean.

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

The Snake Collection has been treated to repel some moisture. However, consideration should be given when using during inclement weather. If the leather is exposed to an excessive amount of liquid, a soft dry cotton cloth should be used to blot excess liquid, and then the item must be allowed to dry naturally.

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

The Toledo Collection has not been specifically treated for water repellency. Thus, the leather may temporarily darken when wet, returning to its 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.

To clean, 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. Do not saturate with water and avoid using detergents, solvents or abrasive materials to clean.

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

The leather used in the Toggle Bag Collection is both water repellent and generally scratch resistant.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

Made from 100% vegetable tanned cowhide and antique gold plated brass hardware. The supple leather has been treated for some water repellency.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

Abrasions are not a problem with this group as it is designed to mimic a weathered look.

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

The Wavy Leather Collection is both water repellant and generally scratch resistant.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather should then be allowed to dry completely.

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

The pebble grain Wilson Leather Collection has been treated for water repellency.

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather 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 Striped Patent Collection

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

This leather can usually be cleaned with the use of 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 leather 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.

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

The Zebra & Giraffe Handbags and Accessories have been treated for water repellency.

Should the items become soiled, 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. Only the slightest amount of pressure should be applied when cleaning, or there will be the risk of removing the black and brown silk screen. Ensure there is no residual soap on the leather and allow to dry completely.

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