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