Over generations, handbags have evolved into becoming a critical asset that can make or break your style. A simple formula for managing a long-term relationship with your artisan-made or designer handbag involves love, care and, most importantly, maintenance. Getting rid of smudges and stains that invariably develop on bags during the course of wear will keep your bag in a seemingly brand new condition for years to follow. The NOTTEVERA team has a few simple tricks and remedies to get rid of these unwanted, common stains.  

  • Pen marks are every bag owner’s worst nightmare! They are the most easily formed, yet hardest to get rid of. Dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and gently rub the stain clean. Once clean, use your blow dryer to dry the affected area. 

  • Deep stains, such as red wine or coffee, are unpleasant and unwanted on a bag, for sure! Simply mix one teaspoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of Cream of Tartar to form a paste that is sure to wipe away the stain.  

  • Grease spots - also known as Bag Cancer- are unappreciated! Take immediate action by dusting talcum powder on the stained area, then leaving it to absorb overnight. The next day, gently brush off the powder and dampen a clean cloth with distilled water to lightly clean the stain. By using distilled water, you avoid any discoloration formed by minerals, and prevent residue deposits on your precious bag.

And there you have it. Now your bags will always look like new!

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