In this article , we shall examine how to clean the Monogram and Damier Collection from Louis Vuitton which are among the most popular styles of all of their bags. First let try to understand what sort of material is Monogram and Damier collection made of? These bags are made from a coated canvas and trimmed with leather.
Few things to take note before you proceed cleaning your Louis Vuitton Designer handbags:
The coated canvas even though is some-what water resistant but it is NOT WATERPROOF! Take PROPER CARE for COATED CANVAS (It can be easily wiped clean with a damp soapy cloth without harming the bag.)
The leather trim requires a bit more care. Louis Vuitton uses some of the most durable and finest leathers, so they will last for years and years with proper care. One leather, as seen on most Monogram bags (usually the handles or straps) is vachetta leather. This leather, when new, is creamy beige. With exposure to air, water, oils from your hands, etc., it will gradually turn darker over time and result in a beautiful honey color. Be careful! If you touch the leather with lotion or makeup on your hands it will leave unattractive smudges. Also carrying it in the rain is a bad idea, as this will make spots on the leather.
NEVER USE CHEMICALS OR CLEANERS on the leather as this will DAMAGE your leather and make it discolored or very dark!!!
If the leather becomes dry (from not carrying it at all) it can CRACK! Check your leather and see if it looks and feels dry. If so you can use a leather lotion. (Specifically made for leather)
The Damier Collection (the brown checks) is trimmed with a more durable leather. This leather can actually be wiped with a damp cloth and it should not change color over time.