Bag Care / Cleaning
Always put it away upright, in a fabric bag.
Pad it with tissue paper to keep the shape. Make sure that the chains (if there are some) are not in contact with the outside, as they might mark the leather/the fabric. The simplets thing is to put them inside the handbag, in the tissue paper.
Do not over-fill your handbag, as this might spoil the shape irreparably, and strain the chain-fastners, zips and clasps.
The metal parts of your handbag are gilded with an alloy containing gold/silver, which is sometimes sensitive to sea air and the acidity of the skin, and may eventually wear off. Clasps, chains and other metal parts can be re-gilded.
Avoid contact with water, grease, perfume and makeup.
Care for your leather bags
Do not clean with products intended for other purposes, such as polish, turpentine, oil, spot removers, spirit or solvents.
Light-coloured handbags, particularly white and beige, are very vulnerable to dust and marks. Bad stains are practically impossible to remove.
White handbags are extremely sensitive to light, and the leather will turn yellow if it is exposed for too long to spotlights, flourescent lamps, etc.
You can polish the leather gently with a natural-coloured soft woollen cloth. Do not rub with rough or abrasive materials.
If your handbag gets wet, do not wipe it but absorb the water by patting gently with a fine woollen cloth.
Greasy marks can be removed with unscented talcum. Sprinkle on the mark, leave overnight and brush off gently with a perfectly clean makeup brush.
Minor scratches can be rubbed off with a clean, dry finger. Press gently, with a circular movement. The finger should be free of any grease or moisture.
Do not attempt to repair more serious damage yourself.
Maya ot Raya bags are made of leather & large number of other materials, the most common being jersey and fabrics.
For an extended life, the same care should be taken of these natural (wool, cotton, silk, etc) or synthetic (polyester, polyamide, etc) textiles as that already described for leather items.
It is also recommended that their maintenance be entrusted to a specialist.
There is a particular point relating to light-coloured vinyl and patent leather bags: avoid prolonged contact with other dark-coloured materials. Over time, a phenomenon known as “migration” can occur, in which the dark pigments irreversibly colour the light vinyl or patent leather.