I have not always had expensive handbags, and suspect there are others in the same boat. I'd like to hear of your experience and opinions on weatherproofing, spot cleaning and storage. If the Choo bag is calf leather and/or plain suede, I will spray with AppleGarde rain protectant. It worked great on my EB Maddy, and Slick calf Ramona, biker leather Ring and Ramona. But, I have a bronze coarse suede Riki, and I am to chicken to spray it with anything. I have heard the metallic suede finish can rub off. Has that happened to anyone? And then there is snake skin. Polaremil said there was some sort of oil based protectant or conditioner. I have never seen that (snake oil, ha, ha!). How about spots on suede or leather? What have you tried that worked? I do store all my Choos in their keeper bags, in a cool closet, away from sun or humidity. But, I have not kept any tissue in them to maintain shape. Is that a disaster waiting to happen? Has anyone had a purse go flat and wrinkle because of this? Do any of you buy the small craft pillows and stuff them in your Choo during storage? Feel free to elaborate on any of the leather or skin characteristics, too. Questions, question, questions. Cannot wait to hear some answers!