moisturizing leather bags (input please)

meganlovescoach

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question about moisturizing leather bags:
how often do you moisturize your leather bags? wondering because i tend to do it alot..:s um usually when i find a scratch mark or something....but it is bad to do it too often? the woman at the store said like once a month, but how often do you all do it?
 

JB Bags

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I make a production of it twice a year (winter/summer) to ensure that all my leather goods get treated even if I'm not currently using them. The bags in current rotation may get some extra TLC (every 8 weeks or so) because I find that the scratches are less noticable and I can clean them easier, too, if necessary.
 

handbag helen

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I've done it once this year so far. Since many of my bags are getting constant use I don't feel the need to do it too often. If you are constantly using a bag maybe every other month or when you see a scratch.
 

ranskimmie

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I have heard of so many different stories on moisturizing, half good and half bad, that Im a little too nervous to try. Im afraid of the bag changing colors.
 

didn't mean to

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Oh, and does anyone know why you are not supposed to moistuize the legacy leather? I bought the whisky hippie at the outlet on TH and it has quite a few handling marks. I tried rubbing them with my fingers but my hands are always dry to begin with so it had little effect. So I did use a little Coach leather moisturizer on it; how could it hurt it? :shrugs:
 

court811

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don't moisturize legacy leather, vachetta, or pebbled leather (I know there are others, but these are the main ones)
 

didn't mean to

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don't moisturize legacy leather, vachetta, or pebbled leather (I know there are others, but these are the main ones)
I know this is what the care card and associates say, I'm just wondering about the why? (I was a pain in the a## back in school.... wait, I still am!:nuts: ) I wouldn't do it on the light vachetta b/c I'd be afraid it would darken it, but why not on the vintage vachetta and the others? just curious
 

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Because it is an untreated leather and not sealed basically so anything you put on it is absorbed by the leather and will change the color. I wouldn't do it !
 

upswife

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Oh, and does anyone know why you are not supposed to moistuize the legacy leather? I bought the whisky hippie at the outlet on TH and it has quite a few handling marks. I tried rubbing them with my fingers but my hands are always dry to begin with so it had little effect. So I did use a little Coach leather moisturizer on it; how could it hurt it? :shrugs:
The Coach SA actually moisturized my Whiskey Shoulder Bag before I purchased it to see if it would help with the scratches. Totally helped, have had it for over a month, and it still looks great. I'm not planning to repeat the moisturizing on it since they recommend not to, but I can't think one time will hurt it too much. Anyone know WHY you can't moisturize Legacy?
 

upswife

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Because it is an untreated leather and not sealed basically so anything you put on it is absorbed by the leather and will change the color. I wouldn't do it !
So the Legacy leather is untreated? Well, I guess that's why is seemed to just make the color of my whiskey bag "richer", I love it! LOL
 

didn't mean to

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The Coach SA actually moisturized my Whiskey Shoulder Bag before I purchased it to see if it would help with the scratches. Totally helped, have had it for over a month, and it still looks great. I'm not planning to repeat the moisturizing on it since they recommend not to, but I can't think one time will hurt it too much. Anyone know WHY you can't moisturize Legacy?
Good to know - Thanks! Now I'll go ahead and moisturize the rest of it, I started with the area concealed under the flap. I'm also trying to "work out" the scratches.
 

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So the Legacy leather is untreated? Well, I guess that's why is seemed to just make the color of my whiskey bag "richer", I love it! LOL
richer IS good:yes: maybe I'll do before and after photos - if there's a noticeable difference I'll post 'em.