Okay, I've never ever baby my bags, but maybe because this one is very expensive (to me it is.. ). I want to use the best care i can to protect it from stains/scratches. My work bag is ink, so it's a dark colour. I used lubriderm on it this afternoon and it's VERY nice!! Smoothed out the marble-ly thing and it's really really soft (so is my hand.. hehe) Now, I read about apple guarde. 1. Do i need the conditioner if I already have some other leather conditioner? or Lubriderm ? 2. Should I get the water and stain protectant or is there another protectant that I should get? 3. How often do I treat my bag? I'll post pic tomorrow when my dh is not home. He does not know of my baby yet. Thanks!