Protecting your RM?

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Do any of you ladies condition or protect your RM bags? I was thinking of using some of the luvinmybags products because in the Balenciaga forums I have heard of great results. What products have you used? Any reccomendations?
 

MissTiss

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I asked Jes at RM when I first got my Dark Grey Mini. She told me they are already protected. I have been in a light sprinkle with it and it held up fine. I always keep a towel in the car....And I won't hesitate to ask for an extra plastic bag in the store it is starts pouring while I'm inside. Matter of fact a guy check out person asked me if I wanted a bag to protect my purse before I even though of it. LOL.

I digress. I don't think the RM needs it, but I don't think it will hurt either.
 

halocom

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I would at the very least use some sort of weather protectant spray. My elephant-colored bag got terrible water spots just from very, very light rain. I think it'll blend in over time, but until then, they're really annoying. I use LMB cleaners and conditioners and sprayed the bag with Shining Monkey. All have worked great on my RM bag with no change to the leather's color or texture.
 

hovercraftier

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I used LMB on my cream Morning After Mini, the regular pre-treatment and the For Handles Only cream on the handles. So far it's stayed clean.
 

mmc24

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I agree with Ally24K. I asked this question to the Nordstrom SA when I bought my first RM bag, and again at the sample sale when I purchased two more. Both people told me that "Apple Guard" is a great poduct for RM bags.

Here's a link to the Apple products:

http://leatherstuff.com/shop/index.php?id=290

Apparently, this is also available at Burlington Coat Factory.

I've also read that Shining Monkey is good for protecting bags.

I need to purchase something for my bags as well.
 

mmc24

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I want to protect the new RM bags I just purchased. Does the leather conditioner from Apple Guard protect and waterproof or does it only condition, in which case I should use only the water repellant spray from Apple to protect against water stains? Do you need to do both? Thank you for clearing up my confusion!
 

mayajuliana

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The conditioner does not waterproof your bag. You'll need to do both. I do both.
 

mmc24

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Thank you so much. This is what I thought, although all these online blogs on bags and care of bags only mention the Apple Lotion to protect bags, not the water repellent so I was confused.
 

drdreawisc

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I've used LMB on all of my RM bags. My berry MA got rained on last night and it's totally fine. The leather doesn't feel that fragile so I don't worry that much about reapplying it often.
 

asark

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I'm glad you asked! I just ordered one of each of the Apple products, and was wondering the same thing! Thank you!
 

Luna

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i sprayed my MA when i got it 2 years ago.. the leather's never gotten stained
 

sarahsar

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Has anyone used Wilson's on a RM bag (the leather and suede protector)? I already have some of that that I have used on my Koobas and Botkiers, and it has worked well for those.
 
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