Q. for stardust, suede or metallic B-bag owners...

beauxgoris

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Mar 17, 2006
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I know a lot of people use apple guard for their regular bbags - but what about suede or metallic finish bags? If it's a dark suede bag does it matter if you treat it?

I've never had anything other than a regular bbag before, so I'm not sure what kind of care is best for my new craquele.

Any care or previous owners tips would be appreciated!

Thanks everyone!
 

shopdoc

More B-Bags Please!
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Jun 19, 2007
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I have a black stardust and I haven't done anything to treat it (I don't treat any of my bags). I have used the stardust pretty frequently since last winter and so far the bag is in great condition, no signs of wear whatsoever. My only worry is about the tassels. I feel like they are thinning out. Seriously, it may sound nuts but they look thinner than my other b-bag tassels. Based on the stardust experience, I have pre-ordered a city in BDR.
 

missucc

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Feb 2, 2008
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I used an aerosol spray protectant for my suede city. It says its safe for leather and suede. I tested it afterwards using a few drops of tap water, water just beaded right off. I did cover the hardware with tape prior to spraying though. Cost was $10/can, which I managed to use for treating 2 bags and 2 pairs of knee high boots @ 2 applications each.
 

SkyBlueDay

Happy as Larry
May 10, 2009
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^^ I find that aerosol Collonil is fantastic for protecting suede or special finish leathers, without changing the original colour or texture of the skin.

That's great you kept your craquele, beaux: it was gorgeous in the pics I've seen of craquele.
 

beauxgoris

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Mar 17, 2006
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^^Oh thank you. It really grew on me. I tired it on with a simple outfit: slim jeans and a crisp white A.P.C. top - I really liked the way it dressed it up a bit. It's my only non traditional bbag so far, and I figure I need one, right?

I'll look for that brand you mentioned. There's a professional leather and shoes place near my house I'm going to check out tomorrow!
 
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