How do I clean and care for my leather bag?

All Louis Vuitton leathers are carefully selected and may carry natural imperfections, such as vein or wrinkles; taking proper care of your Louis Vuitton product will allow you to fully appreciate its beauty for many years.

Care advice

Beware not to scratch or rub your product against abrasive surfaces.

Avoid contact with greasy substances, cosmetics, perfume, and hydroalcoholic solutions, as well as any material (magazines, other leathers, etc.) that may transfer their coloured pigments onto the product.

Keep your leather product away from water. Should it get wet or dirty on the surface, dry immediately with a lint free, light-coloured, absorbent cloth. Never use soap or solvent.

Natural Leather

Our natural, vegetable-tanned cowhide leather (also known as vachetta leather and including Ombre and Nomade leathers) is delicate, easily scratched and will develop a rich amber patina with a greater suppleness in time.

Cleaning with any solvents or chemicals is not recommended. Home remedies to darken the leather such as mink oil, saddle soap, leather lotions, or substances of any kind should be avoided at all costs. If the leather gets stained before the patina develops, do not try to clean it. Let it darken, and stains will fade among the color. These chemicals can compromise the quality and integrity of the leather as it wears in time.

Calfskin and Cowhide Leathers

Leathers such as Monogram Empreinte, Monogram Shadow, Taurillon, Epi, New Wave, Mahina, Very, Veau Nuage, Damier Infini, Taiga, and Utah can be compromised with the use of any commercial cleaners. Elements such as oils, make up, perfumes, creams or sanitizers applied to the leather can compromise its natural beauty and performance capabilities. For surface stains, we recommend cleaning with a soft, damp cloth with water.

Vernis Leather

Monogram Vernis leather should be kept away from any materials that may transfer their colour pigments onto the leather (for example magazines, denim, other leathers...). The risk of transfer may particularly affect small leather goods.

Exposure to sunlight should be avoided, as colour may fade. Light colours are more sensitive to light and may take a yellow tinge or fade.

Storage tips

To preserve the shape of your product, it should not be over-packed. When your product is not in use, it is best to store it in the felt pouch provided at purchase in a ventilated area. Storage in boxes is not recommended as it has a drying effect on the materials.

Keep your product away from damp or humid environments and avoid direct exposure to sunlight, keep your product away from any direct source of heat (radiators, car interiors overheated by the sun, etc).

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