Louis Vuitton Care Guide: Essential Bag Tips

Do you own a Louis Vuitton bag and need a care guide to help you care for your investment? This guide will help you keep your Louis Vuitton wallets and bags in good shape!

How do you care for a Louis Vuitton monogram bag?

Louis Vuitton Monogram Neverfull

Louis Vuitton monogram canvas is durable and flexible, so little is required to keep it nice! A wet cloth or a fragrance and alcohol free baby wipe can remove white scuffs, dirt and dust. Check out our blog post on baby wipes to see why they are so useful!

Vachetta leather, the light to tan colored leather pictured on the Neverfull above, is sensitive when new. The patina which develops over time on vachetta leather, protects it from water marks, dirt and more!

So, do not rush the patina process by applying mink and olive oil. Also, do not leave the bag in direct sunlight. Wear your Louis Vuitton bag normally to achieve even and beautiful patina.

Store your Louis Vuitton monogram bag out of direct sunlight, away from heat sources, and in a dust bag although it’s not required.

PRO TIP: Also, keep Damp Rid or a moisture absorber nearby to prevent mildew, mold and musty smells.

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How do you keep Louis Vuitton leather clean?

The easiest way to keep your Louis Vuitton leather clean is by keeping your hands clean! Minimizing use of lotions and perfumes on your hands excess wear and darkening of vachetta leather.

If your vachetta leather is still light and gets a water mark, scuff or dirt on it, leave it alone because it will disappear over time.

Louis Vuitton with light patina

If your vachetta leather has darker patina, you can use a baby wipe to reduce the appearance of water marks and remove scuffs and dirt.

Louis Vuitton Vachetta with darker patina

Louis Vuitton coated leather, Epi, Empreinte, Mahina and other specialty leathers can be wiped clean with a baby wipe, wet cloth or with a small bead of leather lotion. For sensitive leathers though, be gentle and test in small spot before trying in larger, visible areas since every bag is different.

Can you use leather conditioner on Louis Vuitton?

Left: Louis Vuitton Vachetta Leather, Right: Louis Vuitton Empreinte Leather

Yes! You can use leather conditioners on Louis Vuitton bags, depending on the leather type. Vachetta leather will darken if you use oil based leather lotions. I’ve used Bick 4 leather conditioner and it has undoubtedly worked well on vachetta and empreinte leather.

This Louis Vuitton care guide was curated by a Louis Vuitton expert and authenticator, Liyah’s Luxuries.

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