Louis Vuitton Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Louis Vuitton Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Are you scared to clean your Louis Vuitton? Don't be! Use these cleaning tips curated by a LV Authenticator to get your Louis Vuitton bags and accessories back on track!

Can you use baby wipes to clean Louis Vuitton?

Absolutely! I swear by baby wipes to clean the outside of Louis Vuitton bags and wallets however not all baby wipes are created equal. Use baby wipes that are fragrance and alcohol free with minimal ingredients. I personally have used Equate Aqua Balance Wipes and Water Wipes. They work so well for a gentle and chemical free cleaning!

How to Clean Louis Vuitton Bags

To ensure that your Louis Vuitton items retain their beauty and value, proper cleaning and maintenance are essential. Here are some useful tips to help you keep your Louis Vuitton pieces in pristine condition:

1. Regular Cleaning

Regularly clean your Louis Vuitton items to prevent dirt and stains from setting in. Use a baby wipe to remove everyday dirt and grime. I recommend cleaning your Louis Vuitton bags and accessories every six months to a year depending on usage. Dry your Louis Vuitton completely using a soft cloth.

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2. Storing Your Louis Vuitton

Proper storage is crucial in preserving the quality of your Louis Vuitton items. When not in use, store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Do not keep your Louis Vuitton items stored in the box. Store them in an open area that gets air flow. Avoid stacking or overcrowding your items, as this can cause deformation or scratches.

3. Handling with Care

When handling your Louis Vuitton items, be mindful of sharp objects and rough surfaces that can potentially scratch or damage the material. Avoid placing your bag on the floor or any dirty surfaces. Instead, use a clean and soft surface to place your bag on.

4. Addressing Stains

If you notice a stain on your Louis Vuitton item, it's important to address it as soon as possible. For light stains, gently dab the area with a clean cloth soaked in mild soapy water. For tougher stains, I've used Awesome Cleaner but any spray degreaser will do. Test in a small spot first and proceed with caution. Do not use degreaser on vachetta leather. 

5. Avoiding Water Damage

Louis Vuitton items are not waterproof, so it's crucial to protect them from water damage. Avoid exposing your items to rain or excessive moisture. If your Louis Vuitton item does get wet, gently pat it dry with a clean cloth and allow it to air dry naturally.

Does Louis Vuitton clean bags for free?

Louis Vuitton does NOT clean their products for free. Louis Vuitton items that have a removable lining may be eligible for replacement, however it will cost you a pretty penny. You can contact Louis Vuitton to get a quote for this service. 

How do you clean Louis Vuitton Cream Leather?

Louis Vuitton cream leather or vachetta leather as it's referred to, is very sensitive and requires a delicate balance of moisture and oils from your hands to build a beautiful patina that naturally protects it from dirt and watermarks. You can use baby wipes that are alcohol and fragrance free to remove stains or use a cloth with distilled water to attempt to remove marks and stains.


By following these simple cleaning tips, you can ensure that your Louis Vuitton items remain in excellent condition for years to come. Follow us on Instagram to get more insight to Louis Vuitton care and more. Remember, proper care and maintenance are key to preserving the beauty and value of your luxury fashion pieces. Treat your Louis Vuitton with the love and respect it deserves, and it will continue to be a cherished accessory in your collection.

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