PRODUCT CARE

NYLON CARE
  • A damp cloth and mild soap such as ivory soap or woolite should work to remove most dirt and stains simply by wiping. Once the dirt has been lifted, be sure to wipe down the entire bag quickly in order to avoid getting water spots on the fabric. Never immerse your fabric handbag in water since it will delaminate the inner lining causing it to pucker. Leather trim can also erode when immersed in water.

 
FABRIC CARE
  • Each fabric used in the design of GIGI handbags is carefully selected for its color, texture, durability, and beauty. Please treat these fabrics with care to extend the life of your bag. we recommend warm water and mild soap on a clean cloth for removing most common stains. Please be certain to thoroughly test an inconspicuous area prior to actual stain removal to avoid uncontrollable variations in material reaction. Evening bags should be treated with extra special care as delicate fabrics should only be cleaned by dry cleaning specialists. Never immerse your fabric handbag in water since it will delaminate the inner lining causing it to pucker. Leather trim can also erode when immersed in water.

 
STRAW CARE
  • Our fabric and straw handbags are considered seasonal and do tend to wear more quickly. Please refer to the care tag enclosed to help you keep it in tip-top condition. We suggest stowing your handbag away from direct sunlight and heat, stuffed with tissue and stored in its dust bag when not in use. Try to avoid crowding your handbag when it is in storage to help maintain its shape, and to prevent delicate straws from breaking.

 
LEATHER CARE
  • The leather used in the design of GIGI handbags is specially chosen from the finest tanneries in Italy and Asia. Most of our leathers have been treated and are water and scratch resistant. should your handbag become wet, wipe gently dry with a soft cloth. for regular cleaning, a damp cloth and mild leather cream may be applied.

 

  • Of course, the best form of cleaning is prevention. Spray suede and leather with a leather protection spray to keep it stain-free.

 

CLEANING COATED LEATHER, LIKE SAFFIANO PRINTED LEATHER, CROCO PRINTED LEATHER
  • Test a small area on the handbag to ensure that the cleaning products don't dry or lighten the material. If that small area gets damaged you may want to seek professional assistance. If the test is successful, you can begin cleaning the entire dirty area.
  • Dampen one of the rags with warm water, and apply a dime-size amount of hand soap. The rag should not be soaking wet but slightly damp.

  • Rub very gently the soapy rag on the dirty mark without making lather. Don’t let the leather absorb moisture.

  • Remove the soapy residue from the handbag with another slightly damp rag. Wipe away any water residue with a dry rag.

  • Apply a dime-size amount of olive oil to a dry rag. Gently rub the rag on the area you just cleaned. The olive oil will condition the leather and restore its shine. But if your handbag becomes sticky, darker or shinier than usual, you have used too much oil.If you don't want to use olive oil, you can buy a leather protectant to condition the cleaned area. You can purchase protectant at a shoe store.

 

CLEANING PATENT LEATHER
  • A damp rag and mild soap is all that is needed to clean off a stain. Remove tough scuff and pen marks with alcohol. Shine the bag with water and vinegar. Restore gloss by mixing 1 or 2 tbsp. white vinegar with 1/2 cup cold water. Rinse the bag with water to rid your purse of any traces of vinegar.

  • Use glass cleaner to add additional gloss to patent leather. Spray the glass cleaner on a clean T-shirt. Light rub the purse to clean. Do not mix the vinegar solution with the glass cleaner to clean; use one remedy or the other to clean the bag.

  • Moisturize the bag by applying a bit of olive oil to a clean white cloth, polish the bag using a circular motion.

  • Wax products applied to your handbag may cause the patent leather to peel and crack.

  • Dry the bag in a well-ventilated and cool area for at least 30 minutes before use.

 

CLEANING SUEDE LEATHER
  • Rub the suede gently with a clean terry cloth fabric to bring up the nap. Rubbing will loosen trapped dirt.

  • Lightly rub a clean pencil eraser over dry stains in the direction of the suede. Wet stains cannot be treated until dried.

  • Dab the corner of a cloth with white vinegar. Brush the cloth over the stain in the direction of the suede grain. Allow the bag to air-dry until the smell of vinegar dissipates.

 

CLEANING NAKED LEATHER / OIL LEATHER/ VACHETTA LEATHER
  • Wipe the surface of the leather in a single direction with a dry, clean, white cloth to remove surface dirt and debris.

  • Gently rub a white pencil eraser over the leather to remove any smudges that do not come off with the cloth.

  • As the leather breaths, much like your own skin, stains like ink, grease, oil, or makeup are not removable. If your bag has any of these stains, the best method is to do nothing. Over time these stains will blend into the leather and become less evident as the leather ages. Any attempt of removal will only damage the leather.

  • Never use chemicals on this kind of leather. If the leather becomes dry (from not carrying it at all) it can crack. Use a leather condition to counter any signs of cracks.

 

CLEANING INTERIOR OF YOUR BAGS
  •  If your bag is unlined with the back of the leather, we recommend not to use any products to clean. It works well with a good shake out and a small vacuum cleaner to remove unwanted debris, like dust and dirt.

  • If your bag is lined with ballistic nylon fabric, a clean damp lint free cloth works well to take off most marks.

 

LEATHER HANDBAGS STORAGE
  • When not in use, stuff the inside of your bag with tissue paper, this will help to keep its shape.

  • Put some silica gel packets inside the bag to prevent moisture damage.

  • Place your clean bag in your GiGi Dust Bag. If you do not have a dust bag an un-dyed cotton pillowcase will work fine as well.

  •  Placing it on a shelf in a dark, cool and well-ventilated area is best. Never put it in a plastic bag or any other nonporous material, as this can contribute to the growth of mildew. Keep your leather bag in a location far removed from any direct heat or sunlight, which can damage leather, causing it to fade or become dry and cracked.

  •  If you can, avoid taking your leather bag out on rainy days when it could become get damp or wet.