Clean it regularly:
Leather handbags usually need to be cleaned once a month. Buy a cleaning solution and leather conditioner suited to the type of leather. Use a soft brush or damp cloth to help clean a patent or finished leather bag. Never soak the cloth in water, as wet leather can stain and mildew.
Apply leather conditioner:
Condition your handbag after using the cleaning solution. This needs to be done once a month, too. Conditioning helps prevent cracking and breaks in the handbag. Use a non-dyed cloth and gently rub in the leather conditioner.
Steer clear of water:
Leather is difficult to dry and may develop water stains. If your leather handbag does get wet, always wipe it off immediately. Let the bag air dry.
Store with care:
When not using it, keep the bag at room temperature in a dark area. This will prevent the leather from fading or cracking. Never use a plastic bag to store it. Use something breathable and natural, such as a pillowcase.
Protect your bag: Avoid exposing the bag to extreme heat or humidity, which can damage its natural oils. Using a heavy heat source, such as a blow dryer, will only dehydrate and damage the leather.