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    Default Cleaning my bag!

    It says in the care book not to use any solvents etc.. on my bags but does anyone no if you can use leather cleaner? I like to keep them clean and my alma is my everyday bag so it gets really dirty :)

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    Default Re: Cleaning my bag!

    I have the same question. What's the best brand of leather cleaner in the market? What do you girls use on your LVs?

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    Default Re: Cleaning my bag!

    I use the Mr Clean magic eraser on my vachetta, no solvents. You have to be very careful or it will dry out the leather. Then I use Apple Care moisturizer after the leather dries.
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    Default Re: Cleaning my bag!

    I swear by the Apple Garde line. I have used it on all my leather bags, boots & even jackets. There are three items I use.

    1. The cleaner - it works well for both oil and water stains.
    2. The care - it restores moisture and protects the condition.
    3. The repellent - it really waterproofs & stainproofs the bag. I spray down every leather item once I get it before actually using it.

    They also have versions for suede items which I consider a must have for suede boots. From my experience, nothing has ever been altered in color or texture after application. Since it's hard to find in my area, I order it from Leatherstuff.com. They sometimes have 20% discount codes, I will post it when they send me one.

    For denim or cloth, like the Dior monogram bags, I use Kiwi Protect-All Waterproof and Stain Protectant. I have a few older items that turned greyish overtime so I wanted to prevent this. So far, this product has worked like a charm.

    I've found It's best to treat your brand new items with a protector & repellent so you don't have to worry about cleaning them so soon.

    Hope this helps!

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    Default Re: Cleaning my bag!

    Just read the last entry about the Apple Garde line; have you ever tried to use the cleaner to get OLD water stains out of Louis Vuitton leather?? Would you suggest I try; kinda nervous to mess it up even more!

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    Default Re: Cleaning my bag!

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    I have used Apple Garde cleaner all over my light leathered Mombasa and spot treated old water spots on my Speedy.

    Are the stains on an all leather bag or on the leather trim? I would recommend you use Apple Garde cleaner if your LV has a deep patina. If the vachetta is still virgin (light) then I recommend you use the Mr Clean Magic Eraser. Whichever you choose to do, make sure to moisturize the bag afterwards because cleaning will strip some oils out. Then, to prevent future spots, use a repellent. The Apple Garde repellent will not have any affect to the leather color or texture. However, if you use it on virgin vachetta, the patina process will take a little longer.

    If the stain isn't too deep or dark, you may want to just try the Apple Garde care (the moisturizer) on its own. It conditions the leather and might buff out the water stain.

    If you are too nervous to do it yourself, I would recommend taking the bag to a highly experienced/recommended shoe repair shop for suggestions (they have plenty of experience with leather).
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    Default Re: Cleaning my bag!

    good to know! thanks!!
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    Default Re: Cleaning my bag!

    WOW, thanks for all of the information on cleaning!! The stains are on the leather trim and I will try to get them out...20 yr old LV my mom dug up out of her closet for me! Not sure if it is worth it, though. After reading more of the entries in other threads, I think it's a fake???? The LVs don't line up down the center of the bags flap

    Sorry I took so long to thank you for your info., I am lost in this blogging thing and can't ever find anything after I post it..............Ahhhhhhhhhh

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    Default Re: Cleaning my bag!

    Thanks for the Appleguard tip laluella!!!

    I have a question, Where can I purchase Appleguard from??!

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    Default Re: Cleaning my bag!

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    No problem. I like spreading the word about products that have personally worked so well for me. I heard about their products by word of mouth from local experienced leather restorers, shoe repair shops, & tailors. I have tried many products and have found these to be the best.

    I purchase the line online from their recommended dealer, LeatherStuff. You can search for a brick and mortar store on their official site ApplePolishes.

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    Default Re: Cleaning my bag!

    Thanks for the info!

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