How to Recondition a Leather Handbag

How to Recondition a Leather Handbag

This week in my first installment of Buy Less, Buy Better segment of my blog, I am going to show you how to Recondition a Leather Handbag, I’m going to be using a Chanel handbag that I’ve had for over 10 years. I decided to use my favorite bag so that you don’t have to worry whether my technique will hurt your favorite handbag.   When you purchase an expensive handbag, you want to have it looking fabulous for years to come.  If you take care of your handbags and re-condition them, they will look great for years.

Here is my steps step-by-step guide on how to recondition a leather handbag or you can check out the video below (all links to my favorite products are listed below the video):

    1. Clean any dirt or dust of the bag, I like this Leather Shampoo from Leather Spa.
    2. Apply leather conditioner (I like the one from Leather Spa) to the bag with a soft cloth or a paper towel, as I used in the video. Be sure to get every nook and cranny including the inside (if it’s leather that is).
    3. Let it dry for a few minutes then use a soft horse hair brush and/or clean soft cloth to buff the handbag and add shine.


It’s really very easy to recondition your bags if you have the right products. Here are the products that are used in the video. If your handbag is losing its color you can always use a colored conditioner like the one from Leather Spa, listed below.   Please comment and let me know what you think. Let me know if you have any requests for other posts or videos!!

Items I used in the video:

Leather Shampoo
Leather Conditioner
Leather Color Cream

Claire Bahn

Hi! I’m Claire Bahn, a personal branding expert, and CEO and Co-Founder of Online Profile Pros and Stratus Branding. I have been helping people strategize and create their best personal brand for over 10 years. As an influencer with over 80k followers on social media, I’ve learned so much about the importance of creating and maintaining your personal brand. I want to help you leverage your personal brand to develop the authority, influence, and trust you need to exceed your business goals.

Comments (3)

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    Kristen Williams
    Mar 30, 2017

    Love, love, love your video on reconditioning leather handbags! I’ve been searching for info specifically on Chanel bags for the past several months. Thank you so much for posting this!!! <3
    Can't wait to give leather love to my bags!

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      Claire Bahn
      Mar 30, 2017

      Thanks Kristen!! So glad you like the video. Please let me know if you give it a try.

  2. […] do you keep your high-end items looking great for years?  Check out my How to Recondition a Leather Handbag for tips, these tips can be used for anything leather from shoes, belts and handbags. […]

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