How To Clean And Care Your Louis Vuitton Alma Bag in Monogram Canvas

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Yesterday we stole a couple of hours of Victoria’s time and ask her everything about cleaning and caring designer handbags. Because we noticed that she has already been infected by ‘bag obsession’ (no cure for that, I guarantee), we needed her to share some real-life experience. We took her favorite Louis Vuitton Alma Bag as an example; ‘Victoria, please tell us your story!’

I purchased this Louis Vuitton Alma bag because I am OBSESSED with handbags and Louis Vuitton, the Alma is such a classic bag for any person of any age and in my opinion one of the top classics in the LV collection.

My shopping experience with Louis Vuitton is always amazing, I always shop at my home store which is in the United States in Florida at the International Mall in Tampa. They are always so welcoming and helpful.

I purchased the Alma I believe in Tampa, Florida that is where most my Louis’ are purchased!

I think I purchased this bag about 5 -6 years ago or probably more than that! The retail price then I believe it was a little over 1000 I believe? now I believe it currently retails for 1500.

Why did you choose this leather and what is your experience so far?
Louis Vuitton Monogram is the first and top styles to come in most bags, the far most popular to really say “ I am carrying a Louis Vuitton” when I first purchased the Alma they did not carry it in the Damier Ebene, vernis. ☹

Have you accidentally damaged your bag so far? If so, then what was your initial response and how did you resolve it?
OH my! This is a big one, I am soo protective over all my handbags, they are expensive bags and to not take care of them is so upsetting. In Florida in rains constantly, I constantly and putting them under my shirts if I don’t have an umbrella or find a plastic bag to shove them in! I had once got the bottom wet, my little brother put my bag on the floor of a restaurant ( YES HE DID) I don’t ever do that, and of course… it was slightly wet.

In which occasion do you often use this bag? (as an everyday?)
I only use this bag maybe every other month for a week. I frequently change out my handbags, and working in an office environment I sometimes don’t like bringing my high end bags.

What do you do to maintain your bag?
I always keep my handbags in the original dust bag this is a must! It keeps it from getting moisture in or any dust bunnies or anything that likes to hide! I also keep stuffing inside the bags so it doesn’t loose its shape!

Do you use any products? If so, then what are the products and prices? Also how often do you maintain your bag and how do you put these products in use?
I do use products, I love the Kate Spade Conditioner and leather cleaner they are both available for only $10 a piece on Kate Spades web site! I usually clean my bags every 2 months or so, but definitely before and after I use the handbag!

Have you tried any products that didn’t work out in the past?
I haven’t had any bad luck with products, all I can suggest is make sure you use LEATHER cleaner, some people just use soap and water never do that!

Where and how do you store your bag?
I store my bag in my handbag containers which is actually in it’s physical dust bag. I never keep it out of the dustbag unless I am using it… I actually think when I am using it at night I put it back in the dust bag. ☺

Do you have any more tips and advices for newbies?
Love your handbags! They are expensive pieces but they can last forever, take care of them and if you ever have questions ask! Bring them into someone to clean if you don’t trust yourself. Most Louis Vuitton stores have people they recommend to send the handbags too!

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GOOD NEWS, EVERYBODY: BIG BAGS ARE COMING BACK

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BALENCIAGA METALLIC EDGE BACKPACK

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Day 10: I never got behind the backpack trend and bought myself one, but I've been feeling the urge lately. If you want a chic designer backpack look no further than this Balenciaga option. The metallic edge provides a downtown cool touch and there's something utterly perfect and very model off-duty-esque with the Balenciaga black leather backpack.

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CHANEL METALLIC CALFSKIN WALLET WITH CHAIN

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I love the Wallet with Chain, we’re seeing Chanel releasing these kind of bags more often these days. A new version has just been dropped in store and it’s from the Cruise 2016 Collection.

Basically almost an exact copy of the Classic Flap Bag – featuring a stunning front flap with tiny CC on the front, it’s quilted and it comes with a beautiful interwoven chain.

The color gold will melt your heart; it represents both luxury and beauty. Because the details are all craftsmanship, any eye can see that is an expensive object.

Made from Metallic Calfskin, the chain can be removed anything you want. This bag matches to the season we’re in right now…the winter. And it marries anything from casual to chic, it’s simply crafted for the true lady.

Measuring 4.5’ x 7.5’ x 1.4’ inches, priced at €1520 euro via Chanel boutique.

What do you think about this bag? Opinion please.

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CHANEL CAMELLIA EMBOSSED METALLIC WALLET ON CHAIN

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They say that if you have a beautiful Chanel piece, it will surely add a ‘kick’ and ‘wow factor’ to any outfit. With that in mind, allow us to show you another piece for you to consider, the Camellia Embossed Metallic Wallet on Chain. This dainty piece is really something!

The wallet is from the Fall Winter 2015 Collection, and comes in a pretty pink color. It has a textured exterior that adds depth and dimension to the piece. Also, let’s not forget that it is, of course, a WOC, so imagine all the style possibilities you can come up with this piece! Wear it as a handheld accessory, or drape it over your shoulders for that chic effect. The piece has a leather and chain strap that’s really something, it’s an extension of the whole color theme which we really adore. Also note the metal ‘CC’ signature in front, which blends in beautifully.

Price ranges from around $2,000 USD or €1,500 EUR. Well, it’s totally worth every pretty penny!

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MULBERRY MINI LILY METALLIC SHOULDER BAG

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The Mulberry Mini Lily Metallic Shoulder Bag has been around for some time now, capturing the hearts of lots of bag lovers here and outside our community…but wait. What is this we’re seeing right now…it looks kind of different. A metallic one? We bet you didn’t see that coming!

Mulberry is all about aesthetics and design – and in spite of its teeny size, you’d expect this piece to deliver. As the luxury house would put it, ‘minature-sized doesn’t mean minimal use at Mulberry’. We’d have to agree on that – this small counterpart is still a beauty on its own.

Made with dyed-through calfskin with a smooth and shiny mirror effect, this piece really stands out. It has soft gold components and a postman’s lock closure, which keeps all of your personal effects intact. It even has a woven leather and chain shoulder strap, which allows you to wear it on your shoulders. Inside, it has credit card slots and a microfiber lined interior. Functional, indeed!

Measuring 11cm x 15cm x 6cm (H x W x D), you can get your very own Mini Lily Metallic Shoulder Bag for £375 GBP via Mulberry e-store.

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