Cleaning patent leather shoes and bags…

Miss Thrifty4 July 14, 2008

 Magnolia in Black/Ivory Patent Leather

…Don’t bother with commercial patent leather cleaners. All you need is a little olive oil and a couple of soft cloths! Dip a cloth in the oil and rub it over the shoes or bag. Leave for 20 – 40 minutes, then wipe off with a clean cloth.  This cleans the leather, keeps it from cracking or scuffing – and costs practically nothing. Seriously: this works a treat.

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4 Responses to “Cleaning patent leather shoes and bags…

Thank you so much for this tip — I bought a brand new designer bag and was so bummed when it got covered with stains in a week. I’m going to go home and try this tonight!

August 21, 2008 at 8:25 pm

Bag and shoe lady. says:

Have just tried cleaning a patent leather bag with olive oil , it works! I will use it on all my bags now…and shoes. Thank you for this excellent tip!

March 11, 2009 at 11:58 am

Great for patent leather – however be careful using this method on naturally dyed leather as this may ruin the bag! Instead, mild soap and water is the best option.

September 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm

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