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How to take care of suede?

We all like the nice fuzzy feeling when brushing our hands off suede and also how lush it looks. But, owning anything that’s suede also means that we get paranoid about dirt, grease and water.

Suede is a porous material, which means it can “attract” and absorb stains rather quickly. So if you, like us, enjoy suede, you are pretty much left with no choice, but to take good care of it.

The reality is, if you know how to take care of suede, they are much easier to take care of than delicate leather. So, this is how we treat our own suede bag and shoes.

  • Before treating suede, check if there're any dirt or traces of dampness on it. If it’s damp, let it dry out naturally and completely before doing anything more.
  • If there’s dirt, use a clean, dry soft cloth to gently rub dirt off the bag and avoid any hard rubbing at all cost. A suede brush can also be used to gently clean out the dust and fine debris. It will, at the same time, restore the nap on the suede.
  • After the cleaning and protecting, brush the bag with a suede brush again so that its nap is restored. Remember to brush the surface in the direction that the naps tend to flow.

It’s that easy.

One thing that we at LittleLusso hold dearly to our hearts and we want to share is: There’s a difference between allowing your suede to age gracefully or poorly. Our suede shoes and bags have gone places with us, and we hope to remember the stories that we have had with it. And what better way than to take good care of it and allow the stories to form part of our memory!

Charlotte