Leather Care Tips from Our Experts

Leather Care Tips from Our Experts

If there's one material that's on constant rotation in our cool-weather wardrobes, it's leather. The fabric adds an irresistible edge to any outfit, and while it's easy to love it in all its iterations (jackets, skinnies, shoes—you name it), taking care of it sometimes isn't. That's why we've called ona few of our leather experits—otherwise known as INTERMIX's roster of rock-star designers—to get the scoop on their tried–and–true tips for keeping leather in tip-top shape.

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"A light brush and transparent cream can work wonders on most leather shoes." — Eva Taub, CEO, Robert Clergerie

"It is extremely important to find a dry cleaner that specializes in leather and suede. A lot of regular cleaners will say that they can do it but may end up ruining your garment. Also, there is something called an Ink Remover Stick that takes ink and lipstick off of leather and suede, a bit like a Tide Pen. If you are prone to stains then it's worth keeping one with you in your handbag." —Dina Bickerstaffe, Women's Design Director, J Brand

"Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on and around the spot–let it sit on a flat surface for 24 hours, then shake off any access and repeat if necessary." —Michelle Mason, Owner and Designer, Michelle Mason

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