Bag Care Guide

Your Etcetera product should be handled with love and care.

High-quality etcetera bag is not just an accessory; it is an investment worthy of meticulous care and attention. By providing proper care and maintenance, your handbag will retain its pristine condition and serve you for years to come.

Every bag has its own distinct needs when it comes to care and maintenance. Whether your bag is made of vegan leather, fabric, or any other material, we’re here to share essential tips that will keep them looking beautiful and functional for long.

Show Your Bag Some Love!

Here are a few tips on preserving the elegance of your bags, ensuring they accompany you on countless stylish journeys:

Use clean hands and cloth

Wipe and wash them using a soft, clean cloth. While you’re at it, always remember to wipe them in one direction instead of back-and-forth motion.

Keep them away from water & sun

Avoid exposing your handbag to excessive moisture or water. Fabric bags, especially velvet fabric, are highly absorbent. If it encounters a wet surface, it can cause bacteria buildup that can lead to decay. If it gets wet, blot it immediately but gently with a clean cloth, tissue or microfiber cloth. Do not put it out to dry in the sun, as that can cause its color to fade. Instead, let it air dry naturally.

Store it well

When not in use, place your etcetera bag in the dust bag provided with your purchase. Storage is a crucial part of preserving your handbag – how it is stored largely affects its shape. To prevent wrinkles and creases, stuff your bags with paper or a do-away cloth. Be it a bucket bag, sling bag or a cotton tote – it’s best to store your handbags in a cool, dark place – away from sunlight, moisture and humidity.

Organize essentials smartly

Excessive friction and contact with oily substances, such as cosmetics or solvents, may cause damage, staining your bag. Ensure that your cosmetics or other solvents are securely closed and concealed before placing them inside your handbag. Be extra careful when you carry pens in your bag. Use a protective case to prevent any unwanted ink stains that could mar the elegance of your designer handbags.

Do’s and Don’ts At a Glance

Here are some simple do’s and don’ts which also go a long way in keeping your bags looking their best:


  • Clean your handbag regularly using a soft cloth or brush to remove surface dirt and dust.
  • Handle your handbag with clean hands to avoid transferring oils, dirt, or lotions onto the material.
  • Store your handbag in a dust bag or a breathable storage container to protect it from dust, dirt, and light exposure.
  • Handle delicate or embellished handbags with extra care, avoiding rough surfaces or excessive friction.
  • Rotate the use of your handbags to prevent overuse and allow them to rest between wears.


  • Expose your handbag to direct sunlight for prolonged periods, as it can cause fading or discoloration.
  • Ignore stains or spills—clean them as soon as possible using appropriate cleaning methods for your handbag’s material.
  • Use abrasive cleaners, harsh chemicals, or bleach on your handbag, as they can damage the material.
  • Overload your handbag with excessive weight, as it can strain the handles or cause structural damage.
  • Hang your handbag on a hook or hanger for extended periods, as it can deform the shape or strain the handles.
  • Store your handbag in a plastic bag or non-breathable container, as it can promote moisture buildup and mold growth.

By following these guidelines, you can extend the lifespan of your handbags and keep them looking their best, preserving their elegance, and adding a touch of sophistication and style to your everyday life.