Ways to keep leather in good condition:
- Use an appropriate leather conditioning treatment on your new item as soon as possible. Untreated leather is susceptible to staining from water and other materials.
- Use shoe trees in your leather shoes, stuff handbags with tissue and hang leather coats on padded hangers. An organic material, leather can lose its shape easily.
- Allow a wet leather item to dry away from any heat source. Apply conditioner as soon as the item has dried. During cold weather, brush off and remove all moisture and salt from leather goods.
- Don't store leather products in an airtight bag, which can lead to dryness and brittleness.