A beige patent leather handbag with gold-tone frame hardware and tortoiseshell snap closure detailing. The purse opens to a central pocket completely lined in matching beige suede with one metal zipper pocket and open pocket behind it. The purse measures 11" across, 3 1/2" wide, and 13" high to the top of the machine-stitched handles. A "Made in England" sticker is affixed to the inside but the maker is unknown. The overall condition is good but there are some light pen marks to the suede inside the purse.
Caring for A Leather Handbag
- A general maintenance cleaning involves mixing a small amount of mild liquid dish soap (a couple drops in 8 ounces of water) with warm water and a soft microfiber cloth. Ring out the cloth and wipe the purse following the grain of the leather and finish with a final wipe with a new clean damp cloth. Always spot test a small area before cleaning. Do not use saddle soap, bleach, vinegar, or ammonia. Any specialty cleaners should match the type of handbag material. For example, a leather bag cleaner will not be as effective on suede as much as a specialty suede cleaner would be.
- Keep bag stuffed while not using it to maintain shape, and store in a dust bag or old pillow case.
- To remove musty odors, place an open box of baking soda inside the bag and wrap in a pillowcase overnight.
- Beeswax can be used to lubricate zippers for a smoother glide.