A genuine red leather handbag with brass hardware made in Italy for Saks Fifth Avenue. Outside, the bag features rounded sides, hand-stitching, and brass hardware. The purse is opened with an oval turn lock to reveal four open accordion-style internal pockets and one plastic zipper pocket. The purse measures 10" across, 2" wide, and 7 1/2" high. The handle has a 4 1/2" drop to the top of the bag and an internal depth of 5 1/2". Inside, the bag is marked "Genuine Leather Made in Italy Saks Fifth Avenue Italy." The condition of the purse is good, but with very light scuffing to the front and some age to the turn lock.
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.