Gray Leather Handbag with Braided Snap Closure

$ 36.00

A gray leather short strap handbag with light brown leather interior.  The outside has a simple geometric appearance and braided snap closure.  Inside, there is a single large compartment flanked by a smaller open pocket and zip enclosure.   There is gold-colored metal hardware details flanking the braided snap closure and no maker's mark present.  The handbag measures 11 1/2" wide, 9 1/4" high, an internal depth of 7 1/2", and a drop of 6".  The condition is good, with some minimal use marks and slight rubbing along the corner edges and mild cracks to the leather on the strap.

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.