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Real Leather: A Few Tips to Preserve your Bags

 

Dear  Women, our purses are probably the most loved and used accessories and often we also spend a lot of money buying them. This is why it is essential to know how to keep your bags tidy and clean by intervening in the correct way in case of problems

Especially if made in real leather or calfskin, the bag is certainly the number one accessory for women, a bag is used in every circumstance, during the day or for the evening. And using the leather bags unfortunately it could happens to damage it. So, in order to preserve it to use it over time, it is necessary to dedicate particular care and attention to this beautiful material.

Here are some simple and quick tips to keep your leather bags magnificent for a long:

SCRATCHES – For any scratches it is possible to use the rubber or magic sponge available in all the supermarkets, which is normally used to remove stains from the walls, that often solve little problems of day by day use.

SUEDE – If the stain concerns a suede bag, to keep it in a good state of preservation, it is possible to use of special sprays normally sold by shoemakers, while to eliminate dirt you can use a specific or a wet sponge.

CALFSKIN – To take care of a magnificent leather bag and restore shine and softness: it is possible to use a cotton fiock soaked in facial cleansing milk and, subsequently, shine with a cream that is neutral.

REAL LEATHER – To clean the genuine leather bag you must avoid aggressive products that could worsen the situation.
Here is what you need to do: rub it gently with a cotton fioc or a soft cloth soaked in facial cleansing milk, but without spreading it on the bag directly but only on the cotton fioc; alternatively, cow’s milk can be used with the same procedure.

Remember, above all, that regardless of the material it is a good rule to avoid immersing your bag in water (we know, you are not crazy 🙂 ), and of course never put it in the washing machine! Finally, when you decide to put it away at the end of the season, store it in a cloth bag along with some sugar cubes, at the moment you will need it your bag will be still perfect as new.

Holidays, how to choose your luggage, a few best tips

A dreamed Holiday in Tuscany, now is your time, time to discover food and Made in Italy products, high quality and food pleasure so you really need a travel bag or a suitcase.

That is clear: everyone loves to go on vacation and things to evaluate are many. Are you are traveling by plane?  So you have to meet a certain weight (around 15 kg) and the same is true for the size, otherwise you will be charged for each extra Money!

But real problem is ….. not just prepare the items but also which suitcase or bag to choose?!
I Medici in Firenze have know how to advise you. You should know that there are many types of suitcases: rigid, soft and semirigid, large, medium and small, of different materials (plastic, cloth, carbon, leather) of different colors and wheight.

Choosing the type of suitcase depends on what travel you want to do: What do you use to  traveling? Is it a weekend on the wine route or in the Chianti, is it a nice trip to Tuscany cities like Siena, Livorno, Florence ,Pisa? And the the purpose? Is it Adventure, business holiday? is It a relaxing tour of Uffizi or Museums?

A rigid suitcase is the best for Plane traveling. It is shock resistant, bulky, wide, waterproof the suitcase is for you: robust, for a long trip in an airplane; as you know that luggage are not handled with care. Semi-rigid and soft suitcases are perfect for traveling by train or car, when space is limited and therefore need to be adapted to the best. Yes, they are used also in the air, but we recommend to safe them with the cellophane at the airport to prevent opening and robbery.

Finally, if  you came back from Tuscany and you have not bought a leather bag, you can not miss the possibility to receive it at home directly, by choosing one of our I Medici travel bags (IM9300 or IM9100 for example), it will be your best travel companion.