Love your Leather Bag Like a Pro

We love a leather bag. Evidently, so do the girls at Fairchild Baldwin. Design team Jill Fairchild and Karen Baldwin put their fashion backgrounds to good use and launched the brand in 2012. Since then, their rep for creating smart, sartorially sound bags for the jet-set man about town has grown steadily. And their discerning use of sumptuous, high-quality leather has caught our eye.

Whether you have your dad’s ancient weekender or a luxury luggage number, follow Fairchild Baldwin’s tips to maintain your leather like a pro.

The majority of your range is crafted from Italian leather. Why did you opt for leather over any other materials?

Leather is a timeless and accessible luxury. Unlike other fabrics and materials, Italian leather ages well and appears even more beautiful with usage. The Italian pebble leather and iguana leather we use appears delicate and upscale but will also withstand daily wear and tear.

What is the best way to preserve leather goods?

In order to moisturize the bag, use a leather conditioner to keep the leather soft. When storing, make sure to fill the bag with stuffing such as bubble wrap in order to maintain its shape, and place in a dust bag.

Would you recommend waxing leather?

Ordinarily yes, but it’s unnecessary with our bags because the leather we use is selected to withstand weathering from everyday use.

What is the best way to clean leather?

We recommend using a cleaner that is made specifically for leather once or twice a year. This can be found in most handbag and department stores.

What inspired the design of the Bobby Duffel?

We wanted to create a luxurious bag that would have a universal style as well as supreme durability.

Finally, what’s your take on men in leather trousers?

Only if in chaps and accompanied by a cowboy hat (and nothing else!)

Wow. Thanks girls!