Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Shoe and Bag Care Tip

Waterproofing and satinproofing

The first time the shoes/bags were removed from the box/cover bag, spray them with the stain guard protector. Spraying regularly will keep them in tip-top condition. Remember to cover any embellishments such as metal and beading when spraying the protector.

To get the best out of your satin shoe collection, we recommend storing them in their cover bag and then in their box for longevity. For the satin evening bags, store them in the cover bag.

To get rid of dirt on your satin bag or shoes,

1. Apply a bit of soap and water, and pressure from fingernail, to clean off the tips that were a bit dirty.
2. Use a washcloth and dab the entire bag/shoe surface to make it evenly wet. (please note: not soaked)
3. Stuff dry wash cloths into the shoe/bag to make sure they retained their shape.
4. Tightly wrapped the shoe/bag in several layers of paper kitchen towels5. Left them to dry.

Extra: To make sure the shine stays on, smooth the satin bag/shoe with a sponge dipped in lukewarm water with a splash of white wine vinegar in it and rub with the weave. It has an additional advantage of killing any odours. Allow to dry and air.