I recently purchased a Vintage Louis Vuitton Handbag called the Danube. It is a great crossbody bag to carry the essentials like keys, phone and a small wallet. Sometimes you just need a little bag on the weekends at the kids’ soccer practice or running to the grocery store. Yet, the price tag for a crossbody can be big for existing, new Louis Vuitton bags. So try to source an older one in very good condition that just needs a little love. Just follow this how to clean Vintage Louis Vuitton instructions!
How to Clean Vintage Louis Vuitton Bag in Monogram Canvas
The price was good for a designer bag, but it has seen better days. Luckily it was in good condition in that the stitching was intact and no cracking of the leather. It just needed a refresh and a good cleaning. So I got to work sprucing it up.
What you need
1. A Vintage Louis Vuitton Bag.Paper towels
2. Baby Wipes (Non Alcohol, Fragrance Free)
3. Two clean, soft, WHITE cloths
4. Lots of Q-tips
5. BlueMagic metal polish cream
6. Cadillac boot & shoe care leather conditioner
Note: Proceed with caution and at own risk. I am not liable for any cleaning and restoring gone wrong!
Wipe down the bag with baby wipes. Including any rust on metal fittings.
Then place a small amount of the Blue Magic metal polish cream onto a Q-tip, and rub onto the metal fittings. (Be careful not to get on the leather/canvas!) Wait 30 seconds and then wipe off with a paper towel or clean Q-tip. You may need to use a lot of Q-tips until no dirt comes off. But I like the Q-tips because you have more control to make sure it does not get on the leather or canvas.
Once done, it will go from this to this:
Use on zipper pulls, the grommets, lock, etc.
Next, put a small amount of Cadillac leather conditioner onto a soft clean cloth and condition the entire bag. Wait a minute and then wipe down the monogram canvas with a another clean cloth to remove the excess.
With a little elbow grease you can get your dream Louis Vuitton Bag for a great deal! Enjoy your new-to-you bag!