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CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Every HOLLY CALDWELL™ bag is hand made by skilled craftsman who individually perfect each piece to our exacting standards. We’ve taken great care in choosing only the finest grade leathers for our exquisite line of luxurious bags.


PATENT LEATHER
Patent is among the most beautiful and lustrous materials in the world. Our patents come from the finest tanneries in Northern Italy, and their beauty will last for generations with proper care and handling.

  • Patent leather should never be placed next to anything that is richly dyed (such as dark blue jeans or darkly colored leather, including other patents), plastic, or any surface that is highly textured. Contact with these mediums may cause color or pattern transfer on your patent handbag.
  • As with all fine skins, patent leather should never be exposed to direct and prolonged sunlight or extreme heat.
  • Patent leather is best cared for when wiped down regularly with a warm, wet and scratch resistant cloth, and mild soap, to avoid the build up of body oils, grease, and/or dirt that may eventually lead to permanent staining. This is best done every few uses so as to avoid the dirt or grease from diminishing the varnish and shiny finish of your handbag. If possible, try to use soap without silicone or glycerin, as these will begin to attract dust to your HOLLY CALDWELL handbag.
  • Petroleum Jelly is the best product to clean patent leather. Apply a small amount to the handbag, and wipe completely clean with a scratch resistant cloth in a circular motion.
  • To store your patent leather bag: When you are not using your handbag, always store it in the cotton bag provided and keep it in its box in a cool dry place. Never apply over the counter cleaning creams or polishing products of any kind. Re-fill your bag with the tissue paper provided to ensure that it keeps its shape and that no creases develop over time.


GOATSKIN
Goatskin is among the most beautiful and durable materials in the world. Our goatskins come from the finest tanneries in Northern Italy, and their beauty will last for generations with proper care and handling.

HOLLY CALDWELL goatskin leather handbags are best cared for when adhering to the following suggestions/recommendations:

  • Avoid leather polishes as these have the tendency to distort color and age the product.
  • HOLLY CALDWELL goatskin leather handbags are best cared for when gently buffed regularly with a soft, dry cloth as this will remove most loose residue and buildup.
  • Every dozen or so uses, moisten a cloth with warm water, and wipe the slightly dampened cloth over the leather for a more thorough cleaning. Be sure to use as little water as possible when cleaning. Apply a rub-on leather conditioner to the leather every few months to restore moisture to the leather. Properly conditioning the leather will prevent cracks, wrinkles, and over-drying of the goatskin’s leather.
  • Leather moisturizer restores moisture to the soft, supple goatskin leather. Using circular strokes, work the moisturizer into the leather and then let air dry for 30 minutes. Be sure to wipe after 30 minutes to remove all excess residue.
  • Do not store leather products in high-humidity areas of they can grow mildew.


Pebbled Calfskin
Pebbled calfskin is among the most beautiful, durable, and iconic materials in the world. Our calfskins come from the finest tanneries in Northern Italy, and their beauty will last for generations with proper care and handling.

HOLLY CALDWELL calfskin leather handbags are best cared for when adhering to the following suggestions/recommendations:

  • Avoid leather polishes as these have the tendency to distort color and age the product.
  • HOLLY CALDWELL calfskin leather handbags are best cared for when gently buffed regularly with a soft, dry cloth as this will remove most loose residue and buildup.
  • Every dozen or so uses, moisten a cloth with warm water, and wipe the slightly dampened cloth over the leather for a more thorough cleaning. Be sure to use as little water as possible when cleaning. Apply a rub-on leather conditioner to the leather every few months to restore moisture to the leather. Properly conditioning the leather will prevent cracks, wrinkles, and over-drying of the calfskin’s leather.
  • Leather moisturizer restores moisture to the soft, supple calfskin leather. Using circular strokes, work the moisturizer into the leather and then let air dry for 30 minutes. Be sure to wipe after 30 minutes to remove all excess residue.
  • Do not store leather products in high-humidity areas because they can grow mildew.


Smooth Calfskin
Smooth calfskin is among the most beautiful and iconic materials in the world. Our calfskins come from the finest tanneries in Northern Italy, and their beauty will last for generations with proper care and handling.

HOLLY CALDWELL smooth calfskin leather handbags are best cared for when adhering to the following suggestions/recommendations:

  • Avoid leather polishes as these have the tendency to distort color and age the product.
  • HOLLY CALDWELL calfskin leather handbags are best cared for when gently buffed regularly with a soft, dry cloth as this will remove most loose residue and buildup.
  • Every dozen or so uses, moisten a cloth with warm water, and wipe the slightly dampened cloth over the leather for a more thorough cleaning. Be sure to use as little water as possible when cleaning. Apply a rub-on leather conditioner to the leather every few months to restore moisture to the leather. Properly conditioning the leather will prevent cracks, wrinkles, and over-drying of the calfskin’s leather.
  • Leather moisturizer restores moisture to the soft, supple calfskin leather. Using circular strokes, work the moisturizer into the leather and then let air dry for 30 minutes. Be sure to wipe after 30 minutes to remove all excess residue.
  • To avoid scratches, due to the delicate nature of smooth calfskin leather, always store your HOLLY CALDWELL product in the cotton bag provided.
  • Do not store leather products in high-humidity areas because they can grow mildew.

Please be advised that marks, tonal changes and/or textural variances on smooth calfskin should not be seen as defects, rather they are characteristics of the very high quality of the natural leather and the tanning process performed by hand. Some nuances and natural variation in the skin is an expected detail of a natural product.


CANVAS
Canvas is among the most durable and chic materials. We source our cotton-linen canvas from the finest manufacturers in Northern Italy. Its chic elegance will last for generations with proper care and handling.

HOLLY CALDWELL cotton-linen canvas handbags are best cared for when adhering to the following suggestions/recommendations:

  • Our canvas has been specially treated to be stain resistant, but in the case a stain does occur, use a clean light colored cloth and soapy water to remove.
  • Do not use soap with any color or die, as the dies in the soap may stain the canvas.
  • Do not rub hard, rather wipe gently, and dab clean.
  • Allow the canvas to dry fully before using.


RUBBERIZED LEATHER
Modern in both look, and technique, our rubberized leather comes from the finest tanneries in Northern Italy. Its unique and handsome appearance will last for generations with proper care and handling.

HOLLY CALDWELL rubberized leather handbags are best cared for when adhering to the following suggestions/recommendations:

  • Avoid leather polishes as these have the tendency to distort color and age the product.
  • HOLLY CALDWELL rubberized leather handbags are best cared for when gently buffed regularly with a soft, dry cloth as this will remove most loose residue and buildup.
  • Every dozen or so uses, moisten a cloth with warm water, and wipe the slightly dampened cloth over the leather for a more thorough cleaning. Be sure to use as little water as possible when cleaning.
  • For a deeper clean, apply a small amount of Armorall brand car tire cleaner to a cloth, and wipe your rubberized leather product down.
  • Do not store leather products in high-humidity areas because they can grow mildew.


EXOTICS


ALLIGATOR
Alligator is among the most beautiful and durable materials in the world, and its beauty will last for generations with proper care and handling.

HOLLY CALDWELL alligator leather handbags are best cared for when adhering to the following suggestions/recommendations:

  • Without proper care, the flexibility, conditioning and overall appearance of the leather will diminish drastically.
  • We at HOLLY CALDWELL recommend that you never use household chemicals or alcohol to clean or condition your alligator product, as these can destroy the natural glaze layer.
  • Do not use regular polishes, creams and oils, which will seal in dirt or dust. Only use leather cleaners for your alligator products, as these are fragile in reference to solvents, cleaners and conditioners commonly used for some other types of leather.
  • HOLLY CALDWELL alligator handbags are best cared for when treated with leather conditioner. Store your alligator product is in an environment with dry air. Using circular strokes, work the cleanser into the leather and then let air dry for 30 minutes.
  • It is always important to protect alligator from heat sources, water, and sustained bright light.

Please be advised that with all natural leathers, some nuances and natural variation in the skin is an expected detail of a natural product.


REX FUR AND CALFSKIN
Rex is a beautiful, soft and highly desired natural fur. Its incredible softness is similar to that of the chinchilla, but is raised for human consumption, so it is considered a by product fur.

HOLLY CALDWELL rex fur and calfskin leather handbags are best cared for when adhering to the following suggestions/recommendations:

  • Store in a cool and dry place, protect from heat, water and prolonged direct sunlight.
  • Avoid leather polishes as these have the tendency to distort color and age the product.
  • HOLLY CALDWELL calfskin leather handbags are best cared for when gently buffed regularly with a soft, dry cloth as this will remove most loose residue and buildup.
  • To make your fur appear fresh, you can lightly steam it and use a hair or animal brush to brush the fur.
  • Every dozen or so uses, moisten a cloth with warm water, and wipe the slightly dampened cloth over the leather for a more thorough cleaning. Be sure to use as little water as possible when cleaning. Apply a rub-on leather conditioner to the leather every few months to restore moisture to the leather. Properly conditioning the leather will prevent cracks, wrinkles, and over-drying of the calfskin’s leather.
  • Leather moisturizer restores moisture to the soft, supple calfskin leather. Using circular strokes, work the moisturizer into the leather and then let air dry for 30 minutes. Be sure to wipe after 30 minutes to remove all excess residue.