Handbag Tips

Hallak’s Handbag Tips



Check out these helpful handbag tips. Protect and care for your favorite accessories.


1.) Store your designer handbag in its dust bag cover.  If you don’t have one,  use a natural fiber soft pillow-cover. (To avoid dye transfer, choose a natural or white fabric.)

2.) Do your best to only touch your purse with clean hands.  Dirt, lotion and other agitators may cause discoloration or worse.  

3.) Inspect regularly.  Don’t wait for a small trouble spot to turn into something worse. See our testimonials to see how we have saved some of our clients’ favorite accessories.

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(Cosmetic bags help keep the interior clean.)

4.) Your handbag is not a place to write notes. Pointed pens can leave impressions and marks through paper.

5.) If your bag has a chain handle, store the chain inside the bag to avoid scratching the outside leather when the bag is resting.

6.) During storage, use bubble wrap to stuff your bag.  Unlike issue paper,  it does not attract moths.

7.) Shopping carts can scratch and mark purses permanently.  In addition, spillages can wreak havoc on your accessories.  Therefore, we suggest a crossbody or less-favorite handbag.

8.) For long term storage, undo strap buckles so that impressions are not created.

9.) Leather, suede and other skins require an extra level of care. Do not attempt to clean or ‘fix’ without a professional’s evaluation.

If you are interested in having your handbag cleaned, try our form. Once we learn a little bit more about your handbag, we can provide you an estimate.

In addition, you are welcome to stop by either location for an in-person evaluation. Questions? Please feel free to call (212) 832-0750.  You may also schedule a free pick-up and evaluation. Complimentary pick-up and delivery is available in Manhattan, Bergen County, Short Hills, Westchester, Greenwich and the Hamptons. Follow us Instagram for fashion trends and tips!

I just received my Prada purse from you guys...It looks absolutely brand new! I had pretty high expectations from the before and after photos on your website, but I didn't believe that it could look like new. It's a five year-old purse and had a decent amount of staining - oil from my skin, etc. Fantastic job! I used the pick-up service from my hotel when I was last in NYC and my purse was shipped back to me here in Georgia. Quick and easy. Awesome!

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