How to Clean a Gucci Denim Handbag

By Mimi Abney

Gucci, a leading fashion house, designs leather goods, fragrances, ready-to-wear, handbags and accessories. A Gucci purse is an arm-candy staple, worn by fashionistas and label-lovers who crave impeccable luxury and instant glamor. Your Gucci handbag may contain a mixture of fabric and leather materials. If your favorite Gucci denim handbag needs a gentle cleaning, you can remove the dirt and grime easily, restoring the supple leather and cleaning the cloth sections on your own.

Step 1

Clean the leather parts of your purse with a dime-sized amount of leather cleaner or leather reconditioner applied with a soft white cloth. Do not apply the leather cleaner directly to the handbag. Squeeze the product on the cloth first, and then rub it on the surface of the leather gently.

Step 2

Patch test the denim fabric before cleaning. Dampen a small area of the bag with a clean white cloth. Dip the edge of the cloth in a mixture of 2 capfuls of mild liquid detergent and 2 cups of warm water. Wait 15 minutes; if the color stays and the denim fabric doesn't ripple, spot clean by blotting the dirt and grime with a cloth dipped in the soapy water mix.

Step 3

Blot the fabric dry with an absorbent, clean cloth or old T-shirt. Air dry the bag overnight away from the heat.

Step 4

Clean your lining. Flip out the inside of your purse. Give the fabric lining of your handbag a good wipe-down with a paper towel dipped in a mixture of liquid soap and warm water. Let the inside of the bag dry for a minimum of 24 hours before use.