Juicy Couture sells purses made from a variety of materials, including velour, terry, canvas, nylon and leather. When these purses are dirty or stained, it is best to hand clean them instead of washing to avoid causing irreparable damage. For instance, according to Claire Shaeffer in “Claire Shaeffer’s Sewing Guide,” velour and terry fabrics shrink when laundered. Attend to stains as soon as they occur and consider cleaning well-used purses at least once a month.

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Clean Juicy Couture velour and terry purses with a bleach solution. Mix 1 part bleach with 1 part detergent and 30 parts water.

Dip a soft, white cloth into the solution and squeeze off as much of the moisture as possible. Rub a spot inside the purse to test for color fastness then proceed with this method if the color is unaffected.

Dab the surface of the bag to remove the dirt then let the purse air-dry. If the purse is stained, use the edge of a teaspoon to scrape off as much of the stain as possible and then dab the spot with the damp cloth. Dip the cloth in the solution, wring it and then dab at the spot again. Continue this process until the stain disappears.

Use detergent on leather Juicy Couture purses. Mix a few drops of liquid detergent with water. Dip a soft cloth into the soapy water and wring it out. Wipe the surface of the purse with the damp cloth and then dry it with a soft, dry cloth. Apply a leather conditioner to protect the surface.

Wipe canvas purses with a warm, soapy solution. Add a few drops of liquid detergent to warm water and mix thoroughly. Dip a soft terry cloth into the water and wring out the excess moisture. Gently scrub the surface of the bag, using circular motions. Rinse the cloth in clean water, wring it and then rub the soap off. Repeat until the bag is clean. Let the purse air dry.


  • Place purses in front of a fan for faster drying.

  • Do not rub terry and velour fabrics when cleaning. Rubbing will make the pile on these fabrics flatten.