Your Burberry purse may be your most prized and beloved possession. It may also be one of the more expensive items that you own. A Burberry purse is not stain-proof, though. A pen mark will be just as noticeable on a Burberry purse as it would on any other handbag. It's important that you are careful when cleaning a Burberry purse. After all, you don't want to ruin your expensive purse. Here are a couple of ways to clean pen marks that are on a Burberry purse.

Using Rubbing Alcohol and a Cotton Swab

Mix one half cup of a clear rubbing alcohol with a half cup of warm water. You won't need anymore liquid when cleaning pen marks off of a Burberry purse.

Dip one end of a cotton swab into the mixture. The end should be completely saturated.

Rub the cotton swab over the pen marks to get rid of them. You can rub the swab either back and forth or in a circular motion. Because the swab is gentle, you can use a good amount of force to remove the stain from the purse. You may want to hold the other side of the purse with your free hand to put more pressure on the part of the purse that is stained.

Continue rubbing over the stain until it is either gone or almost gone.

Wipe off the wet spot with a standard dish cloth to dry the purse.

Repeat the process if you still notice any pen marks on your Burberry purse.

Using dish soap and a toothbrush

Put roughly a pea-sized amount of liquid dish soap onto the bristles of your toothbrush.

Dip a toothbrush into the water so that all of the bristles get wet. You may want to swirl the the brush around the water so that the soap and water mix together on the bristles.

Use the toothbrush to scrub over any portions of the Burberry purse that are covered in pen marks. Just as with the cotton swab, you can scrub in either a circular motion or go back and forth over the stain. Be sure to scrub gently so that you don't ruin the fabric of the bag.

Use a dish towel to dry the purse. Examine the purse and repeat the process if you still notice stains.


  • If you feel the bristles of the toothbrush are too "soapy," you can run the bristles of the brush over a finger while the finger and toothbrush are under water. Remember to empty the inside of your Burberry purse before you begin cleaning the inside of the bag.